2019 CSA Artist
Announcement coming October 14!
2019 CSA Artist
Details and link to purchase will be available soon!
ArtCrop X HAFA have partnered to bring members exclusive original art by Hmong artists since 2017. We’re excited to reveal the 2019 Thanksgiving HAFA CSA on October 14.
We’re keeping our promise to curate beautifully crafted one-of-a-kind works by Hmong artists and farmers.
Our work through ArtCrop has kept us inquiring and we spent the last year doing some really exciting projects. We painted our second mural, titled “Kawm” (The Gatherer) which seeded the concept of a mural park on the HAFA farm. We also produced the “Sib Pauv Zog” art exhibit at the Hennepin County Gallery which featured 9 artists and groups creating narratives of Hmong culture.
On this journey, we met what would be not just one, but the two 2019 ArtCrop artists who work as a sister duo and are also farmers on the HAFA farm. What are the chances? This was incredible. Our community has always known that Hmong farmers were artists. We are so delighted and have the honor of sharing this legacy with you.
This is the new farm to table.
Oskar, Christina, and Teeko
ArtCrop is a limited membership subscription modeled after Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), but with art! When customers purchase a share, they support artists to access more adequate resources in order to create unique pieces of artwork that complement the CSA experience.
ArtCrop and Hmong American Farmers Associations (HAFA) proudly partner to bring you HAFA x ArtCrop Thanksgiving CSA share, the first CSA ever to pair Hmong art with locally grown produce. As a special one-time subscription, it promises an even more rich experience of Hmong culture.
How It Works
Included in your box:
• One unique art piece (Artist’s Choice)
• The best selection of seasonal produce (Farmer's Choice)*
*Make a feast to share with 4-6 loved ones!
Pick up your box:
The Good Acre
1790 Larpenteur Ave. W
Falcon Heights, MN 55113
Previous ArtCrop CSA Artists
2018 | Xee Reiter
Xee was selected because of her passion for illustrating life all around her, depicting Hmong American joy through her family’s adventures with food and fun. Xee is a self-taught artist specializing in watercolor, pen, and ink illustrations. As a first generation Hmong American, you can largely find cultural influences in her works. Her artistic exploration includes but is not limited to portraiture, art journaling, mural art, typography and calligraphy works. You’ll often find her with sketch books, pens and pencils doodling across the Twin Cities, from park trails to Hmong Village, as well as in her own backyard where she has started an mini urban farm and garden, complete with chickens and a wide variety of plants and vegetables with her family. She has worked with local cultural organizations such as Little Mekong, Hmong Museum, and the Minnesota Museum of American Art to connect community through her artistry. Follow Xee on Instagram and Facebook.
2017 | Oskar Ly
Oskar Ly is a queer Hmong French American multi-disciplinary artist, organizer and creative cultural producer based in the Twin Cities, MN. For the 2017 share, she created a unique set of batik coasters made of artisanal raw materials sourced from Red Green Rivers, a social enterprise supporting Artisans and Makers from the Mekong Region in Southeast Asia. Oskar is also the founder of ArtCrop, forming the artist collective in 2017. The batik coasters came along with a poem penned by Oskar inspired by the legacy and generations of Hmong makers.
Oskar’s many accolades includes being a Minnesota State Arts Board Grantee, Pfund Scholarship recipient (Linde-Ostrander fund), Twin Cities Pride Art Gallery Chairman award recipient, Next Generation of LGBT Leaders recognition, Forecast Public Arts Emerging Artist Grantee, and featured in GO Magazine’s 100 Women We Love. Follow Oskar on Instagram and Facebook.