‘Displaced Narratives’ 
by Vian Sora

We all have stories of loss, but if we’re lucky, we find our way again. Vian Sora’s “Displaced Narratives” tells her story of being lost and then found, by a paintbrush. Sora lived in Baghdad when Saddam Hussein was the ruler. To survive emotionally and mentally, she painted scenes from the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Assyria and Babylon. She also experimented with the Mesopotamian craft of engraving on canvas. Also on display is her new series that features the suffering that war wages against race, religion and sexuality. Sora was lucky; she found her way again — to Louisville.


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About the Author

‘Displaced Narratives’ 
by Vian Sora

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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