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Morro Bay art exhibit showcases impact of immigration in America

Posted at 9:00 PM, May 19, 2019

The Morro Bay Art Center is celebrating diversity with an art exhibit showcasing the city’s colorful history.

The exhibit titled “Made in the U.S.A.” focuses on the impact of immigration in America.

Artists were invited to illustrate their personal concepts of the human struggle by confronting issues of immigration through their art.

Local artists depict the impact of immigration in their lives.
Local artists depict the impact of immigration in their lives.
Artists showcased their stories with a variety of art.
Artists showcased their stories with a variety of art.

The art reflects the stories of individuals from a broad palette of stories.

“My own personal piece is a recreation of an immigrant’s journal who came to the country in 1905,” said Colleen Ray, artist and community volunteer. “It’s based on my own great grandmother who came here through Ellis Island and it’s very diverse in the way that every artist has chosen to interpret this theme.”

The exhibit opened Sunday afternoon and will continue at the Morro Bay Art Center until June 24th.