There and Now

May 15th - 29th
An invitational exhibition hosted @ DVAA in Gallery 1
Organized by

Featuring the work of Kitty Bancroft, Erika Guadelupe Nunez, Marta Sanchez, and Shira Walinsky.

- Public Opening Reception:
Wednesday, May 15th, 6- 8 PM
- Panel Discussion: Third Thursday Salon, May 16th, 7- 8:30 PM
- Public Closing Reception: Wednesday, May 29th, 6- 8 PM

DVAA is proud to host There and Now, an exhibition of artwork by Kitty Bancroft, Erika Guadelupe Nunez, Marta Sanchez, and Shira Walinsky (organized by in Gallery 1

There and Now is an invitational exhibition which showcases artists who are creating new work which explores memories of place and home -- those left behind and/or those inhabited now. Home could be interpreted as a country, geographic location, or the physical and emotional memories attached to places which have played a significant role in their lives. How they remember these people, places, and things which connect to their notions of “home” is largely dependent upon memory, which is so often fallible (and mutable) over time. Implicit in this is the journey we undertake to establish those places we come to call home and how this journey comes to shape our identities and us.

   Immigration in Philadelphia Today

   In conjunction with our 5th annual art exhibit featuring the topic of immigration

Moderator: Stephanie Sun serves as a Governor's Commissioner, on the Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, which is dedicated to ensuring that state government is accessible and accountable to the diverse Asian Pacific American communities in Pennsylvania.
As an immigrant herself, Stephanie is committed to advocating for the civil rights of immigrants and marginalized people and serving in the grassroots communities and non-profits. She also serves as a Board Member of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, Working Families Partnership (AFL-CIO), and Keystone Progress Education Fund.
(Born and raised in China, Stephanie Sun received her master’s degree in journalism and communication and was a college senior lecturer in China. Before moving to the United States, she studied in a doctoral program in international relations and worked in international corporate and diplomatic agencies in South Korea for five and half years.)


  • Margaret O’Sullivan, Executive Director, Nationalities Service Center

  • Manuel Portillo, Director Community Engagement, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

  • Cathryn Miller-Wilson, Executive Director, HIAS Pennsylvania

  • Antonieta Molina, Doctor of Internal Medicine, immigrant from Colombia

  • Mamadou Ndiaye, Organizer of Jolof English Festival, Master’s in Education, immigrant from Senegal

  • Juana Perozo, Attorney, immigrant from Colombia