A Water Journey (A Four Part Series) | True Vue and Wayne Valliere

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Join us for a special program relating to the library’s art exhibit, The Art of Water. The show features six area artists. Hmong story cloths will also be on display.

The Story Cloth: Crossing the Mekong River

Presenter: True Vue Executive Director of the Hmong Mutual Aid Association | Vue will describe how the Art of Paj Ntqaub (story cloths) developed in the refugee camps in Thailand. Conceived initially to raise funds in the camps, Paj Jtaub also became a way to tell the stnameries of Hmong culture and their escape across the the water of the Mekong River. 

The Cultural and Artistic Importance of the Birch Bark Canoe

Presenter: Wayne Valliere, member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe | Art in many forms has been important in Wayne’s life and culture–bead and quill work, pipes, drums, stories, and more. But his focus is more on the materials, structure, and function of the canoe. The canoe, an important tool, is art and nature all at once.