Art show highlights issues faced by immigrants

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Inspired by the recent turmoil over immigration reform, Charlotte-area Latino artists are banding together to "raise awareness about immigrants and the undocumented community."

This Saturday, OBRA Collective hosts a one-night-only art show and poetry reading focused on immigration reform. The event will also feature drinks, antojitos (Mexican appetizers) and desserts from Take the Cake Bake Shop.

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OBRA, the art advocacy group behind the show, stands for "Observe, Bridge, Respond, Art." Essentially, the collective uses art to highlight issues that immigrants, both undocumented and legal, face on a day-to-day basis. Through the works, they hope to initiate conversations and bridge gaps between members of the Charlotte community.

As of now, the group currently has works on display at the Latin American Coalition on Central Avenue. OBRA is open to any artist interested in social activist art related to immigrants in the U.S.

Free admission. May 25, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. 300 W. Morehead St. For more information, visit http://obracollective.wordpress.com.

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