ABOUT THE CURRENT EXHIBIT
As artists, the ways in which we choose to express ourselves are often influenced by our own identities and the many diverse attributes that make us unique. Included in our own list of personal identifiers might be our culture, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, religion, politics, and so on.
How does “who you are” guide how you choose to express yourself artistically?
2020 FOYA ARTWORK WINNER
“This artwork was an attempt to express my journey learning how to embrace my Indian heritage and the American culture I've grown up with. I chose to do a collage because although the process can be tedious, I love how all the individual parts coalesce to form the piece.”
POETRY SUBMISSION WINNERS
"THE STARS AND THEIR SHADOWS"
The vibrant billboards, brilliant sarees,
and intricately painted buses
are a dazzling kaleidoscope of color
the stormy grey monsoon sky
oblivious to it all.
For the breeze of fear whispers into my ear
That perhaps I could blow away
Forever lost in the space between stars
Not yet , I say to the wind. Not yet.