Then and Now: Somali Stories Through Art

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Show opens Feb. 22 through April 22, Reedy Gallery

Daily 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Opening reception, Saturday, March 3, 1 to 4 p.m.
with artists, traditional food and beverages, dancers and music.

Everyone has a story to tell. The Arboretum is honored to present those of local Somali artists living and working in our community.
Included are Ridwan Omar, commercial fashion photographer and photojournalist (photo above is by Omar); Ifrah Mansour, a contemporary performance artist currently displaying at Mia’s “I am Somali” exhibition and “How to Have Fun in a Civil War,” a one-woman show at the Guthrie; Abdulasis “Aziz” Osman, painter and sculptor, currently displaying at “I am Somali” at Mia, he has had many U.S. shows; also pieces from Hands Across the World, a non-profit that helps immigrants acclimate to a new environment while honoring their traditions and history, including “Hand Banner” and “Beauty & Strength, Women of Africa.” This exhibit is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and teh Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thank to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Date: Feb 22 - Apr 22

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN, 55318

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