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Home in a New Place: Making Laos in Morganton, NC

  • Love House & Hutchins Forum 410 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States (map)

Opening reception:

Friday, February 5th | 5:30-7:00 PM at Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
Food by Bida Manda of Raleigh

Katy Clune's photographs depict an immigrant community in Morganton, including the family of Toon Phapphayboun, who escaped Laos by swimming across the Mekong River at age 14. The exhibit explores three realms essential to the Phapphaybouns' identity in North Carolina: their home and holiday traditions; the family restaurant; and the Buddhist temple they helped establish. The photographs will also appear in the Spring 2016 Documentary Arts issue of Southern Cultures.


This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center, the Department of American Studies, and the Center for Global Initiatives.