Immigration Storytelling and Art Exhibition Now Open (May 24 – June 14)

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and Lex250, the highly anticipated Immigration Storytelling and Art Exhibition is now open at Cary Library from May 24 to June 14, with a reception and award ceremony on May 30th from 6:30-8:30 PM.

Thanks to the tremendous support from our 11 sponsoring organizations, we have successfully installed all 27 paintings and some of the 16 written pieces received from talented local artists and writers.

These powerful submissions cover the diverse experiences of Chinese, Indian, Ukrainian, Afghan, and other immigrant communities, with a focus on highlighting AAPI voices. The contributors range from ages 6/7 to over 80, offering a rich tapestry of immigration stories spanning multiple continents including Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

We extend our gratitude to the Chinese American Association of Lexington, Lexington Arts Council, Mass Cultural Council, Lexington Lyceum Advocates, Indian Americans of Lexington, Japanese Support Group of Lexington, Association of Black Citizens of Lexington, Lexington Historical Society, Munroe Center for the Arts, Lexington Human Rights Committee, and Cary Library for their invaluable contributions in PR, judging, organizing, and providing the exhibition venue.

The exhibition showcases powerful artistic expressions through paintings, written pieces, and multimedia displays that capture the resilience, struggles, and triumphs of immigrants in our community. Come explore this remarkable collection honoring their journeys.

All remaining written pieces and competition results will continue to be showcased on our event website and in the library in the coming days. We invite you to explore these captivating works online and visit the exhibition at Cary Library until June 14 to experience them in person.

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Unveil this remarkable collection of artistic expressions honoring the resilience and journeys of immigrants in our community, with a spotlight on AAPI Heritage Month.

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