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Shifting Movements

The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center presents Shifting Movements, May 4–25, 2017

Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) join forces to present the multidisciplinary art exhibition Shifting Movements: Art Inspired by the Life & Activism of Yuri Kochiyama (1921-2014) , as part of the …

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Shifting Movements Opening Reception, Thursday, May 4, 6–9 pm

We Did it for Yuri and Malcolm 2, Image courtesy of the Asian American Women Artists Association Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) join forces to present the multidisciplinary art exhibition Shifting Movements: …

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Sunshine Velasco in The Ramp Gallery, April 18–May 13, 2017

The Unveiling: Spiritual Invocations of Queer Femmes of Color evokes who you really are, the voice of your story, the different shades of your dreams, the truth of your everyday life. Sunshine Velasco’s lens captures the voices of those who share their …

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The Masquerade 4 Prince, April 29, 6:30–8 pm

  SOMArts is proud to partner with The Global Street Dance Masquerade to present A Masquerade 4 Prince on Saturday, April 29. Beginning at the Luggage Store Gallery (1007 Market Street) at 6:30 pm, this site-specific dance, drag-memorial and creative offering will culminate with …

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC WORD MOTHER TONGUE Artist Interview: Christy Chan

                        Could you tell us more about the performance you did for the exhibit? I read an English-language book “backwards” to gallery guests using the traditional Chinese modality of …

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC WORD MOTHER TONGUE Artist Interview: Jamil Hellu

        “I”, 2016,  Jamil Hellu. Image courtesy of the artist.  Where and how did the idea for “I” originate? Although I am of Syrian descent, I did not learn Arabic growing up. With the war in Syria …

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SOMArts presents the Pièce de RESISTance, April 22

Welcome to the Pièce de RESISTance! On Saturday, April 22, SOMArts teams up with curator Kelly Lovemonster to transform our Main Gallery into a one-night-only art party and contemporary renaissance ball to benefit the cultural oasis under the 101 freeway known as SOMArts. …

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC WORD MOTHER TONGUE, March 9–April 8, 2017

FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC WORD MOTHER TONGUE is a poly-lingual exhibition, featuring artists and performers investigating the relationships between language, culture and identity. Curated by The New Urban Naturalists, FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC WORD MOTHER TONGUE (MAGIC WORD) is the third and final exhibition in the …