Antonio R. VillaraigosaMayorCity of Los AngelesAileen AdamsDeputy MayorStrategic PartnershipsLOS ANGELES CITY COUNCILEd P....
Dear Friends,On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, it is my pleasure to invite you to celebrate the35th Annual Asian and P...
Dear Friends,This 35th annual celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month in LosAngeles provides us w...
Heather Scholl, Be Here Now
Co-Chairs:John ChoiBoard of Public WorksJune LagmayCity ClerkWill Caperton y MontoyaDepartment of Cultural AffairsMartica ...
Barbara Lai Bennett, detail from Behind the Lattice, Mixed media, 48” x 24”, 2007
Influences of Asian andPacific Islander American CultureIN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELESFAMILYThe many Asian and Pacific Islander...
HISTORYSince the 19th Century, thousands of Asians and Pacific Islanders have migratedto America, making their homes throug...
K. W. LeeSPIRIT OF LOS ANGELES8
K. W. (short for Kyung Won) Lee, 83, came to America in 1950 as a young man with ink in his blood,probably the first Asian ...
Jyoti NandaDREAM OF LOS ANGELES10
11Jyoti Nanda is core faculty member in both the David J. Epstein Public Interest Law Program andthe Critical Race Studies...
Michelle KwanHOPE OF LOS ANGELES12
13The most decorated figure skater in U.S. history, Michelle Kwan’s skating brilliance andaccomplishments have earned her a...
Ann Le, at left Thinking of You I, at right, Thinking of You II, Inkjet print, 42” x 42”, 2011
16Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage Month CelebrationMayor’s EventsOPENING CEREMONYJoin the Mayor and City Counc...
Edwin Ushiro, Some Would Travel Farther Than Intended, Mixed media on lucite, 24” x 19”, 2011
DCA’s MUSIC LA ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICANHERITAGE MONTH CLASSESSPONSORED BY DISNEY, NIELSEN, AND FOX AUDIENCE STR...
19Bebe Khue Jacobs, Going Home - Incense, Photograph, 2012MUSIC LA AT THE KOREAN EDUCATION CENTER IN LOS ANGELESThe Korean...
Bannon Fu, at top, Rust Cloth Scene, 22” x 48”, 2008, at bottom, Pink Cloth Scene #4, 33” x 50”, 2005,both, Oil on canvas2...
MUSIC LA AT SEARCH TO INVOLVE PILIPINO AMERICANS (SIPA)Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA), a multi-service agency...
ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH POSTERCOMPETITION AND PROGRAMIn celebration of Asian and Pacific Islande...
John Kwok, Untitled, Gouache on paperboard, 40” x 30”, Courtesy of the John Kwok Family, Copyright John Kwok.23
24Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage MonthMAYOR’S EVENTSIchiro Shimizu, Coast View, Digital photography, 11” x 6....
25Charles Kang, at top Swan I, at bottom, Swan II, Digital images, 2011
MAY 2012Asian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage MonthCommunity EventsCOMMON GROUND: THE HEART OF COMMUNITYIncorporatin...
ANCIENT ARTS OF CHINA: A 5,000 YEAR LEGACYThis incredible collection portrays the evolution of Chinese technology, art, an...
MASTERS OF ADORNMENT: THE MIAO PEOPLE OF CHINAThis important collection of exquisite textiles and silver jewelry on loan t...
Bebe Khue Jacobs, Going Home - End of the Tunnel I, Photograph, 2012THE ART OF PACIFIC ASIAPacific Asia Museum is pleased t...
Beca San, detail from Yin and Yang, 80” x 343.5”, 2005EIKA FUKUI GROUP EXHIBITION “THE PATH UNREMITTING”Eika Fukui, born i...
At top, CCBA and KCBA, “Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association by Eugene Choy and Kong ChowBenevolent Association by ...
ROUND THE CLOCK: CHINESE AMERICAN ARTISTS WORKINGIN LOS ANGELESThe exhibition showcases the work of George Chann, Jake Lee...
Kathy Yoshihara, One-San, Monoprint with pastel and acrylic on paper with rice paper sculpture, 24” x 16”, 2012FRACTURE: D...
Yuki Miyazaki, Under the Water, Acrylic on canvasFOLDING PAPER: THE INFINITE POSSIBILITIES OF ORIGAMIFolding Paper: The In...
Shiho Nakaza, Hanami Tokyo, Pen and watercolor, 3.5” x 1.5”36MAY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican He...
Edwin Ushiro, Once Beyond Reach, Mixed media on lucite, 20.5” x 16.25”, 201137PLAY ME, I’M YOURSThirty pianos, designed an...
Sara Jane Boyers, Abstract, PhotographPLAY ME, I’M YOURS CLOSING EVENTChinatown closing event of the Play Me, I’m Yours pr...
Ann Le, Rorschach Technique, Inkjet print, 22” x 29”, 2012ARIGATO BAZAARThis celebration of Japanese culture includes food...
Leaf Exposures, Smiling Stone, Photograph40MAY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
41SILK ROAD STORY TIMEJoin popular local storyteller Sunny Stevenson in the travelers’ tent and enjoy stories about momsan...
CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING CLASSESThis is another long-standing museum tradition, taught by Guang-Li Zhang every Saturday morn...
CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART: LOOKING BACK,LOOKING FORWARDThis talk introduces contemporary art in China in the past four deca...
Yilun Shang, Untitled, Digital painting, 2005ASIA PACIFIC ISLANDER FESTIVALThe Japanese American National Museum will show...
Ichiro Shimizu, at top The End of Love Affair, 11.4” x 7.5”, 2005, at bottom, Pump in Desert, 10.5” x 7.2”, 2012,both, Dig...
PASADENA CITY COLLEGE CHINESEMUSIC ENSEMBLE SPRING CONCERTThe Pasadena City College Chinese Music Ensemble was founded in ...
ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER OLDER ADULTS FESTIVALThe festival brings Folk dancers and choral groups from China, Japan, Korea,...
Bebe Khue Jacobs, Going Home - End of the Tunnel II, Photograph, 2012CHINATOWN PUBLIC SAFETY ASSOCIATION AWARDS DINNERAn a...
Sara Jane Boyers, Downtown, Photograph36 VIEWS OF MOUNT RAINIER: WOODBLOCK PRINTSBY KRISTINA HAGMANThe prints in 36 Views ...
50MAY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage MonthMelissa Kojima, at top A Lightness of Being, at...
Vi Truong, The Corner, Oil on canvas, 36” x 36”, 2011WORLD CITY – HALAU O’KEIKIALI IWorld City is the Music Center’s highl...
SOGETSY IKEBANA WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERSIkebana (“living flower”) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Sogetsu Ikebana i...
WONDERS OF ASIAA closing ceremony of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month held at the StaplesCenter during th...
Vi Truong, Blue Boy, Oil on cardboard, 15” x 18”, 2010
Bannon Fu, Sunlight on Clothes, Watercolor on paper, 18” x 24”, 2007SILK ROAD STORY TIMEJoin popular local storyteller Sun...
UNDISCOVERED CHINATOWN TOURTours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historical inter...
58JUNE 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage MonthTARGET FREE FIRST SUNDAY –SUMMER SOLSTICE FAMI...
Dennis Nishi, Pro Choice, Collage
60JUNE 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month2012 KALAYAAN INCORPORATED CELEBRATES THE114TH...
61Ichiro Shimizu, Stairs at the Getty, Photograph, 11.5” x 7.7”EMIL MIJARESThe music of Emil Mijares, the Grandfather of P...
62JUNE 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
Sherie Matteo, JB, Color pencil, 4” x 5”63DEMONSTRATION: WOODBLOCK PRINTINGArtist Kristina Hagman demonstrates woodblock p...
Edwin Ushiro, Shine, Acrylic, 4.5” x 3.5”, 2012PRISONS AND PATRIOTS: JAPANESE AMERICAN WARTIMECITIZENSHIP, CIVIL DISOBEDIE...
Leaf Exposures, Brakes in the Rain, PhotographAUTHORS ON ASIA: JAPANESE WARRIORS, ROGUES AND BEAUTIESAuthor and scholar Dr...
THE DAVID HENRY HWANG WRITERS INSTITUTENEW PLAY FESTIVALThis is a reading of new plays written by participants of the Davi...
Ichiro Shimizu, @ The Table, Digital photography, 5” x 6.5”, 2012
LITTLE TOKYO WALKING TOURRelive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with National Museum docents. Comfortable...
Black and white evening shot of Norms Restaurant, Courtesy of Jack Laxer / Armet Davis Newlove Architects.Copyright Jack L...
Hanh Nguyen, Portrait of a Man, Linoleum print, 18” x 21”, 200870JULY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmeric...
TUESDAY NIGHT CAFÉThis is one of the longest running free public art series in Los Angeles, with performance art, music,po...
Sara Jane Boyers, New Dragon Chinese Restaurant, PhotographTAI CHISince the 6th century BC, Chinese people have practiced ...
Jenchi Wu, DNA, Ceramic, 88” h x 91” w x 41” d, 2010TARGET FREE FAMILY SATURDAY: FACES + PLACESEnjoy a day of family fun a...
A DIVIDED COMMUNITY: 3 PERSONAL STORIES OF RESISTANCE BYMOMO YASHIMAThis documentary tells the story of Yosh Kuromiya, Fra...
Kathy Yoshihara, Sami in the Moon, Monoprint with pastel and acrylic on paper, 13.5” x 28”, 2012
76AUGUST 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage MonthAnn Le, Mother Refuge, Inkjet print, 16” x 2...
77Charles Kang, Koi, Digital image, 8” x 10”, 2012
Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage MonthBibliographyIn celebration of this year’s Asian and Pacific Islander Ameri...
Edwin Ushiro, Something Held Whirling to be Released, Mixed media on plexiglas, 32” x 22”, 2011
80Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage MonthBIBLIOGRAPHYEdwin Ushiro, Welcome, Mixed media on lucite, 5” x 5.5”, 20...
Nguyen Thi Hop, Children Playing Dragon Dance, Watercolor, 20” x 16”, 2001
Shiho Nakaza, Phoenix2, Watercolor and digital82Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage MonthBIBLIOGRAPHYCHINESE LITER...
Barbara Lai Bennett, Detail from Fujian to Honolulu, 20” x 60”, 200783KOREAN LITERATURETHE GIRL-SONBy Anne E. NeubergerBas...
Rod Ogata, Untitled, Watercolor, 198584Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage MonthBIBLIOGRAPHYVIETNAMESE LITERATUREH...
Andre Arceo Acosta, Balloons, Digital photo85FILIPINO LITERATUREGROWING UP FILIPINO: STORIES FOR YOUNG ADULTSCollected and...
Kathy Yoshihara, Honu, Monoprint with pastel and acrylic on paper, 15” x 12”, 2012At right, Shiho Nakaza, Summer, Pen, wat...
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88Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage MonthBIBLIOGRAPHYJAPANESE LITERATUREJAPANESE ART & CULTURE (WORLD ART & CULT...
