Event Title
Denise Bonaimo Immigrate: Assimilate - Stories of Resilience
Name Encinitas Community Center
Address 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive
City Encinitas
State Ca
Zip 92024
Opening Hours Opening Reception Sat. Sept 11, 6-9pm Hours Exhibit is open: Monday-Saturday, 8:00am-10:00pm, Sunday, 8:00am-5:00pm 8/6/21 until 9/23/21
Location North County Coastal
Telephone (760) 943-2268
Email createmusicandart@gmail.com
Web Site http://www.bonaimovisualart.com
   
Contact Denise Bonaimo  
Fee free
Reception Date 9-11-0
Dates Starts On 8-6-2021   Ends On 9-23-2021
Opening Days Opening Reception Sat. Sept 11, 6-9pm Hours Exhibit is open: Monday-Saturday, 8:00am-10:00pm, Sunday, 8:00am-5:00pm 8/6/21 until 9/23/21
Opening Time : A.M.
Event Description This body of work by Denise Bonaimo has been two years in the making. It's a visual story told through the art of assemblage and collage about the immigrant experiences of my Sicilian ancestors in Brooklyn, New York at the turn of the 20th century. I use found objects (vintage and modern), paper (common and artisan) as well as personal mementos and found objects. I want to connect to my ancestors in a more intimate way and bring their stories to life to share with others. I seek to put the struggles they faced in historical context, highlighting events which not only effected their lives, but also shaped the world at large. Events such as: the arduous steamship journeys across the Atlantic in steerage, the scary and exhilarating Ellis Island experience and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire that helped fuel the sweatshop workers’ rights movement. Each work of art invites the viewer to spend a moment to explore the attention to detail, meticulous craftsmanship and interesting narrative.
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