Grant Recipient Details

Location

Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, MA

Artist
Nora Valdez, Dorchester, MA
Project Title
IMMIGRATION NATION
Fiscal Year Awarded
2017
Grant or Program
Creative City Boston - Artist Grant
Grant Amount
$10,000
  • February – May 2017 | Workshops at Urbano Project and various locations across Boston
  • May 24, 2017 | Opening Reception | 6:00-8:00 PM
    Urbano Project | 29 Germania St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
  • June 17, 2017 | Exhibition during Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation’s Bash at the Brewery | 12:00-3:00 PM
    ​​​​​​​Urbano Project | 29 Germania St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


Immigration Nation is a community art project created in collaboration with community members and artists. The project uses suitcases as a vehicle to tell the story of individual immigrant journeys. Each suitcase will be transformed into a work of art that celebrates individual stories and represents a collective American experience. In partnership with the Urbano Project and Egleston Square Main Street, over 400 suitcases will be produced and exhibited in three locations in Egleston Square.

Read the press release