|LOCATION||Gallery221 | 2nd floor DLRC|
November 8 - December 2, 2021
At the end of 2018, two teachers at Tornillo Detention Center in Texas—the largest detention camp for asylum seeking children in the United States at the time—instructed their students to create art about their homelands, architecture, and culture. Though more than 400 artworks were produced, less than thirty were rescued when the centerclosed in 2019. Uncaged Art includes documentation of these surviving artworks and represents the perspectives of migrant children from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Organized by Glen Ring and the Florida Institute for Community Studies, the exhibition raises significant questions regarding immigration while also poignantly demonstrating the talent and resilience of youth who had travelled thousands of miles to seek a new life.