Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Brookdale Library to host Laotian diaspora exhibit

The Sun-Post has a nice article on the "Refuge of the InvisibLao" exhibit that will be opening at the Brookdale Library from April 3rd to May 31st. It will be held in Minnesota, and is organized by Chanida Phaengdara Potter and the Lao Diaspora project.

Hopefully many of the participants in the National Lao American Symposium and Writers Summit will be able to visit this exhibit when it takes place. It's an inspiring collection of rare photographs, artistic responses, poetry, oral and visual histories connected to the journey of Lao Americans over the last 40 years since the end of the conflicts in Southeast Asia.

Chantala Kommanivanh provides many examples of artwork inspired by the stories of his fellow Lao refugees. He'll also be visiting Minnesota again in April to discuss his process and other ideas of where he hopes to go next with his art.

Be sure to check out the article and leave some comments on what you've liked about the exhibit and what you'd like to see more of in the future!

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