KUAF Arts Beat: Exploring Immigration Issues Through Art

Nov 28, 2018

"Not a Chicken Truck But a Human Truck" is one of Suzannah Schreckhise's works on display as part of "Voices" at Stage Eighteen in Fayetteville.
Credit Suzannah Schreckhise

Artists Suzannah Schreckhise and Scarlet Sims explore issues of immigration in "Voices" now on display at Stage Eighteen in downtown Fayetteville. 

"I found out how the poultry workers--predominantly non-documented immigrant workers--were treated in the poultry plants in the United States," explains Schreckhise when discussing her sculptural installation "Not a Chicken But a Human Truck."

Schreckhise's conceptual work compliments Sims' seven foot tall illustrations of immigrant women, whose stories are documented via recordings. 

"Voices" is on display now through December 1, with the juried exhibit "Decadent Chemistry," featuring 38 small works from Arkansas artists, opening Thursday, Dec. 6. 

Listen to the audio feature with Schreckhise in the on demand stream. Keep up with all things KUAF Arts Beat by tuning at 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday on 91.3 FM.