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Darice Polo Awarded 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship

Darice Polo, Associate Professor in Drawing and Division Coordinator received one of the 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowships from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture in Cleveland.  Polo was one of forty Cuyahoga County recipients of the prize this year.  A new video, produced by CPAC, in which she discusses her work can be viewed here.  

"With immigration a major topic in recent presidential debates, the issue of migration from Puerto Rico and the economic and social issues migrants face are often left out of the discussion given their US citizenship. That citizenship, however is limited, and came at great cost to the communities on the island. Darice Polo has transitioned her work from painting and drawing to film, in order to provide her perspective as a New York-native and Clevelander of Puerto Rican heritage."