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The Sitt Nyein Aye Art's & Cultural Center Named for renowned Burmese artist/activist U Sitt Nyein Aye, this complex is actually a lumberyard set on two…
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The Sitt Nyein Aye Art's & Cultural Center
Named for renowned Burmese Artist/Activist U Sitt Nyein Aye, this complex is actually a lumberyard set on two commercially zoned blocks (1 acre), with approximately 30,000 sqft of covered space, 2 story building, warehouses, blab, blab, blab. The story of how we managed to score this primo piece of property is a story in itself for it was a hazardous journey.
Now we own it all, lock, stock and tomahawk but we face another daunting challenge, to bring the existing compound up to speed with regard to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People (CRPD), The International Disabilities Alliance (IDA) & The American's With Disabilities Act (ADA).
Being that I am disabled as well as many of my friends I know the struggles a disabled person must endure during the course of just one day, both physical and the emotional aspects of our condition. I don't simply want to comply with disabilities mandates, I want to embrace these mandates.
Lessons learned by the devastating Oakland Artist Collective Fire a few months back exposed the critical need to address public safety from a variety of vantage points. What about the disabled people who would not be as ambulatory in escaping a fire? How would they escape & how would they survive?
Adding to our concerns is the fact we want to build an International Childrens Art Museum within this complex. How can we make this facility safe for everyone who enters this compound, especially kids? Toss in the myriad of shops, galleries and the visitors they will being to our complex and it is all to clear, Public Safety & Disabilities MUST be addressed from the very beginning NOT as an after thouught.
After watching as our community races to comply with Disabilities mandates after the fact, spending millions to renovate and cobble ramps and doorways, we want to do things different and that is why I am here, to petition the global art community for assistance.
I mentioned 5 million dollars as the sum we would need to bring this arts center into compliance in the very begining and believe me, this is a conservative estimate since fire mitigation is also nessessary. So I am petitioning for the assistance from the international commerical sector as well as the citizens & artisans of the world in the evolution of thes arts complex.
Along with funding it would be way cool to have engineers, archetects and inovators in the field of Disabilities to assist in the construction of this arts complex. This could be a veritible showcase of inovation and design that could revolutionize how we address the growing number of disabled clientele globally speaking.
Being that I am disabled I can safely say that it would be nice to be able to visit places that are accessable to the disabled regardless of handicap. To have freedom of movement and share in the beauty of art rather than wondering if your wheelchair will fit in the door. When I was wheelchair bound I hated crashing into people because there was no room on the walkpath for me to pass.
Who would benifit from this Project? The Global Art Community & the disabled would by having another international arts and cultural destination. But for the disabled artists & entrepreneur this would be a blessing. To address the needs for the disabled from the very begining would also open up opportunity for the disabled to get innvolved with this arts & cultural project from the very onset. Maybe have their own store or gallery.
The lumberyard is raw, ready for development and is prime for inovations in the world of disabilities. This must be addressed before we can move forward. Addressing disabilities in the design & construction of this complex will save millions if we addrsss this in the begining. With the help of the global public and experienced professionals in the World of Disabilities this could be more than a real cool art & cultural center.
The Sitt Nyein Aye Arts & Cultural Center would be an international showcase or blueprint of how we can address the needs of disabled human beings in the future. Now that would make history in anyones book.
My mentor and dear friend the late Robert Perske championed the cause of the disabled and he continues to be my inspiration. If only he was here to see what I've gotten myself into now.
I know he would be proud...
Wang Ping ‘Kinship of Rivers’ Project Returns to ‘The Colony’. Trinidad Colorado
May 11, 2017 by Buffalohair in Asia, US News and tagged art news, cultural events, environmental news, Kinship of Rivers news, laureates in the news, literary news, reading, Wang Ping News, water in the news
As promised Award Winning Laureate Wang Ping returns to The Colony to prepare her Traditional Chinese Dumpling. Kinship of Rivers continues to inspire unity and bring respect to our most precious commodity, water. Mni Wiconi, Water is Life and Wang Ping made the pilgrimage to the Oceti Sakowin Camp, along the Cannon Ball River. It became a sacred journey, a story you must hear.
