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2013 Los Angeles Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Cultural Affairs Guide
2013 Los Angeles Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Cultural Affairs Guide
2013 Los Angeles Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Cultural Affairs Guide
2013 Los Angeles Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Cultural Affairs Guide
2013 Los Angeles Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Cultural Affairs Guide
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  • 1. ASIAN& PACIFICIslanderAmericanHeritageMonthC A L E N DA R A N DC U LT U R A L G U I D E2013PRESENTED BYMayor Antonio R. VillaraigosaAND THEDepartment of Cultural AffairsCity of Los Angeles
  • 2. Los 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 PresidentMaria BellAnnie ChuCharmaine JeffersonRichard MontoyaLee RamerDepartment of Cultural AffairsCity of Los AngelesOlga Garay-EnglishExecutive DirectorMatthew RudnickAssistant General MangerWill Caperton y MontoyaDirector of Marketingand DevelopmentCalendar ProductionWill Caperton y MontoyaEditor and Art DirectorMartica Caraballo StorkAssistant EditorCalendar DesignDennis Nishidennis@dennisnishi.comTerese Harristmharris@pmacservices.comAntonio R. VillaraigosaMayorCity of Los AngelesAileen AdamsDeputy MayorStrategic PartnershipsTorie OsbornDeputy MayorNeighborhood & Community ServicesAsian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthCELEBRATION 2013CITY OF LOS ANGELES
  • 3. 1Antonio R. VillaraigosaOffice of the MayorCity of Los AngelesCELEBRATION 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthDear Friends,On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, it is my pleasure to invite you to celebrate Asian and PacificIslander American Heritage Month in Los Angeles.Our City is home to people originating from all around the world, with so many cultures contributingto the rich diversity that makes Los Angeles an international capital. This month we highlight ourrich Asian and Pacific Islander cultures and the work of artists who keep Asian and Pacific IslanderAmerican traditions alive and vibrant in our communities.I encourage you to take part in the special events listed throughout these pages and welcome you totake part in this year’s D R E A M theme:D DeterminationR ResilienceE ExcellenceA Aspiration=M MovementPlease join our celebration.Very truly yours,Antonio R. VillaraigosaMayorCity of Los Angeles
  • 4. 2Dear Friends,This celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month in Los Angeles provides uswith the opportunity to honor the people whose traditions are rooted in the diverse cultures of thePacific Rim and the vast Asian continent. We can learn much from their history and treasure theirtravels from East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the PacificIslands.Geographically, Asia includes lands as varied in character as some of the former Soviet Republicstates and countries in the Middle East. East Asia includes China, Hong Kong S.A.R., Japan, Mongolia,North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan. Southeast Asia consists of Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor,Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. South Asiaincludes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.Our tour of Asia also includes Australia and Papua New Guinea - and the Pacific Islands include:New Zealand, Samoa, Cook Islands, Micronesia, Midway Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii,Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Pitcairn Islands,Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Rapanui (Easter Island).I invite you to learn more about Asian and Pacific Islander American heritage throughout thiscelebration. I hope you will enjoy the fine art produced by our accomplished Los Angeles artistshighlighted in this calendar. Please take some time to also explore the many cultural programs andartistic events listed as part of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month in LA with yourfamily and friends.Sincerely,Olga Garay-EnglishExecutive DirectorDepartment of Cultural AffairsCity of Los AngelesOlga Garay-EnglishExecutive DirectorDepartment of Cultural AffairsCity of Los AngelesCELEBRATION 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month
  • 5. Yu Cotton-well, Hanako Doll Series: Sing With Me Not, Mixed media, 2011
  • 6. 4Lisa Sarno, ChairMillion Trees L.A.Terry Rose, Co-ChairOffice of the MayorEvelyn AlemanMedia Image PRTarik BabuLittle BangledeshiImprovement Inc.Will Caperton y MontoyaDepartment of Cultural AffairsMartica Caraballo StorkDepartment of Cultural AffairsJean ChanChinatown BID/CHSSCEmily ChenCity View VillaMona CurryLaarni DacanayComcast - California RegionTheresa De VeraCommission on DisabilityRenee DomaloanCommunity Affairs andCommunicationsMike FongOffice of the MayorJanet FukuharaNielson CompanyAsian Pacific AmericanEmployee Resource GroupOlga Garay-EnglishDepartment of Cultural AffairsAndrea N. GibsonThe Walt Disney CompanyRebeca GuerreroDepartment of Cultural AffairsJackie GuevarraLos Angeles CountyAsian American EmployeesAssociationRicardo HongOffice of the MayorBelle HsuAPEXAngie Jimenez-CedilloOffice of the MayorMei (Anna) JungTerri KeamLos Angeles CountyAlexander KimCalifornia State Board ofOptometryKay KoFBI Office of Public andCongressional AffairsRod LabuniNielsen CompanySteven LeeCity of Glendale Arts & CultureMark MasaokaAsian Pacific Policy &Planning CouncilAung M. NaingNetwork of Myanmar AmericanAssociation Chau NguyenICG WorldwideJoe QuanInformation TechnologyAgencyPierre RiotocDepartment ofGeneral ServicesEric RoblesDepartment ofGeneral ServicesMatthew RudnickDepartment of Cultural AffairsLeana ScottOffice of CouncilmemberPaul KoretzCharles ShenNielsen CompanyJoyce ShimazuLA 18/KSCI-TVTevy SithanLA CountyPamela ThomasTime Warner CableKaren TuLos Angeles CountyAsian American EmployeesAssociationEric VaquilarCommon GroundCommunicationFabiola VilchezOffice of the MayorUyen VuNielsen CompanyBetty Wong Oyama Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthCOMMITTEE 2013CITY OF LOS ANGELESD DeterminationR ResilienceE ExcellenceA Aspiration=M Movement
  • 7. Ann Le, at top, Sunglasses and Polos, Ong Noi, at bottom, Ba Noi, C-Print, 2013
  • 8. 6FAMILYThe many Asian and Pacific Islander American community centers throughout the City provide familyprogramming to a growing population, ensuring that the traditions of the cultures and an appreciationof the histories are shared with our young people and carried on throughout future generations.GEOGRAPHYAs a major metropolitan area, Los Angeles is home to many Asian and Pacific Islander Americancommunities such as Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Koreatown, Thai Town, and Historic Filipino Town.Beyond the City of Los Angeles, a large number of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans call otherareas of Los Angeles county their home, resulting in 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 influenced cultures.Many museums, cultural centers, historical landmarks, theaters, and dance companies are in theCity of Los Angeles. The City offers countless cultural resources that represent the traditions ofeach Asian and Pacific Islander culture in a unique and exciting way.Asian and Pacific Islander American CultureINFLUENCES ofIN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELESHISTORYSince the 19th Century, thousands of Asians and Pacific Islanders have migrated to America, makingtheir homes throughout California and Los Angeles. Asian and Pacific Islander Americans representa significant portion of the population of the City of Los Angeles, contributing greatly to the economy,politics, and culture of the City.
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  • 10. 8Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month2013 MAYOR’S AWARDSCITY OF LOS ANGELESBruce SaitoSpirit of LA
  • 11. 9Bruce Saito, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, has a long history ofoutstanding service to Los Angeles and California. Bruce joined the Corps in 1985 and has served asthe organization’s Executive Director since 1995.He is the past President and current Vice President of Legislation of the California Association of LocalConservation Corps (CALCC), the organization that represents the 14 certified conservation corpscovering most of the state’s urban areas from San Diego to Marin. He also serves on the Boards ofthe Los Angeles Community Garden Council, LA Neighborhood Land Trust, and the Little Tokyo SeniorNutrition Program.In 2003, Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Bruce to serve on the State Board of Forestry; in 2006he was a recipient of the Durfee Foundation Sabbatical Award; and in 2010 he became a foundingBoard Member of the Los Angeles River Revitilization Corporation. Bruce is also a member of theCalifornia Prison Industry Authority Board. He has been recognized for his service by the city andcounty of Los Angeles, the state of California, and the federal government. He has been honored witha National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Professional Award.In November 2011, Bruce was the recipient of the Legacy Acheivment Award from the Corps Networkfor his significant contributions to the Corps movement over the past 20 years. Bruce holds aBachelors Degree from San Francisco State University.
