Art Alumni Exhibit at North High School

The Sheboygan North High Art Department is pleased to announce to officially kick off the NHS Exhibition Space. This space has been created to provide teachers with an educational platform to showcase their students’ art infused work through learning and collaboration between departments.

Join us for an artist reception on September 19 from 4:30 – 5:30pm. The gallery is located on the 2nd floor at Sheboygan North High School, 1042 School Avenue in Sheboygan. This exhibition runs from September 4 through October 4, 2013.

Mai Koua Yang’s work explores The Hmong American Experience – an on going investigation of what it means to be Hmong in America. She works from a variety of mediums to observe, explore and reflect upon the experiences of what Hmongness is and how that defines who she is. Growing up with both western and eastern ideals about identity, she is interested by the stages of identity loss, historical trauma, and the integration of cultures and traditions while living in America. As a member of the second generation of Hmong people in America, Mai Koua feels a sense of responsibility to celebrate, educate and create conversations about what it means to be Hmong and America or vice versa. 

Land by Mai Koua Yang

Lee Xiong wants to remember the little girl whose face looks like a snowy afternoon and the old man who always wore those rusty yellow shoes. She wants to remember how she felt under that red umbrella with Romeo and his dead cat, and how she could taste seaweed floating in the fog of a fishing village’s street. For she is quick to forget the lady who became butterflies and her grandfather, the gnarled tree. They are becoming myths and Lee does not want to forget how they painted her anew, so she will paint them for you.

Becoming Myths #13 by Lee Xiong

Contact Frank Juarez, art department chair, at fjuarez(at)sheboygan.k12.wi.us for further information about this exhibition. Visit nhsartdept.wordpress.com.

 

 

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