89Hanh Nguyen, Sleeping Deer, Lithographic print, 9” x 10.5”, 2010
Nguyen Thi Hop, Love, Watercolor on silk, 22.5” x 20”, 200490Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage MonthBIBLIOGRAPHY
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  1. 1. Antonio R. VillaraigosaMayorCity of Los AngelesAileen AdamsDeputy MayorStrategic PartnershipsLOS ANGELES CITY COUNCILEd P. Reyes, District 1Paul Krekorian, District 2Dennis P. Zine, District 3Tom LaBonge, District 4Paul Koretz, District 5Tony Cardenas, District 6Richard Alarcon, District 7Bernard C. Parks, District 8Jan Perry, District 9Herb J. Wesson, Jr., District 10Bill Rosendahl, District 11Mitchell Englander, District 12Eric Garcetti, District 13Jose Huizar, District 14Joe Buscaino, District 15Carmen TrutanichLos Angeles City AttorneyWendy GreuelLos Angeles City ControllerCULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMISSIONYork ChangPresidentJosephine RamirezVice PresidentAnnie ChuCharmaine JeffersonRichard MontoyaLee RamerJonathan WeedmanDEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRSCITY OF LOS ANGELESOlga Garay-EnglishExecutive DirectorSaul RomoAssistant General MangerWill Caperton y MontoyaDirector of Marketingand DevelopmentCALENDAR PRODUCTIONWill Caperton y MontoyaEditor and Art DirectorMartica Caraballo StorkAssistant EditorCALENDAR DESIGNDennis Nishidennis@dennisnishi.comTerese Harristmharris@pmacservices.comAsian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage Month CelebrationCITY OF LOS ANGELES
  2. 2. Dear Friends,On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, it is my pleasure to invite you to celebrate the35th Annual Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month in Los Angeles.Our City is home to people originating from all around the world, with so manycultures contributing to the rich diversity that makes Los Angeles an internationalcapital. This month we highlight our rich Asian and Pacific Islander cultures and thework of artists who keep Asian and Pacific Islander American traditions alive andvibrant in our communities.I encourage you to take part in the special events listed throughout these pages andwelcome you to take part in this year’s theme of:“BREAKING THE MOLD”Please join our celebration.Very truly yours,ANTONIO R. VILLARAIGOSAMayorCity of Los AngelesAntonio R. VillaraigosaOffice of the MayorCity of Los Angeles1
  3. 3. Dear Friends,This 35th annual celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month in LosAngeles provides us with the opportunity to honor the people whose traditions are rootedin the diverse cultures of the Pacific Rim and the vast Asian continent. We can learn muchfrom their history and treasure their travels from East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia,Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the Pacific Islands.Geographically, Asia includes lands as varied in character as some of the former SovietRepublic states and countries in the Middle East. East Asia includes China, Hong KongS.A.R., Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan. Southeast Asia consistsof Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines,Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. South Asia includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India,Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.Our tour of Asia also includes Australia and Papua New Guinea - and the Pacific Islandsinclude: New Zealand, Samoa, Cook Islands, Micronesia, Midway Islands, Fiji, FrenchPolynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, NorthernMariana Islands, Palau, Pitcairn Islands, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, andRapanui (Easter Island).I invite you to learn more about Asian and Pacific Islander American heritage throughoutthis celebration. I hope you will enjoy the fine art produced by our accomplishedLos Angeles artists highlighted in this calendar. Please take some time to also explorethe many cultural programs and artistic events listed as part of Asian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month in LA with your family and friends.Sincerely,Olga Garay-EnglishExecutive DirectorDepartment of Cultural AffairsCity of Los AngelesOlga Garay-EnglishExecutive DirectorDepartment of Cultural AffairsCity of Los Angeles2
  4. 4. Heather Scholl, Be Here Now
  5. 5. Co-Chairs:John ChoiBoard of Public WorksJune LagmayCity ClerkWill Caperton y MontoyaDepartment of Cultural AffairsMartica Caraballo StorkDepartment of Cultural AffairsJean Chan YellowChinatown BID/CHSSCBaldwin ChiuLog RecordsPhil ChungLodestone Theater EnsembleTeresa De VeraPilar DiazLA 84 FoundationCurtis EngLos Angeles Zoo andBotanical GardensMike FongOffice of the MayorJanet FukuharaNielson Asian Pacific AmericanEmployee Resource GroupSam GalvanOffice of the MayorOlga Garay-EnglishDepartment of Cultural AffairsAndrea N. GibsonThe Walt Disney CompanyRebeca GuerreroDepartment of Cultural AffairsJackie GuevarraLA County Asian AmericanEmployees AssociationNeil HolmesL.A. SparksRicardo HongOffice of the MayorBelle HsuAsian Professional ExchangeMohammed IslamSaban South Asian Biz NetworkAlexander KimCalifornia State Board ofOptometryMei JungRod LabuniThe Nielsen CompanyLarissa Lam ChiuSteven LeeCity of Glendale Arts and CultureAngelica Loa PerezDepartment of Cultural AffairsMark MasaokaAsian Pacific Policy andPlanning CouncilAminah MillsL.A. SparksJacob MottaOffice of the MayorPedro MunizLAPD Public Relations UnitAung NaingNetwork of MyanmarAmerican AssociationThomas NakanishiPlane InteractiveJoe QuanCity of Los Angeles, ITAPierre RiotocDepartment of General ServicesIsabel Rojas-WilliamsCalifornia State University,Los AngelesTerry RoseOffice of the MayorTeresa SamaniegoABC 7Elia SanchezFox Audience StrategyJoyce ShimazuLA 18/KSCI-TVPaul SongPamela ThomasTime Warner CableKaren TuLA County Asian AmericanEmployees AssociationEric VaquilarCommon Ground Communication4
  6. 6. Barbara Lai Bennett, detail from Behind the Lattice, Mixed media, 48” x 24”, 2007
  7. 7. Influences of Asian andPacific Islander American CultureIN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELESFAMILYThe many Asian and Pacific Islander American community centers throughout the Cityprovide family programming to a growing population, ensuring that the traditions ofthe cultures and an appreciation of the histories are shared with our young people andcarried on throughout future generations.GEOGRAPHYAs a major metropolitan area, Los Angeles is home to many Asian and Pacific IslanderAmerican communities such as Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Koreatown, Thai Town, andHistoric Filipino Town. Beyond the City of Los Angeles, a large number of Asian andPacific Islander Americans call other areas of Los Angeles county their home, resultingin high concentrations in areas such as Hollywood, the beach communities, the valleys,and beyond — further diversifying the fabric of this great City.ARTS AND CULTUREThe City of Los Angeles benefits from a wealth of Asian and Pacific Islander influencedcultures. Many museums, cultural centers, historical landmarks, theaters, and dancecompanies are in the City of Los Angeles. The City offers countless cultural resourcesthat represent the traditions of each Asian and Pacific Islander culture in a unique andexciting way.6
  8. 8. HISTORYSince the 19th Century, thousands of Asians and Pacific Islanders have migratedto America, making their homes throughout California and Los Angeles. Asian andPacific Islander Americans represent a significant portion of the population of theCity of Los Angeles, contributing greatly to the economy, politics, and cultureof the City.7
  9. 9. K. W. LeeSPIRIT OF LOS ANGELES8
  10. 10. K. W. (short for Kyung Won) Lee, 83, came to America in 1950 as a young man with ink in his blood,probably the first Asian immigrant to work for mainstream dailies in the continental United States,After 40 working years with mainstream dailies and ethnic weeklies as a reporter, editor, andpublisher, he was inducted into the Newseum’s Journalism History Gallery in 1997.A native of Kaesong in what is now North Korea, Lee obtained a master’s degree in journalismat the University of Illinois in 1955. In 1956 he started a career with dailies in Tennessee,West Virginia, and California -- much of the last two decades with The Sacramento Union,the oldest daily in the West, where he was in charge of investigative reporting as well as coveringminorities in the state.He has won 29 professional awards, including those from the National Headliners Club (twice), theAP News Executive Council (three times), and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.He’s the first recipient of the Asian American Journalists Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in1987. In 1994 he became the first Asian journalist to receive the Free Spirit Award from the FreedomForum with a $10,000 cash prize.Lee has covered such issues as civil rights struggles in the South in the early 1960s, massive votebuying practices in southern West Virginia, and the plight of Appalachian coal miners, but he is bestknown for authoring an investigative series on the 1974 San Francisco Chinatown gangland murderconviction of young Asian immigrant, Chol Soo Lee, upon which the film “True Believer” was based.His five-year-long coverage led to a new trial and an eventual acquittal and release of the inmatefrom San Quentin’s Death Row.In 1979, he launched the first national English-language Korean American newspaper, KoreatownWeekly, in LA’s Koreatown, chronicling the early years of the post-World War II Korean immigration.In 1990, during difficult times in Los Angeles and in other inner-cities, he founded and edited theKorea Times (English) Weekly in Los Angeles, along with an internship program for both AsianAmericans and other minorities. He’s the founding president of the Korean American JournalistsAssociation.In the fiery aftermath of the 1992 civil uprising in LA, along with Mexican American actor EdwardJames Olmos, Lee was honored with the John Anson Ford Award by the Human Relations Commissionof Los Angeles County for “promoting racial harmony in inter-group relations through journalism andcommunity involvement.”He is profiled in “Crusaders, Scoundrels, Journalists: The Newseum’s Most Intriguing Newspeople”published in 2000.He’s also profiled in “Untold Civil Rights Stories of Asian Americans,” published by UCLA’s AsianAmerican Studies Center and Asian Pacific American Legal Center. Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosacalls this book “A social milestone that recognizes the unsung contributions of Asian Americansto America’s Civil Rights Movement … A must-read and a must-have for educators and studentsalike.” In Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’s view, “It is essential reading toappreciate the contributions of Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage to the fight tosecure civil rights, union representation, social justice, and the American Dream.”In semi-retirement, the veteran journalist/activist has lectured about investigative journalism incommunities of color at University of California System branches including UCLA, UC-Riverside,and UC-Santa Barbara.He, along with Dr. Luke and Grace Kim, will soon publish a Korean American oral history:“Lonesome Journey: the Korean American Century; A Trail of Wail: The Lost Tribes of KoreanSlaves in Mexico and Cuba,” a collection of life histories of Korean pioneers and theirdescendants, most of which have been run in KoreAm Journal monthly magazinefrom 2003 to 2008.9
  11. 11. Jyoti NandaDREAM OF LOS ANGELES10
  12. 12. 11Jyoti Nanda is core faculty member in both the David J. Epstein Public Interest Law Program andthe Critical Race Studies Program at the UCLA School of Law. Professor Nanda maintains keenacademic interests in social justice advocacy, civil rights issues, and the ways in which children andyouth intersect with the juvenile justice system. She teaches the Public Interest section of the firstyear Lawyering Skills course, Youth & Justice - a seminar on juvenile delinquency; a course aboutProblem Solving in Public Interest; and has co-taught several clinical classes including Public PolicyAdvocacy and Fact Investigation. She recently co-chaired a national conference with the UCLA LawReview titled: Underprotected & Overpoliced: Women, Race & Criminalization. As a grant recipientfrom the Center for Community Foundation in 2008, Professor Nanda has been working on theJuvenile Justice Project, a collaborative endeavor with the Learning Rights Law Center focused onaddressing educational issues and the racial disparity within the juvenile delinquency system in LosAngeles County.Prior to joining the faculty at the UCLA School of Law in 2003, Professor Nanda was awarded aSkadden Fellowship – one of 25 prestigious fellowships awarded each year often called the “LegalPeace Corps” to work as a staff attorney at the Los Angeles office of the NAACP Legal Defense &Educational Fund, Inc (LDF). While at LDF, Professor Nanda helped file a multi-million dollar classaction lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch alleging racially discriminatory hiring and firing practices.Professor Nanda earned her B.A. in Ethnic Studies with highest honors from the University ofCalifornia, Berkeley and her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where she served asArticles Editor of the Northwestern Law Review and was trained in clinical advocacy at the Children& Family Justice Center.Professor Nanda currently serves on the Board of Directors for the South Asian Network (SAN),a grass roots human rights organization. Professor Nanda served on the Board of the Asian PacificAmerican Alternative Dispute Resolution Center for six years and for two years as the Pro BonoChair for the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California. She also co-founded the SouthAsian Bar Association Public Interest Foundation which awards thousands of grants each year topublic interest minded law students and non-profits. And shortly after the events of September 11,2001, she co-founded the 9/11 Legal Response Network, an anti-hate crimes advocacy group basedin Los Angeles.Born in Nairobi, Kenya to parents of Indian descent, Professor Nanda has lived in many places butcurrently calls Southern California home. She spends her free time trying to be outside as much aspossible with her husband and her two children, ages six and two and a half.
