The Columbus Crossing Borders travelling art exhibit includes the works of 34 artists responding to stories shared by refugees.  As the exhibit moves around the room each painting contains an element that reaches into the painting beside it.  In other words, the artists have been asked not to be territorial with their work, cooperating to allow each other to cross borders into neighboring paintings.  Perhaps a hand is reaching from one painting into the next.  Maybe a figure is running from one painting into the other.  Or maybe the connection is made through sky color or blades of grass.  However these 'border crossings' take place, the artists are creating spaces that allow their works to overlap and integrate harmoniously.  And throughout the exhibit, as paintings and diversities flow in combined efforts, what emerges is a bigger, more beautiful outcome resulting from a cooperative community.

Participating Artists

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