As a recipient of the Legacy Fellowship through the Council of Asian Pacific Minnesotans and the Minnesota Humanities Center, Peter Phung invites the public to come view his work. Gallery hours for the exhibition are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 29-30. Admission is free at In Progress/Studio 213, 213 Front Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55117.
The Asian Hat Project is a collection of 6 hand-cut paper headpieces inspired by different Asian headdresses/headpieces, then photographed on Asian women.
Featured is an exhibition of two talented fashion designers Xee (CC) and Pachia Vang. They will be showcasing fashion designs that are made of recyclable products “Eco-fashion” Photographed by TOUA LEE (TeeElle Photography).
Through this project, Phung highlights the beauty of Asian women through a re-conceptualization of what is “traditional” and to create a contrast between the different perceptions of beauty in the Asian culture.
The Paper cut hats and photographs will be displayed at the In Progress Gallery/Studio 213 from December 28- December 30, 2012.
View Behind the scenes video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w7accjHCB8
This activity is funded, in part, through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
Designers CC and Pachia will be showcasing their garments along side the Asian Hat Project. This small collection of designs are made from recyclable goods. Dressed are photographed by photographer TOUA LEE of TeeElle Photography.