ST. PAUL, Minn. (March 11, 2016) — On March 12, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m.. the community could meet Aloun Phoulavan, Christopher Khounabanam, and the young artists of the Our Stories: Laos youth art exhibition at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville as they held their opening reception.
Featuring Lao food and a special musical performance, the exhibit showcases the work Lao American visual artists Aloun Phoulavan and Christopher Khounbanam did throughout 2015 with Lao youth in Minnesota. The library is located at 2180 Hamline Avenue North in Roseville.
Youth artists include Devan Prathoumthong, Hailey Phoulavan, Jayden Phengsene, Julie Phanmaha, Jordan Phanmaha, Brandon Syonesa, T.J. Prathoumthong, Jack Vang, Shannon Syonesa, Mireya Prathoumthong, Jake Phanmaha, D’Montae Phengsene, and Mason Phoulavan.
The project was made possible thanks to the support of the The Lao Assistance Center Of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Arts Board, with funding from an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund using money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008.