All posts tagged: Minnesota

Khao Insixiengmay honored as one of 2015 Veterans’ Voices Award

Congrats to local Lao American veteran, Khao Insixiengmay, who was recently honored for his tireless advocacy efforts as one of the recipients of Minnesota Humanities Center‘ 2015 Veterans Voices. Read our past piece on Khao Insixiengmay: http://littlelaosontheprairie.org/2014/02/12/khao-insixiengmay-royal-lao-veteran/ ————————————– From Minnesota Humanities Center:  Minnesotans from across the state nominated Veterans who have honorably served and have shown exemplary community service to receive the 2015 Veterans’ Voices Award.  From a host of nominees, nine “Legacy” Veterans (age 41 and over) and 16 “On the Rise” Veterans (age 40 and under) were recently selected by a panel of their peers to receive the Veterans’ Voices Award. This event is part of the Humanities Center’s Veterans’ Voices program that draws on the power of the humanities to call attention to the stories—which have often been missing—and contributions of Veterans. This program empowers all Minnesota Veterans to speak in their own voices through plays, art, and/or discussion groups, and to publicly acknowledge Veterans who are making an exceptional difference in their communities and throughout the state. Khao Insixiengmay is a Veteran from …

Little Mekong’s Night Market is looking for creative minds

Are you a performing artist, arts & crafts vendor, or like to lead activities that would fit the Little Mekong Night Market theme? The Little Mekong district in Saint Paul, Minnesota is opening its streets for the night market and are seeking cultural and contemporary local artists to perform during the event. Already in its second year, Little Mekong wants to expand to work with more diverse artists in the community. Last year, they brought nearly 10,000 people to the first Night Market season with food, drinks, arts and entertainment from diverse backgrounds of Southeast Asia. The Little Mekong Night Market is free and open to the public, happening on August 7th from 6PM-Midnight and August 8th from 4PM-Midnight along University & Western Ave in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  For more information, go here or email arts@littlemekong.com. All artists will be compensated. The application links for artists are below. Performers Application link: http://bit.ly/nm2015performance Activities Application link: http://bit.ly/nm2015activities Vendor Application link: http://bit.ly/nm2015vendor Event link: http://bit.ly/2015NightMarket -Staff, editor@littlelaos.org