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Resilience Archives: THE CULTURAL IMPACT OF PAINTING & PRINTED MEDIA: Artist lecture & creative lab — Lenore Chinn

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Resilience Archives:

THE CULTURAL IMPACT OF PAINTING & PRINTED MEDIA:
Artist lecture & creative lab

We ensure our histories are not lost by documenting them and Lenore Chinn has been documenting the broader LGBTQ community in San Francisco for over 30 years. Her larger photo-realist paintings began as community portraits, of her friends really, and are now a beautiful and sometimes haunting history. Lenore wraps up this series of workshop with a special artist lecture. She’ll discuss some of the highlights of her career as a painter and social justice founder of some of the most influential LGBTQ and Asian arts organizations in the Bay Area including the Lesbians in the Visual Arts, Queer Cultural Center, and Asian American Women Artists.

We’ll include an open Q&A section to open up the floor for conversation. Also view printed works inspired by the stories from the Dragonfruit Project and see works from other LGBTQ AAPI artists. The lecture will immediately be followed by an open creative lab where we’ll provide materials to create works around the LGBTQ AAPI communities and stories. You’ll see art that’s already been created and share space with other working artists. This is a great opportunity to share creative space with other working LGBTQ AAPI artists.

PROVIDED: A variety of creative materials will be provided to create works in class paper, pens, scanner, printer, glue, tape, scissors, etc.

INSTRUCTORS

Lenore Chinn: Artist
Mia Nakano: Director, Visibility Project

We will be requesting that all participants sign release forms at the beginning of each workshop allowing us to publish scans, audio stories, photos, artwork and other materials created in the workshop as a part of the Resilience Archives at www.resiliencearchives.com.

DATE & TIME

Sunday, August 7th
10am – 2pm

LOCATION

Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Auditorium
388 9th St. #290
Oakland, CA  94607

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TRANSFORMATION: 25 Years of Asian American Women Artists, July 30-September 3

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TRANSFORMATION

25 Years of Asian American Women Artists

VENUE

Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton, CA

EXHIBITION DATES

July 30 – September 3

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 12-5pm.  Saturday 11am-3pm.

OPENING RECEPTION

July 30, 1-3pm.

Join us for an afternoon of light refreshments as we celebrate the last event of AAWAA’s Jubilee year and the opening of our 25th anniversary exhibition. RSVP on Facebook!

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

In honor of the organization’s 25th anniversary year, Asian American Women Artists Association presents Transformation: 25 Years of Asian American Women Artists. This multidisciplinary and intergenerational group exhibition will feature the works of 38 AAWAA artists members, from past to present. From a small artists collective in the late 1980s to today’s influential arts organization, this exhibition documents and celebrates the evolution of AAWAA artists throughout the years as it continues to leave a legacy of art for future creatives. This exhibition celebrates the diversity, creativity, and evolution of its artist community.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Alison Ho | Barbara Horiuchi | Betty Kano | Cathy Lu | Choppy Oshiro | Cynthia Tom | Elaine Gin Louie | Ellen Bepp | Flo Oy Wong | Jennifer Pei Huang | Ji Lim | Jungeun Lee | Karen Chew | Kathy Fujii-Oka | Kookhee Lee | Kristina Lim | Lena Shey | Lenore Chinn | Leslie Zeitler | Linda Shiue | Lucy Liew | Lydia Nakashima Degarrod | Maggie Yee | Manon Bogerd Wada | Maria Miller | Maryln Mori | Marlene Iyemura | Miss TANGQ | Nancy Hom | Nancy Uyemura | Pallavi Sharma | Reiko Fujii | Salma Arastu | Samantha Chundur | Shari DeBoer | Shizue Seigel | Susan Almazol | Yousun Kim

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“A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America” – Photo Workshop with Lenore Chinn, Bob Hsiang & James Sobredo — April 12, 2014

“A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America” – Photo Workshop with Lenore Chinn, Bob Hsiang & James Sobredo
April 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

http://www.chsa.org/event/a-day-in-the-life-of-asian-america-photo-workshop-2/

life2014_Page_1 aday-backThe Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) is proud to present two workshops on documentary photography in support of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s “A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America” online photo/video exhibition set for May 2014.

The project will collect thousands of photographs about Asian Pacific American daily life taken on May 10, 2014 and produce an exhibit at http://apa.si.edu by May 26, 2014. Over 50 professional photojournalists, documentary film/video makers, and artists are participating in the project along with thousands of photo enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.