  13. 13. Michelle KwanHOPE OF LOS ANGELES12
  14. 14. 13The most decorated figure skater in U.S. history, Michelle Kwan’s skating brilliance andaccomplishments have earned her a place among the all-time greats of the sport. For overa decade (1995-2005) Michelle dominated the sport like no other skater in history, winningan unprecedented 43 championships, including five World Championships, eight consecutiveand nine overall U.S. National Championships, and two Olympic medals. In the nearly 100-yearhistory of U.S. figure skating, no American man or woman has won more world titles, nationaltitles, or Olympic medals.Michelle’s activities off the ice have been equally noteworthy. In November 2006, the U.S. Secretaryof State appointed Michelle as the first U.S. Public Diplomacy Envoy. In this capacity Michelletravels the world and meets with young people to speak about leadership and to engage them indialogue on social and educational issues. In June 2010, President Obama appointed Michelle to thePresident’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, a group that advises the President on waysto engage, empower, and educate all Americans to lead active, healthy lifestyles. In December 2010,Michelle was elected to the Board of Directors of Special Olympics International, the organization’sultimate governing authority responsible for global affairs and strategies. Michelle graduated fromthe University of Denver in November 2008 with a degree in International Studies. In May 2011,she received a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University,majoring in International Relations.Michelle has earned numerous awards and honors, including: 2003 U.S. Olympic Committee(USOC) SportsWoman of the Year; 2001 Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in America;1998 Sportswoman of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation; 2002 and 2003 Kids’ ChoiceAwards, and the 2002 Teen Choice Award as America’s favorite female athlete. In 2000 Michelle wasselected one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World.” In 2003 Michelle earnedher seventh U.S. Figure Skating Skater of the Year award. In an unprecedented move, U.S. FigureSkating renamed the award in her honor. It is now called the Michelle Kwan Trophy. In May 2010,Michelle received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Southern Vermont College. In January2012, Michelle was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, the highest honor in U.S.figure skating. In March 2012, Michelle was elected to the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame, theonly member of the Class of 2012.Michelle’s philosophy, in skating and in life is: “Work hard, be yourself, and have fun!”
  15. 15. Ann Le, at left Thinking of You I, at right, Thinking of You II, Inkjet print, 42” x 42”, 2011
  16. 16. 16Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage Month CelebrationMayor’s EventsOPENING CEREMONYJoin the Mayor and City Council to officially declare the opening of Asian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month in the City of Los Angeles. The Mayor will award the City’s Spirit, Dream,and Hope Awards during a ceremony in Council Chambers, and will then host a reception on the CityHall South Plaza.WHEN: April 27, 2012, 10:00 a.m.WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers and the City Hall South Plaza200 North Main StreetLos Angeles, CA, 90012COST: FreeSPONSORS: Time Warner Cable, ABC7, The Walt Disney Company, Wells Fargo, Nielsen,Fox Audience Strategy, BP, LA 18/KSCI, PACE, Media Image Pubic Relations,Office of the Mayor, Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Asian and PacificIslander American Heritage Month CommitteeINFO: 213.922.9762 or SP-RSVP@lacity.org
  17. 17. Edwin Ushiro, Some Would Travel Farther Than Intended, Mixed media on lucite, 24” x 19”, 2011
  18. 18. DCA’s MUSIC LA ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICANHERITAGE MONTH CLASSESSPONSORED BY DISNEY, NIELSEN, AND FOX AUDIENCE STRATEGYMusic LA celebrates Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month by hosting music classesfor elementary, middle, and high school students presented by Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa,The Walt Disney Company, Nielsen, Fox Audience Strategy, and the Department of Cultural Affairs(DCA). The Music LA Program partners with professional music education providers to create twounique music programs that will expose young people to the diverse landscape of Asian and PacificIslander music, dance, and culture.Students will receive hands-on instrumental and vocal classes based in curricula highlighting eachselected genre, including Classic Korean music, traditional Pilipino music, and Angklung Orchestra.Student participation will include performance training in an ensemble setting through workshopsand rehearsals. After nine to ten weeks of instruction, all students will take part in culminatingperformances for family and friends.All Music LA classes are designed to celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander culture, foster prideand understanding of Asian and Pacific Islander music traditions, and are free for young peopleages 6 to 17. Please contact a Music LA site below for class schedules, enrollment details,and to pre-register today!WHEN: May through JuneCOST: FreeSPONSORS: The Walt Disney Company, Nielsen, Fox Audience Strategy, Office of the Mayor,and the Department of Cultural Affairs2012 City of Los AngelesAsian & Pacific Islander Heritage MonthMusic LA Title Sponsor18Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage MonthMAYOR’S EVENTS
  19. 19. 19Bebe Khue Jacobs, Going Home - Incense, Photograph, 2012MUSIC LA AT THE KOREAN EDUCATION CENTER IN LOS ANGELESThe Korean Education Center and the acclaimed Korean Classical Music Institute of America, underthe direction of Paul Lee, have partnered with Music LA to offer traditional Korean music classesfor Beginner and Intermediate students. Courses in Samulnori (Korean percussion), Gayageum(12-string zither), Haegeum (Korean fiddle), Korean Traditional Dance, and Standing Samulnori will betaught. The goal of this special program is to educate Korean Americans about Korean culture andheritage through music, and to also provide non-Koreans with a fun and educational introduction toKorean music, dance, and cultural traditions. No musical experience is necessary. All studentsages 6 to 17 are welcome!WHERE: Korean Education Center in Los Angeles680 Wilshire Place, Suite 200Los Angeles, CA 90005INFO: Jai Jun, 213.386.3112, jai.kecla@gmail.com
  20. 20. Bannon Fu, at top, Rust Cloth Scene, 22” x 48”, 2008, at bottom, Pink Cloth Scene #4, 33” x 50”, 2005,both, Oil on canvas20Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage MonthMAYOR’S EVENTS
  21. 21. MUSIC LA AT SEARCH TO INVOLVE PILIPINO AMERICANS (SIPA)Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA), a multi-service agency in Historic Filipinotown, willoffer a series of Beginning to Advanced classes in various Pilipino musical genres representing therich cultural heritage of the Republic of the Philippines. Instruction will range from the pre-colonialKulintang originating in the southern island of Mindanao, to the tribal rhythms of Northern Luzon,to the familiar Spanish-influenced rondalla melodies popular throughout the Visayas and all over thePhilippine archipelago. Students will begin learning choral songs and advance through the course ofthis workshop to Beginning Angklung Orchestra, where they will explore the melodic pitches of thisbamboo instrument. No musical experience is necessary! All students ages 6 to 12 are welcome!WHERE: Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA)3200 West Temple StreetLos Angeles, CA 90026CONTACT: Christine Calderon, 213.382.1819 ext. 125, ccalderon@esipa.orgLeaf Exposures, Hydration, Photograph21
  22. 22. ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH POSTERCOMPETITION AND PROGRAMIn celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosain partnership with Wells Fargo, is hosting a poster competition for children and adolescents inLos Angeles. This annual contest invites students of all backgrounds, from kindergarten throughhigh school, to showcase their artistic skills and to explore Asian and Pacific Islander traditions andcontributions. Entries will be judged by a panel of professional artists, educators, and communityleaders. The purpose of the City of Los Angeles’ 2012 Asian and Pacific Islander American HeritageMonth Educational and Cultural Programs is to foster a greater appreciation of Asian and PacificIslander American history and to promote greater access to arts and cultural resources withinLos Angeles.WHEN: TBDWHERE: TBDCOST: FreeSPONSORS: Wells Fargo, The Walt Disney Company, ABC7, Nielsen, LA 18/KSCI, Office of theMayor, Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage Month CommitteeINFO: 213.202.5545, culturela.org22Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage MonthMAYOR’S EVENTS
  23. 23. John Kwok, Untitled, Gouache on paperboard, 40” x 30”, Courtesy of the John Kwok Family, Copyright John Kwok.23
  24. 24. 24Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage MonthMAYOR’S EVENTSIchiro Shimizu, Coast View, Digital photography, 11” x 6.8”, 2012WONDERS OF ASIA PRESENTED BY THE LOS ANGELES SPARKS INHONOR OF ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN HERITAGEMONTH IN LOS ANGELESTo celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosain partnership with the Los Angeles Sparks and the Asian and Pacific Islander American HeritageMonth Committee, invite you to the 2012 Season Home Opening Game of the Los Angeles Sparks inMay. During the game, the Los Angeles Sparks will highlight Asian and Pacific Islander cultures andshowcase the many contributions of our community members. Mayor Villaraigosa and the LA Sparkswill also acknowledge the awardees from the Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthPoster Competition and will thank several community leaders for their service to the City.WHEN: May 20, 2012, 5:30 p.m.WHERE: Staples Center, Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $20SPONSORS: Los Angeles Sparks, Office of the Mayor, and the Asian andPacific Islander American Heritage Month CommitteeINFO: 213.929.1304, lasparks.com
  25. 25. 25Charles Kang, at top Swan I, at bottom, Swan II, Digital images, 2011
  26. 26. MAY 2012Asian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage MonthCommunity EventsCOMMON GROUND: THE HEART OF COMMUNITYIncorporating hundreds of objects, documents, and photographs collected by the National Museum,this exhibition chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history, beginning with the early daysof the Issei pioneers through the World War II incarceration to the present. Among the notableartifacts on display is a Heart Mountain barracks, an original structure saved and preserved from theconcentration camp in Wyoming.WHEN: Ongoing exhibition, Tuesdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,Thursdays 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $9 Adults, $5 Seniors, Students and Children ages 6 – 17, Museum Members andChildren 5 and under freeSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.orgPlease Note: Although we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the informa-tion provided, we strongly encourage you to call the information number listed and/orcheck the website prior to attending any venue. This listing represents those events avail-able to us at press time; however, other citywide events may occur.Leaf Exposures, at right top, No. Two, at right bottom, Hold My Hand, Photograph26
  27. 27. ANCIENT ARTS OF CHINA: A 5,000 YEAR LEGACYThis incredible collection portrays the evolution of Chinese technology, art, and culture utilizing rareexamples of bronze vessels, mirrors, polychrome potteries, sculptures, porcelains, paintings, ivorycarvings, and robes. Selected objects include examples of Neolithic pottery jars and jade ornaments,bronze vessels and mirrors from the Shang through Tang dynasties, porcelains and other ceramicsfrom the Tang through Ming dynasties, robes and headdresses from the Qing dynasty, and paintingsfrom the Ming and Qing dynasties. The porcelain works illustrate the most delicate and tastefulChinese ceramic craftsmanship.WHEN: Ongoing Exhibition, Tuesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.SITE: Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa AnaCOST: $12 Adults, $9 Seniors and Students; Children under 6 FreeSPONSOR: Bowers MuseumINFO: 714-567-3600, bowers.orgEdwin Ushiro, Dreaming of You Yesterday Dreaming of Tomorrow, Mixed mediaon lucite, 20.5” x 16.25”, 201128MAY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