  • 12. 10Jet TilaDream of LAAsian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month2013 MAYOR’S AWARDSCITY OF LOS ANGELES
  • 13. 11From the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Normandie Avenue in the heart of Los Angeles to theLas Vegas Strip; from backyard cooking classes to battling legends on “Iron Chef America”—Jet Tila hascarved a singular niche as a culinary storyteller. Thanks to his diverse background and education, Tilais as comfortable as chef and consultant as he is teacher and student in the art of food. His numerousaccomplishments in the culinary world continue to grow. In 2013 alone, Tila has partnered with theCompass Group, the world’s largest food-service company, to launch Modern Asian Kitchen, a new fast-casual Pan-Asian concept with locations nationwide. He is also set to separately open Kuma Snowcream,a shaved-ice concept launching in Las Vegas this spring, all while continuing to build on his extensivenational TV and radio appearances as a guest judge on “Chopped,” as well as hosting his own radio showon AM 830 KLAA in Southern California.Tila grew up in his family’s restaurant kitchens and markets in Los Angeles, home to the world’s largestThai population outside of Thailand. As a boy, he spent time learning the ancient traditions of Asiancuisine from his Cantonese grandmother and working in the famed Bangkok Market, which opened in1972, and Royal Thai restaurant, which opened in 1978. “I call it birth luck,” he says. “I was born into the‘first family’ of Thai food in Los Angeles. My parents came here separately in 1966 and went on to openthe first restaurants and grocery stores in this country, and I was the kid doing homework in the backcorner of the restaurant.”Not initially sure if he would pursue a career in the kitchen, in his 20s, Tila says he “got it together”and decided to build a foundation for his passion and completed his culinary education at Le CordonBleu, establishing a framework of classical French technique to match his extensive knowledge of Asiancooking. He also completed an intensive study program at the California Sushi Academy. “My foodis predominantly Thai and Chinese because it was the food I was exposed to growing up,” he notes.“And my cooking overall represents the neighborhood I grew up in LA: between Thai Town, Chinatown,Koreatown, and Little Tokyo.”Combining kitchen experience with the bold new world of food media was a natural move for Tila,whose backyard cooking classes attracted the attention of the Los Angeles Times. He has successfullytransitioned from subject to producer by writing for the Times and contributing to many otherpublications and multimedia platforms, including National Public Radio, the Food Network, and hisappearances on the “CBS Early Show,” “No Reservations,” “Best Thing I Ever Ate,” and battlinglegendary Chef Masaharu Morimoto on “Iron Chef America,” among many more. A highly sought-afterconsultant, Tila opened the cafe at Google headquarters in Silicon Valley and also currently maintains awildly popular Asian food line through Schwan’s Home Service. He keeps close to his roots by conducting“Melting Pot Tours” of Thai Town in Los Angeles, offering participants a curated tour of his favoriteaspects of the neighborhood.In 2009, Tila debuted the acclaimed Wazuzu, a brilliant take on Pan-Asian dining, at Steve Wynn’sEncore casino and resort on the Las Vegas Strip, which he was tapped to open in a record 98 days.More recently, he launched Bistronomics, an acclaimed series of pop-up restaurant experiences inLos Angeles, and also opened The Charleston, his creative take on classic American gastropub fare inSanta Monica as chef/partner. Tila has also set three world records: for creating the world’s largest stirfry (4,010 lbs.); the world’s largest seafood stew (6,656 lbs.); and the largest California roll (422 ft.).“At this point, I am interested in creating concepts, not just one-offs,” he says. “I am and always will bea chef, but I am also always interested in new ways to combine cooking, business, and communication,since I enjoy all of them as much as I enjoy teaching people about where I come from through my food.”Tila currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Allison, and newborn daughter, Amaya, as well as theirtwo dogs.
  • 14. 12LA18 KSCI-TVHope of LAAsian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month2013 MAYOR’S AWARDSCITY OF LOS ANGELES
  • 15. 13Founded in 1976, LA18 KSCI-TV is Los Angeles’ #1 Asian-language TV station bringing news andentertainment, in multiple languages, to the largest U.S. Asian market - composed of nearly2.5 million Asian consumers. KSCI-TV produces and airs 9 local shows: daily local news and varietyshows in Chinese, Korean, Tagalog (Filipino) and English. KSCI-TV’s over-the-air signal covers 5.6 millionTV households in the Los Angeles DMA. KSCI-TV is also a must-carry local station on cable and satellitesystems in the LA DMA. In 2008, KSCI-TV became the first U.S. station to multicast in various Asianlanguages on digital sub-channels.LA 18’s longstanding commitment to serve the needs of Southern California’s burgeoning ethnicallydiverse community is inherent in our constant participation and support of our community. LA 18continually strives to bring programming to its audiences that are nothing short of excellence.
  • 16. 14Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Opening CelebrationJoin Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles City Council to officially declare the openingof Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month in the City of Los Angeles. The Mayor willaward the City’s Spirit, Dream, and Hope Awards during a ceremony in Council Chambers followedby a program and reception on the South Plaza by City Hall East on Los Angeles Street.WHEN: May 10, 2013, 10:00 a.m.SITE: City Hall Council Chambers, City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012WHEN: Program and Reception Following Council Chamber PresentationSITE: South Plaza by City Hall East on Los Angeles StreetCOST: FreeSPONSORS: Time Warner Cable, The Walt Disney Company, Wells Fargo, AT&T,Toyota, Toyota Financial Services, Coca-Cola, ABC7, Media Image P.R., Music Center,Office of the Mayor, Los Angeles City Council, Department of Cultural Affairs, andthe Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month CommitteeINFO: 213.922.9762 or SP-RSVP@lacity.orgAsian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthMAYOR’S EVENTS 2013CITY OF LOS ANGELESAsian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month
  • 17. Alex Kim, Headquarter of Angels, 2011
  • 18. 16Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthMAYOR’S EVENTS 2013DCA’s Music LA Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Classes Sponsored by The Walt Disney CompanyMusic LA celebrates Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month by hosting free music classesfor middle and high school students presented by Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, the Los AngelesCity Council, The Walt Disney Company, and the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). The Music LAProgram partners with professional music education providers to create two unique music programsduring the City’s Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Celebration that will exposeyoung people to the diverse landscape of Asian and Pacific Islander music, dance, and culture. Thisyear Music LA is pleased to partner with Bali & Beyond to offer Balinese and Javanese Gamelan musicclasses, and the Sangeet School of World Music to offer music instruction on the music of India in aworld music chamber ensemble known as “Shplang.”All participating Music LA students will learn basic principles of music through hands-on instrumentaland/or vocal classes based in curricula on each selected genre. Teaching methodologies incorporateboth means of instruction that utilize music notation, as well as oral tradition. Student participationwill include performance training in an ensemble setting through classes and rehearsals. After eightto ten weeks of instruction, all students will take part in a free culminating performance for familyand friends.All Music LA classes are designed to celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander culture, foster pride andunderstanding of Asian music traditions, and are free for young people ages 13 to age 19. Musicalinstruments will be provided for beginners. Intermediate to advanced students are encouraged tobring their own instruments. Please read below for specific course descriptions and contact one ofour Music LA sites for class schedules, enrollment details, and to pre-register today!WHEN: May through JulyCOST: FreeSPONSORS: The Walt Disney Company, Office of the Mayor, Los Angeles City Council, and theDepartment of Cultural Affairs2013 City of Los AngelesAsian & Pacific Islander Heritage MonthMusic LA Title Sponsor
  • 19. Ann Le, at top, Day Market, at bottom, Fresh, both, C-Print, 2013
  • 20. 18Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthMAYOR’S EVENTS 2013Lili Bernard, Dragon Rendezvous: Courtship of my Great-Grandparents Miss Lou and Chung Fatt,Oil on canvas, 36” x 36”, 2009
  • 21. 1919Music LA at the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Los Angeleswith Bali & BeyondBali & Beyond, whose internationally recognized instructors have been teaching Gamelan for overtwenty years, and the Indonesian Consulate of LA have partnered with Music LA to offer Balineseand Javanese gamelan orchestra music classes for beginner and intermediate students. Theseunique classes are designed to teach students the gamelan music of Bali and Java, Indonesia, and tointroduce them to Balinese culture and the context of gamelan music in their society. Students willlearn to perform traditional music on bronze instruments from these islands. Repertoire includes avariety of styles, such as court music, ancient classics, processional music, and contemporary music.The goal of this extraordinary program is to provide an opportunity for the Indonesian communityto participate in classes that celebrate Indonesian culture and heritage through music, and also toprovide non-Indonesians with a fun and educational introduction to Balinese and Javanese music andcultural heritage. No musical experience necessary, and instruments will be provided. All studentsages 13 to 19 are welcome!SITE: Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Los Angeles. Gamelan Room, 1stFloor,3457 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010CONTACT: MaRia Bodmann, 818.837.9485, maria@balibeyond.comCuong Nguyen, Freestylerz, Photograph
  • 22. 20Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthMAYOR’S EVENTS 2013Music LA at Eagle Rock High Schoolwith the Sangeet School of World MusicThe Sangeet School of World Music in Northeast Los Angeles partners with Music LA to presentnine weeks of exciting world music workshops for intermediate and advanced musicians ages 15 to19. Under the direction of internationally acclaimed performer, composer, and teaching artist, PaulLivingstone, and Peter Jacobson, Grammy award winning cross genre cellist and member of Quetzal,students will have the exceptional opportunity to learn instruments from India, such as the sitar inaddition to Hindustani north Indian classical vocal and rhythmic recitation instruction. In addition,students will learn to apply world music concepts on western instruments that they already haveprior proficiency on, such as the guitar, bass, violin, viola, wind instruments, and percussion, through aworld music synthesis experience called the “Shplang” ensemble. All intermediate to advanced musicstudents are invited to bring their own instruments to participate in this musical journey!SITE: Eagle Rock High School, 1750 Yosemite Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90041CONTACT: Paul Livingstone, 323.899.0704, paulzlivingstone@gmail.com, tanpura.com/sangeetFor more information on the Music LA Program, please visit culturela.org or contactAngelica Loa Perez, Music LA Program Manager, at 213.202.5561 or via email atangelica.loa.perez@lacity.org.2013 City of Los AngelesAsian & Pacific Islander Heritage MonthMusic LA Title Sponsor