This is the second workshop in the series, which takes place on Saturday, April 12 at the CHSA Learning Center, 965 Clay Street, San Francisco from 2 pm to 4 pm. This workshop will feature photographers Lenore Chinn, Bob Hsiang, and James Sobredo, who will present slides of their documentary photography and discuss how they approach their work.

Also, read more about the first workshop on Saturday, April 5 with photographers Leon Sun, Laura Ming Wong, and Leland Wong.

Both workshops will be moderated by Eddie Wong, guest curator for the “A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America” online photo/video exhibition. He will answers questions about how to join the project and upload photos and videos to the Smithsonian Flickr group.

The workshops are free and open to the public. Come learn about documentary photography and join this national and international effort to reflect upon Asian Pacific American life. For more information about the project, visit http://SmithsonianAPA.org/life2014.pdf.

For more information about CHSA, call 415-391-1188 x101 or email info@chsa.org.

Additional information on the photographers who will be presenting work on Sat. April 12:

Lenore Chinn
Lenore Chinn is a San Francisco based artist who focuses on the depiction of a wide spectrum of people in all their diversity and color.

Portraiture is at the core of her visual art practice whether it is painting or photography—both are employed in her creative process.

A moment in time spontaneously captured by her digital camera, transmitted to acrylic on canvas, conveyed in modern archival print or shared on Facebook, these images document everyday life.

As a body of work they are visual narratives that constitute an art history largely hidden from the public’s perception of society and our particular collective experience.

Bob Hsiang
was born and raised in New York City. My interest in photography began while in middle school when my brother showed me how to develop film in the bathroom. In high school I took photographs and learned how to shoot 35mm film.

While attending college at SUNY at Buffalo, I continued my photography self-education as the editor of the school newspaper covering various events. At that time, protests against the Vietnam War became front-page news. After graduation, I continued to photograph student and worker activism in NYC, joining the Asian American Movement. Then in 1974, I moved to San Francisco and began photographing various political and cultural activities associated with the Third World Liberation movements, Asian American awareness and the International Hotel struggle for low-income housing. Since I needed a real job, I started freelancing my work, sustaining my small family with various photography jobs.

Consequently, I built a business that centered around my strengths as a shooter— mainly art & cultural events, portraiture, studio work. Today I operate a studio in San Francisco and service both the corporate and not-for-profit organizations.

James Sobredo
James Sobredo is an Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies Program, at California State University in Sacramento. He has a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in Ethnic Studies. A multimedia documentarian and social documentary photographer for 20 years, his graphics, photographs and articles have appeared in The New York Times, AsianWeek and magazines such as Filipinas and Pacific. An avid long-distance backpacker and mountaineer, Sobredo is also a practitioner of Vispassana Buddhism.

Eddie Wong, workshop moderator
eddiewong Eddie Wong is one of the founders of Visual Communications, a non-profit media company that produced books, slide shows, photo exhibits and films about the Asian American and Pacific Islander experiences. He directed and produced the following documentary films: Wong Sinsaang, Pieces of a Dream, Chinatown Two-Step, Something is Rotten in Little Tokyo, and the Sound of Pleasure.

He also served as the Executive Director of NAATA/Center for Asian American Media and the Executive Director of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation. Now that Eddie has retired, he has more time to take photographs and explore art projects.

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center serves as the national resource for discovering the consequence and complexity of the Asian Pacific American experience through collaboration, exhibitions, programs and digital experiences. The vision of the Center is to enrich the appreciation of America’s Asian Pacific heritage and empower Asian Pacific American communities in their sense of inclusion within the national culture. More information at apa.si.edu.

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The Future is Now: Asian America on its Own Terms — presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center’s 15th United States of Asian America Festival

Thurs, May 3rd 5-8pm: Gallery Opening
Sat, May 5th 2-4pm: What Lies Ahead:
Creating Community & Expanding the Context for Asian American Art
Sat, May 12th 2-4pm: Artist Talk
Fri, May 25th 5-7pm: Gallery Closing Reception

The exhibition features works in a variety of media by an acclaimed group of artists: Kim Anno, Michael Arcega appears courtesy of Marx & Zavattero, Lenore Chinn, Binh Danh, Taraneh Hemami, Nancy Hom, Justin Hoover, Su-Chen Hung, Betty Kano, Hung Liu, Gabby Miller, Ranu Mukherjee, Pallavi Sharma, Tina Takemoto, Truong Tran, Carlos Villa and Flo Oy Wong. Curated by Jennifer Banta with Exhibit Consultation and Design by Matt McKinley.

Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC), supports and produces multi-disciplinary art reflective of the unique experiences of Asian Pacific Islanders living in the United States.


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