What: A reading of selected works by literary artists featured in “A Place of Her Own”
When: Thursday, May 19 from 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Where: SOMArts Main Gallery, 934 Brannan Street (between 8th and 9th)
What Else: More information at www.aplaceofherown.org
Enjoy an evening of literary entertainment with the lady writers of A PLACE OF HER OWN as they explore the question, “If you had a place of your own, what would it be?”
Presented by The Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) and API Cultural Center’s (APICC) 14th Annual United States of Asian America Festival, A PLACE OF HER OWN features work by Asian American women artists from diverse backgrounds and their experiences in modern culture. Conceived in 2007, curator Cynthia Tom has developed A PLACE OF HER OWN as a long-term project inspired by the idea of environments for women or encouraging the women to build their own. Across cultures and generations, and through necessity, parental, or cultural training—women have learned to compromise themselves. They set aside their own desires to support others; rarely do women claim a place of their own, metaphorically or physically. What happens when we expand the parameters beyond the concept of a room and discover a place in which the limitations are bound by the imagination and nothing more?