  • 23. Charles Kang, Crane, Digital photograph, 2012
  • 24. 22Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthMAYOR’S EVENTS 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Poster Competition and ProgramSponsored by Wells FargoIn celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosaand the Los Angeles City Council, in partnership with Wells Fargo and the Department of CulturalAffairs, hosted a poster competition for children and adolescents in Los Angeles. This annual contestinvites students of all backgrounds, from kindergarten through high school, to showcase their artisticskills and to explore Asian and Pacific Islander American traditions and contributions. Entries werebe judged by a panel of professional artists, educators, and community leaders. The purpose of theCity of Los Angeles’ 2013 Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month educational and culturalprograms is to foster a greater appreciation of Asian and Pacific Islander American history and topromote greater access to arts and cultural resources within Los Angeles.To see this year’s poster contest winners, please visit page 76.SPONSORS: Wells Fargo, The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner Cable, ABC7, Media Image P.R., Officeof the Mayor, Los Angeles City Council, Department of Cultural Affairs, Board of Public Works, and theAsian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month CommitteeINFO: 213.202.5545, culturela.org, or rebeca.guerrero@lacity.org
  • 25. Davidd Batalon, Break Thru, Oil on canvas, 30” x 24”, 1999
  • 26. Alex Kim, Night View of LA, 2012
  • 27. 26Please Note: Although we have made every effort to ensure theaccuracy of the information provided, we strongly encourage you tocall the information numbers listed and/or check the websites prior toattending any event. This listing represents those events available to usat press time; however, other citywide events may occur.Community EventsCommon Ground: The Heart of CommunityIncorporating hundreds of objects, documents,and photographs collected by the NationalMuseum, this exhibition chronicles 130 yearsof Japanese American history, beginning withthe early days of the Issei pioneers throughthe World War II incarceration to the present.Among the notable artifacts on display is a HeartMountain barracks, an original structure savedand preserved from the concentration camp inWyoming.WHEN: Ongoing exhibition, Tuesdays throughSundays 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,Thursdays 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum,100 N. Central Ave., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $9 Adults, $5 Seniors, Students andChildren ages 6 – 17, Museum Members andChildren 5 and under freeSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.orgAncient Arts of China: A 5,000 Year LegacyThis incredible collection portrays the evolutionof Chinese technology, art, and culture utilizingrare examples of bronze vessels, mirrors,polychrome potteries, sculptures, porcelains,paintings, ivory carvings, and robes. Selectedobjects include examples of Neolithic potteryjars and jade ornaments, bronze vessels andmirrors from the Shang through Tang dynasties,porcelains and other ceramics from the Tangthrough Ming dynasties, robes and headdressesfrom the Qing dynasty, and paintings from theMing and Qing dynasties. The porcelain worksillustrate the most delicate and tasteful Chineseceramic craftsmanship.WHEN: Ongoing Exhibition, Tuesdays throughSundays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.SITE: Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.,Santa AnaCOST: Weekdays $13 Adults, $10 Seniors andStudents; Children under 12 Free; Weekends$15 Adults, $12 Seniors and Students,Children under 12 FreeSPONSOR: Bowers MuseumINFO: 714-567-3600, bowers.orgAsian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthAPRIL 2013201 North Figueroa Street, Suite 1400Los Angeles, California 90012TEL 213 202.5550FAX 213 202.5517www.culturela.org
  • 28. Edwin Ushiro, The Makamakaole Gulch Man, Mixed media on lucite, 30” x 22”, 2011
  • 29. 28Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthAPRIL 2013Masters of Adornment: The Miao People of China
This important collection of exquisite textilesand silver jewelry on loan to and from the BowersMuseum’s permanent collection highlightsthe beauty and wealth of the Miao peoples ofsouthwest China. Symbols of status and culture,the elaborate textiles in this exhibition includefinely pleated skirts, complex batik patteredcloth, intricate silk embroidery and shiningtextiles woven with metal. Over 50 examples ofornately designed and created silver bracelets,necklaces and decorative ornaments complimentand complete the exhibition of late 19th and 20thcentury Miao regalia. More than an examinationof masterful techniques and beautiful style theseobjects reveal hundreds of years of Miao historyand tradition and, the patience and dedication toachieve beauty.WHEN: Ongoing Exhibition, Tuesdays throughSundays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.SITE: Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.,Santa AnaCOST: Weekdays $13 Adults, $10 Seniors andStudents; Children under 12 Free; Weekends $15Adults, $12 Seniors and Students, Children under12 FreeSPONSOR: Bowers MuseumINFO: 714-567-3600, bowers.orgSpirits and Headhunters: Art of the PacificIslandsPhotographer Chris Rainier guest curates thisexhibition of art from the South Pacific. Spanningthe geographic region collectively referred to asOceania, this comprehensive exhibition highlightsmasterworks from the three cultural regions ofMicronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. Particularfocus is placed on New Guinea, land of theheadhunter, and the rich artistic traditionsinfused into daily and ritual life. Submerge intoa visually stunning world and come face to facewith larger-than-life masks, finely crafted feastbowls, objects associated with the secretiveSepik River men’s house, beautiful shell andfeather currency, magic figures and tools ofthe shaman, objects related to seagoing traderoutes, gorgeous personal adornments, weaponsof warfare, and the most precious of humantrophies taken in retribution.WHEN: Ongoing Exhibition, Tuesdays throughSundays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.SITE: Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.,Santa AnaCOST: Weekdays $13 Adults, $10 Seniors andStudents; Children under 12 Free; Weekends$15 Adults, $12 Seniors and Students, Childrenunder 12 FreeSPONSOR: Bowers MuseumINFO: 714-567-3600, bowers.orgYu Cotton-well, When the Sun Becomes Memory, Organzasilk, sand, wood, mixed media, 72” x 8” x 48”, 2012
  • 30. 29Origins: The Birth and Rise of the ChineseAmerican Communities in Los AngelesOrigins is a permanent, cutting edge exhibitioncelebrating the growth and development ofChinese American enclaves from DowntownLos Angeles to the San Gabriel Valley.WHEN: Ongoing Exhibition, Tuesdays throughSundays 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.orgThe Art of Pacific AsiaPacific Asia Museum is pleased to present a newpermanent gallery featuring The Art of PacificAsia. The museum’s collection features Asianand Pacific Islander artworks spanning 5,000years, which range from fine and decorativeart to popular and folk arts. These objectsreflect centuries of trade, creative endeavors,and cultural practices. Visitors to Pacific AsiaMuseum are invited to explore the collections,recognizing that societies develop as part of aninterrelated world culture, and that each objectin the collection has a story to tell. The Art ofPacific Asia introduces the geography, materialsand meaning behind the art which visitors willenjoy throughout all the galleries at Pacific AsiaMuseum. The Art of Pacific Asia has four distinctsections: Geography; Materials and Techniques;Religious Art; and Ceremony and Celebration.The objects presented in these sections areintended as tools for understanding the PacificAsia Museum collection.WHEN: Ongoing Exhibition, Wednesdays throughSundays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.,PasadenaCOST: $10 Adults, $7 Students and Seniors, Freefor Children Ages 11 and Under, Free for membersSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgAlex Kizu, Speaking in Tongues, Acrylic on canvas, 46” x 60”, 2012Vi Truong, Mother and Child,Oil on canvas, 16” x 20”, 2012
  • 31. 30Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthAPRIL 2013Sakura Exhibition 2013Sakura (cherry blossom) has been loved byJapanese people since ancient times, and todayit is well-known as a Japanese flower all overthe world. The Sakura Exhibition is a contestexhibition planned for introducing creativeartists to the world.WHEN: Through May 12, Tuesdays throughFridays 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m., Saturdays andSundays 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Closed MondaysSITE: The George J. Doizaki Gallery, JapaneseAmerican Cultural and Community Center,244 S. San Pedro St., Downtown Los Angeles,Little TokyoCOST: Admission is Free, “Suggested donation”SPONSOR: Japanese American Cultural andCommunity CenterINFO: 213-628-2725, jaccc.orgTai Chi SeriesDiscover the health and fitness benefits oftai chi in this seven-part series led by KathyZenju Chyan. Sessions take place in thegardens and are suitable for beginningand intermediate students. WHEN: Saturdays through June 1,9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.SITE: Huntington Library, Chinese Garden,1151 Oxford Rd., San MarinoCOST: Members $150, Non-Members $170SPONSOR: Huntington LibraryINFO: 626-405-2100, huntington.orgMing Masterpieces from the Shanghai MuseumThis exhibition presents ten masterpieces ofearly Ming dynasty court painting executed inthe 15th and early 16th centuries in the ForbiddenCity, in addition to a selection of related ZheSchool paintings, all from the permanentcollection of the Shanghai Museum. Thesepaintings are underrepresented in Americanmuseum collections, as the prevailing tastein collecting over the past century has beenfor literati (scholar-amateur) paintings. Theexhibition explores the role of imperial patronageof Ming dynasty painters, paintings as politicalpropaganda, and the revival of earlier Songdynasty (11th–13th century) painting styles forpolitical purposes.WHEN: Through June 2, Mondays,Tuesdays, Thursdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.,Fridays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays andSundays 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.SITE: Los Angeles County Museum of Art,5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los AngelesCOST: $15 Adults, $10 Seniors and Students,Children FreeSPONSOR: Los Angeles County Museum of ArtINFO: 323-857-6000, lacma.orgAnn Le, Breakfast, C-Print, 2013
