Chinese Remembering Project opens June 4
The Lewis-Clark State College's Center for Arts & History's Chinese Remembering Project will open with a reception on June 4 at 4-7 p.m. at the Seventh Avenue Gallery in Lewiston.
Hors d'oeuvres from the Wayback Cafe will be provided during the opening, which is free and open to the public, and wine and beer will be available for purchase. The exhibition runs June 4 to July 16.
The Chinese Remembering Project Exhibition explores the history of Chinese mining, racism, memory and healing. The exhibit features Chinese artifacts from the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude in Cottonwood and the LCSC Center for Arts & History's Beuk Aie Temple Collection.
Alongside the historical narrative of the Chinese Remembering Project Exhibition, artist Sarah Gilbert will be exhibiting her work on memory. Gilbert's work examines the relationship between labor processes and the physical environment, as well as understanding how object, and the process of sculpture itself can transform "fruit into flesh, matter into sentient being." The Center is exploring the past through the eyes of contemporary artists with the hope of providing a more lively and interesting way for people to engage with this history.
The Chinese Remembering Project coincides with the third and final Chinese Remembering Conference, which brings together scholars, teachers and the public. This year's conference specifically highlights the influence of the early Chinese and the contributions they made to Idaho and the Pacific Northwest. The conference will be held in Lewiston on June 24-25.
The Chinese Remembering Project Exhibition is made possible by the Office of Community Programs at LCSC and by a grant from US Bancorp. The CAH is open Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are graciously accepted.
For more information visit www.lcsc.edu/museum or call 208-792-2243.