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Art Therapy Institute Exhibit & Documentary Screenings

Friday, May 8th, 6-8 PM

Art Therapy Institute, 200 N. Greensboro St., D-6, Carrboro (2nd Floor Carr Mill Mall)is hosting a free event highlighting the artwork of over 100 refugee and immigrant students in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro, Durham, and Orange County schools.

Chef and farmer Khai Nyui will prepare a sampling of traditional dishes from Burma, including many of the delicious flavors commonly grown on Transplanting Traditions Community Farm.

Transplanting Traditions community Farm is an educational farm project working with the refugee community from Burma with the mission to provide refugee adults and youth access to land, healthy food and agricultural education and microenterprise opportunities. The farm provides a cultural community space for families to come together, build healthy communities and continue agricultural traditions in the Piedmont of N.C.

Screening of three short documentaries at 7 pm

The Story of Three Farmers, documenting the stories of 3 Karen women farming at TTCF in Carrboro, North Carolina. The Transplanting Traditions Community Farm Youth Collaborative created this documentary in the summer of 2014 while participating in a series of workshops in documentary fieldwork and production facilitated by Alison Kinney, Nicole Accordino, and Peter Eversoll.

Two films by Grace Farson, Doesn’t Taste Good While Eaten Alone, a film documenting Farson’s exploration of food culture in Burma, and another short film documenting the Art Therapy Institute’s mask-making project, as seen through the eyes of refugee students in a vocational girls group at Carrboro High School.

Please email Hillary Rubesin, Program Director, at with any questions about the event. 

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