Photo by Jeff Cravotta Photography ( - We are excited to announce that rising star MyLoan Dinh will be our speaker on our global theme of “Inclusive” on April 5, 2019. The timing of her appearance is perfect, since she is one of the key artists headlining (and providing artistic direction for) We See Heaven Upside Down, migration 4 at Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art (May 3 - June 15). In partnership with Moving Poets, the exhibition is an international, multi-disciplinary arts project responding to challenges of migration, displacement, and identity in contemporary society. For migration 4, seven visual artists and one film maker of regional, national and international recognition were chosen for the 6-week exhibition. Additionally, several international composers and musicians have contributed new original music for a live performance turned music installation. As always, tickets will be FREE and available at at 9:00 a.m. sharp on Monday, April 1st. Mark your calendar and set your alarm! #charlotteiscreative #CMinclusive


We See Heaven Upside Down is an evolving dialog initiated in Berlin, Germany, by Moving Poets in 2015. It has since developed into an international creative conversation. At the heart of the project lie inspiring stories expressed through contemporary arts.

It challenges misconceptions and prejudices that currently divide our communities by heeding a vast range of voices—distinct in their tones, timbres and rhythms—thereby forming connective tissue between a multiplicity of distinct experiences. In and through visual and multi-disciplinary arts, the project seeks to spur and inspire moments of genuine empathy and understanding towards other individuals and their journeys.

In 2018 the multi-phase city-wide project was awarded the ASC Cultural Vision Grant. The project’s 4th migration started in March 2018 and develops through numerous events and activities until Winter 2019. To date, the project has had input from 65 artists, including established and emerging visual artists, acclaimed performers and musicians, distinguished poets and hundreds of students and citizens, local refugee agencies and Native American associations. More than 5,000 visitors have experienced the migrating exhibitions, attended performances and concerts and participated in outreach programs.

Migration 4:

Participating Visual Artists
Nico Amortegui (Colombia)
Luis Coray (Switzerland)
MyLoan Dinh (Vietnam)
Michelle Gregory (USA)
Cannupa Hanska Luger (USA)
Susanne Roewer (Germany)
Rosalia Torres-Weiner (Mexico)
Dellair Youssef (Syria)

Participating Performers, Composers & Musicians
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)

Chuck Sullivan (USA)