Guiding Hands Help Immigrant Artists Connect – NY Times

In a recent post I referenced an artist who dressed up as a banana to show that bananas have more rights to travel than people. Art is an excellent media through which to speak on social issues so it’s great to see the work of these artists

Guiding Hands Help Immigrant Artists Connect
By TINA KELLEY
Published: June 15, 2008
A mentoring program run by the New York Foundation for the Arts helps artists from abroad gain a toehold in the city’s diverse arts community.

Something about the man in the banana costume appealed to Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga. Maybe it was the sign he wore that read, “A banana from my country can travel easier than me.” Maybe it was the fruit-wearer’s free-spiritedness as he paraded in his peel through public places. Or maybe it was the Latino roots they shared.

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