Asian American Arts Centre

Asian American Arts Centre Website: www.artspiral.org Blog: http://artspiral.blogspot.com Digital Archive: www.artasiamerica.org Asian American Arts Centre brings cultural events in contemporary visual art to the general public.

It aims for creative vitality by engaging other communities and concerns in a creative encounter. With roots in Basement Workshop and founded in 1974 as a not-for-profit Pan-Asian community arts organization, the Arts Centre has come to see the arts in their historical, and spiritual relationship to diverse neighborhoods. Address: 111 Norfolk Street, New York NY 10002 Tel: 212.233.2154 | Office Hours: M-F 1230pm-630pm Email: [email protected]

Mission: Our mission is to promote the preservation and creative vitality of Asian American cultural growth through the arts, and its historical and aesthetic linkage to other communities.

Back When It Was Said To Me I Had No Right.… Recalling some exhibitions and memories:I was born and raised in Newark NJ ...
11/30/2020
Back When It Was Said To Me I Had No Right...

Back When It Was Said To Me I Had No Right.…


Recalling some exhibitions and memories:

I was born and raised in Newark NJ in the Black, Puerto Rican, and downtown neighborhood, apart from the Chinatown that barely existed back then. My family’s laundry was four blocks from the area where the riots of 1968 broke out. When Black students took over the law building on Rutgers local campus I was with them. When many years later my father mentioned that someone came by the laundry, said something was going to happen that ….

Continue reading this illustrated article on AAAC Blog-
http://artspiral.blogspot.com/2020/11/v-behaviorurldefaultvmlo.html

Recalling some exhibitions and memories: I was born and raised in Newark NJ in the Black, Puerto Rican and downtown neighborhood, apart ...

11/12/2020

Wonderful

From a honeycomb to the bud of a flower to the neural network of the brain, all forms of life are composed of intricate ...
11/04/2020
Sacred Geometry: Across the Silk Road II — Yangchenma Arts & Music

From a honeycomb to the bud of a flower to the neural network of the brain, all forms of life are composed of intricate patterns underlined by a basic matrix. Everything in the universe is connected. Through Sacred Geometry we can trace patterns of creation and by contemplating it we can relax our sense of unity in the perfection of chaos and order.
Sacred Geometry is a vision - by understanding life through all of its creation, we realize that sacredness is all around us, from the new formation of a life cell to the decomposing organic bodies. Drawing geometry aligns our mental function, our emotional hearts and the energy of action to the purpose of opening to that sacred space, beauty and serenity.
In this weekly course, we will learn the construction of basic geometry going through all division of two to ten. In each of our four meetings we will be guided step by step through the process of starting the drawing of a mandala from a blank paper through the coloring.
In the Across the Silk Road series we learn the principles of geometric construction and how to combine repeating motifs to create a beautiful tessellation as it is done with big panels and tiles. All mandalas are inspired by the deep wisdom and vision of the Middle Eastern traditions, which is elaborated in its architecture and various expressions of art from Morocco all the way to India.
You are invited to take the benefits of line concentration as a meditation of awareness opening up the senses to enjoy the joy of finishing up with beautiful colors.
Wednsdays November 18th & 25th, December 2nd & 9th 1pm $80.
Tiffani Gyatso is an artist from Brazil who focused her studies on the sacred expressions of art from different cultures. She specialized in traditional Tibetan Thangka painting, which she learned in India at the Norbulingka Institute from the years 2003-2006 and later furthered her studies at the Prince School of Traditional Arts in London where she studied sacred Geometry of the Middle East. Today she runs her own art retreat center at the Atelier YabYum at the mountains of Brazil.
https://www.yangchenma.org/events/sacred-geometry-120220

Four Week Course with Tiffani Gyatso Class 3 of 4

The 20 organizations are: Alaska Native Heritage Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Apollo Theater, Arab Americ...
10/22/2020
Sixteen Major Donors and Foundations Commit Unprecedented $156 Million to Support Black, Latinx, Asian and Indigenous Arts Organizations

The 20 organizations are: Alaska Native Heritage Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Apollo Theater, Arab American National Museum, Ballet Hispánico, Charles H. Wright Museum, Dance Theater of Harlem, East West Players, El Museo del Barrio, Japanese American National Museum, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Museum of Chinese in America, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, National Museum of Mexican Art, Penumbra Theatre, Project Row Houses, Studio Museum in Harlem, Urban Bush Women, and Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.
Investing in Regional Arts Organizations
As the second component of the America's Cultural Treasures initiative, numerous foundations will drive fundraising and design for individually-tailored regional grantmaking initiatives, which will be seeded by an initial $35 million in support from the Ford Foundation across seven regions. The foundation partners will provide matching funds for multi-year grants and other supports to cultural groups of color with exceptional regional or local significance.

/PRNewswire/ -- Today, sixteen major donors and foundations announced an unprecedented commitment to a two-pronged national and regional initiative to...

