"Bhutanese-Nepali Neighbors" event
Date & Time: Saturday, March 17, 2018. 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Contact Information: Dustin McLochlin - 419-332-2081
Meet the duo who put together the special exhibit "Bhutanese-Nepali Neighbors: Photographs by Tariq Tarey" during a special event at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.
The special exhibit showcases 30 photographs of members of the Bhutanese-Nepali community, one of the largest current-day refugee groups in Ohio.
Each photograph was taken by award-winning photographer Tariq Tarey and is accompanied by a narrative written by Doug Rutledge, which details each individual's history.
The photographs emphasize the historic sequence of the Bhutanese-Nepali refugee experience; from living and working in Bhutan, to being forced to leave, the experience of living in refugee camps in Nepal, to resettlement in Columbus, finding jobs, buying homes and finally becoming American citizens.
During the event, Tarey and Rutledge will give a 15-minute presentation about their work in the museum auditorium. Then they will go into the special exhibit and be available to answer visitors' questions.
Bhutanese-Nepali refreshments, including a bread, called naan, and sweets, will be served.
Admission for members is free. Admission for non-member adults is $5 - a discount of $2.50 - and includes access to tour the entire museum.
Reservations are requested and can be made by calling Jacque Baker at 419-332-2081, ext. 238, or [email protected] The reservation deadline is 5 p.m. March 15.