Ms. Ping will share her tales of life and the people who inspired them, along the river. It’s not just about dumplings, it’s about life, cultures, diversity as well as commonalities that make us uniquely human. Kinship is a bond that needs few worlds to describe for it is more a feeling of deeper understanding, trust and sanctuary, a novelty in today’s world. She’ll be at the Amato Lumber Yard Complex, 224 E. Godding, Trinidad, Colorado, 81082 on May 21st at 3:00 pm.
Renowned Artist/Activist Sitt Nyein Aye of Burma will also be painting Murals and Big & little kids are most welcome to participate with Sitt and express themselves in color. Wang Ping will display her Everest Flag Installations. Everyone can create a flag with personal statements, concerns prayers or whatever floats their canoe in the spirit of sharing and cultural expression.
Visitors from around the planet encouraged to bring their traditional regalia, music, and stories, join in on the conversation. If you’re from another universe, ‘Sí, hablamos Pleiadean & Andromedian’. Carbon and sodium based life forms welcome. Abductions and probing prohibited where posted. BYOAC: Bring Your Own Aluminum Cap. Bring sense of humor
Minstrels welcome to wandering about eh. Hopefully a mix of cultures will converge on this humble little gathering to give a truly international flavor to this humble event. Human beings from a throughout the universe and multi dimensional planes are invited to celibate water with Wang Ping, Sitt Nyein Aye and the artists from ‘The Colony’.
Regardless of the state of it’s state of matter, water is water.
Wang Ping will be at the Amato Lumber Yard Complex, 224 E. Godding, Trinidad, Colorado, on Sunday May 21st at 3:00 pm.
Open agenda & room for improv. Info: email@example.com, ask for Guido, Capice?
Your Devil’s Advocate
Dividere la Storia
This page is dedicated to world renowned artist and Pro-Democracy Activist Sitt Nyein Aye. This page will afford him a platform where he can speak to both the Burmese and Western audiences about the arts, events and the very real human struggle that continues in his homeland, Burma, in spite of glitzy media reports to the contrary.
Thingyan Celebration, Denver Colorado, 4-16-17
A video glimpse into the Burmese Community on Thingyan, The Burmese New Years Celebration.
What stole the show for me was the reunion of comrades who struggled, fought and in some cases were tortured for years in prison in an effort to break a man’s spirit.
Fortunately, the spirit of freedom and democracy did not die within these most honorable men.
They stand together once again. Saw Ngo, Hlaing Moe Than, Sitt Nyein Aye, Ko Oo (below) are Burma’s hallowed heroes.
Burma’s Warriors for Peace
And it was an honor to be among Real Champions of Freedom and Democracy.
Your Devil’s Advocate
Published on Apr 22, 2017 A video and pictorial visit to Denver's Burmese community with artist/activist Sitt Nyein Aye on Thingyan, New Years Celebration. It was also a reunion of comrades, separated by tyranny, war, prison & torture during the epic struggle of 8888. Saw Ngo, Hlaing Moe Than, Sitt Nyein Aye, & Ko Oo are true heroes of Burma's Democracy Movement and it was an honor to be in the presence of these great men who sacrificed everything for freedom and the people of Burma.
And in some way, this video honors the reunion of these great human beings.
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January 22 2017 at 1:59pm ·
January 22 2017 at 12:41pm · Visvakarma's Children <Stories of India's Craftpeople
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Illustrations by Sitt Nyein Aye
(All sketches are dry-brush works)
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· Artist/Activist Sitt Nyein Aye’s Gift to His Comrades in Burma – Remember The Heroes of 8-8-88
Sitt Nyein Aye at one of the Fine Art Gallery's in Trinidad, Colorado
Published on Apr 15, 2015
Sitt Nyein Aye at one of Fine Art Gallery's in Trinidad, Colorado, preparing, painting and completing a Thingyan Poster for the Sitagu Buddhist Vihara in Austin Texas. Gallery had large enough space where Sitt could paint this giant poster and was kind enough to allow Sitt to complete this project.