When: Fri., June 9, 6-10 p.m. 2017
Clamp Light — formed as “an organization of visual artists who have come together to support one another’s creative process, to network as artists, and build an established relationship of creative community” — recently called all artists, poets, photographers, thinkers/tinkerers, and well-wishers to submit a postcard-sized work (or works) that might keep the concept of “Crossing Borders” in mind. These works will be displayed in the gallery throughout June and sold (hopefully) for $50 each, with the proceeds being split between the artist and the nonprofit RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services). In a press release, Clamp Light explained the thematics of the exhibit this way: “‘Crossing Borders’ seeks to celebrate the immigrant spirit that is part of the American story, raise awareness about the immigrant and refugee crisis, and strives to help those affected. Postcards are a symbol of travel and can provide cross-cultural connections between friends and family abroad or even closer to home. Through this exhibition and in collaboration with RAICES, Clamp Light hopes to support a cause that deeply affects our community while connecting individuals from diverse backgrounds.” Buy stuff and feel good about it. Put it up in your home and talk about it. Believe in something and be about it.