AAWAA will commemorate its 25th anniversary with a its first ever public art project and the first mural dedicated to Asian American women in the arts, Mural Muses. Fulfilling our mission to to ensuring the visibility, documentation, and well-being of Asian American and Pacific Islander women artists, we are undertaking with the guidance of lead muralists Cece Carpio (Trust Your Struggle and the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries) and Erin Yoshi (Trust Your Struggle and The Estria Foundation) who will work with AAWAA artists and community members to create a collective mural. With our first public art piece, the goal is to transform a public space to honor the legacy of all Asian American women in the arts and provide inspiration for many generations to come.
The project is to be completed in the Summer of 2017 in the Richmond District. AAWAA is currently working to raise $20,000 in funds (as well as identifying more grants) to support the project. A city-sponsored mural fund may be able to match our fundraising efforts. Our organization hopes to partner with a local community-oriented business with a 1-2 story exterior wall who is willing to not only beautify their walls, but also invest in San Francisco’s arts, culture, and Asian American community.
ETERNAL GRATITUDE TO OUR BACKERS
Michelle A. Lee
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