Stir-Fry is a collaborative community art project, sponsored by the UI Center for Human Rights, that focuses on how people resettle into new communities and cultures. The goal of Stir-Fry is to tell stories of how people came to Iowa from different parts of the world through the visual arts.
Throughout the semester workshops have been held at the Senior Center of Iowa City. Students from the University of Iowa as well as community artists volunteered to help participants share their stories through various art forms including mixed media, print making, and stop motion animation. Stir-Fry has involved community members and students to act as participants on the project. A group of students from Liberia, Togo, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Puerto Rico traveled from Muscatine, Iowa to participate in the stop-motion animation workshops.
On April 27th the artwork will be displayed at the Senior Center and a reception will be held with refreshments served. The Sudanese Community Choir will also have their first performance this night in the exhibition space. The choral work is based on traditional and popular Sudanese songs accompanied by Sudanese (Oud, Tanbur), western instruments and dance.
Stir-Fry is sponsored by the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights, School of Art and Art History, CARTHA, and the Senior Center of Johnson County. This event is free and open to the public.