U Win Tin, Writer Jailed by Myanmar Junta, Dies

U Win Tin, a journalist, author and poet who became a leading opponent of the military rulers of Myanmar, where he was imprisoned and tortured for 19 years, died on Monday in Yangon, formerly Rangoon. Sources differ on whether he was 84 or 85. The political party he helped found, the National League for Democracy, […]

1ST BREAK OUT : Exhibition by Kyaw Thu – 25-27 May – New York City

First Breakout — Artistic Expressions from the Heart — Exhibition by Kyaw Thu “I have been denied all rights to artistic creation in Myanmar since September 2007, when I offered alms and water to monks walking in peaceful protest and reciting prayers of love during the Saffron Revolution, all the way to my current visit […]

Chaw Ei Thein featured in NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Project Newsletter

Chaw Ei Thein (2011 Mentee Alum, Burma), is a painter and performance artist whose work stems from her contrasting experiences of growing up in a politically oppressive Burma and then shifting to a very different landscape in the United States. Chaw Ei’s emotionally charged work of addressing these conflicts in her native country has earned her […]

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