Artist Jim Dessicino will hold an exhibit in the Cuesta College Harold J. Miossi Art gallery titled Without Papers, October 5-November 3. An Opening Reception will take place October 12, in room 6304, from 4:30pm-7:30pm, with an artist talk scheduled for 5:30pm.

“What does it mean to adopt a new homeland, language and way of life? What kind of conditions make someone abandon their country, moving sometimes across oceans without prospects, without papers? What land will that immigrant's children and grandchildren feel to be their own? These are questions that Without Papers seeks to answer through personal narrative, sculptures and historical documents. As the subject of illegal immigration has become a heated issue of debate in this country in light of the current refugee crisis, it is important to examine our own immigration history to the US, no matter how long ago or legal the status.” - Artist Jim Dessecino

The Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery is located in room 7170, on the San Luis Obispo campus of Cuesta College. It is open Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please call (805) 546-3202 or email