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'Tibet 1940 - 2009, A Hearth Beneath the Sky'

March 23, 2009

The Tibetan Artist Collective of Montreal
Deepali Lindblom
March 16, 2009

In an unique presentation of rare photographs
from U-tsang region, dating back to 1940's and
the more recent ones from Kham region, Yeshi
Jimpa and visual artist Dhondup Loga will share
with us the historical and cultural heritage of
these regions respectively. Through various
artifacts from Amdo, Gonpo Dhatsenpa , writer,
teacher and poet, will give us a glimpse of an
everyday life of an Amdo native. The presentation
would be punctuated with songs and dance of the
respective region by artists Lhamo Jimpa, Tenzing
Musu Dolma, Deepali Lindblom and Gyamtso Sotse.

Delicious Tibetan 'Momos' with tea and salad to
be served before and after the presentation.

Friday the April 3rd, 2009
18h - 1930h
History Department Seminar Room, LB-1014
10th Floor, Concordia Library Building, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blv. Ouest

Presentation is free but the 'Tibetan snack'
costs 5 dollars/plate (cash only please)


History mostly tells us about the heroes and
often our art works are inspired by them, but
there are many ordinary people, who might not
have had extraordinary lives, but had moments
that required greatest of courage and wisdom. In
that moment, their lives are forever changed and
generations live with the consequences. For
better or worse, only time will tell.

One such ordinary people are the 80,000 Tibetans
who followed their political and spiritual leader
Dalai Lama, when he fled the country and took
refuge in India. Since then, the number of
Tibetans living in India and elsewhere have more
then doubled. About 7000 live in Canada, of which
about 150 live in Montreal and Longueuil. In
Montreal, where the Tibetans arrived about 40
years ago, the focus has been mainly political
and religious. Unfortunately, when often the
world focuses on the aftermath, sometimes what is
lost is forgotten, in this case the rich and
colorful Tibetan art and cultural traditions.

Can 'Art' heal the past and be hope for the
future? Yes! we think so and thus with the
strength of that thought, when the Tibetans in
Canada and rest of the world, remember the 50
years of living in exile, we at 'Dung-dkar-The
Tibetan Artist Collective of Montreal' have
organized a series of presentation. Through
various art forms we embark upon a Journey into
the Spirit of  Tibet. We shall relive the
memories of Tibet as remembered by its people.
Memories of three generations. The series will
culminate in an Indo-Tibetan 'Dance-Drama' that will premier in the late fall.

Thus, we invite you to our first cultural
presentation on Friday the April 3. Please see
the attached poster or visit
for more information. Since the space is limited,
please let us know if you are coming.

We believe that these memories need to be
remembered and these cultural traditions need to
live and grow. For these are the richest
treasures, the roots of where we come from and who we are.

"To be an artist, I believe is a great gift and a
great responsibility, either way it is a great privilege"
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