Graphic novelist Dave Ortega recounts his grandmother’s immigration story
“The role of art is to continue to show that out of pain comes beauty.”
Co-author says “the younger Chinese generation in America should be more political than their parents”
“In the midst of all this, people have been really interested in what I’m doing, eager to talk. It is different from putting art in galleries.”
These are the few human beings I had contact with during that time. As the state reopens, may these portraits represent a glimpse into what the past few months felt like for some young people in this city and others.
“Going to galleries and museums is going to be very different, because people are not going to be willing to stand in a room with one hundred other people.”
Artists are seeing their worlds close during the pandemic. The exhibits, displays, and sales that provide their income have come to a halt, and artists in and around Boston have found themselves alone and unsupported by the government while struggling to find their footing financially.
As the fourth cohort of Neighborhood Salon Luminaries settles in, and the previous three continue to inform, claims Vedro, “not only the community engagement programs, but now, more and more, other types of programming, and collaborations throughout the museum.”