Being: An Evening with Kim Sandara

Join us for a night of drawing, food, music, and exploring the subconscious.

Being is a one-night collaboration between the Museum Shop and local artist Kim Sandara, who will invite visitors to help create a collaborative drawing, enjoy music and Lao food, and view a selection of recent paintings. Inspired by English and Lao lettering, water and music, Sandara’s works explore freedom of expression, the subconscious, and seeking a better understanding of self. 

Drawing materials will be provided, and all identities are welcome. 


Not required. Free. 


Kim Sandara is a queer, Laotian/Vietnamese artist based in Northern Virginia. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Sandara’s narrative and abstract works encourage empathy, wonder and self-reflection. Sandara’s work has been featured in many D.C. community events and she is part of the upcoming 2019 Post-Grad Residency at the Torpedo Factory. She is currently working on a graphic novel on her coming out story. 

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