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January 20th, 2010
Exhibit reception planned at Texas State

STAFF REPORT

An opening reception for the Borderland Youth Documentary Arts Project will be held in the lobby of the Art and Design Building at Texas State from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. The public is invited to attend.

Two Worlds: Selections from the Borderland Youth Project will be on exhibit in the Joan Cole Mitte Art and Design Building in Gallery 1 from Jan 19- Feb 26 on the campus of Texas State. The project features photography and writing created by youth participants in the program.

The exhibits will feature work by students from a variety of Texas schools, including the Native American Charter Academy in Albuquerque, Franco Middle School in Presidio, Reagan County High School in Big Lake and Wurzbach Manor in San Antonio.

The mission of Borderland Youth, founded in 2007, is to use creative mediums like photography and creative writing as a way to add to the personal, familial and cultural stories of the students. These works add to the collective archive of both American and global life.

Director of the program Jason Reed said, “We believe the students’ diverse backgrounds and perspectives bring a power and vitality to the dialogue of American life.”

The Borderland Youth Program attempts to provide a creative outlet for bicultural students and adds to the diverse and ever-evolving understanding of the American identity,

For more information on Borderland Youth at Texas State, go to http://youthdoc.blogspot.com/ or contact Jason Reed at jr68@txstate.edu.

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