  28. 28. MASTERS OF ADORNMENT: THE MIAO PEOPLE OF CHINAThis important collection of exquisite textiles and silver jewelry on loan to and from the BowersMuseum’s permanent collection highlights the beauty and wealth of the Miao peoples of southwestChina. Symbols of status and culture, the elaborate textiles in this exhibition include finely pleatedskirts, complex batik pattered cloth, intricate silk embroidery and shining textiles woven with metal.Over 50 examples of ornately designed and created silver bracelets, necklaces and decorativeornaments compliment and complete the exhibition of late 19th and 20th century Miao regalia.More than an examination of masterful techniques and beautiful style these objects reveal hundredsof years of Miao history and tradition and, the patience and dedication to achieve beauty.WHEN: Ongoing Exhibition, Tuesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.SITE: Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa AnaCOST: $12 Adults, $9 Seniors and Students; Children under 6 FreeSPONSOR: Bowers MuseumINFO: 714-567-3600, bowers.orgSPIRITS AND HEADHUNTERS: ART OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDSPhotographer Chris Rainier guest curates this exhibition of art from the South Pacific. Spanningthe geographic region collectively referred to as Oceania, this comprehensive exhibition highlightsmasterworks from the three cultural regions of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. Particular focusis placed on New Guinea, land of the headhunter, and the rich artistic traditions infused into dailyand ritual life. Submerge into a visually stunning world and come face to face with larger-than-lifemasks, finely crafted feast bowls, objects associated with the secretive Sepik River men’s house,beautiful shell and feather currency, magic figures and tools of the shaman, objects related toseagoing trade routes, gorgeous personal adornments, weapons of warfare, and the most precious ofhuman trophies taken in retribution.WHEN: Ongoing Exhibition, Tuesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.SITE: Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa AnaCOST: $12 Adults, $9 Seniors and Students; Children under 6 FreeSPONSOR: Bowers MuseumINFO: 714-567-3600, bowers.orgLIU FANG YUAN, THE GARDEN OF FLOWING FRAGRANCEInspired by the centuries-old Chinese tradition of private gardens designed for scholarly pursuits,Liu Fang Yuan, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance, combines the scenic beauty of nature with theexpressiveness of literature to give deeper meaning to the landscape. A walk through its pathsenriches the mind and spirit alike.WHEN: Ongoing Exhibition, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Closed on TuesdaysSITE: Huntington Library, Chinese Garden, 1151 Oxford Rd., San MarinoCOST: $15 Weekdays, $20 WeekendsSPONSOR: Huntington LibraryINFO: 626-405-2100, huntington.org29
  29. 29. Bebe Khue Jacobs, Going Home - End of the Tunnel I, Photograph, 2012THE ART OF PACIFIC ASIAPacific Asia Museum is pleased to present a new permanent gallery featuring The Art of Pacific Asia.The museum’s collection features Asian and Pacific Islander artworks spanning 5,000 years, whichrange from fine and decorative art to popular and folk arts. These objects reflect centuries of trade,creative endeavors, and cultural practices. Visitors to Pacific Asia Museum are invited to explore thecollections, recognizing that societies develop as part of an interrelated world culture, and that eachobject in the collection has a story to tell. The Art of Pacific Asia introduces the geography, materialsand meaning behind the art which visitors will enjoy throughout all the galleries at Pacific AsiaMuseum. The Art of Pacific Asia has four distinct sections: Geography; Materials and Techniques;Religious Art; and Ceremony and Celebration. The objects presented in these sections are intendedas tools for understanding the Pacific Asia Museum collection.WHEN: Ongoing Exhibition, Wednesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: $9 Adults, $7 Students and Seniors, Free for Children Ages 11 and UnderSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.org30MAY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
  30. 30. Beca San, detail from Yin and Yang, 80” x 343.5”, 2005EIKA FUKUI GROUP EXHIBITION “THE PATH UNREMITTING”Eika Fukui, born in Japan, studied Ikebana at Sogetsu School since she was 18 years old. Atthe Sogetsu school, she took special lessons from the grand masters of Sogetsu such as SofuTeshigahara, Kasumi Teshigahara, and Hiroshi Tshigahara. She holds the highest teaching rank at theSogetsu school.WHEN: Through May 6, Tuesdays through Fridays 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.,Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro St.,Downtown Los Angeles, Little TokyoCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Japanese American Cultural and Community CenterINFO: 213-628-2725, jaccc.orgTHE GIRL MOST LIKELY TOA play about a Filipino teenage boy who wants to live as a girl. First, he has to fight his school’sdress. Second, he has to deal with the man who loves him not knowing he is not a girl.WHEN: Through May 20, 8:00 p.m.SITE: Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $30SPONSOR: Playwrights’ ArenaINFO: 866-811-4111, playwrightsarena.org31
  31. 31. At top, CCBA and KCBA, “Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association by Eugene Choy and Kong ChowBenevolent Association by Gilbert Leong,” Photography by Dan Kaufman / Studio Kaufman, at bottom,Choy Residence, Copyright, J. Paul Getty Trust. Used with permission. Julius Shulman Photography Archive,Research Library at the Getty Research Institute (2004.R.10). Courtesy of the Chinese American Museum.32MAY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
  32. 32. ROUND THE CLOCK: CHINESE AMERICAN ARTISTS WORKINGIN LOS ANGELESThe exhibition showcases the work of George Chann, Jake Lee, John Kwok, Milton Quon, and TyrusWong, who employed their artistic abilities in their professional lives while remaining true to theirown artistic pursuits in their personal lives. The exhibition features more than one hundred works bythese Los Angeles-based artists, including paintings, watercolors, preproduction sketches, drawings,photographs, kites, and ephemera. The exhibition considers how these contemporary artists balancedtheir personal art making and their professional demands; how they achieved success on their ownterms in their commitment to making art in Los Angeles; and the significance of their contributionsto the region’s artistic and cultural legacy.WHEN: Through May 25, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.;Thursdays, 12:00 noon. - 7:00 p.m.; and second Saturdays of each month,12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.SITE: Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles College Campus, Cesar Chavez Ave. andCollegian Way, Monterey ParkCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Vincent Price Art MuseumINFO: 323-265-8841, vincentprice.elac.eduBREAKING GROUND: CHINESE AMERICAN ARCHITECTSIN LOS ANGELES (1945-1980)Breaking Ground: Chinese American Architects in Los Angeles (1945-1980) showcases thearchitectural achievements of four pioneering Chinese American architects whose contributions werecritical to the development of Los Angeles’ urban and visual landscape between 1945 and 1980. Theexhibit focuses on the lives and work of Eugene Kinn Choy, Gilbert L. Leong, Helen Liu Fong, and GinD. Wong, FAIA architects who played pivotal roles in the development of Mid-Century Modern andGoogie Architecture, movements unique to California’s Post-War architectural renaissance.WHEN: Through June 3, Tuesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.SITE: Chinese American Museum, 425 N. Los Angeles St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Chinese American MuseumINFO: 213-485-8567, camla.orgXPLORATION LAB 2012Part-classroom, part-exhibition prototype; participate and experiment with hands-on activitiesdesigned to engage audiences of all ages in an exploration of culture and identity. Within theXploration Lab galleries are numerous activities related to the concept of identity. Everyday, weinteract within a variety of social categories that we embrace or not. How we choose to interactwithin these various categories is a form of self-categorization or identification that shapes ouridentities. Over time, we will engage with more categories further shaping how we view ourselves.Our identities are ever evolving and ever changing throughout our entire lives.WHEN: Through June 17, Tuesdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,Thursdays 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $9 Adults, $5 Seniors, Students and Children ages 6 – 17, Museum Members andChildren 5 and under freeSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.org33
  33. 33. Kathy Yoshihara, One-San, Monoprint with pastel and acrylic on paper with rice paper sculpture, 24” x 16”, 2012FRACTURE: DAIDO MORIYAMAPhotographer Daido Moriyama (Japan, b. 1938) first came to prominence in the mid-1960s with hisgritty depictions of Japanese urban life. His highly innovative and intensely personal photographicapproach often incorporates high contrast, graininess, and tilted vantages to convey the fragmentarynature of modern realities. Fracture: Daido Moriyama presents a range of the artist’s renownedblack-and-white photographs, exemplifying the radical aesthetic of are, bure, boke (grainy, blurry,out-of-focus), as well as the debut of recent color work taken in Tokyo. A selection of his photobooks—Moriyama has published more than forty to date—highlights the artist’s highly influentialexperimentation with reproduction media and the transformative possibilities of the printed page.WHEN: Through July 31, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.,Fridays 12:00 noon – 9:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.SITE: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los AngelesCOST: $15 Adults, $10 Seniors and StudentsSPONSOR: Los Angeles County Museum of ArtINFO: 323-857-6000, lacma.org34MAY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
  34. 34. Yuki Miyazaki, Under the Water, Acrylic on canvasFOLDING PAPER: THE INFINITE POSSIBILITIES OF ORIGAMIFolding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami will be the first major exhibition to explore theinternational phenomenon of origami as a contemporary visual art form. Featuring over 150 worksby more than 40 artists from 16 countries, the exhibition will illustrate the influence of origami ontechnology, math, science, art, design, and the global peace movement.WHEN: Through August 26, Tuesdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,Thursdays 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $9 Adults, $5 Seniors, Students and Children ages 6 – 17, Museum Members andChildren 5 and under freeSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.orgGAJIN FUJITA: UKIYO-E IN CONTEMPORARY PAINTINGGajin Fujita (born 1972) is a Japanese American artist whose work combines elements of traditionalJapanese ukiyo-e art with contemporary American street art and Pop art, among other influences.A native of Los Angeles, Fujita has been steadily gaining international recognition since his first sologallery exhibition a decade ago. The exhibition at Pacific Asia Museum will be his first solo museumexhibition on the west coast, and is timed to coincide with Masterpieces of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi.Fujita’s work shares many interesting parallels with the work of the earlier master concerningcompositional approaches, the struggle of man in nature, attention to finished surfaces of thework, and a featuring of Japanese folklore and tales of valor and the supernatural.WHEN: Through October 7, Wednesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: $9 Adults, $7 Students and Seniors, Free for Children Ages 11 and UnderSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.org35
  35. 35. Shiho Nakaza, Hanami Tokyo, Pen and watercolor, 3.5” x 1.5”36MAY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage MonthKIMONO IN THE 20TH CENTURYThis exhibition features a gift in 2008 from the June Tsukamoto-Lyon collection, which providedbreadth and further quality to Pacific Asia Museum’s already substantial collection. Kimono in theexhibition run from the most formal type reserved for very special occasions to children’s clothing,undergarments and light summer wear. Fabric patterns in the kimono range from deep black withreserve details in white, to Op-art that dazzles the eyes, with each garment giving a strong sense ofthe wearer’s taste, the modes of contemporary fashion, or requirements of the season in which thekimono was worn.WHEN: Through March 10, 2013, Wednesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: $9 General, $7 Students and Seniors, Free for Members and Children Ages 11 andUnderSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgYOMYOMF NETWORK ON YOUTUBEDirector Justin Lin (Fast Five) and top YouTubers including Ryan Higa and KevJumba team up tocreate an Asian American-themed content for this new online network—part of YouTube’s OriginalChannels program.WHEN: Launches on Mid-MaySITE: youtube.com/yomyomfCOST: FreeSPONSOR: YouTubeINFO: youtube.com/yomyomf
