Home in a New Place: Making Loas in Morganton

February - March

“Home in a New Place: Making Laos in Morganton, North Carolina”

Stop by Morganton City Hall to see Katy Clune's exhibit “Home in a New Place: Making Laos in Morganton, North Carolina”.

Clune’s exhibit will be on display in City Hall Feb. 3 through March. Her photography and writing depicts an immigrant community in Morganton, including the family of Toon Phapphayboun, who escaped Laos by swimming across the Mekong River at age 14. The collection 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 to establish.

For the reception, Clune plans to bring additional cultural items such as bowls and clothing that will not remain for the duration of the show.

This exhibit was organized by the Center for the American South, UNC-Chapel Hill and is co-sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center, the Department of American Studies, the Center for Global Initiatives, and the “Food For All: Local and Global Perspectives” steering committee at UNC Chapel Hill.