Thursday, May 12, 2016

Lao American Writers Summit Gallery: 'Intersectionalities' now open in San Diego until May 28th!

The Lao American Writers Summit Gallery: 'Intersectionalities', is now officially open for the month of May in San Diego.

It represents the official Asian American Heritage Month Gallery for the Centro Cultural De La Raza at Balboa Park.A big thanks to our curators Sayon Syprasoeuth and Catzie Vilayphonh for putting this together! Thanks also to everyone who was on-site, helping to set up the gallery.

Here are a few preview images from the Lao American Writers Summit chair, Krysada Binly Panusith Phounsiri.

Come see the amazing work from Lao American artists at 2004 Park Blvd. The gallery is open 12-4pm, Tuesday - Sunday until May 29th!

Artists are represented from across the country including Minnesota, Texas, Illinois, Florida, and California. Many of those presented are prominent award-winning artists whose work has never been displayed together with each other before.

Confirmed artists include the work of Nor Sanavongsay, Mali Kouanchao, Chantala Khommanivanh, Loy Khambay, Sompaseuth Chounlamany, Khampha Bouaphanh, Dale Thongmhavong, a nd Bee Salima. Congratulations to everyone in the gallery and the Visual Arts portion of the Lao American Writers Summit.

We're deeply grateful to the Centro Cultural de la Raza for hosting us here at beautiful Balboa Park. The Centro Cultural de la Raza was founded in 1970 as a Chicano Community Cultural Center and functions as an alternative space that encourages and facilitates artistic growth and cultural exchange in the San Diego/Tijuana region.

 The Centro provides classes and features a dynamic inter-disciplinary schedule of events which includes exhibits, musical performances, installation art, readings, receptions, Azteca dance, Teatro Chicano, Ballet Folklorico, film screenings and other events. I hope this continues a wonderful relationship between the Laotian and Chicano communities for generations to come.

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