  36. 36. Edwin Ushiro, Once Beyond Reach, Mixed media on lucite, 20.5” x 16.25”, 201137PLAY ME, I’M YOURSThirty pianos, designed and decorated by local artists and community organizations, are featuredacross Los Angeles County and are available for everyone to play, in celebration of acclaimedconductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane’s 15th anniversary as Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra musicdirector.WHEN: May 1 – 3, 12:00 noonSITE: Central Plaza, 943-951 N. Broadway Blvd., Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Chinatown Corp.,Chinatown Business Improvement DistrictINFO: 213-680-0243, chinatownla.comTUESDAY NIGHT CAFÉThis is one of the longest running free public art series in Los Angeles, with performance art, music,poetry, visual art, short film, and an array of Los Angeles performers and community members inLittle Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles.WHEN: May 1 & 15, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.SITE: Aratani Courtyard, 120 Judge John Aiso St., Little Tokyo, Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Tuesday Night ProjectINFO: tuesdaynightproject.org
  37. 37. Sara Jane Boyers, Abstract, PhotographPLAY ME, I’M YOURS CLOSING EVENTChinatown closing event of the Play Me, I’m Yours project in collaboration with the2012 Big Read program in Los Angeles book “Their Eyes Were Watching God” byZora Neale Hurston.WHEN: May 3, Time to be AnnouncedSITE: Central Plaza, 943-951 N. Broadway Blvd., Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Chinatown Corp.,Chinatown Business Improvement DistrictINFO: 213-680-0243, chinatownla.comYOGAJoin the museum every Wednesday for yoga class designed for all ability levels. Designed witha lunch-hour audience in mind, instructor Jill Zepezauer’s instruction of Hatha yoga is uniquelyaccessible.WHEN: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: $10SPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.org38MAY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
  38. 38. Ann Le, Rorschach Technique, Inkjet print, 22” x 29”, 2012ARIGATO BAZAARThis celebration of Japanese culture includes food, music, and arts and crafts from the JapaneseAmerican tradition with diverse offerings for everyone.WHEN: May 5, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.SITE: Centenary United Methodist Church, 300 S. Central Ave., Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Centenary United Methodist ChurchINFO: 213-617-9097, centenaryunitedmethodistchurch.orgUNDISCOVERED CHINATOWN TOURTours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historical interest, andwill guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and trendiest shops.WHEN: May 5, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.SITE: Chinatown, Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $20SPONSOR: Chinatown Business Improvement DistrictINFO: 213-680-0243, chinatownla.com39
  39. 39. Leaf Exposures, Smiling Stone, Photograph40MAY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
  40. 40. 41SILK ROAD STORY TIMEJoin popular local storyteller Sunny Stevenson in the travelers’ tent and enjoy stories about momsand kids from across Asia, in honor of Mother’s Day, plus make a fun craft for mom.WHEN: May 5, 10:30 a.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: Free for Members; $10 a FamilySPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgAN EVENING WITH LIBRETTIST DAVID HENRY HWANG AND THEMUSIC OF OSVALDO GOLIJOVPlaywright and librettist David Henry Hwang is joined by Long Beach Opera artistic and generaldirector, Andreas Mitisek, to discuss his opera Ainadamar, composed by Osvaldo Golijov. Throughoutthe evening, excerpts from the opera will be performed by members of Long Beach Opera. Hwang,best known for his Tony Award–winning play, M. Butterfly, has also collaborated with composersPhilip Glass and Bright Sheng. Golijov, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, has had his worksperformed around the world by leading performers such as the Kronos Quartet, Dawn Upshaw, andthe Boston, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles symphony orchestras.WHEN: May 5, 4:00 p.m.SITE: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los AngelesCOST: $25 General, $5 StudentsSPONSOR: Los Angeles County Museum of ArtINFO: 323-857-6000, lacma.orgSECOND ANNUAL PASIFIKA LIVING ARTS SHOWCASEThe event features hands-on workshops, demonstrations, film screenings, contemporary youth artexhibit, and museum tours.WHEN: May 5 & 6, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.SITE: Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum, 695 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach &Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long BeachCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Pacific Island Ethnic Art MuseumINFO: 562-216-4170, pieam.orgTAI CHISince the 6th century BC, Chinese people have practiced tai chi to improve their health, strength,and agility. Veteran instructor Chao Li Chi will lead you through the steps of the ‘yang’ style in thepeaceful surroundings of the museum’s courtyard garden. New participants are welcome.WHEN: May 5, 12, 19, 26, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: $10SPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.org
  41. 41. CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING CLASSESThis is another long-standing museum tradition, taught by Guang-Li Zhang every Saturday morning.This class is celebrating 15 years at the Pacific Asia Museum.WHEN: May 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noonSITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: The six-week session is $120SPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgTARGET FREE FIRST SUNDAYEnjoy a day of family fun at the Bowers Museum the first Sunday of every month.WHEN: May 6, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.SITE: Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa AnaCOST: FreeSPONSOR: TargetINFO: 714-567-3600, bowers.orgBE A CHINESE SCHOLAR FOR A DAYDuring the Song Dynasty, Chinese scholars were expected to excel at the arts. Enjoy an overviewof this lifestyle, followed by a tea ceremony and hands-on experiences in the scholarly pursuits ofcalligraphy and flower arranging. Space is limited. RSVP to (626) 449-2742 ext. 31.WHEN: May 6, 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: $9 General, $7 Students and Seniors, $5 materials feeSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.org42MAY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
  42. 42. CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART: LOOKING BACK,LOOKING FORWARDThis talk introduces contemporary art in China in the past four decades. China opened its doorsto the outside world after the Cultural Revolution, and the resulting new political and socialenvironment provided a rich background for artistic experimentation. Christina Yu, assistant curatorof Chinese art, traces the development of art in China from the late 1970s to today, including artistsworking in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and those of the diaspora.WHEN: May 6, 3:00 p.m.SITE: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los AngelesCOST: $10 GeneralSPONSOR: Los Angeles County Museum of ArtINFO: 323-857-6000, lacma.orgLOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVALEstablished in 1983, the Film Festival is Southern California’s premier showcase for film andvideo works by Asian Pacific American and Asian Pacific international cinema artists. The festivalencompasses screenings, workshops, and panels with actors, directors and writers. Enjoy galareceptions and networking mixers.WHEN: May 10 - 20, Various timesSITE: Directors Guild of America, CGV Cinemas, Art Theatre of Long BeachCOST: $12 General, $10 MembersSPONSOR: Visual CommunicationsINFO: 213-680-4462 x68, vconline.org/festivalEAST WEST PLAYERS PRESENTS A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICEast West Players’ historic success of producing musicals by Stephen Sondheim continues with aplay about love, marriage, and infidelity inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a SummerNight. A newly envisioned production not to be missed.WHEN: May 10 through June 10, Wednesdays through Saturdays 8:00 p.m.,Sundays 2:00 p.m.SITE: East West Players, 120 Judge John Aiso St., Los AngelesCOST: $46 - $51, Previews (5/10-5/13) $25 - $15SPONSOR: S. Mark Taper Foundation EndowmentINFO: 213-625-7000, eastwestplayers.orgTARGET FREE FAMILY SATURDAY:CELEBRATE ASIAN PACIFIC HERITAGEMay is Asian Pacific Heritage month. Celebrate with fun arts, crafts, and food for the whole family.Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving familiesunique ways to learn, play, and grow together.WHEN: May 12, 11:00 a.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.org43
  43. 43. Yilun Shang, Untitled, Digital painting, 2005ASIA PACIFIC ISLANDER FESTIVALThe Japanese American National Museum will showcase the award-winning film Conscience and theConstitution by Frank Abe (11:00 a.m.) and the documentary Act of War - The Overthrow of theHawaiian Nation (12:30 p.m.)WHEN: May 12, 11:00 a.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.orgPRINTED STORIES FOR MOTHER’S DAYJoin artist Leslie K. Gray to make cards and stories for your mother. Leslie will share her bookThe Pink Dress, which tells the story of her mother’s teenage years, and then teach you how to makestamps and printed images that show how special your mother is to you.WHEN: May 12, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.SITE: Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los AngelesCOST: $5SPONSOR: Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art MuseumINFO: 323-937-4230, cafam.org44MAY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
  44. 44. Ichiro Shimizu, at top The End of Love Affair, 11.4” x 7.5”, 2005, at bottom, Pump in Desert, 10.5” x 7.2”, 2012,both, Digital photography
  45. 45. PASADENA CITY COLLEGE CHINESEMUSIC ENSEMBLE SPRING CONCERTThe Pasadena City College Chinese Music Ensemble was founded in 1997 by the director, CynthiaHsiang. The ensemble provides students an opportunity to learn, practice, and perform Chinesemusic. Besides concert performances in every Fall and Spring semesters, the group also participatesin many community events.WHEN: May 12, 8:00 p.m.SITE: Pasadena City College, Harbeson Hall,COST: $5 / $3SPONSOR: Pasadena City CollegeINFO: pasadena.edu6TH ANNUAL U.S. – JAPAN GREEN CONFERENCEThe conference will showcase sustainable residential and commercial buildings in the constructionindustry. A distinguished group of expert panelist have been invited to discuss their perspectives ofgreen business, clean air initiatives, and environmental marketing strategies that will shape the futureof business and benefit the entire world.WHEN: May 17, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.SITE: Miyako Hybrid Hotel, 21381 S. Western Ave., TorranceCOST: $50SPONSOR: Miyako Hybrid Hotel, Kintetsu Enterprises Co. of AmericaINFO: 213-627-6217, jas-socal.orgASIAN PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE (APEX)COMMUNITY LEADERS RECEPTIONAn evening of community empowerment, featuring speakers discussing important community issuesand attendees networking with distinguished Asian Pacific Islander American leaders in government,business, and the nonprofit sector.WHEN: May 17, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.SITE: Sheraton Hotel, 711 S. Hope St., Los AngelesCOST: $15 Pre-registeredSPONSOR: APEXINFO: apex.org/clr46MAY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
  46. 46. ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER OLDER ADULTS FESTIVALThe festival brings Folk dancers and choral groups from China, Japan, Korea, and the Philippinesgrace the stage in exotic attire to promote diversity and genuine cultural appreciation.WHEN: May 18, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.SITE: Angelus Plaza, Hill Street Courtyard, 255 S. Hill St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Angelus PlazaINFO: 213-623-4352 x317Leaf Exposures, Bicycle, Photograph47
  47. 47. Bebe Khue Jacobs, Going Home - End of the Tunnel II, Photograph, 2012CHINATOWN PUBLIC SAFETY ASSOCIATION AWARDS DINNERAn annual event honoring individuals and organizations that have dedicated their efforts to thewelfare as well as growth of Los Angeles Chinatown and surrounding communities. The money raisedwill go toward community public safety programs and activities.WHEN: May 18, 6:00 p.m.SITE: Empress Pavilion, 988 N. Hill St., #201, Chinatown Los AngelesCOST: $75SPONSOR: Chinatown Public Safety AssociationINFO: 213-621-2344, cpsala.orgFUSION FRIDAY PREMIERE!Enjoy high-flying taekwondo demonstrations, real sumo matches by world-champion wrestlers, andmartial artists battling supernatural forces in the exhibition Masterpieces of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi!WHEN: May 18, 7:30 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: $9 General, $7 Students and SeniorsSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.org48MAY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