Please join this diverse group of thought and action influencers for a four-part series focusing on critical issues affe...
10/22/2020
CONVERSATIONS ON CULTURE: RACE, ART, MYTH = JUSTICE

Please join this diverse group of thought and action influencers for a four-part series focusing on critical issues affecting the lives and well-being of our communities and institutions. The Conversation starts on October 6 & 7 at 6:30 PM!
Conversations on Culture: Race, Art, Myth = Justice is presented by Creative Justice Initiative
These conversations explore the ways in which we continue to secure a future with global and national allies. We must examine and determine how unjust laws can be changed, ensuring that we institute actual legal protections as we thrive, not just survive. We must establish the basis for just frameworks - new philanthropic models that shore up funding for our community based cultural organizations, as informed by our knowledge, our work, and shaped by our mission and voices.
Our objective is to affect positive change, eradicate the systemic injustices that continue to oppress and limit the possibilities of the majority of the Our objective is to affect positive change, eradicate the systemic injustices that continue to oppress and limit the possibilities of the majority of the nation’s Black, Afro Latin, Latinx, Native, Asian, LGBTTQ+/Two Spirit, People with Disabilities, and economically poor White communities.
The state of our organizations, the health and wellbeing of our communities, and the very fabric of our democracy is at stake.
CONVERSATIONS ON CULTURE: RACE, ART, MYTH = JUSTICE

Conversations on Culture: Race, Myth, Art = Justice

Conversations on Culture: Race, Art, Myth = Justice. Please join this diverse group of thought and action influencers fo...
10/05/2020
CONVERSATIONS ON CULTURE: RACE, ART, MYTH = JUSTICE

Conversations on Culture: Race, Art, Myth = Justice. Please join this diverse group of thought and action influencers for a four-part series focusing on critical issues affecting the lives and well-being of our communities and institutions.
These conversations explore the ways in which we continue to secure a future with global and national allies. We must examine and determine how unjust laws can be changed, ensuring that we institute actual legal protections as we thrive, not just survive. We must establish the basis for just frameworks - new philanthropic models that shore up funding for our community based cultural organizations, as informed by our knowledge, our work, and shaped by our mission and voices.
Our objective is to affect positive change, eradicate the systemic injustices that continue to oppress and limit the possibilities of the majority of the Our objective is to affect positive change, eradicate the systemic injustices that continue to oppress and limit the possibilities of the majority of the nation’s Black, Afro Latin, Latinx, Native, Asian, LGBTTQ+/Two Spirit, People with Disabilities, and economically poor White communities.
The state of our organizations, the health and wellbeing of our communities, and the very fabric of our democracy is at stake.

Conversations on Culture: Race, Art, Myth = Justice

The 20 organizations are: Alaska Native Heritage Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Apollo Theater, Arab Americ...
09/29/2020
Sixteen Major Donors and Foundations Commit Unprecedented $156 Million to Support Black, Latinx, Asian and Indigenous Arts Organizations

The 20 organizations are: Alaska Native Heritage Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Apollo Theater, Arab American National Museum, Ballet Hispánico, Charles H. Wright Museum, Dance Theater of Harlem, East West Players, El Museo del Barrio, Japanese American National Museum, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Museum of Chinese in America, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, National Museum of Mexican Art, Penumbra Theatre, Project Row Houses, Studio Museum in Harlem, Urban Bush Women, and Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.
Investing in Regional Arts Organizations
As the second component of the America's Cultural Treasures initiative, numerous foundations will drive fundraising and design for individually-tailored regional grantmaking initiatives, which will be seeded by an initial $35 million in support from the Ford Foundation across seven regions. The foundation partners will provide matching funds for multi-year grants and other supports to cultural groups of color with exceptional regional or local significance.

/PRNewswire/ -- Today, sixteen major donors and foundations announced an unprecedented commitment to a two-pronged national and regional initiative to...

Great story teller & Awakin a all voluntary inspiring org.
09/06/2020
Brian Conroy | Awakin Call

Great story teller & Awakin a all voluntary inspiring org.

Brian Conroy is a gifted storyteller who comes alive when he sees people of diverse faiths, races, and backgrounds working together. Founder of the Buddhist Storytelling Circle, a group of storytellers from the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery who perform at interfaith gatherings, he first encountered Ve

How popular culture hobbles protest movements https://theconversation.com/how-popular-culture-hobbles-protest-movements-...
08/25/2020
How popular culture hobbles protest movements

How popular culture hobbles protest movements https://theconversation.com/how-popular-culture-hobbles-protest-movements-140892?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton via @ConversationUS very insightful on a subtle key hurdle to actual structural change not to be sidetracked by ‘good intentions’ - where art & action divide.

Books, movies and records that seem to challenge racism also subtly advance the idea that progress shouldn't happen too quickly.

