Two BIG Events!

4th Street Block Party – St. Paul Mural Project Happy Hour

Thursday, September 28 at 5 pm – 7 pm
141 4th Street E, St. Paul, MN 55101

Have happy hour on the street and toast the M’s new murals in downtown St. Paul! Enjoy food and drink from Twin Cities Pita and 12welve Eyes Brewing, and live music from Realtree. Step up to Public Art Saint Paul‘s Utopian Podium and partake of the fun and games on offer courtesy of theSPARKit mobile trailer.

The M’s Saint Paul Murals Project honors Hmong culture and creative heritage. One of the murals will be on the Jackson Street parking ramp; a second will be on the Pioneer Endicott building, and a third will be painted along the entrance wall for Eastside St. Paul’s Hmong Village. The murals are being created by guest artist Vanghoua Anthony Vue (Brisbane, Australia) in partnership with local artists Xee Reiter, Christina Vang, Melissa Vang, and Shoua Yang-Chao.

See the Facebook event page here.

Community Unveiling – St. Paul Murals Project

Friday, September 29 at 4 – 6 pm
Hmong Village (Entrance D)
1001 Johnson Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55106

A family-friendly ribbon-cutting to celebrate both the new mural at Hmong Village and the M’s partners in St. Paul’s Hmong Community, whose contributions helped make this proud expression of creativity and culture possible. Mingle with the M’s lead mural artist, Vanghoua Anthony Vue, and his partnering local artists, and then explore the rich abundance of food, drink, and shopping at this Eastside cultural hub. Facebook event page here.

Project Paj Ntaub

Project Paj Ntaub is a monthly 3-hour workshop where you will learn one of the two traditional paj ntaub stitches: cross-stitch and applique. You will receive a 30 minute presentation from Suzanne Thao, then work on your project and receive one-on-one support and feedback.

Suzanne Thao is a paj ntaub expert. She has over 50 years of experience in traditional Hmong paj ntaub making and is passionate about sharing this creative process and knowledge with you.

Workshops will focus on the cross-stitch and applique techniques. These sessions will be held monthly from 9 am to 12 pm at Studia H, 1648 Bush Avenue (first floor) in St. Paul, 55106.

Cross-Stitch lessons will be on April 29, June 24, August 26, October 28, and December 30.

Applique lessons will be on May 27, July 29, September 30, and November 25.

To sign up or have questions, email hmongmuseum@gmail.com.

Workshop: tapes and stencils, words and symbols

Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 9 am – noon

Location: Center for Hmong Arts and Talent, 995 University Avenue W, St. Paul, MN 55117

FREE workshop from a Hmong artist all the way from Australia! Hmong Museum and The M (AKA Minnesota Museum of American Art) bring Hmong Australian Artist, Vanghoua Anthony Vue, to share his special techniques in stenciling and painting with the community in three FREE hands-on workshops in March!

Workshop: TAPE ON
Using tape as a fabric, as line, as voice, as presence, as markings along the urban body. Vanghoua Anthony Vue will share his working process in placing Hmong and non-Hmong language systems on urban window installations and expanded drawings using industrial tape.

CREATE – COMMUNITY – HISTORY – LEARNING – EXCHANGE
The workshops are free, in Hmong and English, and there will be snacks. Please register with Johnnay Leenay via email at jleenay@mmaa.org by Monday, March 13, 2017.

Workshop: Hmong images, Hmong voices, Hmong stories.

Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 1 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Center for Hmong Arts and Talent, 995 University Avenue W, St. Paul, MN 55117

FREE workshop from a Hmong artist all the way from Australia! Hmong Museum and The M (AKA Minnesota Museum of American Art) bring Hmong Australian Artist, Vanghoua Anthony Vue, to share his special techniques in stenciling and painting with the community in three FREE hands-on workshops in March!

Workshop: STENCIL IT
Reversing batik, recombining languages, and redoing traditions. Vanghoua Anthony Vue shares is artistic process in using a Hmong and non-Hmong language systems, abstracted concepts of batik, and symbols in urban instllations using street art techniques.

CREATE – COMMUNITY – HISTORY – LEARNING – EXCHANGE
The workshops are free, in Hmong and English, and there will be snacks. Please register with Johnnay Leenay via email at jleenay@mmaa.org by Monday, March 13, 2017.