Rather than a traditional opening reception for this art exhibit, Valdez’s opening will engage with the public with a bilingual panel on April 26, 2024. Several of the immigrants Valdez photographed and filmed will participate in a Q&A and share their experiences firsthand. English interpretation will be provided. At the end of the panel, Valdez and panel participants will share steps anyone in the Jackson Hole community can take to continue to build feelings of belonging with and within the immigrant community.
Sentimientos de Pertenencia hangs in the Center Gallery at the Center for the Arts in downtown Jackson from March 12 through April 30, 2024. “The Center is very supportive of showcasing photographs that tell the story of our local immigrant population and to provide a venue where our community can learn new perspectives and be exposed to new ideas,” says Oona Doherty, the Center’s creative initiatives director.
Sentimientos de Pertenencia is sponsored by JH Travel & Tourism, JH Public Art, The Center for the Arts, Wyoming Arts Council, and the Westaff BIPOC Artist Fund. JH