Friday, May 16, 2014

AAWAA Eating Cultures final day May 31

from Asian American Women's Artists Association (Must be May 31, 2014):

"Join us in celebrating the final day of EATING CULTURES with a Community Potluck co-hosted by Community Health for Asian Americans. Bring a special dish to share and a personal recipe for our community recipe wall!

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE | Genevieve Erin O'Brien in “Sausage Homage”.

GALLERY HOURS | May 1-30, 2014. Tuesday through Friday from 12-7pm, and Saturdays from 12-5pm.

CURATOR | Michelle Lee
CURATORIAL ADVISORS | Linda Inson Choy & Cynthia Tom

JUROR | Dr. Margo L. Machida, Professor of Art History & Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut

FEATURED ARTISTS | Susan Almazol • Sigi Arnejo • Jung Ran Bae • Mitsuko Brooks • Ka Yan Cheung • Karen Chew • Flora Choi • Melissa Chow • Samantha Chundur • Kay Cuajunco • Alison Ho • Grace Jahng Lee • Zilka Joseph • Juliana Kang Robinson • Larry Lee & Jason Dunda • Theresa Loong • Alana Lowe • **Cathy Lu • Mieko Meguro • Michiko Murakami • Chee Wang Ng • **Genevieve Erin O'Brien with Aaron Henderson & Grace Umali • Jessica Redmond • Margaret Rhee • **kate hers RHEE • Yoshie Sakai • Shizue Seigel • Pallavi Sharma • Jessica Tang • Cynthia Tom • Christine Toy Johnson • Frances Kai-Hwa Wang • Michael Watson • Maggie Wong • Leslie Zeitler • Sara Zin

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION| AAWAA and Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) join forces to present the multidisciplinary art exhibition Eating Cultures, for the United States of Asian America Festival throughout May 2014. Featuring over thirty emerging and established Asian Pacific American artists from around the country, Eating Cultures is a deliciously provocative multi-disciplinary arts exhibition of artworks inspired by Asian American food and foodways. Using food as a lens, artist share stories of global migration, adaptation, entrepreneurship, and the central importance of food in Asian communities around the world.

In addition to over fifty art, film, and literary works, Eating Cultures will feature Asian American oral histories provided by Southern Foodways Alliance via Guide by Cell, dynamic programming co-presented by Asia Society and the Culinary Historians of Northern California, a pop-up shop, and a recipe wall for audiences to share their favorite family recipes.

Cathy Lu •
Cathy Lu is a Chinese American San Francisco based painter and sculptor. Using traditional Chinese iconography and symbolism as jumping off point, Lu explores ideas of gender, cultural identity and global patterns of migration. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Jingdezhen Contemporary International Ceramic Exhibition in China.

Genevieve Erin O'Brien •
Genevieve Erin O’Brien is a Queer Vietnamese-Irish American Los Angeles based artist, community organizer, and educator. She received her MFA in Studio Art/Performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2009 she received a Fulbright Fellowship to travel to Vietnam to conduct research for her Nu’ó’c Nào? project. She has presented work nationally and internationally, including at at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

kate hers RHEE •
Kate Hers Rhee is a Korean American Berlin and Detroit based visual artist and cultural producer who works in the field of social art practice. Her work seeks to rethink and reshape notions of transnational and cultural identity, often through different modes of communication and public/private interventions. She received her MFA from the University of California at Irvine. Her work Dr. Rhee’s Kimtschi Shop has been shown internationally and featured on PRI’s “The World”.

ABOUT AAWAA | Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) is a national non-profit arts organization dedicated to ensuring the visibility and documentation of Asian Pacific American women in the arts. Since 1989, AAWAA has been a resource for the arts and academic communities, working to further the recognition of Asian American women artists. Through exhibitions, literary readings, speakers' bureau, publications, and educational programs, AAWAA offers thought-provoking perspectives that challenge societal assumptions and promote dialogue across cultures and generations. For more information on AAWAA and its mission and programs, please visit

ABOUT APICC | This program is co-presented by API Cultural Center- San Francisco (APICC) mission is to support and produce multi-disciplinary art reflective of the unique experiences of Asian Pacific Islanders living in the United States. Since 1998, the Center has promoted the artistic and organizational growth of the City’s Asian/Pacific arts community by organizing and presenting the annual United States of Asian America Festival. For more information on APICC and its mission and programs, please


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