Thursday, February 23, 5:30 PM–7:00 PM, Los Angeles Convention Center
Chairs: Kyra Belan, president, Coalition of Women in the Arts and Linda Inson Choy, independent curator. Featured Artists: Kay Kang, Shizue Seigel and Cynthia Tom
Asian American artists Kay Kang, Shizue Seigel and Cynthia Tom candidly share their art practice. Their inherently feminist voices are uniquely Asian American and yet universal. They ask: What role do personal history, community and transnationalism in Asian American narratives? What collaborations between artists, curators, arts and humanities academia and arts institutions will take Asian American art to the broader audience?
Linda Inson Choy is an independent curator and art historian specializing in Asian American Women art and Contemporary Korean Women artists. www.lindainsonchoy.com
Cynthia Tom is a professional artist, a painter, mixed media installation artist, healer and curator. She is also a public relations and development consultant for arts organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. As president of Asian American Women Artists Association, she is most proud of A PLACE OF HER OWN, a multi-disciplinary arts and creative program that has been realized as 3 exhibitions and a pilot program with social worker participants. www.cynthiatom.com www.aawaa.net
An arts based healing residency This project asks attendees to answer the question." If you had a place of her own, what would it be?".
It includes a semester of workshops of guided visual meditations and innovative arts making projects, concluding in an arts open house to showcase the work created during the discussions and art workshops.
PLACE is geared towards working with women to transorm their lives and provide a platform to define direction and aspirations.
PLACE has taken form as 3 arts exhibitions and one series of workshops geared to non-artist, social service providers as part of their own self-care.
If you want to stay connected to Cynthia about this project to heal women with ancestral trauma and women moving to leadership. email@example.com - tell me of your interest.