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Indonesian art exhibit coming to HCC

The Highline Community College Library Exhibit and Art Gallery is pleased to announce the arrival of the collection, "Indonesian Cultural Arts from Tanah Air Kita—Our Homeland, Our Land and Water."

The collection features traditional Indonesian pieces and crafts such as Batik, woven and dyed textiles, ornamental arts and theatrical crafts.

The exhibit comes to Highline through the efforts of 10 visiting Indonesian faculty members with the Community College Faculty and Administrator Program for Indonesia (CCFA).

The CCFA professional development program allows instructors and administrators from Indonesia's technical colleges to witness how community-based institutions of higher education in the United States deliver quality technical and professional education to vital sectors of society. The faculty arrived at HCC this summer and will stay until mid-December.

"We are so pleased to be able to share this piece of our culture, our homeland, ourselves with the campus and community," said Rina Suprina, visiting Indonesian faculty member. "Our exhibit is one last way to say "terima kasih" — thank you — to our friends and colleagues here."

The full exhibit will be on display Dec. 1-14, and a smaller collection will remain until Dec. 31. An exhibit reception will be held 1–4 p.m. Wednesday in the Library Exhibit and Art Gallery, S. 240th Street & Pacific Highway S., Des Moines. The visiting Indonesian faculty will to present to share their culture and speak about the exhibit. The reception is free and open to the public.

For more information on the visiting Indonesian faculty and CCFA, visit highline.edu/indonesia.php.

The Library Exhibit and Art Gallery is located on the 4th floor of the HCC Library, Building 25. For gallery hours and additional information, visit exhibits.highline.edu.

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