Smith mentioned in Morning Sentinel article on exhibit of artwork by children in detention camps
Susan Smith, assistant director of the intermedia master of fine arts program at the University of Maine, was mentioned in the Morning Sentinel article “Artwork from children in detention camps coming Saturday to Waterville.” Mary Dunn, a retired teacher who traveled to the border to bear witness at child detention facilities, is organizing a traveling exhibit of artwork done by children at the Tornillo Detention Center in El Paso, Texas. The exhibit, “Uncaged Art,” consists of matted and framed high-quality digital photos of the children’s original pieces. An opening reception and silent auction to support organizations that help immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers will be held Oct. 12 at Waterville Brewing Co., where the exhibit will be on display through Oct. 26. Donated auction items include artwork by Smith, who also traveled to the border and whose associated artwork received the Juror’s Award from the Surface Design Association. The exhibit will travel to the UMaine campus next, Morning Sentinel reported. Portland Press Herald published the Morning Sentinel article.