MOCA GA and CARE jointly announce the opening reception of Far from Home: Stories of Refugee Girls  

MOCA GA and CARE jointly announce the opening reception of Far from Home: Stories of Refugee Girls  

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Posted
9/20/18


ATLANTA (September 20, 2018) – The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and CARE jointly announce the opening of the exhibition, Far From Home: Stories of Refugee Girls. The public opening and exhibition will take place in the upper-level galleries at MOCA GA. Exhibition dates are September 22 – October 20, 2018. The opening reception will be on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at MOCA GA. 

About the Exhibition 
In recognition of International Day of the Girl and Atlanta Celebrates Photography, CARE and MOCA GA have partnered to present Far From Home: Stories of Refugee Girls. This powerful exhibition will feature photography, video, and interactive installations by CARE storytellers, who circle the globe documenting crises and the efforts to alleviate them. 

Included Artists: Kate Adelung, Jakob Dall, Simon Duncan-Watt, Josh Estey, Nancy Farese, Raegan Hodge, Brooks Lee, Laura Noel, and Kathleen Prior. Many of these artists are from Georgia. 

Exhibition Curated by CARE, Photography Selected by Lucinda Bunnen and Judy Lampert 


About CARE Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor girls and women because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. Last year CARE worked in 93 countries and reached 63 million people around the world. Learn more at care.org.    

    
ABOUT MOCA GA The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) collects and archives significant, contemporary works by the artists of the state of Georgia. To place its artists in a broader context, the Museum's exhibitions include Georgia artists and artists from around the world. MOCA GA’s programs promote the visual arts by creating a forum for active interchange between artists and the community. MOCA GA is located at 75 Bennett Street. Admission is free to members and US Military with ID, $8 for non-members and $5 for students and seniors. For more information, call 404367-8700, visit www.mocaga.org or email info@mocaga.org. MOCA GA’s is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday. 


Major funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support is provided by the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs. This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Art. 

Media Contact: Nicole Harris, nharris@care.org, 404-735-0871 
 

Caption for photo: Rayan, 13 y/o and sister of Esma and Zeinab, at Azraq Camp, Village6. She is one of a family of 8 kids, from Homs. She loves Taekwondo and drawing. She really misses her Strawberry doll toy that she had to leave when they left suddenly from home. Credit: CARE/Nancy Farese

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