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DACA Lounge Exhibit Invites the Public to Dream with "Dreamers"

The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is hosting DACA Lounge-A Dream Sanctuary, inspired by the plight and courage of DACA students, who dare to 'dream' despite their difficult and uncharted circumstances.

On February 22, the CWU student club MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán) will meet in the SURC Pit at 5:00 p.m. The club will lead a walk around campus ending at the Spurgeon Gallery. MEChA will present a short film and have a spoken-word event where students talk about their experiences related to DACA.

The DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Lounge invites gallery visitors to dream in solidarity, encouraging quietude and calmness. Inside the darkened gallery, the exhibit features glowing, cloud-like, and inflatable lounging platforms of various sizes for both groups and individuals. Motion sensors control ambient sounds and LED lights, creating a space conducive to thoughtful contemplation, imagination, and meditation. The exhibition is cosponsored by the CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice.

Horatio Hung-Yan Law is a Portland-based installation and public artist. Born in Hong Kong to Chinese parents, he moved to the United States at the age of sixteen.  With his multi-cultural background, Law explores subjects such as the immigrant's experience, trans-cultural adoptions, and reinterpretations of cultural icons.

DACA Lounge-A Dream Sanctuary will be on display through March 14. Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is located in Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on weekends, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Please visit our website at: http://www.cwu.edu/art

Media Contact: Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, heather.johnson@cwu.edu

Image Credit: Horatio Law, DACA Lounge Installation Imag
 

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