YMCA International Services hosting immigrant and refugee art show

Local art show highlights talent of international artists amidst adversity

Houston— YMCA International Services is honored to serve renowned artists acclimating to the United States and, as one of Houston’s largest nonprofit organizations resettling refugees and immigrants, is hosting an art show on Friday, September 28 from 6-9 p.m. on the St. John’s School Campus 2401 Claremont Lane, Houston, TX 77019.

In addition to the chance to buy one-of-a-kind pieces up for auction, Executive Chef Dominick Lee of Poitín, a culinary artist well versed in bringing unique flavors of the world to his dishes, is preparing hors d’oeuvres honoring each artist’s country of origin.

Tickets to Triumph of the Human Spirit are $25 with proceeds supporting YMCA International Services and the artists themselves, many of whom are acclaimed in their home countries and face barriers to continuing their craft.

Fast becoming one of the top cities for resettling refugees and immigrants, people from all over the world are seeking asylum in Houston. From 2000 to 2013, Houston’s immigrant population grew at nearly twice the national rate: 59 percent versus 33 percent, according to the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

To purchase tickets, visit YMCAHouston.org/art.