08/16/2020

Good advice for people who feel unsafe about voting in person but now fear the USPS will be unable to deliver a “mail-in” ballot in a timely fashion.
There is a way around it:
1. Request a mail-in ballot.
2. Do not mail it.
3. Google your supervisor of elections to see where you can drop off your mail-in ballot. Its usually NOT THE POLLING PLACE. All states allow this!
Here is what you're accomplishing by doing this:
1. You're not relying on the USPS to get your ballot in on time, so no matter what, your ballot gets in on time.
2. You don't have to worry about standing in long lines and risking infection. You're just stopping by to drop it off.
3. You still voted! Hooray!
Also, when you drop it off find out how to track it online to make sure it is verified. California, Oregon, Washington Colorado have systems that can track your ballot just like tracking a package from Amazon.
***This is very important and I would appreciate everyone who sees this to copy it on their page. (Press and hold until the copy option pops up)***
Thank you, Erika Knott! (and Betsy Woods)
Also-- Minnesota has a system to track you ballot.
Thank you, Lauren Stringer for posting!

…ex’d…seeks to open a window of understanding into the Hong Kong protest movements as processes of communication, mutual...
08/01/2020

…ex’d…seeks to open a window of understanding into the Hong Kong protest movements as processes of communication, mutual trust and support, as well as of protest and resistance. And at the same time, from within the new landscape of 2020 marked by the Covid-19 pandemic and political crackdown, to shed light on the stark reality of the wounding of the personal and collective landscape of Hong Kong as the voices raised in protest have been ignored and resisted, and policies created to ultimately silence them. What yesterday was legal and tolerated, today is criminalized overnight.
Ex-pressed, ex-posed, ex-cised, ex-pelled, exed-out…

…ex’d…seeks to open a window of understanding into the Hong Kong protest movements as processes of communication, mutual trust and support, as well as of protest and resistance. And at the same time, from within the new landscape of 2020 marked by the Covid-19 pandemic and political crackdown, to shed light on the stark reality of the wounding of the personal and collective landscape of Hong Kong as the voices raised in protest have been ignored and resisted, and policies created to ultimately silence them. What yesterday was legal and tolerated, today is criminalized overnight.
Ex-pressed, ex-posed, ex-cised, ex-pelled, exed-out…

…ex’d…seeks to open a window of understanding into the Hong Kong protest movements as processes of communication, mutual...
08/01/2020

…ex’d…seeks to open a window of understanding into the Hong Kong protest movements as processes of communication, mutual trust and support, as well as of protest and resistance. And at the same time, from within the new landscape of 2020 marked by the Covid-19 pandemic and political crackdown, to shed light on the stark reality of the wounding of the personal and collective landscape of Hong Kong as the voices raised in protest have been ignored and resisted, and policies created to ultimately silence them. What yesterday was legal and tolerated, today is criminalized overnight.
Ex-pressed, ex-posed, ex-cised, ex-pelled, exed-out…

Support our five demands.1. The support, recognition, and prioritization of the leadership of Black people, Indigenous p...
07/31/2020
A Call for A Cultural New Deal for Cultural and Racial Justice

Support our five demands.

1. The support, recognition, and prioritization of the leadership of Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color.
2. The reversal of long-term hiring, funding, and resourcing inequities in the arts and culture sector.
3. Investment in arts and cultural ecosystems for Black, Indigenous, and communities of color.
4. Investment in building healthy communities through centering cultural and racial equity.
5. Accountability, commitment, and integrity in the pursuit of cultural and racial justice.

The Cultural New Deal for Cultural and Racial Justice is a call for us to transform our personal, institutional, and global thinking. We believe that culture moves before policy. We believe that culture endures beyond politics. We wrote this Call because our work in culture and arts is inextricably....

Creative artists turned the WPA & CETA programs toward essential cultural development, Democratic Platform absent of Cur...
07/25/2020
A Leg to Stand On: The Democratic Party Platform - Arlene Goldbard

Creative artists turned the WPA & CETA programs toward essential cultural development, Democratic Platform absent of Current opportunities that exist to address changing cultural infrastructure based in neoliberalism/white supremacy, recognizing artists among other workers as both needing support and providing essential services, recognizing communities in crying need of creative help in sharing their stories, reweaving social fabrics. This is a cultural moment when our humanity is being challenged.

https://arlenegoldbard.com/2020/07/24/a-leg-to-stand-on-the-democratic-party-platform/?fbclid=IwAR2ewhAFTk0n2D6C2NsVz6oDRou8JPsrjTYNXqftKMZpmsHfgtp_YLLpMpw

Let's get this out of the way: I'm voting for Biden come hell or high water, and no attempt to dissuade me will succeed. But that's not my subject today. The Democratic Party released its draft platform, the compilation of ideas and legislation intended to be adopted at August's convention and to gu...

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Hi I would like to let you know about a screening of the feature film Yellow Fever, starring real-life #KoreanAdoptee Jenna Ushkowitz, best known for her starring role on Glee, as well as Scott Patterson from Gilmore Girls. It is a coming of age comedy about a girl adopted from Korea by white people - trying to find her place in her family .. the US of A .. and the world. The screening is on May 16th at the Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema in #SanFran at 7:30PM. We need to reach a pre-sales ticket threshold by May 7th to get the screening approved, so please come support this great indie gem! And please share with people you think might be interested. Thanks! Ticket link below: https://www.tugg.com/events/yellow-fever-ldyh