  • 32. 31Japanese Prints: Hokusai at LACMAThe museum’s collection includes excellent printsby the renowned Japanese artist KatsushikaHokusai (1760–1849). Among the museum’sholdings are two of this artist’s most iconicworks, popularly known as Red Fuji and The GreatWave. A recent gift from Max Palevsky added tothe museum’s collection a complete set of theeight prints from Hokusai’s A Tour of Waterfallsin the Provinces. In addition to these colorwoodblock prints, the current exhibition alsofeatures pages from woodblock printed books aswell as preparatory drawings.WHEN: Through July 28, Mondays,Tuesdays, Thursdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.,Fridays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays andSundays 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.SITE: Los Angeles County Museum of Art,5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los AngelesCOST: $15 Adults, $10 Seniors and Students,Children FreeSPONSOR: Los Angeles County Museum of ArtINFO: 323-857-6000, lacma.orgTakashi Tomo-okaTakashi Tomo-oka features six scroll-mountedphotographic works that combine the classicaland contemporary. As a young artist, Tomo-okabecame interested in nihonga (neo-traditionalJapanese painting) but was drawn tophotography, adopting the digital cameraas his medium rather than a brush. Tomo-okaeliminates all extraneous visual information otherthan the subject itself—vegetal forms such asmaples and dahlias. The resulting images displaya sensibility similar to that of the Rimpa school’snature studies in the 18th century, but replacingtheir gold leaf with stark white backgrounds.Each work is the result of careful study of theplant forms, including structure and color as wellas their ephemerality. These spare compositionsare digitally printed on handmade washipaperand mounted in scroll format, further blurringthe divide between his painterly sensibilities anddigital methods.WHEN: Through July 28, Wednesdays throughSundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 10:00a.m. – 8:00 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.,PasadenaCOST: $10 Adults, $7 Students and Seniors, Freefor Children Ages 11 and UnderSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgCuong Nguyen, Lion Dance, Photograph, 2011
  • 33. 32Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthAPRIL 2013Yuki Miyazaki, Return to Peace, Acrylic on wood, 3” x 4”
  • 34. 33Visible & Invisible: A Hapa JapaneseAmerican HistoryVisible & Invisible, curated by Cindy Nakashima,Lily Anne Yumi Welty, and Duncan Williams,reveals the long “mixed” history in the JapaneseAmerican community. Starting with the earliestdays of immigration, over a century ago, multi-racial and multiethnic families and individualsdared to forge unexpected communities andfamilies. The pioneers of Japanese Americanhistory took risks and crossed oceans, embracednew communities, and established roots inunfamiliar places. They created multiracialfamilies and their children became the firstAmericans of Japanese ancestry. In doing so,they played a pivotal role in transforming theUnited States into a place where they, and otherslike and unlike them, can belong.WHEN: Through August 25, Tuesdays throughSundays 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Thursdays12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum,100 N. Central Ave., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $9 Adults, $5 Seniors, Students andChildren ages 6 – 17, Museum Members andChildren 5 and under freeSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.orgPerseverance: The Japanese Tattoo Tradition in aModern WorldA photographic exhibition by Kip Fulbeck,exploring the artistry and master craftsmanshipof traditional Japanese tattooing. Curated byTakahiro Kitamura, the exhibition features thework of seven internationally acclaimed Japanesetattooers Chris Brand, Horitaka, Horitomo,Miyazo, Shige, Junko Shimada, and YokohamaHoriken as shown in life-sized photographs byFulbeck.WHEN: Through September 14, Tuesdaysthrough Sundays 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,Thursdays 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum,100 N. Central Ave., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $9 Adults, $5 Seniors, Students andChildren ages 6 – 17, Museum Members andChildren 5 and under freeSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.orgThe Garden in AsiaThe exhibition features objects from across Asiathat demonstrate the role of the garden as asource of inspiration throughout the centuries.The show includes paintings, prints, lacquerware,sculpture, and textiles from throughout Eastand South Asia. The Garden in Asia focuses onthe idea of the garden as a creative space, bothintellectually and artistically, but also the respitethat nature, encapsulated in gardens, offers indaily life. The included artworks allow visitors toexperience the impact gardens have made onartists’ literal study of nature as well as its moreabstract and emotional qualities. After their visitto this exhibition, visitors are encouraged tospend time in Pacific Asia Museum’s renownedcourtyard garden for a complete experience.WHEN: Through November 17, Wednesdaysthrough 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: $10 Adults, $7 Students and Seniors,Free for Children Ages 11 and UnderSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgBiJian Fan, Qi - Flow of Energy, Polyvinyl Chloride, 1’ x 2’ x 1’
  • 35. 34Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthAPRIL 2013The Art of Continuity: Revering our EldersThe exhibition examines the impact of theveneration of ancestors and lineages on the artsof Asia. In cultures informed by Confucian values,worship of family ancestors has generatedcountless objects for use in prescribed rituals.In other areas of Asia and the Pacific Islands,elders of prior generations are revered for theiraccumulated wisdom and ability to guide usthrough life’s transitions. The exhibition includespaintings and sculpture from East Asia and thePacific Islands, including China, Korea and PapuaNew Guinea. In addition to enjoying a variety oftraditions through this exhibition, visitors canshare their own memories of their ancestors,highlighting the richness of Southern California’scultural diversity.WHEN: Through January 5, 2014, Wednesdaysthrough 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: $10 Adults, $7 Students and Seniors, Freefor Children Ages 11 and UnderSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgLittle Tokyo Walking TourRelive history and learn about present-dayLittle Tokyo with National Museum docents.Comfortable walking shoes and clothesrecommended. Weather permitting.WHEN: April 27, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum,100 N. Central Ave, Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $9 Museum members, $14 non-members,includes Museum admissionSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.orgIntroduction to Udon Making with Snoko SakaiFind out how to make real and delicious udonnoodles! Wear closed toed shoes with soft soles.Bring a Tupperware to take your udon home.RSVP recommended.WHEN: April 27, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum,100 N. Central Ave., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $75 Museum members, $85 non-members,includes admission and suppliesSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.orgDan Taulapapa McMullin, Fa’afafine Memoire, Historicaland personal photographs on mylar with wire, steel rodeand light stand, 101” x 41” x 30”, 2013
  • 36. 35Murals of Tibet: Ancient Treasures RevealedAfter half a dozen expeditions to Tibet in thepast decade, visiting 16 sites, thousands of milesapart, Thomas Laird, author, photographer, andjournalist, has assembled the only collection of‘life size resolution’ images of more than 250Tibetan murals. In this talk, Laird will discusswhere, when, and how these Tibetan muralswere painted, as well as essential Tibetan ideasabout what the murals mean. Many of the muralsfeatured in Laird’s talk have never before beenseen outside of Tibet. Thousands of murals werepainted in temples and monasteries all acrossthe Tibetan Plateau. During the past thousandyears few have survived and until now few ofthem have been seen or described, as goodphotographs of them are non-existent. Thelarge size of the murals (up to 10 x 30 feet), thedark rooms, and the limitations of traditionalphotography have kept these treasures out ofthe world’s eye.WHEN: April 30, 7:00 p.m.SITE: Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museumof Art (LACMA), 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los AngelesCOST: $10 General Admission, $5 LACMAMembersSPONSOR: Los Angeles County Museum of ArtINFO: 323-857-6000,lacma.orgCuong Nguyen, Self Portrait, Photograph, 2010
  • 37. 36Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthMAY 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthLos Angeles Asian Pacific Film FestivalEstablished in 1983, the Visual CommunicationsFilm Festival is Southern California’s premiershowcase for film and video works by Asian PacificAmerican and Asian Pacific international cinemaartists. The festival encompasses screenings,panels, workshops, and artists’ awards.WHEN: May 2 - 12, Various timesSITE: Directors Guild of America, CGV Cinemas,Art Theatre of Long BeachCOST: $12 General, $10 MembersSPONSOR: Visual CommunicationsINFO: 213-680-4462 x62, vconline.org/festivalYogaJoin the Museum every Thursday for a yogaclass designed for all ability levels. Designedwith the lunch-hour audience in mind, instructorJill Zepezauer’s instruction of Hatha yoga isuniquely accessible.WHEN: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.,PasadenaCOST: $10 per classSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgArt Pieces & Performance: The Last Chapter bySuthat PinruethaiPerformance and site-specific works in thisshow utilize projected text on the body aswell as text upon white-washed book on acontinuous shelf, wrapping around the gallery’sperimeter. Pinruetahi’s primary influence is onthe ephemeral nature of art as well as its socialcontext.WHEN: May 2 - 30, Opening Reception May 4,1:00 p.m., Gallery Hours Wednesdays throughSundays 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.SITE: LA Artcore Brewery Annex, 650A S. Ave. 21,Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: LA Artcore Brewery AnnexINFO: 323-276-9320, laartcore.orgDavidd Batalon, Practicing Restraint, 65” x 37”, Oil oncanvas, 1996
  • 38. 3737Flower ArrangingLearn Chinese flower arranging with Master RosaZee. Class meets every Friday in May for fiveweeks. No prior experience required. Studentsshould supply their own garden scissors, all othermaterials will beprovided. Advance registration isrequired.WHEN: May 3, 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.,PasadenaCOST: $125 for members, $150 for non-membersSPONSOR: Pacific Asia Museum INFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgUndiscovered Chinatown TourTours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historicalinterest, and will guide those interested inshopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargainsand trendiest shops.WHEN: May 4, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.SITE: Chinatown, Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $20SPONSOR: Chinatown Business ImprovementDistrictINFO: 213-680-0243,chinatownla.comSilk Road Story TimeJoin popular local storyteller Sunny Stevenson asthe Museum celebrates gardens with springtimestories from across Asia. Plus, make your ownmini-garden and enjoy some Asian snacks.WHEN: May 4, 10:30 a.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.,PasadenaCOST: Free with Museum Admission: $10 Adults,$7 Students and Seniors, Free for ChildrenAges 11 and UnderSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgThe Music and Culture of BaliEnjoy several styles of Gamelan Music on bronzemetallaphones, bamboo xylophones, and ofcourse the beautiful gongs performed byBali & Beyond ensemble.WHEN: May 4, 2:00 p.m.SITE: San Fernando Public Library,217 N. Maclay Ave., San FernandoCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Bali and BeyondINFO: 818-365-6928, balibeyond.comJenchi Wu, at left, Melting Pot 1, at right, Melting Pot 1I, both, Ceramic, 24” x 12” x 4”, 2012