  48. 48. Sara Jane Boyers, Downtown, Photograph36 VIEWS OF MOUNT RAINIER: WOODBLOCK PRINTSBY KRISTINA HAGMANThe prints in 36 Views of Mount Rainier are an homage to the famous Japanese woodblockprintmaker Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) and his acclaimed series 36 Views of Mount Fuji. Whileliving in Seattle, Hagman experienced ever-changing views of Mount Rainier, and these impressionsof the mountain resulted in a new appreciation of the work of Hokusai. Although originally trained asa painter, Hagman chose the woodblock to capture this mix of city views. She incorporates differentnatural environments found around Mount Rainier as well as various man-made surroundings such asfreeways, cityscapes and bridges. As a result, the 36 images elicit various responses, from a sense ofbustling urban life to moments of quiet contemplation.WHEN: May 18 through July 1, Wednesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: $9 Adults, $7 Students and Seniors, Free for Children Ages 11 and UnderSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.org49
  49. 49. 50MAY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage MonthMelissa Kojima, at top A Lightness of Being, at bottom, Letting Go of Suffering, both, 5” x 7”MASTERPIECES OF TSUKIOKA YOSHITOSHITsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) is perhaps the most important Japanese print artist of the late19th century. Yoshitoshi lived at a time when Japan was just opening to the outside world andexperiencing major political, social, and economic changes. His prints often depict well-knownstories from Japanese history and legend but present them in highly original, sometimes shockingcompositions that exhibit a range of influences. This exhibition features approximately 130 ofYoshitoshi’s prints and drawings, representing the full span of his artistic career. The prints comefrom a private Las Vegas collection as well as the Pacific Asia Museum collection and offer a rareopportunity to understand an artist whose influence on Japanese graphic art and design continues tothis day.WHEN: May 18 through August 12, Wednesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: $9 Adults, $7 Students and Seniors, Free for Children Ages 11 and UnderSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgLECTURE: MASTERPIECES OF TSUKIOKA YOSHITOSHIMasterpieces of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi exhibition organizer and renowned Japanese print scholarChris Uhlenbeck discusses the history and artistry of the featured works.WHEN: May 19, 2:00 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: $9 Adults, $7 Students and Seniors, Free for Children Ages 11 and UnderSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.org2012 LOS ANGELES ARTHRITIS WALKThe 2012 Los Angeles Arthritis Walk®is the signature fundraising event for the Arthritis Foundation.This is a celebration of the year-round movement to help prevent and treat arthritis. Every year weget together to celebrate movement and make a positive impact on the 50 million lives diagnosedwith arthritis by raising funds for research, education, and life improvement programs in communitiesacross the country. The rallying, Let’s Move Together® encourages people to get up and get moving.WHEN: May 19, 9:00 a.m.SITE: Santa Monica Pier, Lot 1 North, 1550 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa MonicaCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Arthritis FoundationINFO: kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1001905
  50. 50. Vi Truong, The Corner, Oil on canvas, 36” x 36”, 2011WORLD CITY – HALAU O’KEIKIALI IWorld City is the Music Center’s highly acclaimed free performance series reflecting the rich array ofcultures making up the Los Angeles community. In addition to performances, free arts workshops forchildren are offered in the adjacent Blue Ribbon Garden. The event will feature music and dance fromNative Hawaiian with Halau O’Keikiali i.WHEN: May 19, 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.SITE: W. M. Keck Foundation Children’s Amphitheatre,Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: The Music CenterINFO: 213-250-ARTS, musiccenter.org52MAY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
  51. 51. SOGETSY IKEBANA WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERSIkebana (“living flower”) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Sogetsu Ikebana is a threedimensional artistic expression composed of flower and plant material arranged in a container. Thisworkshop will introduce the student to the basic technique and style that are the foundation ofmany Ikebana arrangements. Instructor Mikiko Ideno will teach you how to arrange using lines andspace. Flowers used in the workshop are yours to take home and are included in the lesson fee.WHEN: May 19, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $30 Members; $35 Non-members, includes admission and suppliesSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.orgGREAT GRANDFATHER’S DRUMThis documentary celebrates Japanese American culture and history in Hawaii. Told through anintimate and joyful portrait of Maui Taiko, descendants of plantation workers, and by elders wholived this history. Experience Maui Taiko’s dynamic performances on the giant drums, and travel withthem on a heartfelt journey back to rural Japan to seek their ancestral roots.WHEN: May 19, 2:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.orgEXPULSIONThe Duckler Dance Theatre (HDDT) and world-renown dance company Kim Eung Kwa Korean DanceCompany will present two performances, as well as a youth workshop and a curbside conversationpanel. On May 19th with the support of the Korean Cultural Center, the organizations and generalpublic will be given the opportunity to engage in a cross-cultural conversation about how the ideaof home is interpreted. On May 20th, Guinness World Record Little Ethiopia Cultural Group Dancerswill thrill audiences with their acrobatic movement with HDDT’s four athletic male dancers to presentLittle Ethiopia’s Expulsion.WHEN: May 19 & 20, 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.SITE: 3400 W. 3rd St., Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Heidi Duckler Dance TheatreINFO: 818-784-8669, heididuckler.orgJAPANESE DYEING TECHNIQUES WORKSHOPMaster artist Setsuko Hayashi demonstrates the classic yuzen and shibori dying techniques asfeatured in the fabrics of the exhibition Kimono in the 20th Century. In Japanese and English.WHEN: May 20, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: $9 General, $7 Students and Seniors, $5 materials feeSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.org53
  52. 52. WONDERS OF ASIAA closing ceremony of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month held at the StaplesCenter during the 2012 Season Home Opener of the Los Angeles Sparks.WHEN: May 20, 5:30 p.m.SITE: Staples Center, Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $20SPONSOR: City of Los Angeles APIAHM, Time Warner CableINFO: 213-929-1304, lasparks.comCHINESE AMERICAN CITIZENS ALLIANCEL.A. LODGE CENTENNIAL GALACelebrating its 100th birthday, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance Los Angeles Lodge is hosting afundraiser gala to raise monies for Los Angeles CACA Community Action, its 501(c)(3) nonprofit arm,which provides educational and public service programs.WHEN: May 26, 6:00 p.m.SITE: Hilton Los Angeles / San Gabriel, 225 W. Valley Blvd., San GabrielCOST: $100SPONSOR: Chinese American Citizens Alliance L.A. LodgeINFO: 213-628-8015, cacala.orgREFUGEE NATIONA play written and performed by Leilani Chan and Ova Saopeng with featured artist Litdet Viravong.Refugee Nation is about a young generation struggling to understand its history and the silence ofan elder generation still healing from the traumas of war. Based on the stories of Laotian refugees inthe U.S., Refugee Nation returns to L.A. to premiere the completed work after touring the countryover 5 years.WHEN: May 31 through June 24, Thursdays through Saturdays 8:00 p.m., Sundays 3:00 p.m.SITE: Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $30 General, $20 Students and SeniorsSPONSOR: TeAda Production & The Latino Theater CompanyINFO: 866-811-4111, thelatc.org, refugeenation.com54MAY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
  53. 53. Vi Truong, Blue Boy, Oil on cardboard, 15” x 18”, 2010
  54. 54. Bannon Fu, Sunlight on Clothes, Watercolor on paper, 18” x 24”, 2007SILK ROAD STORY TIMEJoin popular local storyteller Sunny Stevenson in the travelers’ tent and enjoy stories about themartial arts followed by a fun craft.WHEN: June 2, 10:30 a.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: Free for Members; $10 a FamilySPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.org56JUNE 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
  55. 55. UNDISCOVERED CHINATOWN TOURTours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historical interest, andwill guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and trendiest shops.WHEN: June 2, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.SITE: Chinatown, Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $20SPONSOR: Chinatown Business Improvement DistrictINFO: 213-680-0243, chinatownla.comPACIFIC ISLANDER FESTIVALWatch hula performances, listen to Tahitian drumming, play ancient Hawaiian games, enjoy islandcuisine, admire artisans creating traditional weavings, and enjoy storytelling and educationalprograms. The Aquarium of the Pacific’s ninth annual Pacific Islander Festival will feature variouscultures, including Hawaiian, Fijian, Marshallese, Chamoru, Tahitian, Samoan, Tokelau, and Maori.WHEN: June 2 & 3, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.SITE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long BeachCOST: $24.95 Adults, $21.95 Seniors, $13.95 Children (3 -11),Free children under 3 and Aquarium membersSPONSOR: Aquarium of the PacificINFO: 562-590-3100, aquariumofpacific.orgTAI CHISince the 6th century BC, Chinese people have practiced tai chi to improve their health, strength,and agility. Veteran instructor Chao Li Chi will lead you through the steps of the ‘yang’ style in thepeaceful surroundings of the museum’s courtyard garden. New participants are welcome.WHEN: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: $10SPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgCHINESE BRUSH PAINTING CLASSESThis is another long-standing museum tradition, taught by Guang-Li Zhang every Saturday morning.This class is celebrating 15 years at the Pacific Asia Museum.WHEN: June, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noonSITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: The six-week session is $120SPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.org57
  56. 56. 58JUNE 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage MonthTARGET FREE FIRST SUNDAY –SUMMER SOLSTICE FAMILY FESTIVALEnjoy a day of family fun at the Bowers Museum the first Sunday of every month.WHEN: June 3, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.SITE: Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa AnaCOST: FreeSPONSOR: TargetINFO: 714-567-3600, bowers.orgA DAY WITH KUNG FU MASTERSThe second annual event spotlights the Wing Chun style and one of its most famous students,Bruce Lee.WHEN: June 3, 2:00 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: $10 Members, $15 Non-membersSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgTUESDAY NIGHT CAFÉThis is one of the longest running free public art series in Los Angeles, with performance art, music,poetry, visual art, short film, and an array of Los Angeles performers and community members inLittle Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles.WHEN: June 5 & 19, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.SITE: Aratani Courtyard, 120 Judge John Aiso St., Little Tokyo, Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Tuesday Night ProjectINFO: tuesdaynightproject.orgYOGAJoin the museum every Wednesday for yoga class designed for all ability levels. Designed witha lunch-hour audience in mind, instructor Jill Zepezauer’s instruction of Hatha yoga is uniquelyaccessible.WHEN: June 7, 14, 21, 28, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: $10SPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.org
  57. 57. Dennis Nishi, Pro Choice, Collage
  58. 58. 60JUNE 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month2012 KALAYAAN INCORPORATED CELEBRATES THE114TH ANNIVERSARY OF PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCEAs part of the celebration for the Philippine Independence, the community is placing a statue of Dr.Jose P. Rizal on a pedestal in the City of Carson. The event also honors the services of PhilippineConsul General Mary Jo Bernardo-Aragon of Los Angeles, whose term ends on June 26, 2012.WHEN: June 9, 6:30 p.m.SITE: Marriot Torrance South Bay Hotel, 3635 Fashion Way, TorranceCOST: $60SPONSOR: Filipino American Press Club of Los AngelesINFO: 714-333-5645KIMONO DEMONSTRATIONFollowing a presentation on the basics of kimono, Naomi Onizuka dresses on-stage models in avariety of styles, illuminating the often hidden artistry that goes into properly wearing kimono.Select audience members will then have the opportunity to be professionally attired in a yukatastyle. Reservations are required to participate in the dressing activity.WHEN: June 10, 2:00 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: $9 General, $7 Students and SeniorsSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgJASSC 103RD ANNIVERSARY DINNER & GALA CELEBRATIONThe Japan American Society of Southern California (JASSC) will honor the Disneyland® Resort inrecognition of more than 50 years of helping strengthen the relationship between Japan and theUnited States through the world’s most beloved theme parks. The event also honors the servicepersonnel of the Japanese Self Defense Forces and the U.S. Forces of Operation Tomodachi, themost successful joint military humanitarian operation that provided critical relief for victims of theGreat East Japan Earthquake in 2011.WHEN: June 15, 6:00 p.m.SITE: Disneyland® Hotel, 1150 Magic Way, AnaheimCOST: $325SPONSOR: Disneyland® Resort, Mattel, Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Port of LA,Kintetsu EnterprisesINFO: 213-627-6217, jas-socal.org
