H2O / 20 : Elemental Retribution

April 3 - May 29, 2020

Alchemy Gallery at C3Lab

HEAVEN, February 27 - March 1, 2020 | Thu - Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm

Booth Playhouse, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center | 130 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202


HEAVEN is a modern fairy tale roller coaster ride through conflict and harmony, chaos, courage and kindness.

The world premiere production is inspired by the poem FALLEN MOON FALLEN STARS by North Carolina’s award-winning poet Chuck Sullivan and the work of visual, performing and media artists from Charlotte and beyond. Told through contemporary dance, theater, music, film, video-mapping and visual arts, the story travels through realities and dreams of Maria-Helena, a detained immigrant child. Separated from her parents and maneuvering an upside-down heaven in her holding cage, she learns that to be released she must find a “lamp besides the golden door.”

Supported by Mother Mary and the ghost of Maria-Helena's murdered brother, she discovers it hidden under the treasures of a narcissistic Pinocchio. To give up the lamp, Pinocchio must lose his treasures and become a real “Mensch” - with the help of the audience, whose own response and participation may change events in HEAVEN.

Artistic Direction: Till Schmidt-Rimpler and MyLoan Dinh


Moving Poets Challenge Misconception and Prejudices Through Art

January 30, 2020 | By ASC Charlotte


JAN 29, 2020 / By Liz Rothaus Bertrand

Watch the video of the New Colossus mural at the Knight Theatre



A Conversation with Director and Co-Writer Tim Robbins

JAN 27, 2020, McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square


THE NEW COLOSSUS director and co-writer, Tim Robbins, joins a panel to discuss the production, which launches its national tour in Charlotte, and how it connects to immigration and refugee communities around the nation. Local leaders from within those communities will join to discuss these issues as they relate to Charlotte specifically.

Panelists include:

Tim Robbins, director and co-writer of THE NEW COLOSSUS

MyLoan Dinh, Charlotte-based multi-disciplinary artist

Sil Ganzó, Founder and Executive Director of ourBRIDGE for KIDS

Theresa Matheny, Fruitful Friends Program Director of Refugee Support Services

McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Opening Friday, January 10, 2020, Exhibition: Jan 10 - Feb 8, 2020

6:00-9:00 p.m.

Join us to celebrate Tarmac, an exhibition by the inaugural Resident Residency artists-in-residence—Dammit Wesley, HNin Nie, Helms Jarrell, MyLoan Dinh, and Marlon Morrison. The exhibition, curated by Community Curatorial Fellow Janelle Dunlap, showcases the artwork of these five Charlotte artists who are building power in their communities to resist and reimagine our collective identity.

Image: MyLoan Dinh, Made in America (everyday 21), detail, mixed media, paper, linoleum prints; 11 x 8.5 inches each x 21. Courtesy of the artist.

New McColl Residency Centers on all Things Local

December 23, 2019

By Ryan Pitkin

ARTPOP Class of 2020

Honored to be in the Class of 2020! 

Since its founding, ArtPop Street Gallery’s Charlotte program has promoted 112 artists on millions of dollars of advertising space, donated from partners including Adams Outdoor Advertising, Charlotte Center City Partners, Awedience Media, Northlake Mall and the anonymous donor that funds the displays at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.


EXCLUSIVE: ArtPop Street Gallery Unveils Class of 2020

By Ryan Pitkin

December 5, 2019

ABOLITION NOW!’ at Asian Arts Initiative examines racism and mass incarceration in America

July 28, 2019

By Deborah Krieger


Deborah Krieger visits Asian Arts Initiative's exhibition "ABOLITION NOW!", a group exhibition that features artworks about racism and mass incarceration in America and highlights the arts-related work of local prison abolition and anti-incarceration groups.

CreativeMornings Charlotte

April 5, 2019


Global Theme: Inclusive

Guest Speaker: MyLoan Dinh

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Charlotte art events focus on hardships immigrants face, contributions they make


APRIL 30, 2019



Twenty Female Charlotte Artists Who Are Shaping The Arts Landscape

by Sunny Hubler

QC Exclusive Arts Issue

September/October 2019

We See Heaven Upside Down preview

Charlotte Observer

April 25, 2019


Interpreting the Human Condition

by Sunny Hubler

QC Exclusive Arts & Style Issue

September/October 2018



An immigrant tale, a sharecropper memory, a media/Bible take on women: All up for discussion here

by ALYSSA PRESSLER, correspondent

Charlotte Observer, February 16, 2018



Let's Talk Art with Brooke

Episode 55: Interview with gallery owner Sonya Pfeiffer of Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art, about the Art of Struggle exhibition, featuring MyLoan Dinh, Charles Farrar and Susan Brenner.



diaCRITICS highlights artists of the Vietnamese diaspora: Profiles in Art

Feb 22, 2018