  • 39. 38Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthMAY 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthTai ChiSince the 6th century BC, Chinese peoplehave practiced tai chi to improve their health,strength, and agility. An instructor will leadyou through the steps of the ‘yang’ style inthe peaceful surroundings of the museum’scourtyard garden. New participants are welcome.WHEN: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 Saturdaymorning. Interested students are welcome toobserve a free class before enrolling.WHEN: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 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.orgAmerican Heroes: Japanese AmericanWorld War II Nisei Soldiers and theCongressional Gold MedalNearly seven decades after the beginning ofWorld War II, the Congressional Gold Medal—thenation’s highest civilian award—was bestowedcollectively on the U.S. Army’s 100th InfantryBattalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team,and the Military Intelligence Service for theirextraordinary accomplishments in the war. Themen in these units, comprised almost entirelyof persons of Japanese ancestry, fought withbravery and valor against America’s enemies onthe battlefields in Europe and Asia, even whilemany of their parents and other family memberswere held in internment camps.WHEN: May 4 through June 9, Tuesdays throughSundays 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Thursdays12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum,100 N. Central Ave., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $9 Adults, $5 Seniors, Students andChildren ages 6 – 17, Museum Members andChildren 5 and under freeSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.orgCuong Nguyen, Nature, Photograph
  • 40. Dennis Nishi, Holding the Door, Photograph
  • 41. 40Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthMAY 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthTarget Free First SundayEnjoy a day of family fun at the Bowers Museumthe first Sunday of every month.WHEN: May 5, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.SITE: Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.,Santa AnaCOST: FreeSPONSOR: TargetINFO: 714-567-3600, bowers.orgTango No Sekku, Boy’s Day Samurai Doll ExhibitPublic viewing of the elaborate display of objectsin the tea house to celebrate Boy’s Day. Theexhibit will feature a classic collection of itemsused to honor boys and symbolize strength andprosperity.WHEN: May 5, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.SITE: Earl Burh’s Miller Japanese Garden TeaHouse, California State University Long Beach,1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long BeachCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Earl Burh’s Miller Japanese GardenINFO: 562-985-8420,csulb.edu/~jgarden/aboutus/event.htmlIchiro Shimizu, Coast View 2, Digital photography, 2012
  • 42. 41Utayabira WuduyabiraUtayabira Wuduyabira (“Let’s sing, Let’s dance”in the Okinawan language) is the OkinawaAssocation of American’s biennial concert. Thisshowcase of traditional performing arts featureslocal musicians and dancers coming together tocelebrate and share the Okinawan culture foraudiences of all generations and backgrounds.WHEN: May 5, 2:00 p.m.SITE: James R. Armstrong Theatre,3330 Civic Center Dr., TorranceCOST: $20SPONSOR: Okinawa Association of AmericaINFO: 310-532-1929, oaamensore.orgYellow Face (work-in-progress)The first-ever YouTube adaptation of a major play.Based on the acclaimed play by Tony Award-winner David Henry Hwang, “Yellow Face” is acomedy about race and mistaken identity.WHEN: May 5, 5:00 p.m.SITE: Directors Guild of America, Theater 2,7920 Sunset Blvd., Los AngelesCOST: Check website for pricesSPONSOR: Visual Communication, YOMYOMF,YouTubeINFO: 213-680-4462, asianfilmfestla.org/2013Fowler Out Loud: Ravindra Deo and FriendsRavindra Deo returns to Fowler Out Loud for asolo concert on the Indian tabla, plus specialguest appearances throughout the evening.Don’t miss this enchanting performance of Indianclassical music.WHEN: May 9, 6:00 p.m.SITE: UCLA Fowler Museum, W. Sunset Blvd. andWestwood Plaza, Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: UCLA Fowler MuseumINFO: 310-825-4361, fowler.ucla.eduEast West Players presents CHESSEast West Players, the nation’s largest producingorganization of Asian American artistic work andthe longest running professional theatre of colorin the country, presents the musical CHESS. Fromthe  composers of Mamma Mia!, CHESS may bebest known for its 1980s pop-rock soundtrackthat Time Magazine called “one of the best rockscores ever produced.”WHEN: May 9 through June 9, Wednesdaysthrough Saturdays 8:00 p.m., Sundays 2:00 p.m.SITE: East West Players, 120 Judge John Aiso St.,Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $46 - $56. Students, seniors and Metro Tapcard discounts availableSPONSOR: S. Mark Taper Foundation for EastWest PlayersINFO: 213-625-7000, eastwestplayers.orgArt & CoffeeCuratorial staff will introduce and lead discussionof selected items in the exhibition TakashiTomo-oka in this series of informal Fridayafternoon get-togethers.WHEN: May 10, 3:00 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.,PasadenaCOST: Free with Museum Admission: $10 Adults,$7 Students and Seniors, Free for ChildrenAges 11 and UnderSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgYuki Toy, Van Gogh’s Bath Time, Pencil on canvas,35” x45”, 2012
  • 43. 42Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthMAY 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthTarget Free Family Saturday:Picture ThisCelebrate the openings of AmericanHeroes: Japanese American World War IINisei Soldiers and the Congressional GoldMedal and Portraiture Now: Asian AmericanPortraits of Encounter at this very fun andeducational Target Day!WHEN: May 11, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum,100 N. Central Ave., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.orgThe Music and Culture of BaliEnjoy Bali & Beyond’s duet ‘informace’(performance with informs). The performanceincludes several styles of Gamelan Music onbronze metallaphones, bamboo xylophones,and of course the beautiful gongs.WHEN: May 11, 2:00 p.m.SITE: City Terrace Public Library,4025 East City Terrace Dr., Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Bali & BeyondINFO: 323-261-0295, balibeyond.comUCLA PAN Annual Benefit Event:All In For ScholarshipJoin the UCLA Pilipino Alumni network for anight of casino games, prizes, music, and fun toraise funds for scholarships for deserving UCLAstudents.WHEN: May 11, 7:30 p.m. – 12:00 midnightSITE: The Olympic Collection, 11301 Olympic Blvd.,#204, West Los AngelesCOST: $50 - $75SPONSOR: UCLA Pilipino Alumni network (PAN)INFO: 310-825-2586, uclapaa.netPortraiture Now: Asian American Portraits ofEncounterPortraiture Now displays the diversity ofcontemporary Asian American identitythrough the groundbreaking work of sevenvisual artists - CYJO, Zhang Chun Hong,Hye Yeon Nam, Shizu Saldamando, RogerShimomura, Satomi Shirai, and Tam Tran.WHEN: May 11 through September 22,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,100 N. Central Ave., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $9 Adults, $5 Seniors, Students andChildren ages 6 – 17, Museum Members andChildren 5 and under freeSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.orgJoon Lee, Metro Station, 2012
  • 44. 43Free Family Festival: The Garden in AsiaMother’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate theexhibition The Garden in Asia with a free FamilyFestival full of hands-on fun, demonstrations,crafts, performances, and more for all ages. WHEN: May 12, 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.,PasadenaCOST: Free with Museum Admission: $10 Adults,$7 Students and Seniors, Free for ChildrenAges 11 and UnderSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgAsian & Pacific Islander Older Adults FestivalFolk dancers and choral groups from China,Japan, Korea, and the Philippines, grace thestage in exotic attire to promote diversity andgenuine cultural appreciation.WHEN: May 17, 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 x317Fusion FridaysEnjoy an exciting blend of art, DJ music anddrinks in the courtyard, live performances,hands-on activities, prizes, gourmet foodtrucks, and fun surprises. May’s premiere willfeature a beautiful Indonesian shadow puppetperformance, live gamelan music, and DJ Arshia’sspecial Bollywood dance mix! WHEN: May 17, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.,PasadenaCOST: $15 General Public, Free for membersSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgThe Mahabarata in ShadowsBali & Beyond will perform a short shadow playdepicting an anniversary in the palace of theKorawa Princess.WHEN: May 17, 9:00 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.,PasadenaCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Bali & BeyondINFO: 626-449-2742, balibeyond.comDennis Nishi, Sojinkim, Photograph
  • 45. 44Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthMAY 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthWorld City – Liao Wen HoWorld City is the Music Center’s highly acclaimedfree performance series reflecting the richarray of cultures making up the Los Angelescommunity. In addition to performances, freearts workshops for children are offered in theadjacent Blue Ribbon Garden. Internationallyacclaimed Liao Wen Ho Puppet Theatre performsin the classic style of Taiwanese glove puppetrywith a cast of puppet characters ranging indesign from regal to fantastical. WHEN: May 18, 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.SITE: W. M. Keck Foundation Children’sAmphitheatre, Walt Disney Concert Hall,111 S. Grand Ave., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: The Music CenterINFO: 213-972-4396, musiccenter.orgIndian Dance PerformanceWith powerful imagery and captivatingmovement, the Shakti Dance Company’sDavadasi: The Eternal Dancer transportsthe audience into the world of ancient Indiantemple tradition. This classical Bharata Natyamproduction created by masterchoreographer VijiPrakash and accompanied by live music brings tothe American stage for the first time the story ofthe devadasis, dancers to the gods.WHEN: May 18, 7:00 p.m.SITE: Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museumof Art (LACMA), 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los AngelesCOST: $25 General Admission, $20 LACMAMembers and SeniorsSPONSOR: Los Angeles County Museum of ArtINFO: 323-857-6000, lacma.org3rd Annual Pasifika Living Arts ShowcasePasifika Living Arts Showcase features hands-on-workshops, performances, and demonstrationsby traditional artists and cultural specialistsrepresenting the Pacific Islands’ diverse cultures.Demonstration include: Ava ceremony, Tattoodemonstration, Bilum weaving, Poi pounding, Leimaking, Coconut grating, Ukulele music, Huladance, Poi ball twirling, Haka dance, and WaiataRinga song.WHEN: May 18 & 19, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.SITE: Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum,695 Alamitos Ave., Long BeachCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Alliance for California Traditional Arts,in partnership with the Walter and Elise HaasFund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation,The James Irvine Foundation, and the SurdnaFoundationINFO: 562-216-4170, pieam.orgNami Yang, Happiness, Appreciate, Oil on canvas,24” x 30”, 2012
