Galfand Berger Supports Exhibition: Viaje de los Niños
February 21, 2013 – Marla Soffer and Norman Weinstein, in collaboration with Puentes de Salud, and others, helped to facilitate the exhibition of “El Viaje de los Niños” and related programs, at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens.
Viaje de los Niños (The Children’s Journey) tells the stories of Mexican immigrant children who have crossed the border to come to Philadelphia. Through visual art sessions with artist Nora H. Litz, the children created large-scale dioramas that illustrate their journeys and the distress that migration has created in their lives and identities. Narrating their stories in accompanying audio tracks, the children take us along with them on their pilgrimage. Small paintings and poems by immigrant adults augment the children’s stories to fully reveal their emotional journeys. These colorful works fit perfectly with the vibrant galleries at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens and with the continued presence of Mexican folk art in the space. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience these extraordinary art pieces first hand and get a glimpse into the journey of those who have struggled to make America their home.
El Viaje de los Niños is supported in part by a grant from the Leeway Foundation to Nora H. Litz in collaboration with Puentes de Salud, and with assistance from Dr. Steven Larson, University of Pennsylvania. For more information, click here. This program is part of the Philadelphia Free Library’s One Book, One Philadelphia program.
To learn more about Norm and Marla, read their bios.