A PLACE OF HER OWN Retrospective | Thoreau Center

APOHO Thoreau

Graphic courtesy of Cynthia Tom.



















VENUE: Thoreau Center for Sustainability, Seed Gallery, Presidio Building 1014  (Lincoln Blvd. & Torney Ave.), San Francisco.

EXHIBITION DATES: June 12 – July 24, 2014. Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm.

OPENING RECEPTION: June 12, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.

ARTISTS TALK: July 17, 2014 from 12-1pm. Facilitated by Melanie Elvena.

WRITING WORKSHOP: July 24, 2014 from 12-1pm. Facilitated by Shizue Seigel.


Susan Almazol | Shari Arai DeBoer | Cristal Fiel | Kathy Fujii-Oka | Rupinder K. Kahlon | Elaine Gin Louie | Joan Manubug-Oamil | Isabelle Thuy Pelaud | Shizue Seigel | Cindy Shih | Cynthia Tom | Sue Tom | Irene Wibawa


AAWAA presents an exhibition sharing stories of transformation while artist Colleen Quen hosts a benefit for AAWAA – addressing social justice through the arts. A PLACE OF HER OWN (APOHO) is a multidisciplinary arts-based healing project that asks women, “If you had a place of your own, what would it be?” Through a series of guided workshops, participants uncover solutions to culturally enforced silence and trauma. Asian American women express their response with the use of various media. Participants transform into artists and present their work during an exhibition, which results in a self-published catalogue. As APOHO traverses different avenues, the project serves as a means to cultivate dialogue that raises consciousness about women’s issues and builds stronger interactive communities.


Admission is free and open to the public.

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