Sahtu Press at Laos in the House Exhibition

Sahtu Press founder Nor Sanavongsay and Laotian American author Krysada Panusith Phounsiri were honored to be a part of the closing artists showcase of Catzie Vilayphonh's Laos In The House project on May 2, 2015.

The very first Performance Showcase of Lao American artists in Philadelphia was convened at the National Jewish American History Museum at 101 S. Independence Mall. During the day from 10AM to 2PM there were free arts workshops at the Asian Arts Initiative at 1219 Vine Street in Philadelphia.

The event included poet and dancer Krysada Panusith Phounsiri, and singers Phongsavanh Saiyavong and Lina Luangrath. Refugee Nation and the Iowa Natasinh Dance Troupe will be performing. Aditionally there were presentations by Catzie Vilayphonh, Saymoukda Vongsay, Chanida Phaengdara Potter. This was also a chance to see the art of Chantala Kommanivanh, Nor Sanavongsay, Boon Vong and Xaisongkham Induangchanthy. 

This was historic gathering that was the culmination of over 5 years of love, work and art in our community. It was an exceptional way to pay tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Lao journey.

Nor Sanavongsay