Thursday, July 22, 2021

PlatteForum Presents “Threads: Migration Connects Us All,” a Group Exhibition by Participants in the Immigrant Artists Mentoring Program

On Friday, Aug. 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., PlatteForum presents an opening event for “Threads: Migration Connects Us All,” a group exhibition reflecting the multiverse notion of hope and the resilient narratives of the immigrant identity, at BRDG Project in the Historic Zang Building.

The exhibition will showcase visual, multi-media and performative works from a cohort of 30 emerging immigrant and established professional artists who participated in PlatteForum’s partnership with the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and their nationwide Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program (IAMP).

An expansion of PlatteForum’s art and social justice driven programming, the IAMP launched in February 2021, bringing together Denver-area artists to nurture a productive environment for collaboration, which will culminate in the Aug. 6 exhibition.

NYFA’s IAMP is the only known program of its kind in the United States and has provided 490 artists from 79 countries and regions with one-on-one mentoring, group learning and networking events nationwide. The Denver program has been facilitated by Eriko Tsogo, a Mongolian American cross-disciplinary artist based in Colorado. The program included established, professional artists serving as mentors to the immigrant artist, two weekends of intensive entrepreneurial training, and access to other artists, arts professionals and organizations.

“We couldn’t have been more honored when NYFA asked us to be their partner for the Denver launch of this amazing program,” said Kim Estes McCarty, PlatteForum executive director. “The program is a natural fit with PlatteForum’s focus on social justice and the arts. The mentors and mentees had an incredibly fulfilling experience working together and learning from one another.”