Willimantic, Conn –Art Professor Imna Arroyo of Eastern Connecticut State University will have her artwork on display at the Kerri Studio and Gallery Exhibition located at 861 Main St., Willimantic, CT. The exhibition will run from Feb. 25-March 14; the opening reception will be Feb. 26 from 6-8 p.m. Arroyo will also present her “Sacred Family” book at the J. Eugene Smith Library at Eastern on March 12.
Arroyo has donated three portfolios to the ISAAC Charter School and the Hispanic Alliance of Southeastern Connecticut Scholarship program based in New London. She also donated a six-print portfolio to the ECSU Foundation, which will be on display at her Kerri Studio exhibition. Four of these prints were gifted to Commercial Licensed Co-operative Kitchen, Inc. to support the studio’s fundraising efforts to create a licensed kitchen to serve the Willimantic community.
According to Arroyo’s artist statement, “Arroyo’s artistic and spiritual development has been devoted to exploring the connections between the African Continent and the Diaspora. In an attempt to construct meaning from that identity and experience, she traveled throughout the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa. Her artistic process has been informed by these journeys and her research is aimed at reclaiming her spiritual and cultural heritage.”