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Local Voices: Memories, Stories and Portraits

Local Voices:
  • On View
    April 23, 2023 — January 7, 2024
  • Location

    Domestic Arts Building

1. Courtesy of Susan Patel and SAADA


Grounds For Sculpture is pleased to present two exhibitions as part of our new Perspectives series – Local Voices: Stories, Memories, and Portraits, and Spiral Q: The Parade.


Grounds for Sculpture (GFS) is partnering with Madhusmita Bora, a folk and traditional artist, teacher and trained journalist as she gathers oral histories to present a range of diverse and uniquely personal stories within the Indian American community. This exhibition centers on community members located through out New Jersey who will share their stories through visual and audio presentations. Individuals who will be selected reflect a broad scope of this community through a lens of ability, age, caste, economic, education, immigration status, language, religion, and sexual orientation. Join us as we stay hyperlocal and focus on the intimate stories which connect us through love, loss and resilience.

This exhibition is Artist Led, Community Driven, presenting an opportunity to engage our community with the lead artist’s creative practice, while encouraging community members to expressing their stories, ideas, and passions through the artist’s medium, or process, of choice. Bora will host a workshop at GFS in 2023 and we will offer additional opportunities to learn more about the interview and selection process. GFS is thrilled to work with The South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) as a preservation partner, ensuring the stories shared for this exhibition will be permanently saved for future generations.

Co-Curated by Kathleen Ogilvie Greene, Chief Audience Officer at Grounds For Sculpture, and Quentin Williams, Founder and CEO of Dragon Tree Media Group



Local Voices: Memories, Stories and Portraits Generous exhibition support by the Brooke Barrie Art Fund and NRG, and supported in part by the Atlantic Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

Night Forms: dreamloop by Klip Collective 8




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