  • 46. Lili Bernard, Chung Fatt and Miss Lou, Oil on canvas, 30” x 24”, 2007
  • 47. 46Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthMAY 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthLecture: Authors on AsiaA cooking demonstration with the authorof Flavorful Shortcuts to Indian/PakistaniCooking. Originally from Lahore, Pakistan, chefand cooking instructor Farhana Sahibzada willdemonstrate recipes from her new cookbook.Light food samplings included. Books available forpurchase and signing.WHEN: May 19, 2:00 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.,PasadenaCOST: Free with Museum Admission: $10 Adults,$7 Students and Seniors, Free for ChildrenAges 11 and UnderSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgJaba Educational Foundation Tribute to the LateGordon Hirabayashi: “Hold These Truths”During World War II in Seattle, University ofWashington, student Gordon Hirabayashi agonizesover U.S. government order to forcibly removeand imprison all people of Japanese ancestryon the West Coast. As he fights to reconcile hiscountry’s betrayal with his Constitutional beliefs,Gordon journeys toward a great understanding ofAmerican Triumphs and failures. The performancewill be followed by a panel discussion andrefreshments. Written by Jeanne Sakata anddirected by Jessica Kubzansky, the play is basedon a true story. CLE credits will be available.WHEN: May 19, 2:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American National MuseumCenter for the Preservation of Democracy,369 E. First St., Los AngelesCOST: Early bird $50, Regular price $65SPONSOR: Japanese American Bar AssociationEducational Foundation, Japanese AmericanNational Museum, Japanese American BarAssociationINFO: 424-634-9240, 213-897-2160,jabaonline.orgYu Cotton-well, Kyou-Ten 1, Organza silk, wood, ginkgo leaves, gingko nuts,mixed media, 24” x 12” x 3”, 2011
  • 48. 47The Music and Culture of BaliEnjoy several styles of Gamelan Music on bronzemetallaphones, bamboo xylophones, and ofcourse the beautiful gongs performed by Bali &Beyond ensemble.WHEN: May 25, 3:00 p.m.SITE: Norwood Library, 4550 N. Peck Rd.,El MonteCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Bali & BeyondINFO: 626-443-3147, balibeyond.comKeiko Matsui 25th Anniversary Tour withSpecial Guest Jeff KashiwaKeiko Matsui is a Japanese producer,contemporary Jazz Pianist, and composerwhose career spans three decades, duringwhich time she has released twenty CDs (inaddition to various compilations) and hasreceived international acclaim.WHEN: May 25, 7:30 p.m.SITE: Japanese American Cultural andCommunity Center, 244 S. San Pedro St.,Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $40/$50 Reserved Seating,$37/47 JACCC MemberSPONSOR: Japanese American Cultural andCommunity CenterINFO: 213-628-2725, jaccc.orgMaRia Bodmann, at top, Tualen Merdah from Wayang KulitShadow Play, at bottom, Little Cloud
  • 49. 48Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthJUNE 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthUndiscovered Chinatown TourTours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historicalinterest, and will guide those interested inshopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargainsand trendiest shops.WHEN: June 1, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.SITE: Chinatown, Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $20SPONSOR: Chinatown Business ImprovementDistrictINFO: 213-680-0243, chinatownla.comSilk Road StorytimeSome of the best stories don’t have any people inthem at all! Join Sunny Stevenson as she sharesfavorite animal stories from across Asia. Youcan also make a fun animal craft and enjoy someAsian snacks. WHEN: June 1, 10:30 a.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.,PasadenaCOST: Free with Museum Admission: $10 Adults,$7 Students and Seniors, Free for ChildrenAges 11 and UnderSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgPacific Islander FestivalWatch hula performances, listen to Tahitiandrumming, try ancient Hawaiian games,enjoy island cuisine, admire artisans creatingtraditional weavings, and enjoy storytelling andeducational programs. The Aquarium of thePacific’s tenth annual Pacific Islander Festivalwill feature various cultures, including Hawaiian,Fijian, Marshallese, Chamoru, Tahitian, Samoan,Tokelau, and Maori.WHEN: June 1 & 2, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.SITE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way,Long BeachCOST: $25.95 Adults, $22.95 Seniors, $14.95Children (3 -11), Free children under 3 andAquarium membersSPONSOR: Aquarium of the PacificINFO: 562-590-3100, aquariumofpacific.orgIchiro Shimizu, Fun Time, Digital photography, 2012
  • 50. 49IkenoboThe exhibition celebrates Shunho Shimbashi’s50th anniversary as head teacher of theLA Chapter of the Ikenobo School of flowerarrangement who will be exhibiting her member’sflower arrangements.WHEN: June 1 & 2, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.SITE: The George J. Doizaki Gallery, JapaneseAmerican Cultural and Community Center,244 S. San Pedro St., Downtown Los Angeles,Little TokyoCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Japanese American Cultural andCommunity CenterINFO: 213-628-2725, jaccc.orgTai ChiSince the 6th century BC, Chinese peoplehave practiced tai chi to improve their health,strength, and agility. An instructor will leadyou through the steps of the ‘yang’ style inthe peaceful surroundings of the museum’scourtyard garden. New participants are welcome.WHEN: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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.orgJuna Amano, Star Maps (triptych), Print, each, 24” x 18”, 2012
  • 51. 50Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthJUNE 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthChinese Brush Painting ClassesThis is another long-standing museum tradition,taught by Guang-Li Zhang every Saturdaymorning. Interested students are welcome toobserve a free class before enrolling.WHEN: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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.orgTandem Solo Show: Kathie Foley-Meyer /Shizuko GreenblattThe Kathie Foley-Meyer exhibition is inspired byBronzeville, a period in LA History when AfricanAmericans moved into the neighborhood knownas Little Tokyo. Shizuko Greenblatt’s worksfocus on Japanese character paintings andfusion Ikebana sculptural works. Her works usetransformed elements and traditional Japanesesymbolism.WHEN: June 1 through 30, Opening ReceptionJune 2, 3:00 p.m., Gallery Hours Wednesdaysthrough Sundays 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.SITE: LA Artcore at Union Center for the Arts,120 Judge John Aiso St., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: LA Artcore at Union Centerfor the ArtsINFO: 213-617-3274, laartcore.orgTarget Free First SundayEnjoy a day of family fun at the Bowers Museumthe first Sunday of every month.WHEN: June 2, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.SITE: Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.,Santa AnaCOST: FreeSPONSOR: TargetINFO: 714-567-3600, bowers.orgYogaJoin the Museum every Thursday for a yogaclass designed for all ability levels. Designed withthe lunch-hour audience in mind, instructor JillZepezauer’s instruction of Hatha yoga is uniquelyaccessible.WHEN: June 6, 13, 20, 27, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.,PasadenaCOST: $10 per classSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgAmy Chou, Mr. & Mrs. Kuang, Photo-etching, 25” x 18”, 2012
  • 52. 51Target Free Family Saturday: Take Me Out tothe Ball GameBatter up! This family festival will have a lots ofathletic fun. Sponsored by Target, these specialSaturdays are filled with fun activities givingfamilies unique ways to learn, play, and growtogether.WHEN: June 8, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American National Museum,100 N. Central Ave., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Japanese American National MuseumINFO: 213-625-0414, janm.org75th Anniversary Celebration: ChinatownSummer NightsChinatown Summer Nights presents an excitinghot spot for Angelenos. Taste the many culinaryofferings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet foodtrucks; sample the neighborhood wares; watchcooking demonstrations; experience large-scale,outdoor video projections; dance the night awaywith 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s!WHEN: June 15, 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnightSITE: 943 – 951 N. Broadway Blvd.,Downtown Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Chinatown Business ImprovementDistrict, Community Arts Resources, KCRW,and LA Weekly in association the Los AngelesChinatown Corporation and the ChunKing PlazaAssociationINFO: 213-680-0243,chinatownsummernights.comAnisa El Khouri, Number Three
  • 53. 52Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthJUNE 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthDyeing WorkshopOver three consecutive Sundays, students willcreate projects using three dyeing techniques:Japanese shibori, Indonesian batik, andstenciling. Advance registration is required.WHEN: June 16, 23, 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.,PasadenaCOST: Each class is $35 for members, $45 fornon-members, or sign up for all three for $90 formembers, $120 non-members. Fee includes allmaterialsSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742 x31, pacificasiamuseum.orgChinese Music Program – An Evening withWu Man and Lan-Chiann WuInternationally renowned pipa player Wu Manand painter Lan-Chiann Wu explore the sourcesof their creativity, including a poem by Li Bo(701-762). The evening will feature interludesof live performances and a conversation aboutartistic vision, tools of their art, and the desire topreserve tradition. Space is limited.WHEN: June 18, 7:30 p.m.SITE: Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Rd.,San MarinoCOST: $10SPONSOR: Huntington LibraryINFO: 626-405-2100, huntington.orgFusion FridayExperience the dramatic haka warrior dance,catch the summer spirit with traditional Japanesefestival dances, get arty with an activity inspired byexhibition Takashi Tomo-oka, enjoy treats from foodtrucks, plus art galleries, DJ music and drinks! WHEN: June 21, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.,PasadenaCOST: $15 General Public, Free for membersSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgLecture: Authors on AsiaDennis George Crow will discuss and show imagesfrom his new book, Old Shanghai’s Bund: RareImages from the 19th Century. These photographsof Shanghai offer a unique glimpse of thecity’s most recognized landmark. Books will beavailable for purchase and signing. WHEN: June 23, 2:00 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.,PasadenaCOST: Free with Museum Admission: $10 Adults,$7 Students and Seniors, Free for ChildrenAges 11 and UnderSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742 x20, pacificasiamuseum.orgBiJian Fan, Feather Her Nest, Polyvinyl Chloride, 3’ x 2’ x 2’
  • 54. MaRia Bodmann, Kreshna on a Horse
