SIB PAUV ZOG includes the work and stories of Hmong artists and farmers reimagining Hmong existence and making way for new cultural traditions. It is on display at the Hennepin Gallery from December 3, 2018 until January 25, 2019.Reference photograph taken by Hayden Bui with myself modeling.
We Are The River mural – left side – photo courtesy of Olivia Levins Holden
We Are The River mural – center – photo courtesy of Olivia Levins Holden
We Are The River mural – right side – photo courtesy of Olivia Levins Holden
I was one of the lead artists for the 2017 Power of Vision youth mural program, done in partnership with Hope Community and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Co-leads Olivia Levins Holden, Alizarin Menninga-Fong and I worked with a group of 14 youth, most of whom were from the Minneapolis neighborhoods of Whittier & Phillips.
The lead artist team facilitated the following activities with the youth muralists: team building, developing skills, identifying issues that impact their communities, collaborating on a design, and painting the mural. We have named the mural, We Are The River.
We Are The River is located in Minneapolis on the intersection of Franklin and Clinton Aves.