(Excerpt from 'Call to Salvadorian Artists' posted on SOMArts. Found on http://www.somarts.org/salvadorianartistcall)
Founded in 1979, SOMArts promotes and nurtures art on the community level, and fosters an appreciation and respect for all cultures.
February 1–28, 2013, SOMArts Cultural Center will present Mourning and Scars: 20 Years After the War, an exhibition about Salvadoran immigrant community issues around the 20th anniversary of the Peace Accords. Artwork proposals from professional and emerging Salvadorian artists living in the United States will be accepted until May 31, 2012.
Mourning and Scars: 20 Years After the War intends to trigger a reflection upon the cost of migrating to the United States, revise the history of El Salvador, and question and examine issues of community and culture, considering the following themes:
- The disappeared
- Adoptions of orphan children (due to war situations) by foreigners
- Change of identity
- Disabled veterans
- Bi-national or multinational responsibilities
- Broken families awaiting resolution and closure
Painting, drawings, video, photography and installations will be considered for selection as long as they clearly interact with the proposed themes and have potential to communicate with the audience.
For more details, click here.
(Image: Courtesy SOMArts)