  • 55. 54Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthJUNE 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthFull CircleThe Full Circle presentation featuresperformances by participants who attended aseries of dance and yoga workshops offered bymaster teachers from India.WHEN: June 23, 4:00 p.m.SITE: The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave.,VeniceCOST: Check website for costSPONSOR: Rangoli FoundationINFO: 818-788-6860, rangoli.orgSaban 2013A business conference and award gala dinnerto honor the successful South Asian businessentrepreneurs and professionals in America.WHEN: June 28, 6:00 p.m.SITE: Sheraton Hotel, Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $65SPONSOR: South Asian Biz Network (SABAN)INFO: 949-698-4321Malathi Iyengar & CompanyMalathi Iyengar, recipient of 2013 COLAFellowship performs along with an ensemble ofdancer and musicians.WHEN: June 28, Call for timesSITE: Grand Performances, California Plaza,350 S. Grand Ave., Downtown Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: City of Los Angeles Department ofCultural AffairsINFO: 818-788-6860, rangoli.orgAsia America Symphony OrchestraHear the legendary music of Hiroshima playedwith the Asia America Symphony Orchestra.The performance also features music from greatAmerican composers like Copland, Brubeck, andBenoit.WHEN: June 29, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.SITE: Japanese American Cultural andCommunity Center, Aratani Theater,244 S. San Pedro St., Downtown Los Angeles,Little TokyoCOST: $35 - $75SPONSOR: Japanese American Cultural andCommunity CenterINFO: 213-628-2725, jaccc.org,asiaamericasymphony.orgShark Toof, Five Boys and Five Girls Show, Acrylic and spraypaint on canvas, 36” x 36”, 2012
  • 56. Sue Park, Blessings from Above (Exposition Park, LA), 2011
  • 57. 56Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthJULY 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthUndiscovered Chinatown Tour Tours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historicalinterest, and will guide those interested inshopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargainsand trendiest shops.WHEN: July 6, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.SITE: Chinatown, Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $20SPONSOR: Chinatown Business ImprovementDistrictINFO: 213-680-0243, chinatownla.comChinese Brush Painting Classes
This is another long-standing museum tradition,taught by Guang-Li Zhang every Saturdaymorning. Interested students are welcome toobserve a free class before enrolling.WHEN: July 6, 13, 20, 27, 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.orgYogaJoin the Museum every Thursday for a yogaclass designed for all ability levels. Designedwith the lunch-hour audience in mind, instructorJill Zepezauer’s instruction of Hatha yoga isuniquely accessible.WHEN: July 11, 18, 25, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.SITE: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.,PasadenaCOST: $10 per classSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgRangoli Dance CompanyThis dance performance includes the folktale“The Honest Woodlutter,” and “Ganesha, Masterof New Beginnings.”WHEN: July 14, 6:00 p.m.SITE: Barnsdall Gallery Theatre,4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los AngelesCOST: Check website for costSPONSOR: Rangoli FoundationINFO: 818-788-6860, rangoli.org75thAnniversary Celebration: ChinatownSummer NightsChinatown Summer Nights presents an excitinghot spot for Angelenos. Taste the many culinaryofferings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet foodtrucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watchcooking demonstrations; experience large-scale,outdoor video projections; dance the night awaywith 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s!WHEN: July 20, 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnightSITE: 943 – 951 N. Broadway Blvd., ChinatownLos AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Chinatown Business ImprovementDistrict, Community Arts Resources, KCRW,and LA Weekly in association the Los AngelesChinatown Corporation and the ChunKing PlazaAssociationINFO: 213-680-0243,chinatownsummernights.comYuki Miyazaki, Return to Peace, Acrylic on wood, 3” x 4”
  • 58. 57Anisa El Khouri, Blossom
  • 59. Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthAUGUST 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month58Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Pink Heaven, Vinyl, oil paint and mylar photo-collage on canvas, 72” x 72”, 2013
  • 60. 59Undiscovered Chinatown TourTours take visitors to a number of off-the-beaten-track points of cultural and historicalinterest, and will guide those interested inshopping to some of Chinatown’s best bargainsand trendiest shops.WHEN: August 3, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.SITE: Chinatown, Downtown Los AngelesCOST: $20SPONSOR: Chinatown Business ImprovementDistrictINFO: 213-680-0243, chinatownla.com75thAnniversary Celebration: ChinatownSummer NightsChinatown Summer Nights presents an excitinghot spot for Angelenos. Taste the many culinaryofferings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet foodtrucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watchcooking demonstrations; experience large-scale,outdoor video projections; dance the night awaywith 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s!WHEN: August 17, 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnightSITE: 943 – 951 N. Broadway Blvd.,Chinatown Los AngelesCOST: FreeSPONSOR: Chinatown Business ImprovementDistrict, Community Arts Resources, KCRW,and LA Weekly in association the Los AngelesChinatown Corporation and the ChunKing PlazaAssociationINFO: 213-680-0243,chinatownsummernights.comkalapana and Carlos the ExperienceMusical trends have come and gone, butKalapana’s many hits have remained Islandclassics. After over 37 years, Kalapanastill stands as a symbol of inspiration forcontemporary Hawaiian music today.WHEN: August 17, 7:30 p.m.SITE: Japanese American Cultural andCommunity Center, Aratani Theater,244 S. San Pedro St., Downtown Los Angeles,Little TokyoCOST: $40/$50 Reserved Seating,$37/47 JACCC MemberSPONSOR: Japanese American Cultural andCommunity CenterINFO: 213-628-2725, jaccc.orgUnrealistic WorldUnrealistic World introduces a group ofcontemporary Korean artists who deal with theissue of constructing realities through digitalmedia, photography, and film. The works in theshow embody a stunning sense of modernistaesthetic and surrealism, asking viewers toquestion whether photography and video, whichare primarily used to record reality, actuallyrepresent it in an accurate sense.WHEN: August 23 through November 24,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: $10 Adults, $7 Students and Seniors,Free for Children Ages 11 and Under,Free for membersSPONSOR: Pacific Asia MuseumINFO: 626-449-2742, pacificasiamuseum.orgIchiro Shimizu, What’s In It?, Digital photography, 2013
  • 61. Edwin Ushiro, The Lifting and the Releasing, Mixed media on lucite, 40” x 80”, 2012
  • 62. 62Asian American LiteratureIn celebration of this year’s Asian and Pacific Islander American HeritageMonth, we present the following bibliography representing fictional andnon-fictional works from a variety of Asian and Pacific Island cultures.These books are recommended for young readers, ages 10 to 12, and areavailable through the Los Angeles Public Library.Bibliography compiled by: Gabriel Cifarelli City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural AffairsAsian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthBIBLIOGRAPHY 2013CITY OF LOS ANGELESA Suitcase of Seaweed andOther 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 Chineseand Korean customs and culture and the Americanway of life. Divided into three sections—Korean,Chinese, and American—and with the author’s ownexplanation as to how the poems developed fromexperiences in her own life, these poems speakdirectly and simply to young people of many ethnicbackgrounds, providing insights into the differentkinds of prejudice that many children confronttoday.American Eyes: New Asian-American ShortStories for Young AdultsBy Lori M. Carlson, EditorIn this unique collection of touching andheartfelt short stories, ten young Asian-American writers re-create the conflicts thatall young people feel living in two distinctworlds: one of memories and traditions, andone of today. Whether it includes dreams ofgossiping with the prettiest blond in the class,not wanting to marry the man your parentslove, or discovering that your true identity isultimately your decision, these extraordinarystories by writers of Asian decent explore theconfusion and ambivalence of growing up in aworld different from the one their parentsknew.
  • 63. Ann Le, Wonder, C-Print, 2013
  • 64. Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthBIBLIOGRAPHY 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month64Asian American Literature, cont.Extraordinary Asian Americans and PacificIslandersBy Susan SinnottThis volume spotlights a diverse group, rangingfrom pioneering immigrants to Hawai’i’s lastqueen, and on to present-day notables such asarchitect Maya Ying Lin and Yahoo cofounder JerryYang. Their achievements reflect a broad rangeof endeavor, from labor leaders and politicians towriters, athletes, scientists, actors, and artists.In addition to such well known figures as TigerWoods, Amy Tan, and Bruce Lee, this text includesinformation on architect Minoru Yamasaki, artistNam June Paik, cinematographer James WongHowe, and actress Anna May Wong. As well asgroup entries on Chinese railroad and laundryworkers, Hawai’ian sugarcane workers, prisonersof Angel Island, Japanese-American interneesand three individuals who fought internment,Vietnamese boat people, and Hmong refugeesAsian Pacific Islander LiteratureExtraordinary Asian Pacific AmericansBy Susan SinnottBiographical sketches of notable Asian Americansand Pacific Americans, including cinematographerJames 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.Shiho Nakaza, at top, Float, at bottom, Row, both,Mixed media, 3” x 3”, 2012
  • 65. 65Cambodian LiteratureNguyen Thi Hop, Playing Game 1, Watercolor, 12” x 13”, 2012Cambodian Folk Stories from the GatilokeBy Muriel Paskin Carrison, from a translation byThe Venerable Kong ChheanThis book presents fifteen tales that aretranslations from the Gatiloke, an ancient literarytradition from Cambodia. The stories concernsimple villagers, monks, lords, kings, and talkinganimals. It includes an appendix with factualinformation on Cambodia.The Clay MarbleBy Minfong HoIn the late 1970s, twelve-year-old Dara is separatedby a war from her family and her best friend. Shefinds the courage to survive as she struggles toreunite with the people she loves.Little BrotherBy Allan BaillieBrothers Mang and Vithy, having escaped theKhmer Rouge, are being pursued through theCambodian jungle. When the younger boy sprainshis ankle, Mang leads their recent captors awayfrom him. A single shot rings out and he doesnot return. Vithy, about eleven, now sets out toaccomplish the brothers’ original plan of escapingto the Thai border, hoping to be reunited withMang. This excellent tale of courage and survivallends real life flesh to textbook facts and will bewelcomed in most collections.Silent LotusBy Jeanne M. LeeYoung Lotus was born deaf and unable to speak.Her days are filled with basket-weaving,swimming and walking among the wild birds,“joining them in their graceful steps.” Althoughshe is good-natured and beautiful, the otherchildren run from Lotus, leaving her lonely andheavy-hearted. Seeking solace from the gods , thegirl and her parents travel to “the temple inthe city,” where Lotus, imitating the templedancers, exhibits the extraordinary talent thateventually wins her favor with the king and queen.Set in Cambodia, Lee’s tender taleintertwines universal childhood concerns withintriguing elements of a rich and unfamiliarculture.
