Montgomery College’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts’ King Street Gallery presents 2 Solo Shows featuring the work of video/film work of Daniela Lucato and multi-media installation work Kim KhouanKhong Sandara from October 3 to November 11, 2022. A virtual artist talk will be held on October 6 at 12 pm. For more information and to sign up for the virtual talk, visit Free and open to the public.

About the Artists

Kim Sandara (they/she) is a bi genderqueer, Lao/Vietnamese American, artist from Northern Virginia and now based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2019 and 2021 they’ve been featured in the Washington Post for their music paintings and 270 Million Project, bringing spotlight on the bombs left in Laos from the Secret War. In their Torpedo Factory summer 2019 Post-Grad Residency, they created work on their parent’s immigration story intersecting their coming out story. In their 2020 Bresler Residency at VisArts, they focused more on Lao identity work. Since moving to Brooklyn in 2020, they’ve shown work in various spaces in Manhattan including with Arts on the Ave, Tiny Art Gallery, and Pearl River Mart in Chelsea Market. They’re currently working on her graphic novel “Origins of Kin and Kang” about their coming out story and collaborating with Legacies of War to help fund removing the bombs left over from the Secret War.

Daniela Lucato started playing theatre in Padua (Italy) parallel to her studies at the university. After her degree in Philosophy, she moved to Rome, Wellington, and finally Berlin where she works as an actress/filmmaker. The Birthday 2014), her first short film written/directed in mandarin/English language, has been officially selected from 25 international festivals (among these Micgenero, Frameline, Shanghai Pride where the film was also nominated for the best cinematography). In 2015 she founded Connecting Fingers Company. For the time being (2018) received the award as best international short film at DUAF/ Tribeca Film Center. In 2019 she wrote/directed the experimental short film Vieni and in 2020 the narrative short Mamma dorme (Mommy’s sleeping). During Covid-19 she wrote/performed/directed the short film My name is Sami.

About the King Street Gallery: 

The King Street Gallery is on the ground floor of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center on the west side of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm. The art center is located off Georgia Avenue at 930 King Street in Silver Spring.  Parking is available in the West Campus Garage, which is immediately behind the center. Additional parking is available in the East Campus Garage on Fenton Street with pedestrian access by a bridge and walking path.  For maps and directions, visit

Contact:                                     Mieke Gentis, 240-567-1374

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Gallery Address:                       The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center

                                                   930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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