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Contact: Kimberly Szewczyk, 315-568-2991
Seneca Falls, NY- Artist Andrea Arroyo will present her exhibit, "Tribute to the Disappeared," at Women's Rights National Historical Park from November 7 through December 31, 2015. The exhibit honors the thousands of men and women who have disappeared in Mexico, as well as other victims from around the world who have suffered injustice.
"Tribute to the Disappeared" is an ongoing project started by Andrea Arroyo after the disappearance of forty-three Ayotzinapa youths, from the Mexican state of Guerrero on September 26, 2014. Just as the AIDS Memorial Quilt brought attention to the AIDS epidemic, this project aims to bring public attention to another epidemic;that of the countless innocent lives lost due to injustice, war, poverty and displacement. Over 200 international artists and thirteen organizations and collectives are participating in the project.
The park will display prints sent by artists from around the world. Their art commemorates December 10th, International Human Rights Day, and the one year anniversary of the disappearance of the Ayotzinapa students. The exhibition also features a community participation component, in which the audience is invited to write messages for the families of the disappeared. The messages will be delivered to the families in Mexico once the exhibit has come to a close.
Andrea Arroyo is an award-winning artist with an extensive track record. Her artwork is widely exhibited, collected, and published. Andrea has been the subject of over 150 features in the international media, and in publications such as The New York Times and The New Yorker. Arroyo curates exhibitions focusing in socially relevant issues, such as: "I Have a Dream-50 Years of Change", "September 11-Past, Present, Future," "Art Without Borders" and "AriZONA, Artists Respond to the Immigration Issue."
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