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A new exhibit at the BSB Gallery will celebrate the rich tapestry of immigration and the American story.

Common Threads 7: Sanctuary tells a story of American artists, who were not born in America, but instead chose to become American citizens.

The exhibit will open on Thursday, Jan. 24 and run through Feb. 23. An opening reception featuring food vendors and various artisans selling their merchandise will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

C.a. Shofed’s Common Threads was established in 2013 to showcase the work of Trenton area artists and artists influenced and inspired by the Trenton art scene. It was forged to empower these artists to build bridges beyond Trenton’s borders and to foster economic development and prosperity.

Participating artists in the exhibit include Daniele Ballerini, Alia Bensliman, Chee Bravo, Daniela Brozkova, Brigitte A. Calderon, Amy Louise Lee, Vinita Mathur, Kata Mejia, Abelardo Montano and Abbas Wiswall. A panel discussion featuring participating artists will take place on Feb. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m.

The BSB Gallery is located at 143 E. State Street in Trenton, NJ. For more information, visit