Community Celebration @ AEDA – St. Paul Murals Project
Friday, September 29, 4-6 p.m.
Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA) | 422 University Avenue W., St. Paul
Come help us celebrate the M’s new murals honoring St. Paul’s Hmong community!
CHANGE OF VENUE, UPDATED 9/27: This family-friendly event celebrates the M’s partners in St. Paul’s Hmong community, whose contributions helped make this expression of creativity and culture possible. Mingle with the M’s lead mural artist, Vanghoua Anthony Vue, and his partnering local artists, and then meet some of the businesses and organizations who call AEDA and the surrounding Little Mekong neighborhood home.
The new work unveiled at AEDA was created by Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) guest artist Vanghoua Anthony Vue (Brisbane, Australia) with local artists Xee Reiter, Christina Vang, Melissa Vang, Nicolazzi Xiong, and Shoua Yang. This is one of three such pieces commissioned by the M this fall.
The M’s Saint Paul Murals Project is made possible, in part, by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, with support from the City of Saint Paul, Lowertown Future Fund, Saint Paul Neighborhood STAR program, PAK Properties, Hmong Museum, Center for Hmong Arts and Talent, Wet Paint, Griffith University, Sherwin Williams, Asian Economic Development Association, Studia H, and Public Art Saint Paul.
The M’s exhibitions and programs are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant and an Arts Access grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.