March 23, 2023
Mike Hazard, Ariana Harvests Zinnias (Ariana dle paaj), 2014. Archival pigment print, 18 x 24 in., courtesy of the Center for International Education.

Seeds of Change: A Portrait of the Hmong American Farmers Association, photographs by Mike Hazard
Oct. 6 – 31 – Opening reception 7 – 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 

Hastings Arts Center | Blessings Academy of Arts
216 4th Street | Hastings, Minn.

Mike Hazard’s photographs, video, and artist’s book tell the story of a year in the life of the Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA) farm in Vermillion Township, MN. Hazard’s images cross generations and cultures, showcasing the fruits of community efforts to cultivate success among first-, second-, and third-generation Hmong Americans. This exhibition is organized by the M, where it was first shown, and has traveled to the Minnesota Capitol and, now, Hastings Arts Center.
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