Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Laos in the House: Voices from Four Decades of the Lao Diaspora coming in March!

Lao Spoken Word Artist and community activist Catzie Vilayphonh in Philadelphia had an exciting announcement this week:
"After what seems like years of preparation, we are proud to announce the opening of our very gallery first exhibit "Laos in the House: Voices from Four Decades of the Lao Diaspora" running from March 6 - May 1, 2015 at the Asian Arts Initiative. Presented for the very first time in Philadelphia, this visual exhibit from Lao American artists reflects over 40 years in diaspora. 
Featuring historic war drawings by survivors of the U.S. bombings, illustrations of refugee camp photos, and digital interpretations of Lao folk tales, this integration of storytelling with art seeks to engage community members to share their own personal stories, adding their voices to the larger collective narrative that makes them uniquely Lao American."
It's going to be really exciting for our community, which has been waiting for an event like this in Philadelphia for a very long time. We hope the community comes through and appreciates the tremendous effort it takes for her! Their official website is at where you can see all of the exciting things they've been doing.

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