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SANTA BARBARA–Art Exhibit: The Things We Do Not Say

September 21, 2021October 30, 2021


SANTA BARBARA PUBLIC LIBRARY–​In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and as part of a Cal Humanities Project exploring Immigrant Identity, Santa Barbara Public Library invites artists of Latin American origin to submit works of visual art for a featured show, The Things We Do Not Say: Intergenerational Conversations Through Art on Taboo Subjects, in the East and West Faulkner Galleries during the months of September and October 2021. This show will focus on about how different artistic expressions communicate the artist’s unique vision and experience as an immigrant to older generations in the hope that these works can provoke an open intergenerational conversation about any aspect of their lives that are not easily spoken about within families as they negotiate their identity as immigrants in a new country. Selected artists will be able to display their works in the Faulkner Gallery, as well to be interviewed as part of a short documental about the showcase. At the interview every artist is encouraged to explain their piece of art and what they are trying to express. All media and modes of expression will be considered. The exhibition intends to offer catharsis during this time of transition out of the pandemic while correlating to the National Hispanic Heritage Month. Submissions should be your own expression of vision and experience growing up in an Latin American immigrant family and your unique perspective about subjects that are considered taboo in the Latin American culture. For more information, go to or contact Eric Castro, Senior Library Technician, (805) 564-5634, This project is supported by California Humanities through the Library Innovation Lab.


Santa Barbara Public Library
1102 East Montecito Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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