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Now through June 15

Plan to attend the unique group exhibition, We See Heaven Upside Down, that features seven visual artists and one film maker of regional, national and international recognition. Additionally, several international composers and musicians have contributed new original music for a live performance-turned-music installation. In and through visual and performing arts, the exhibition seeks to spur and inspire moments of genuine empathy towards other individuals and their journeys. At the heart of this multi-disciplinary exhibition are compelling stories of migration, displacement, identity and home, expressed through visual and performing arts.

Itinerary of Events going forward:

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Heaven in A flat – A Musical Response | 6:30-8:00pm Live concert and performance begins promptly at 7pm.

Performers: Tanja Bechtler (Switzerland) | Todd Clouser (USA) | Tom Constanten (USA) | Aaron Cruz (Mexico)
Hernan Hecht (Argentina) | Mike Kenerley (USA) | Milad Khawam (Syria) | Till Schmidt-Rimpler (Germany)
Chuck Sullivan (USA) | Bob Teixeira (USA) | Alyce Cristina Vallejo (USA)

Limited seating.  Tickets $25; all proceeds benefit Moving Poets*


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Conversation/Presentation with Burke Prize Recipient Cannupa Hanska Luger | 6:00-8:00pm
Luger, a Santa Fe-based Native American multi-disciplinary artist, and winner of the inaugural Burke Prize for contemporary craft by the Museum of Arts and Design, was raised on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Luger uses social collaboration to address contemporary issues and focuses much of his work on environmental matters and issues of violence against indigenous populations.


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Documentary Screening of Film Short “Exile” | 6:30-8:00pm
Documentary screening of film short “Exile,” by Syrian film maker Dellair Youssef and moderated panel discussion with Marsha Hirsch (Executive Director, Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency), Rusty Reynolds (Executive Director, International House), former Bhutanese refugee Thakur Mishra and multi-disciplinary artist MyLoan Dinh.

For further information on this exhibit, go to WE SEE HEAVEN UPSIDE DOWN.

*Moving Poets (Charlotte/Berlin)
Moving Poets is an international professional nonprofit arts organization founded in Charlotte in 1996. The organization strives to convey content and stories that are meaningful for artists and audiences alike, support the presentation and creation of high-quality contemporary art, and serve as an incubator for forward-thinking works. We See Heaven Upside Down is supported in part by the 2018 Arts and Science Council Cultural Visions Grant. For more information on Moving Poets, please visit

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