ASHEVILLE, NC – Local artist and activist, Katie Kasben, will be traveling to Australia in August to begin researching the possibility of a cultural exchange program between Aboriginal Australians and Native Americans. While there she will attend the GARMA Festival in the Northern Territory of Australia, which is a festival of traditional Aboriginal culture. As a former instructor for the National Young Leaders Conference in DC and the VIP coordinator for the Asheville HATCH festival, Kasben has been invited to attend the “Key Forum” on Creative Industries at GARMA, which is the 2009 theme for the festival.
To raise local awareness of Aboriginal issues, as well as the future exchange program Kasben hopes to accomplish, the documentary WHALEDREAMERS, produced by Julian Lennon, will be shown at the Fine Arts Theatre on July 22, at 7 pm. To see the trailer, please go to the following link: Trailer