Airport art: new exhibit at Nashville Int’l Airport

An exhibition titled The Art of the Lost Boys of Sudan is opening next week (February 10th) at Nashville International Airport (BNA).

Who are the lost boys of Sudan?

According the Lost Boys Foundation of Nashville,

In 1987, a civil war drove an estimated 20,000 young boys from their families and villages in South Sudan. Most were six or seven years old. Wandering for years, they walked more than a thousand miles, half of them dying before reaching a Kenyan refugee camp. The survivors of this tragic exodus became known as the Lost Boys of Sudan. There are approximately 150 Lost Boys residing in the Nashville area.

Here are two pieces from the show.

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Old Wise Man III by Choi Garang, ceramic mask

“Each piece, painting, mask or scupture is like a page from their

collective and individual journal of experiences, documenting their

bittersweet, yet triumphant story of survival.”

From the Lost Boys Foundation of Nashville

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Cow by Gabriel Wal, ceramic

Look for these and other artworks by the Lost Boys of Sudan at Nashville International Airport on Concourse A beginning on Feb 10th.