  59. 59. 61Ichiro Shimizu, Stairs at the Getty, Photograph, 11.5” x 7.7”EMIL MIJARESThe music of Emil Mijares, the Grandfather of Philippine Jazz is celebrated in a two-hour gala eventhighlighting some of his greatest recordings and favorite songs of all time.WHEN: June 16, 7:00 p.m.SITE: The Gano Promenade, 4828 4th St., IrwindaleCOST: $5SPONSOR: Gano Excel, U.S.A.INFO: 626-480-7550 x8152, ganopromenade.comRAGA AND TALA: MUSIC OF INDIALet your ears delight to the beauty of Indian Classical music, sung by Aditya Prakash. Learn thebasics of raga (melody) and tala (rhythm), which are the building blocks of Indian Classical music.Create anklets adorned with bells, strap them to your feet, and then experience the rhythm withyour whole body!WHEN: June 17, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.SITE: UCLA Fowler Museum, W. Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Plaza, Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: UCLA Fowler MuseumINFO: 310-825-4361, fowler.ucla.edu
  60. 60. 62JUNE 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
  61. 61. Sherie Matteo, JB, Color pencil, 4” x 5”63DEMONSTRATION: WOODBLOCK PRINTINGArtist Kristina Hagman demonstrates woodblock printing techniques, as seen in her exhibition36 Views of Mount Rainier.WHEN: June 17, 2:00 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: $9 General, $7 Students and Seniors, Free for MembersSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgNATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER HISTORIC RESERVATION FORUMThe Asian Pacific Islander (API) Historic Preservation is an organization interested in preservingAPI communities and history. The group works with the National Trust for Historic Preservation topreserve these communities’ stories, communities, and past to inform the future. Chinatown BusinessImprovement District is an opening night reception sponsor to include speaker and novelist, Lisa See,and a range of entertainment.WHEN: June 21 – 23, June 21 Opening Reception, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.SITE: Central Plaza, 943-951 N. Broadway, Los AngelesCOST: To Be AnnouncedSPONSOR: Chinatown Business Improvement DistrictINFO: chinatownla.com, apinhpforum.orgCRAFT CLASS WITH RUTH KITAGAWA: SUMMER CARDSMake floral cards for someone special.WHEN: June 23, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $9 Members; $14 Non-members, includes admission and suppliesSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.orgNATIONWIDE TOWNHALL FOR THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OFVINCENT CHIN’S DEATHJune 23rd marks the 30th anniversary of Vincent Chin’s death. Asian Pacific Americans for Progress(APAP), together with other community organizations, is organizing a townhall and other projectsin commemoration of Chin and to analyze the current state of racial profiling, hate crimes, bullying,media, civil rights, and Pan-Asian American/multiracial coalition building.WHEN: June 23, 11 a.m.SITE: Local: Japanese American National Museum’s National Center for thePreservation of Democracy,Nationwide: Google On-Air livestreamCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Asian Pacific Americans for ProgressINFO: apaforprogress.org
  62. 62. Edwin Ushiro, Shine, Acrylic, 4.5” x 3.5”, 2012PRISONS AND PATRIOTS: JAPANESE AMERICAN WARTIMECITIZENSHIP, CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE, AND HISTORICAL MEMORYBY CHERSTIN M. LYONPrisons and Patriots provides a detailed account of 41 Nisei who were imprisoned for resisting thedraft during World War II. Lyon parallels their courage as resisters with that of the late civil rightshero Gordon Hirabayashi.WHEN: June 23, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.org64JUNE 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
  63. 63. Leaf Exposures, Brakes in the Rain, PhotographAUTHORS ON ASIA: JAPANESE WARRIORS, ROGUES AND BEAUTIESAuthor and scholar Dr. Kendall Brown presents an overview of Japanese book and magazineillustration from the late Meiji and Taisho periods with his recent books Japanese Warriors,Rogues and Beauties: Woodblocks from Adventure Stories and Dangerous Beauties and Dutiful Wives:Popular Portraits of Women in Japan, 1905-1925. Books available for purchase and signing.WHEN: June 24, 2:00 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: $9 General, $7 Students and SeniorsSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgDOCENT TRAINING AT THE CHINESE AMERICAN MUSEUMBecome a Chinese American Museum Docent! Help guide and engage visitors of all ages through themuseum’s history and exhibitions. Volunteer docents will participate in an in-depth 6-week trainingprogram that will include interesting reading materials, guest lecturers, and guided museum tours.Training is every Wednesday for 6 weeks and it will take place at the museum.WHEN: June 25 through July 30, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.SITE: Chinese American Museum, 425 N. Los Angeles St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Chinese American Museum & the Chinese American Citizens AllianceINFO: 213-485-8567, camla.org65
  64. 64. THE DAVID HENRY HWANG WRITERS INSTITUTENEW PLAY FESTIVALThis is a reading of new plays written by participants of the David Henry Hwang Writers Institute(DHHWI). Named after the Tony-Award winning playwright, the DHHWI offers a safe environment forwriters at all different points in their careers to work on their writing. It is a nationally recognizedforce in the creation of plays that embrace the voice of multi-ethnic America.WHEN: June 26 through July 3, Time To Be AnnouncedSITE: East West Players, 120 Judge John Aiso St., Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: East West PlayersINFO: 213-625-7000, eastwestplayers.orgSABAN 2012: 6TH ANNUAL GALA AND AWARDThis is the sixth annual business event of South Asians in America, celebrating success of business.The event includes a gala dinner, an award ceremony, and entertainment.WHEN: June 29, 12:00 noonSITE: Downtown Sheraton, Los AngelesCOST: $65SPONSOR: SABAN - South Asian Biz NetworkINFO: 949-698-4321, joinsaban.comDAVID BENOIT AND THE ASIA AMERICANSYMPHONY ORCHESTRAInternational jazz pianist, composer, conductor and music director David Benoit will be the featuredartist as he conducts and performs his hit songs and compositions with the Asia America SymphonyOrchestra from many of his recordings including Freedom at Midnight, Earthglow and Every Step ofThe Way, to name a few.WHEN: June 29, 8:00 p.m.SITE: John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., HollywoodCOST: $70, $45, $30SPONSOR: John Anson Ford AmphitheatreINFO: 323-GO-1-FORD, fordtheatres.org66JUNE 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
  65. 65. Ichiro Shimizu, @ The Table, Digital photography, 5” x 6.5”, 2012
  66. 66. LITTLE TOKYO WALKING TOURRelive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with National Museum docents. Comfortablewalking shoes and clothes recommended. Weather permitting.WHEN: June 30, 10:15 a.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $9 Museum members, $14 non-members, includes Museum admissionSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.orgINTRODUCTION TO SOBA MAKING WITH SONOKO SAKAIMake your own soba entirely by hand, using fresh, stone-milled artisanal soba flour from Japan andauthentic soba tools. The soba will be served in the classic way: cold with fresh soy-based dippingsauce, toppings, and spices.WHEN: June 30, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $75 Museum members, $85 non-members, includes admission and suppliesSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.orgSAN FERNANDO VALLEY BUDDHIST TEMPLE OBON FESTIVALThis is one of the largest Obon festivals in Southern California. The event includes taiko drumperformances, Japanese Folk Dancing, ethnic foods, Japanese cultural displays, and games.WHEN: June 30 & July 1, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.SITE: 12953 Brandford St., PacoimaCOST: FreeSPONSOR: San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist TempleINFO: 818-899-4030, sfvhbt.org68JUNE 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
  67. 67. Black and white evening shot of Norms Restaurant, Courtesy of Jack Laxer / Armet Davis Newlove Architects.Copyright Jack Laxer Photographer, Pacific Palisades, California. Courtesy of the Chinese American Museum.69
  68. 68. Hanh Nguyen, Portrait of a Man, Linoleum print, 18” x 21”, 200870JULY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
  69. 69. TUESDAY NIGHT CAFÉThis is one of the longest running free public art series in Los Angeles, with performance art, music,poetry, visual art, short film, and an array of Los Angeles performers and community members inLittle Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles.WHEN: July 3 & 17, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.SITE: Aratani Courtyard, 120 Judge John Aiso St., Little Tokyo, Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Tuesday Night ProjectINFO: tuesdaynightproject.orgYOGAJoin the museum every Wednesday for yoga class designed for all ability levels. Designed witha lunch-hour audience in mind, instructor Jill Zepezauer’s instruction of Hatha yoga is uniquelyaccessible.WHEN: July 4, 11, 18, 25, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: $10SPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgARTS & SWEETS WALK OF LITTLE TOKYOThis walk will introduce you to the many public art pieces in Little Tokyo from sculpture to wallmurals. Interspersed with the art will be a sampling of Asian sweets such as imagawayaki, dango, andmochi ice cream. Wear comfortable walking shoes.WHEN: July 7, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $15 Museum members, $20 non-members, includes admission and suppliesSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.orgUNDISCOVERED CHINATOWN TOURTours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historical interest, andwill guide those interested in shopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargains and trendiest shops.WHEN: July 7, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.SITE: Chinatown, Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $20SPONSOR: Chinatown Business Improvement DistrictINFO: 213-680-0243, chinatownla.com71
  70. 70. Sara Jane Boyers, New Dragon Chinese Restaurant, PhotographTAI CHISince the 6th century BC, Chinese people have practiced tai chi to improve their health, strength,and agility. Veteran instructor Chao Li Chi will lead you through the steps of the ‘yang’ style in thepeaceful surroundings of the museum’s courtyard garden. New participants are welcome.WHEN: July 7, 14, 21, 28, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: $10SPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgCHINESE BRUSH PAINTING CLASSESThis is another long-standing museum tradition, taught by Guang-Li Zhang every Saturday morning.This class is celebrating 15 years at the Pacific Asia Museum.WHEN: July 7, 14, 21, 28, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noonSITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., PasadenaCOST: The six-week session is $120SPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.org72JULY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
  71. 71. Jenchi Wu, DNA, Ceramic, 88” h x 91” w x 41” d, 2010TARGET FREE FAMILY SATURDAY: FACES + PLACESEnjoy a day of family fun and crafts. July’s theme is travel! Generously sponsored by Target, thesespecial Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and growtogether.WHEN: July 14, 11:00 a.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.orgLOTUS FESTIVALThis is a celebration of Asian and Pacific Islanders. This festival is filled with a variety of Asianboutiques, food, activities for children, and entertainment for all.WHEN: July 14 & 15, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.SITE: City Parking Lot, 1147 Echo Park Ave. & Logan St., Echo ParkCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Los Angeles Lotus Festival, Inc.INFO: 213-403-1622, laparks.org/calendar/lotus/lotus.htm73
