Calling all individuals who are interested in creating art in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2010! Here is an opportunity for individuals to create art celebrating the history and contributions of Asian Pacific Americans, donate to a good cause, and have their artwork publicly displayed at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation in West Lafayette, IN, this spring.
The exhibition is intended to raise awareness and understanding of the Asian American community as articulated through a variety of art including photography, visual, and literary. For a $5 donation, people can submit a piece of art (8.5 x 11") to the exhibit that will be displayed along with all the other contributions. The art will be placed into hanging frames, so it must be flat. During the time the exhibit is displayed, people will be able to bid on pieces in a silent auction. All proceeds go towards the Purdue University and Indiana University libraries to purchase Asian American materials.
Please consider participating in this endeavor and join writer Maxine Hong Kingston, activist Yuri Kochiyama, Senator Daniel Inouye, director Michael Kang, author Lac Su, hip hop group Far East Movement, Congressman Mike Honda, academic Frank Wu, actor Parry Shen, musician Goh Nakamura, artist Stella Lai, performance poets Bao Phi and Beau Sia, Kip Fulbeck, Jeff Yang, and many other stakeholders in the Asian American community. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org. An informational flier is attached.
P.S. The "commUNITY" photography exhibition that I produced with photographer William L. Snyder last spring, is still on the road! After making its debut at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette last spring, it has been featured in the Lotus Festival at Bloomington, IN, and is currently at the Asian American Cultural Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for a three month run that will end in February. It will return to the area in May 2010 at the West Lafayette Public Library.
Bilsland Strategic Initiatives Fellow
ASAM 240 instructor
CLA Career Services Graduate Research Assistant