Deep Roots, New Shoots 40 Years Of Asian American Art By Veteran And Emerging Artists

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Exhibition

Aug 201124 Dec 201130

National Japanese American Historical Society Peace Gallery
1684 Post St.
San Francisco, California, 94117
United States



This exhibit is curated by J-town Arts and presented by NJAHS. This project includes an art exhibit and public programs that cover up to 40 years of work by artists rooted in the Asian American communities of the Bay Area "Deep Roots, New Shoots” will also host artist salons, art workshops, individual artist retrospectives, visual, literary and performing arts collaborations and panel discussions on issues affecting the Japanese American community. “Deep Roots” acknowledges their past and reviews their development over the years, while “New Shoots” showcases their current work alongside the work of a new generation of artists from the community.

Featured artists include Christine Balza, Holly Calica, Frederick Cloyd, Aimee Espiritu, Nancy Hom, Judith Kajiwara, Betty Kano, Stephanie Lowe, Van Nguyen Stone, Stuart Sugawara, Leon Sun, Sabrena Taylor, Rich Tokeshi, Tai Chan Tokeshi, Leland Wong, Peter Yamamoto, and Hideo "Chester" Yoshida. For more info call 415-921-5007. 

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About J-town Arts(JtA)

Seeing art and literature as a reflection of the true experiences and feelings of the common people, the JtA strives to make art accessible, relevant and inspiring, contributing to the grassroots empowerment of Asian Pacific American communities in a multicultural U.S. JtA hopes to contribute to and help sustain an informed and unified voice and vision for the Bay Area Asian American communities by providing a blank canvas for artists of the Asian American experience to express their diversity and creativity.

Programs and Activities: The JtA works with community groups and projects to promote a strong, vibrant community. This is done through collaborating on art exhibits, classes, educational panels and artist salons, among other activities. Activities such as JtA’s quarterly coffee house salons, and its monthly silkscreen, “Men At Work,” and “Women Making Art” workshops take place at community venues such as the galleries at NJAHS and JCCCNC Gallery and the Japantown Peace Plaza. JtA has actively participated in community festivals for four decades, creating artwork for local festivals such as Nihonmachi Street Fair and Cherry Blossom Festival.

Visit these links to find out more about artists in Deep Roots New Shoots

Holly Calica www.mesart.com/hcalica
Van Nguyen Stone www.jomijomi.com
Leland Wong www.Atowngraphics.com

 

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