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Immigration & Identity Exhibit

Last evening, TAP celebrated the opening of their Youth Theatre & Art Exhibit on Immigration and Identity at the Dougherty Arts Center (DAC). The special project is a collaboration between TAP, the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and the DAC, focusing on the Museum’s newest exhibit, Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island.
TAP teaching artists and the youth explored immigration as a part of history and how it shapes personal identity and the culture of our communities today. Students from Langford Elementary, Pecan Springs Elementary, and Mendez Middle School in Austin ISD, Parmer Lane Elementary in Pflugerville ISD, and Eden Park Academy, an Austin charter school, shared their ideas through shadowboxes, sculptures, a quilt, puppets, and film.
At the opening reception for the exhibit last night, staff from the collaborating organizations were amazed at the insightful artwork created by the youth. Teaching artists, participating students and their families, and other friends were also in attendance. The exhibit runs through May 28 at the Dougherty Arts Center at 1110 Barton Springs Road.

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We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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