EastBay Today

Posted September 29, 2017


KTVU attends opening of of David Gross' refugee portraits and artwork exhibit at Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay Lecturer David Gross recently returned from a months-long trip following the Balkan Route through Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Austria and Germany. His mission? To capture the experience of refugee children through his own initiative, the Inside-Out Project. Gross gives dignity to the youngest victims of the Syrian War through portraiture sessions, and then works with local teachers to offer art therapy lessons that help the children process the grief and trauma they've experienced through drawing. The result is a series of stunning images and compelling original artwork on display at Cal State East Bay's University Art Gallery. 

KTVU visited the exhibit Sept. 27 and spoke with Gross about his experience abroad and the children he's been working with. Watch here.

More information about the University Art Gallery exhibit, including run dates and hours is availble online.

To learn more about Gross' work and his travels, read the full East Bay Today story from our April issue here.