photo by Mike Hazard

“Seeds of Change” – ARTober Events

You are invited to the Opening Night Reception, Meet the Author, and Art Exhibit!

seeds of change name plateOPENING NIGHT Reception:

Enjoy the Art Exhibit: “Seeds of Change” by Mike Hazard opening night reception Friday, October 6, from 7 PM – 8:30 PM at Hastings Arts Center.

Mike Hazard’s 36 photographs, video, and artist book tell the story of a year in the life of the Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA) farm. Located in Vermillion Township, the farm is attracting national attention as a model for sustainable stewardship.

Programing starts around 7:15 pm. Come enjoy light snacks and beverages and view more photos like “Ariana and the Zinnias.” Each of the 20 families at the HAFA farm grows about 60 different varieties of plants. Over 100 different vegetables, flowers, and herbs are grown at the farm.

MEET the Author

Author & Artist Mike Hazard’s Reading and Book Signing will be on Saturday, October 7 from 11 am-12 noon at Pleasant Hill Library.

Meet Mike Hazard, who documented the lives of Hmong American farmers in the photo show and book We Come from the Flower, and watch his short film Seeds of Change. Author Hazard will sign and sell his book.


The visual arts display that includes photographs and video is FREE and open to the public. The exhibit displayed at Hastings Arts Center will run until October 29, 2017.

Please visit ARTober for more details and specific dates and times to view the exhibit.

Hastings Arts Center, 216 E 4th St, Hastings, MN 55033

Pleasant Hill Library, 1490 South Frontage Road, Hastings, MN 55033