In 1846, two Quaker sisters, Mary and Hannah Townsend, published the Anti-Slavery Alphabet to bring attention to the abolitionist cause against enslavement. Inspired by this book of Illuminated characters and accessible poetry, Bridgeport artist Jane Davila started a project, the Migrant’s Alphabet, to bring awareness, education, and conversation to the current crisis of immigration in the United States and around the world.
Jane has invited leading mixed media artists and activists from all over the US to create 12” square works of art for each letter of the Migrant’s Alphabet. The Migrant’s Alphabet exhibit of 26 mixed media artworks debuts at City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport, CT, opening October 4, and then travels to a variety of venues across the nation.
A book will be published of all of the art and the accompanying poetry. All proceeds from the sales of the book will be donated to organizations defending and working to better immigrant communities. information about the exhibits and events.