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Working artists coming together to make art accessible to the community through exhibits, classes, and conversations.
 

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Begining May 5:
Lowell's Asian American Heritage Exhibition

image (In Partnership with the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA), Angkor Dance Troupe, SayDaNar Community Development Center, George Chen, and Soumita Acharya.)

Exhibit Dates: May 5 to Jun 7, 2018
Reception: Sat, May 5, from 2 to 4 PM

Related Event: May 19, 2018, 12:00 to 2:00PM, Lowell Telecommunications Corp., 246 Market St., Lowell, MA. Performance by Srabonti Bandyopadhyay, an Odissi dancer from India followed by a workshop and question and answer session.

Lowell’s Asian American Heritage Exhibition” which aligns with Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May is a partnership with the Brush Art Gallery and Studios, the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA), Angkor Dance Troupe, SayDaNar Community Development Center, George Chen, and Soumita Acharya. The exhibition presents a collection of artwork and cultural items from four ethnic groups: Cambodian, Burmese, Indian, and Chinese. Several wall labels will display information in native languages. The idea for this exhibition was conceived by Sovanna Pouv of the CMAA. At the reception on May 5th, representatives from the four groups will be available to answer questions on exhibited items.

With the coordination of Sovanna Pouv, several cultural items belonging to the CMAA will be loaned for exhibition including paintings, sculpture, and implements used for gardening and catching fish.

Co-founder of Angkor Dance Troupe, Tim Thou, Artistic Director, Phousita Huy, and Executive Director, Dahvy Tran Pech, have prepared five costumes representing different roles in Cambodian Classical performing arts to a Folk Dance that depicts an aspect of the past daily lives of the Cambodian people.

George Chen, a local artist who was trained as a traditional Chinese painter has loaned several his paintings, which depict the different social classes of Chinese history.

Ardeth Thawnghmung from SayDaNar Community Development Center has gathered crafts and national costumes from her travels to Burma and Soumita Acharya has shared sarees, a wall hanging and jewelry from India.

Image: Reproduction of a Face-tower at Bayon-temple in Angkor, Cambodia
 
 

The Brush is supported by the Lowell National Historical Park and Eastern National

image The Brush Art Gallery and Studios
256 Market Street, Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 459-7819

We are located in the building behind the Visitor Center on Market Street.

Parking is available in the lot at 304 Dutton St, Lowell, MA 01852 (follow signs for Visitor Center)