(MURFREESBORO) The June Rutherford Arts Alliance meeting will be in MTSU’s Todd Art Gallery from 5:00 to 6:00PM on Tuesday afternoon, June 14, 2022.
The guest speaker is MTSU Professor of Painting Sisavanh Houghton who will share her experience as a refugee and immigrant from Laos, and how this inspired her art to raise awareness of the Secret War waged on her country, the most heavily bombed country in history.
She will share examples of her art that chronicles the aftermath of this war and discuss how the arts can nourish and sustain a community through seasons of loss and the healing.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Sisavanh Phouthavong Houghton is a Lao-American visual artist born in Vientiane, Laos, whose artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States. She was the 2017 Tennessee Arts Individual Artist Fellowship recipient and the 2019 Artfields' winner for painting. Through her artwork, she confronts the challenges of bicultural memory and documentation. She also champions the arts for the unique ways they enrich our communities.
ABOUT THE VENUE: We’ll be meeting in the Todd Hall Art Gallery on the MTSU campus. Free parking is available in the Jones Parking Lot behind Todd Hall.
RAAA Chair Lucy Langworthy said, "As always, come prepared to share arts news from your own practice or organization. Flyers and business cards welcome. Whether you’re a RAA member or just interested in checking us out, we welcome you!"
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