The Lingo & Light Lounge is a treat for your eyes and ears as May is blooming, and Spring has sprung… it’s time to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! This year, as part of a sponsored event of the United States of Asian America Festival (Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center)- The Eth-Noh-Tec Salon will feature artists of LINGO: poets, storytellers, theatrical vignettes and… artists of LIGHT: visual artist, a designer, a mixed media artist and several film makers.
This will be under of festival theme of “Passing Along Traditions” as we have presented artists of different generations to share their influences, inspirations as well as define some of the shifts and cultural difference brought on by changing times, values and technologies. Besides the presentation of art, the discussion will be prompted by an inquery: “What artists or forms, traditional of contemporary have informed your art? What inspirations have moved you from previous OR subsequent generations in the Asian Am. identity movement”. The second half of the evening will be devoted to mini-film festival of local film makers both veteran and emerging to explore these ideas in film, from “classics” to “experimental”.
Featured artists will be:
Visual & Mix-media artists: Leon Sun, Anna Wong
Poet: Brynn Saito
Theater artists: Evelyn Luluquisen and earLena Somera
Creative & Indstrial Designers: Anh & Hoang Nguyen of Creative Session
Film Makers: Derek Ma, Maya Stickney, Chris Tipton-King, Ayana Fabillaran, Anastasia Viscarra, Jasmine Anicete, Philip Fizulic, Diona Lee, Kendric Ganeko, Kenny Yamaguchi, Stuart Gaffney and Valerie Soe.
and of course (Yours Truly): Eth-Noh-Tec
Location: Eth-Noh-Tec Studio 977 South Van Ness Ave SF CA 94110
(between 20th & 21 st Streets; close to 24th Street BART; also note: allow extra time to find urban parking)
Tickets at the door (sliding scale/ donated suggestion): $10- $25
Please come for another wonderful world of creative expressions, refreshments, mini-film festival and lively discussion. For other events, gallery exhibits, performances related to the United States of Asian America Festival visit: www.apicc.org