  72. 72. A DIVIDED COMMUNITY: 3 PERSONAL STORIES OF RESISTANCE BYMOMO YASHIMAThis documentary tells the story of Yosh Kuromiya, Frank Emi, and Mits Koshiyama, who challengedthe United States government’s decision to draft Japanese Americans while they and their familieswere being held in America’s concentration camps. A panel discussion with Professor Emeritus ArtHansen, Attorney Deborah Lim (author of The Lim Report), Yosh Kuromiya, and Momo Yashima willfollow the screening.WHEN: July 21, 2:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.orgLITTLE TOKYO WALKING TOURRelive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with National Museum docents. Comfortablewalking shoes and clothes recommended. Weather permitting.WHEN: July 28, 10:15 a.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $9 Museum members, $14 non-members, includes Museum admissionSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.orgCRAFT CLASS WITH RUTHIE KITAGAWA: KUSUDAMAMake kusudama paper balls) inspired crafts for your friends and family. In conjunction with theexhibition Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami.WHEN: July 28, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $9 Museum members, $14 non-members, includes admission and suppliesSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.org74JULY 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month
  73. 73. Kathy Yoshihara, Sami in the Moon, Monoprint with pastel and acrylic on paper, 13.5” x 28”, 2012
  74. 74. 76AUGUST 2012COMMUNITY EVENTSAsian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage MonthAnn Le, Mother Refuge, Inkjet print, 16” x 24”, 2012NISEI WEEK JAPANESE FESTIVALThe Nisei Week Japanese Festival is one of the longest running ethnic festivals in the U.S. attractingthousands to Little Tokyo each year since its inception in 1934 to enjoy a Japanese American culturalexperience.WHEN: August 11 through 19, Check website for time informationSITE: Los Angeles Little Tokyo DistrictCOST: Most public events are freeSPONSOR: Nisei Week FoundationINFO: 213-687-7193, niseiweek.org
  75. 75. 77Charles Kang, Koi, Digital image, 8” x 10”, 2012
  76. 76. Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage MonthBibliographyIn celebration of this year’s Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, wepresent the following bibliography representing fictional and non-fictional works froma variety of Asian and Pacific Island cultures. These books are recommended for youngreaders, ages 10 to 12, and are available through the Los Angeles Public Library.Bibliography compiled by: Gabriel CifarelliCity of Los Angeles Department of Cultural AffairsASIAN AMERICAN LITERATUREA SUITCASE OF SEAWEED AND OTHER POEMSBy Janet S. Wong; decorations by the authorWith a sense of pride in her Korean, Chinese, and American background, Janet Wong’s poetryreflects some of the differences between Chinese and Korean customs and culture and theAmerican way of life. Divided into three sections—Korean, Chinese, and American—and with theauthor’s own explanation as to how the poems developed from experiences in her own life,these poems speak directly and simply to young people of many ethnic backgrounds, providinginsights into the different kinds of prejudice that many children confront today.EXTRAORDINARY ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERSBy Susan SinnottThis volume spotlights a diverse group, ranging from pioneering immigrants to Hawai’i’s lastqueen, and on to present-day notables such as architect Maya Ying Lin and Yahoo cofounderJerry Yang. Their achievements reflect a broad range of endeavor, from labor leaders andpoliticians to writers, athletes, scientists, actors, and artists. In addition to such well knownfigures as Tiger Woods, Amy Tan, and Bruce Lee, this text includes information on architectMinoru Yamasaki, artist Nam June Paik, cinematographer James Wong Howe, and actressAnna May Wong. As well as group entries on Chinese railroad and laundry workers, Hawai’iansugarcane workers, prisoners of Angel Island, Japanese-American internees and three individualswho fought internment, Vietnamese boat people, and Hmong refugees.78
  77. 77. Edwin Ushiro, Something Held Whirling to be Released, Mixed media on plexiglas, 32” x 22”, 2011
  78. 78. 80Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage MonthBIBLIOGRAPHYEdwin Ushiro, Welcome, Mixed media on lucite, 5” x 5.5”, 2012AMERICAN EYES: NEW ASIAN-AMERICAN SHORT STORIESFOR YOUNG ADULTSBy Lori M. Carlson, EditorIn this unique collection of touching and heartfelt short stories, ten young Asian-Americanwriters re-create the conflicts that all young people feel living in two distinct worlds: one ofmemories and traditions, and one of today. Whether it includes dreams of gossiping with theprettiest blond in the class, not wanting to marry the man your parents love, or discovering thatyour true identity is ultimately your decision, these extraordinary stories by writers of Asiandecent explore the confusion and ambivalence of growing up in a world different from the onetheir parents knew.
  79. 79. Nguyen Thi Hop, Children Playing Dragon Dance, Watercolor, 20” x 16”, 2001
  80. 80. Shiho Nakaza, Phoenix2, Watercolor and digital82Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage MonthBIBLIOGRAPHYCHINESE LITERATURETHE ANCIENT CHINESEBy Virginia SchompFocusing mainly on the Shang, Zhou, Qin and Han dynasties, this book explores ancient Chinathrough its social structure. It takes a look at its people and details the duties of an emperor,the activities of a merchant, and much more. It also describes some of the discoveries andwritings that have led to our present-day understanding of this fascinating civilization.MAYA LINBy Bettina LingThis book describes the life and work of the Chinese American architect who designed theVietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery,Alabama.TIES THAT BIND, TIES THAT BREAK: A NOVELBy Lensey NamiokaAilin’s life takes a different turn when she defies the traditions of upper class Chinese societyby refusing to have her feet bound.
  81. 81. Barbara Lai Bennett, Detail from Fujian to Honolulu, 20” x 60”, 200783KOREAN LITERATURETHE GIRL-SONBy Anne E. NeubergerBased on the life of Induk Pahk, a Korean educator whose widowed mother disguised her as aboy at the age of eight in order for her to attend school, a choice forbidden to girls in the earlytwentieth century in that country.PEACEBOUND TRAINSBy Haemi BalgassiIllustrated by Chris K. SoentpietSumi’s grandmother tells the story of her family’s escape from Seoul during the Korean War,while they watch the trains which will eventually bring her mother back from army service.THE SHOES FROM YANG SAN VALLEYBy Yong-ik KimDecorations by Park MinjaAlone in his war-torn homeland, a young Korean boy has only the memory of a special pairof silk brocade shoes to remind him of the good days of the past and give him hope for thefuture.SO FAR FROM THE BAMBOO GROVEBy Yoko Kawashima WatkinsA fictionalized autobiography in which eleven-year-old Yoko escapes from Korea to Japan withher mother and sister at the end of World War II.A STEP FROM HEAVENBy An NaIn this first novel, a young girl describes her family’s experience in the United States after theiremigration from Korea. While on the flight from Korea to California, four-year-old Young Juconcludes that they are on their way to heaven! After she arrives, however, she and her familystruggle in the new world, weighed down by the difficulty of learning English, their insular familylife, and the traditions of the country they left behind.
  82. 82. Rod Ogata, Untitled, Watercolor, 198584Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage MonthBIBLIOGRAPHYVIETNAMESE LITERATUREHOANG ANH: A VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN BOYBy Diane Hoyt-GoldsmithPhotographs by Lawrence MigdaleUsing the New Year celebration of Tet as their unifying theme, the collaborators on this bookweave myriad details about Vietnamese history, customs, folklore, and family life into the text,and effectively convey the international political context surrounding emigration.LEE ANN: THE STORY OF A VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN GIRLBy Tricia BrownPhotographs by Ted ThaiEmigrating from Vietnam, the Trangs have become exactly what this photo-essay’s subtitleimplies: an Americanized family that enjoys traditional Asian goals, foods, and holidays such asTet. Old and new ways are cleverly juxtaposed, and both creators have captured the universalessence of childhood.WHY VIETNAMESE IMMIGRANTS CAME TO AMERICABy Lewis K. ParkerThis book explores Vietnamese immigration to the United States from the 1960s tothe present, and looks at the contributions of Vietnamese Americans to the culture of theUnited States.
  83. 83. Andre Arceo Acosta, Balloons, Digital photo85FILIPINO LITERATUREGROWING UP FILIPINO: STORIES FOR YOUNG ADULTSCollected and Edited by Cecilia Manguerra BrainardThese short stories offer a highly textured portrait of Filipino youth. Tough but relevant topicsaddressed include a gay youth’s affection for his supportive mother, the role of religiousdidacticism in the formation of a childhood perception, consumer culture as it is experiencedby modern teens in Manila, and coping with bullies of all ages and stations in life. There aremore Filipinos living in the U.S. than most people realize, but finding literature reflective of theirexperiences is difficult.FILIPINOS IN CALIFORNIA (CALIFORNIA CULTURES SERIES)By Michelle MotoyoshiOnce called the “forgotten Asian Americans,” Filipinos have become the largest Asian Americangroup in California. Through a brief historical overview and biographies of notable people, thisbook describes the influence Filipino Americans have had on California. Filipinos in Californiaincludes biographies on Carlos Bulosan, writer; Vicki Manolo Draves, Olympic diver; RobertKikuchi-Yngojo, performance artist; Emil Guillermo, broadcast journalist; and others. It alsoincludes demographic information, a list of resources, and other interesting facts.THE PHILIPPINES, ROOTS OF MY HERITAGE: A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY BYA PILIPINA AMERICAN TEENAGERBy Melissa Macagba IgnacioThe reminiscences of a thirteen-year-old Filipino American girl, who spent one year in thePhilippines, introduce the islands’ history, people, culture, and industry.
  84. 84. Kathy Yoshihara, Honu, Monoprint with pastel and acrylic on paper, 15” x 12”, 2012At right, Shiho Nakaza, Summer, Pen, watercolor and acrylic, 5” x 7”86Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage MonthBIBLIOGRAPHYASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER LITERATUREEXTRAORDINARY ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANSBy Susan SinnottBiographical sketches of notable Asian Americans and Pacific Americans, includingcinematographer James Howe, scholar and politician S. I. Hayakawa, and novelist Amy Tan.PORTRAITS OF ASIAN-PACIFIC AMERICANSBy Kim Sakamoto SteidlIllustrated by Franz Steidl.This book presents the achievements of Asian-Pacific Americans and includes language artsactivities, geography, and history.
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  86. 86. 88Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage MonthBIBLIOGRAPHYJAPANESE LITERATUREJAPANESE ART & CULTURE (WORLD ART & CULTURE)By Kamini KhanduriWhen does a poem become a picture? What is the tea ceremony? How were the first colorwoodblock prints made? This book offer a window into Japanese culture, reflecting its history,technology, beliefs, and every-day life. Every piece of Japanese art tells us something about theenvironment and the culture it was developed in, so that we can see how and why peoplemake their art.PASSAGE TO FREEDOM: THE SUGIHARA STORYBy Ken MochizukiIllustrated by Dom Lee; afterword by Hiroki SugiharaThis inspiring book tells the true story of Chiune Sugihara, the “Japanese Schindler,” who savedthousands of Jews during World War II.SWORDS AND SAMURAI: THE ANCIENT WARRIORCULTURE OF THE EASTBy Philip SteeleThis colorful, informative book explains the amazing civilizations of ancient China andJapan–cultures that existed for thousands of years before Europe developed or America wasdiscovered.SWORD OF THE SAMURAI : ADVENTURE STORIES FROM JAPANReaders who delight in stories of knights will be happy to discover this collection of eleventales about the medieval Japanese warriors whose exploits rival those of their Europeancounterparts. These well-documented stories of adventure and misadventure are not only goodtales, but they also provide a look at a way of life bound by ironclad tradition. Though thestories vary in tone and intent, the book offers a serious and respectful look at a fascinatingaspect of the countries historyYOKO LEARNS TO READBy Rosemary WellsYoko wants to learn to read! Mama is eager to help, even though as a native-born Japaneseshe can’t read English herself. She takes Yoko to the library, where they pick out lots of bookswith appealing pictures. Soon, Yoko is ready all by herself! In a poignant ending, Yoko begins toteach her mama how to read in just the same way.YOKO’S SHOW AND TELLBy Rosemary WellsYoko sneaks an antique Japanese doll to school for show-and-tell, and it is injured in anunfortunate accident. Hopefully, a quick trip to the doll hospital will set things in order!
  87. 87. 89Hanh Nguyen, Sleeping Deer, Lithographic print, 9” x 10.5”, 2010
  88. 88. Nguyen Thi Hop, Love, Watercolor on silk, 22.5” x 20”, 200490Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage MonthBIBLIOGRAPHY

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