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whereABOUTS was an immersive art installation created by Castillo and García for UMOCA’s Art Truck. The project encouraged community members to investigate mapping as a visual tool for understanding, expressing and building relationships between place, identity and community. Utilizing the same name, this exhibition is a culmination of student artwork created over the past year at Art Truck visits to schools and community venues across the state of Utah. Art Truck Teacher Guide

Build Hope, Not Walls project

In a time when hope is thankfully the one of the few things that can't be taken from us, I'm excited to be part of this project organized by Nick Ramos. I can't wait to see what the work will look like when everyone's pieces are installed. BUILD HOPE, NOT WALLS EXHIBIT Friday, October 13: 12 Noon – 5 PM Saturday, October 14: 10 AM – 6 PM Sunday, October 15: 11 AM – 5 PM To learn more about the project, feel free to visit Photo by George Brainard As a Latino who grew up a few blocks from the Mexican border, and as the child of a Mexican immigrant, I find it hard to fathom how my own birth country, which purports to be a melting pot, would even consider such


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