An artist from Denver is traveling to the Demilitarized Zone on the North Korean border in hopes to create a dialogue.
Dr. George Rivera planned the trip months ago, never knowing next week's travels would line up with the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.
“It just so happens that’s the way it worked out," Rivera said.
He is a curator for the organization, Artnauts, that puts exhibitions in places of conflict around the world. Their collection in the DMZ opens June 22.
"This will be the first time that Americans have shown in the DMZ museum and we're doing it at this historic moment," Rivera said.
The message is "Liminal Space."
“Liminal means the space between," Rivera said.
His artists show that literally and figuratively in their 8.5 by 11-inch prints. Like all his galleries, the goal is to start a conversation about the humanity that connects us all.
"All of us deal with liminal space and what we do between those two thresholds has to do with what we want to do with our lives," Rivera said. "And what I want to do with my life is connect with people around the world on social issues that are important to a particular country and yet have universal implications for the rest of the world."
It's a big message to fit in a carry-on suitcase. The exhibition will be open until Dec. 22.