Sherry Zvares Sanabria

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Series

* Includes Site of Conscience

Immigration Series: Ellis Island and Angel Island


Of the paintings of the two immigration buildings, those of the Ellis Island series were the more exhibited. They were first shown at a Washington, DC gallery in 1987, and again in 1990-91, at the Ellis Island Museum itself.

Immigrants journeyed to both sites with hope and trepidation.  Of the two, Angel Island is by far the sadder.  Arrivals were sometimes held for months, even years.  Messages and poems written or carved in the barrack walls testify to their fears and frustration.


All works are acrylic on paper.

Sherry Zvares Sanabria Discusses her Ellis Island and Angel Island Sites of Conscience
Sherry Zvares Sanabria Ellis Island Interview
Corner Sink
Ellis Green Chair
Office with Chair
Ellis Island Corner Sink
32x40 inches
Ellis Island green Chair
32x40 indhes
Ellis Island Office w/Chair
32x40 inches
Cashier's Window
Ellis Island Lockers
Ellis Island Red Room
Ellis Island Cashier's Window
12x17 inches
Ellis Island Lockers
40x32 inches
Ellis Island Red Room
40x60 inches (Private Collection)
Ellis Office Diptych
Ellis Island Office Diptych
32"x80"
Angel Island
Angel Island Barracks
Angel Island Pole
Angel Island Women's Shower
40x32 inches
Angel Island Barracks
40x60 inches (Private Collection)
Angel Island Pole
32x40 inches (Private Collection)

 

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