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SEPTEMBER

 From Here to Sunday x Karyn Lao: pOms for the people Promo

 

FROM HERE TO SUNDAY x Karyn Lao

pOms for the people


SAT-SUN | SEPTEMBER 24-25, 1-6PM

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A weekend-long craft event where people support their community and connect with each other through pOmpOms!

Admission is $10. Proceeds will be split between Gowanus Mutual Aid and future pOms for the people events. Any donations beyond $10 will be donated to GMA.

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567 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Photo of Karyn Lao with Big pOm

Karyn Lao is a fiber artist who creates pompoms to explore interconnectivity through play. She believes that we are like pompoms— many pieces connected by a common thread— and shares this idea through workshops, participatory projects, short-form videos, and her brand of handmade playful pOmpOm accessories, Studio pOm•pOurri!

 

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OCTOBER

Gowanus Open Studios 2022 Promo Image

GOWANUS OPEN STUDIOS
October 15-16, 12-6pm

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FROM HERE TO SUNDAY presents

The 270 Million Project by Kim Sandara
October 15 - November 13

Opening reception: October 15, 1-6pm

Kim Sandara The 270 Million Project

The 270 Million Project is a commitment to create 270 ink paintings resembling Rorschach tests, listening to only Lao music. These pieces explore Kim Sandara's relationship to being a Lao American: the longing to understand my roots and the conflict of being American and Lao. Each painting represents 1 million American cluster bombs dropped onto Laos during the Vietnam War. $100 of each painting sale will either go to Legacies of Wars, a non-profit working on advocacy, education and funding the removal of unexploded bombs currently still in the country or to COPE, a facility which aids in physical therapy for the thousands of people affected by the bombs after the war. The work is installed in a grid formation as an ode to women bomb remover workers who do not have enough funding to accurately locate all of the bombs in Laos. Because of this, they blindly scout for spaces to check for uxo. With each sale there will be missing parts to the grid. Each missing spot represents the impact a community can have on empathizing and solving a problem if they come together. This work speaks to intergenerational trauma, the immigrant/refugee family experience, war, identity and resilience. 

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