Xao Lang Lee needle-work now on display
Area residents are invited to visit the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery for its latest art exhibit, "Needle-work by Xao Lang Lee" The exhibit is currently open and runs through March 29. A special art reception is planned for Thursday, March 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
Each semester, UW-Sheboygan faculty presents a series of lectures on the Common Read book. The exhibition is part of the 2012-13 Common Read book series I Begin My Life All Over: The Hmong and the American Immigrant Experience by Lillian Faderman.
The Hmong people, an Asian ethnic group endure retribution as a result of alliances during the Vietnam War. Xao Lang Lee and her children escaped to a Thai refugee camp where she put her needle-working skills to use when she began to create "story-cloths." Story-cloths are embroidered textiles which through images described life before, during and after the war. Among the story-cloths you will also find traditional Hmong embroidered textiles with exquisite designs and patterns.
The Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Most of the paintings will be available for purchase.
For more information about the show or UW-Sheboygan's Fine Arts Gallery, contact Gallery Director Dan Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or (920) 459-6649.