Artists draw inspiration from many experiences and influences, and Landmark Center’s summer exhibit highlights artists drawing inspiration from their family, culture and traditional heritage. “Convergent Voices” begins June 6, with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. The summer exhibition will feature three distinct cultural/heritage backgrounds and showcase the work in concert with one another.
Voice of the Mother: Kyong Juhn
In 2018, photographer Kyong Juhn undertook to replicate her mother’s 370-mile journey, on foot, from North Korea to freedom in South Korea in the 1950s. Juhn documented in photographs her own 370-mile journey on foot from Rochester, Minnesota to Bemidji, Minnesota, capturing the people, scenes and experiences she encountered while walking.
July 18 – Join Kyong Juhn for “A Walk for Hope & Peace” lecture, 12-1 pm. Juhn will share details of her walk from Rochester to Bemidji.
Voices of a People: Palestinian Art Collective
The original work of four Palestinian artists, curated and brought to the U.S. though a collaboration with Bright Star of Bethlehem, with the mission to share the spirit and voices of the Palestinian people.
Voices of the Ancestors: Leah Yellowbird – First Nations Algonquin-Metis and Anishinaabe
The exquisite beauty and intricacy of Yellowbird’s traditional bead work and “paint beads” speaks of the artistry and significance of the traditions of her ancestors.
“Convergent Voices” runs June 6-July 28. The exhibit is free and open to the public.