News & Events - Art Displays and Exhibits

Call to Immigrant Artists

The word 'immigrant' is defined as “a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.”  Unfortunately, owing to recent news stories, this word now carries some negative connotations. This fall, 2018, thanks to a grant from the Middletown Commission on the Arts, Russell Library will host a series of cultural programs highlighting the artistic contributions of (several) immigrants in our community. No matter their immigration status or the length of their residency, immigrant artists bring valuable cultural diversity to our communities, enriching the lives and expanding the minds of those who experience their art.

Visual artists, who immigrated to this country either years ago, or more recently, are invited to submit an application to show up to two pieces of their work here at the library in November and December of this year. The application will be available on our website August 1st.