The Spirit Within

Sayon Syprasoeuth

Sayon leads the Living Arts Long Beach program, which introduces high school students and young adults, from various schools throughout LB, exposure to the arts. He’s an interdisciplinary artist, focusing on his personal story as a refugee from Cambodia. He grew up in Thai refugee camps and emigrated to the United States at the age of 10. His work addresses past and present issues, triggered by memories of war and trauma, beliefs, spiritual dimensions and life in contemporary time in the United States.His work has been shows in Cambodia, China, Berlin and throughout the United States. He received his BFA degree from Long Beach State in 2003 and Master of Fine Arts from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) in 2007.



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The Spirit Within



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Address 2201 East Anaheim Street Long Beach, CA (get directions)

GPS Coordinates 33.782777, -118.165419

Location Name United Cambodian Center

Location DescriptionWest-facing wall on the left side of the building

Long Beach Transit Bus Routes

45, 46

Dimensions30 ft. x 60 ft.

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