I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
May 19 – June 31, 2016.
May 19, 6-8:30pm.
See the dreams of women brought to life through soul-inspiring sound sculpture, a knitted landscape, thought-provoking baby jars. Surrounded by art intuited from aspiration, visitors are invited to join the journey through participation in three self-guided art-making workstations.
May 31, 5:30-8:30pm.
Each artist will share the intimate story of her journey leading to the creation of A Place of Her Own. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions about anything that puzzles them or that has aroused their curiosity, as well as the opportunity to participate in three self-guided art-making workstations.
CLOSING RECEPTION & COMMUNITY POTLUCK
June 30, 5:30-8:30pm.
A community celebration with the artists and curators. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions about anything that puzzles them or that has aroused their curiosity, as well as the opportunity to participate in three self-guided art-making workstations. Also, show your love by sharing your food. The public are invited to share their favorite dishes representing their family, community, or cultures.
Cynthia Tom & Maggie Yee
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Maggie Yee | Reiko Fujii | Manon Bogerd Wada | Sigi Arnejo | Angela Bau | Ann Rojas-Cheatham | Eunice Feng | Frances Cachapero | Irene Wibawa | Lisa Rodondi | Patricia Zamora | Tavi Baker | Adrienne Yan | Cynthia Tom | Judith Nihei | Nancy Arvold | Natalie Sacramento
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
If you had a place of your own, what would it be? A group visual art exhibition featuring the vibrant dreams and hopes of 15 women artists, mostly Asian American, ages 25 to 72, expressing their visions of such a place with a variety of mediums: found objects assemblage, photography, written word, collage and sculpture. These works, which combine storytelling, recycled objects and fine art techniques, grew out of the A PLACE OF HER OWN residency/workshop program where participants explore, through intuitive art making and visual meditation, family patterns and belief systems, identity issues, personal trauma and yearnings.
Curator Cynthia Tom, driven by an abiding passion to spotlight issues facing Asian American women, develops artistic forums to heal, transform and inform. Leading up to this exhibition, Tom facilitated a series of workshops based on intuitive art practices and meditation that inspired the art. Audiences have the opportunity to tap into their inner wisdom and personal strengths through hands-on art-making with three intuitive, self-guided art-making workstations: “Beliefs That Hold You Back,” “Every Family Has a Story,” and “The Aspiration Tree.”
Presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center as part of the 19th annual United States of Asian America Festival 2016.