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Dona Laurita Gallery - Shutter Relief MoP Opening

SHUTTER RELIEF: Creating Social Awareness Through The Lens

March 3 - April 29, 2017
MoP Opening, March 17, 2017, 6pm

Silhouette: Stories of Immigration
Unless you’re Native American, you came from someplace else. ~Barack Obama, January 29, 2013

Silhouette: Stories of Immigration is a visual story project created by photographer/personal historian Dona Laurita with local immigrants and refugees. Silhouette is an ongoing project and seeks individuals willing to share their immigration experience through a spoken and photographic interview, resulting in a visual silhouette colored by the imagery of the story. Anonymity assured.

The Sonder Collection
noun. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.  The Sonder Collection, produced by local creative studio One Thousand Design, is a multimedia project leveraging individual stories to start a conversation about stigma, stereotype, and disparity in communities around the globe.

Project: Faces of Global Refugee Center
The Faces of Global Refugee Center, a project photographer, Emily T. Nelson, donated her time to in hopes that her work will help communities see the faces among us and gain a greater awareness of the rich diversity that exists in Northern Colorado. The Global Refugee Center in Greeley, represents over 40 countries and is one of two refugee relocation sites serving the refugees in areas of English language acquisition, health education, employment readiness and financial counseling, legal referrals, cultural integration and preservation.

Water For Zambia
Photographer Andrea Enger traveled to Zambia to volunteer for Water For Zambia an organization that seeks to provide safe drinking water. The lack of safe water is a social justice issue and the continuation
of her work focuses on the serious problems associated with access to safe water and other related problems such as poverty, education, nutrition, child/women abuse and high death rates.

American Mosaic
Photographer Melissa Lynn’s American Mosaic is a series that explores heritage and multicultural identity in America. Inspired by hand colored tintypes of Americans from the late eighteenth/early nineteenth centuries, the images are digitally processed and printed on aluminum to create a modern version of the classic tintype process.

SHUTTER RELIEF runs from March 3 - April 29, 2017
Scheduled events:

First Friday Art Walk, March
March 3, 2017, 6-9pm

MoP Opening
Friday March 17, 2017, 6pm

First Friday Art Walk, April
April 7, 2017, 6-9pm

MoP Closing
Friday April 21, 2017, 6pm
Many more exciting events TBA. Check our website and Facebook page for frequent updates.

Gallery Hours:
1-6 Friday and Saturday and by appointment

Dona Laurita Gallery is a member of the Louisville Arts District
We are a gallery and art space specializing in photography, fine art, music, artist talks, readings, workshops, and whatever it takes to deepen the creative, thoughtful and beautiful things that
life has to offer.
For more information about Shutter Relief:

Dona Laurita Gallery
820 Main Street
Louisville, CO 80027