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Painting with Soul: An Interview with Loy Khambay-Correa

Today at Little Laos on the Prairie we interview Loy Khambay-Correa, one of the new voices we met during this year’s National Lao American Writers Summit. Her work was among the pieces exhibited at Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park, California. Born Kheuthmy Khambay, her name meant “Grow Rich Gold Leaf.” Over the years her close family and friends began calling her Loy, which either means “slip away” or “swim.” She was born in a small village in Savannakhet, Laos. Her formative years were spent in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Petersburg, FL. She developed her love for art watching her uncle Thai Khambay draw when she was a little girl. “I¬†was inspired and mesmerized by his drawings, by the age of 8, I started to draw with him,” she says. She attributes much of her success these days to the tough love her parents gave her, giving her the strength, determination and blessings that drove her to excel. She received her degrees in Commercial Arts along with a Film & Video Production …