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Last year's Open Space Project by Joaquin Calles Guzman

Last year's Open Space Project by Joaquin Calles Guzman

About the exhibition

Senior Joaquin Calles Guzman created an interactive multi-media exhibition that addresses how his own immigrant experience and that of other “aliens” living in the region have been shaped by a sense of lost and found identities.

Part of the open space project

The pilot program Open Space is an arts engagement experience designed specifically for college students to curate their own artistic vision in a professional setting. The professional staff of the Winter & Ware Center guides the student through their project and the opportunity to connect to the subject, title and theme of Millersville’s One Book/One Campus program for incoming freshman – they all read the same book and discuss the topic together. In last year’s selection, How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America, author Moustafa Bayoumi captures the lives of seven Arab-Americans living in Brooklyn after 9/11, facing various challenges given their ethnic identities.