Crossing Boundaries

a group exhibition @ dvaa

Exhibition Runs: May 3rd - may 24th, 2017


Public Opening Reception:

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 6-8pm

About the exhibition:

Crossing Boundaries features the work of 3 immigrant artists who live in Philadelphia. This exhibition of paintings and prints will run in conjunction with an international open call Postcard exhibition. Through the Postcard exhibit, people from around the world are sending us 250 postcards on the theme. One of each postcard will be exhibited on the wall. We invite the public to come and create a collection of postcards- this is free.

About the Artists:

Lilliana S. Didovic makes art as a reflection of her own journey in life. She was born in the former Yugoslavia (Sibenik, Croatia). In 1992, she escaped the war in her homeland (Sarajevo, Bosnia) and was granted political asylum in the United States. “En route to our exile in America, we stopped in Philadelphia, where we found our new place in the Sun. This city, where we made our new home and where my son’s life has been saved so many times, has become a theme and inspiration for my paintings. I found inspiration in the city that gave me hope, home and solace.” Didovic’s award-winning paintings portray Philadelphia in its best light - bright, bold, glittery and famously iconic. Her life, which has been full of surprises and is very difficult to describe in words, is visible in the colors she uses for her art: brave, dynamic, vibrant and unpredictable. “It is one of the new escapes from the life I previously had.” Done in acrylic, on canvas or black drawing paper, her paintings show a celebration of life and existence. She is spreading that celebration all over the world, with her art included in private collections in Europe, Australia, South America, Israel, and Hong-Kong, China and throughout United States.

Rinal Parikh is Bio-Chemist by profession and Artist by Passion. She draws on a childhood fascination with color and composition, portraying spontaneity and energy with saturated color in various media. Rinal Parikh's art reflects the heritage and vibrant culture of her native India. Rinal has served as a Treasurer for Swarthmore Friends of Arts for a decade. She currently serves as a Board member at Wallingford Community Arts Center, Associate at Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artist (MCGOPA). Rinal is juried Professional Artist Member of Mainline Art Center. She is also co-chair for Dimensions in the Art program at Swarthmore-Rutledge school in Swarthmore. Rinal holds artist memberships at Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Da Vinci Art Alliance, and Chester County Art Association.

Elke Muller is an immigrant artist living and working in the United States.