Welcoming Immigrants: An Immigrant Artist's View

Center for New Americans, a community-based immigrant education and resource center located in a city-owned building in Northampton would like to commission one of our students, an immigrant artist from Costa Rica, to create a mural to welcome students and constituents into our building.

Our constituents are not native English speakers, but they would quickly recognize the services we offer if they were portrayed in images by an artist who has been welcomed and served by our program.

The artist has been recognized in her home country of Costa Rica and in the U.S., where she has had exhibits. The City of Northampton has expressed a willingness to support this project if they are shown a sketch first.

Funded by Northampton, MA (March 2017)