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Irma S. Bohorquez-Geisler
The Snug Harbor Cultural center is proud to present MEXICANation: Irma BohÃ³rquez-Geisler from April 6 to April 30, 2010. MEXICANation is curated by Monica Valenzuela.
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 15, 2010 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
MEXICANation features twenty-four silver gelatin prints that are part of a long-term photo essay by Irma BohÃ³rquez-Geisler. Her aim is to document the rapidly growing Mexican immigrant community as they establish themselves in New York City. Reflecting on a relevant, current social dynamic, Irma develops a rich, visual narrative of daily life from within the local Mexican-American community, paying special attention to how immigrant communities bring and adapt tradition in their new lives. Her work is especially sensitive to how they balance the competing expectations of their cultural, ethnic, and American identities as they shift between the public and private domains. Snug Harbor Cultural Center is pleased to participate in Immigrant Heritage, a citywide celebration that honors the experiences and contributions o immigrants in New York City. Established by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2004 and coordinated by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the event is a rich collection of free o low-cost programs that build cross-cultural understanding between New Yorkers. For more information on Immigrant Heritage Week please visit www.nyc.gov/immigrants
DIRECTIONS Via mass transit from Manhattan, take the 1 to South Ferry, 4/5 to Bowling Green or R/W to White Hall. Exit and walk south to blue neon Staten Island terminal to take free ferry. After landing take the S40 bus at Gate D to travel along Richmond Terrace, less than a 10-minute ride. Let the bus driver know that you want to get off at Snug Harbor.