INTERMEDIA ARTS 2822 Lyndale Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
5:30-6 pm Bryan Thao-Worra and Mali Kouanchao will lead a private tour of the exhibit.
6-7 pm Facilitated discussion about the impact of the performance and the exhibit on the local Minnesota community with invited artists, leaders and community members.
7 – 9 pm Following this tour and conversation, guests will attend the Beyond the Performance where Bryan Thao Worra and May-Lee Yang will be featured performers along with other local writers and poets of color.
FREE & OPEN to the public
$5 Suggested Donation to Support Intermedia Arts, Pangea World Theater and Lao Assistance Center, Sponsored by the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans. "This event is funded with money from the arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008."
Intermedia Arts, Pangea World Theater, and the Lao Assistance Center collaborated to create Legacies of War, displayed at Intermedia Arts. Curated by Malichansouk Kouanchao, the art exhibit opened on September 30 and runs through October 26. Presented in conjunction with the Refugee Nation touring performance, Legacies of War mission was “to raise awareness about the history of the Vietnam War era bombing in Laos and advocate for the clearance of unexploded bombs, to provide space for healing the wounds of war, and to create greater hope for a future of peace.”
The exhibit is an overdue acknowledgment of the tragedy of the U.S. bombings during the Secret War that drove many Laotian refugees to leave their homelands, and haunts them to this day. Legacies of War uses photographs, letters, and drawings created by Laotian refugees as tools to tell the story of the trauma they experienced, and to clear the way for a new future.