‘Altered State: Painting Myanmar 
In A Time of Transition’

Myanmar (formerly Burma) once seemed to outsiders to be a country trapped in time. And it was till 2011, when the military-backed civilian government replaced Myanmar’s oppressive military junta. The Louisville Free Public Library, in partnership with UofL’s Center for Asian Democracy, is exhibiting paintings by contemporary artists from Myanmar. “After more than 50 years of strict censorship and harsh repression,” said the Center’s Director Jason Abbott, “Myanmar’s art scene is now emerging from the shadows of authoritarianism and undergoing its own transition in the face of rapid change, development, and globalization.” The closing reception, including a talk by Abbott, is on Monday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. —Jo Anne Triplett


Louisville Free Public Library, Main Branch
301 York St.

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‘Altered State: Painting Myanmar 
In A Time of Transition’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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