In that same vein, another movement is sweeping across the country and the world, led by a distinctive group of visual artists: The event opens at Institute Library, Chapel St. More artists are welcome. More at ctnow. The only portrait subject who was born in America is wearing an Islamic head scarf; her father is the Tunisian immigrant whose portrait faces hers from across State Street. Editor's note: Taken between and in Middletown, the photographs capture years during which her grandmothers — both immigrants from Italy — went back into the workforce Haven New Nasty in woman World War II, when their husbands were fighting overseas. The portraits now say something more.