ST. PAUL (April 14, 2012) — A Thousand Journeys, One Home: Asian-Pacific Heritage Day was held Friday at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. The event was held in partnership with the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans. Program support provided by the Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Fund.
Friendship, diversity and unity is transplanted to the History Center as artists from the Twin Cities Asian Pacific communities gather to highlight Chinese, East Indian, Hmong, Indonesian, Japanese, Laotian, Philippine, Tibetan, Thai and Vietnamese traditions that make connections not only to each other, but to the broader communities in which they live, work and play.
The family day features music and dance performances, calligraphy, mini-workshops, food demonstrations and art activities.
Highlights included a fashion show sponsored by the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent; performances by the Tibetan American Foundation of MN dance group and the Vietnamese Hoang Anh dance group. Demonstrations and mini-classes in Laotian weaving, Indonesian handicrafts and displays, Thai and Nepali/Tibetan cooking, Thai fruit carving, Oriental paper crafts and Philippine combat and hands-on art activities.