  • 66. Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthBIBLIOGRAPHY 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month66Chinese LiteratureThe Ancient ChineseBy Virginia SchompFocusing mainly on the Shang, Zhou, Qin andHan dynasties, this book explores ancient Chinathrough its social structure. It takes a look at itspeople and details the duties of an emperor, theactivities of a merchant, and much more. It alsodescribes some of the discoveries and writings thathave led to our present-day understanding of thisfascinating civilization.Maya LinBy Bettina LingThis book describes the life and work of theChinese 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 defiesthe traditions of upper class Chinese society byrefusing to have her feet bound.Filipino LiteratureGrowing up Filipino: Stories for Young AdultsCollected and Edited byCecilia Manguerra BrainardThese short stories offer a highly textured portraitof Filipino youth. Tough but relevant topicsaddressed include a gay youth’s affection for hissupportive mother, the role of religious didacticismin the formation of a childhood perception,consumer culture as it is experienced by modernteens in Manila, and coping with bullies of all agesand stations in life. There are more Filipinos livingin the U.S. than most people realize, but findingliterature reflective of their experiences is difficult.Filipinos in California (California CulturesSeries)By Michelle MotoyoshiOnce called the “forgotten Asian Americans,”Filipinos have become the largest Asian Americangroup in California. Through a brief historicaloverview and biographies of notable people, thisbook describes the influence Filipino Americanshave 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 also includesdemographic information, a list of resources, andother interesting facts.The Philippines, Roots of my Heritage: AJourney of Discovery by a Pilipina AmericanTeenagerBy Melissa Macagba IgnacioThe reminiscences of a thirteen-year-oldFilipino American girl, who spent one year in thePhilippines, introduce the islands’ history, people,culture, and industry.Yu Cotton-well, Hanako Doll Series: Wait for Me Often,Wood, fiber, mixed media, 2011
  • 67. 6767Indian LiteratureA Brahmin’s Castle in the AirWritten and illustrated by Rashmi SharmaAdapted from the ancient Panchatantra fables, thisis the story of a young brahmin who preferred to lieback and dream his big dreams, and even thoughhe is quite poor in material wealth, he is very rich inhis imagination.Diwali (Celebrations)By Chris DeshpandePhotographs by Prodeepta DasThis book describes how children prepare for andcelebrate Diwali.Tales from IndiaBy Asha UpadhyayIllustrated by Nickzad NodjoumiTen stories from the Panchatantra, a collection offolk tales written in Sanskrit around 200 B.C.Melissa Kojima, at top, Conjoined Party Bunnies, at bottom,Wheelbarrow Bunny, both, Acrylic on cardboard, 4.5” x 6”
  • 68. Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthBIBLIOGRAPHY 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month68Japanese LiteratureJapanese Art & Culture (World Art & Culture)By Kamini KhanduriWhen does a poem become a picture? What is thetea ceremony? How were the first color woodblockprints made? This book offer a window intoJapanese culture, reflecting its history, technology,beliefs, and every-day life. Every piece of Japaneseart tells us something about the environment andthe culture it was developed in, so that we can seehow and why peoplemake their art.Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara StoryBy Ken MochizukiIllustrated by Dom Lee; afterword byHiroki SugiharaThis inspiring book tells the true story of ChiuneSugihara, 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 amazingcivilizations of ancient China and Japan–culturesthat existed for thousands of years before Europedeveloped or America was discovered.Sword of the Samurai : Adventure Storiesfrom JapanReaders who delight in stories of knights will behappy to discover this collection of eleven talesabout the medieval Japanese warriors whoseexploits rival those of their European counterparts.These well-documented stories of adventure andmisadventure are not only good tales, but they alsoprovide a look at a way of life bound by ironcladtradition. Though the stories vary in tone andintent, the book offers a serious and respectful lookat a fascinating aspect 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 Japanese she can’tread English herself. She takes Yoko to the library,where they pick out lots of books with appealingpictures. Soon, Yoko is ready all by herself! In apoignant ending, Yoko begins to teach her mamahow to read in just the same way.Yoko’s show and tellBy Rosemary WellsYoko sneaks an antique Japanese doll to school forshow-and-tell, and it is injured in an unfortunateaccident. Hopefully, a quick trip to the doll hospitalwill set things in order!Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Mana and Ea, Vinyl and oil paint,with acrylic transfer collage on canvas, 96” x 72”, 2013
  • 69. Cuong Nguyen, at top, Lunar New Year No. 1, at bottom, Lunar New Year No. 2, both, Photograph, 2010
  • 70. Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthBIBLIOGRAPHY 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month70Korean LiteratureThe Girl-sonBy Anne E. NeubergerBased on the life of Induk Pahk, a Korean educatorwhose widowed mother disguised her as a boy atthe age of eight in order for her to attend school,a choice forbidden to girls in the early twentiethcentury in that country.Peacebound TrainsBy Haemi BalgassiIllustrated by Chris K. SoentpietSumi’s grandmother tells the story of her family’sescape from Seoul during the Korean War, whilethey watch the trains which will eventually bringher mother back from army service.The Shoes from Yang San ValleyBy Yong-ik KimDecorations by Park MinjaAlone in his war-torn homeland, a young Koreanboy has only the memory of a special pair of silkbrocade shoes to remind him of the good days ofthe past and give him hope for the future.So Far from the Bamboo GroveBy Yoko Kawashima WatkinsA fictionalized autobiography in which eleven-year-old Yoko escapes from Korea to Japan with hermother and sister at the end of World War II.A Step from HeavenBy An NaIn this first novel, a young girl describes herfamily’s experience in the United States aftertheir emigration from Korea. While on the flightfrom 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 thedifficulty of learning English, their insular family life,and the traditions of the country they left behind.Laotian LiteratureDia’s Story ClothBy Dia ChaThe story cloth made for Dia Cha by her auntand uncle chronicles the life of the author andher family in their native Laos and their eventualimmigration to the United States.A Hmong FamilyBy Nora MurphyThis book makes the refugee experience moremeaningful by relating personal stories thatreveal why families fled their native countries andhow they seek to preserve their culture whileassimilating into modern life in the United States.This book features 11-year-old Xiong Pao Vang; hisfamily tells of wars in Laos and the involvement ofthis country that led to their eventual emigration.A Mien FamilyBy Sara GogolThe Mien family, the Saechaos, were refugeesfrom Laos. The parents, Farm On and Ta Jow, metin a refugee camp in Thailand, and the story oftheir eventual settlement in Portland, OR, makesfor interesting reading. The culture shock theyexperienced and the tensions between the parentsand their Americanized children are described.Shiho Nakaza, Explore, Mixed media, 3” x 3”, 2012
  • 71. Melissa Kojima, Bunny Holding Orange Poppy Flower, Acrylic on cardboard, 4.5” x 6”
  • 72. Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthBIBLIOGRAPHY 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month72Vietnamese LiteratureHoang Anh: A Vietnamese-American BoyBy Diane Hoyt-GoldsmithPhotographs by Lawrence MigdaleUsing the New Year celebration of Tet as theirunifying theme, the collaborators on this bookweave myriad details about Vietnamese history,customs, folklore, and family life into the text,and effectively convey the international politicalcontext surrounding emigration.Lee Ann: The Story of aVietnamese-American GirlBy Tricia BrownPhotographs by Ted ThaiEmigrating from Vietnam, the Trangs have becomeexactly what this photo-essay’s subtitle implies:an Americanized family that enjoys traditionalAsian goals, foods, and holidays such as Tet.Old and new ways are cleverly juxtaposed, andboth creators have captured the universalessence of childhood.Why Vietnamese ImmigrantsCame to AmericaBy Lewis K. ParkerThis book explores Vietnamese immigration to theUnited States from the 1960s to the present, andlooks at the contributions of Vietnamese Americansto the culture of the United States.Nguyen Thi Hop, Two Sisters, Watercolor on silk,18” x 10”, 2004
  • 73. Ann Le, Private Parking, C-Print, 2013
  • 74. 74Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthPOSTER COMPETITION AND PROGRAM 2013CITY OF LOS ANGELESAsian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Poster Competition and ProgramSponsored by Wells FargoIn celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosaand the Los Angeles City Council, in partnership with Wells Fargo and the Department of CulturalAffairs, hosted a poster competition for children and adolescents in Los Angeles. This annual contestinvites students of all backgrounds, from kindergarten through high school, to showcase their artisticskills and to explore Asian and Pacific Islander American traditions and contributions. Entries werebe judged by a panel of professional artists, educators, and community leaders. The purpose of theCity of Los Angeles’ 2013 Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month educational and culturalprograms is to foster a greater appreciation of Asian and Pacific Islander American history and topromote greater access to arts and cultural resources within Los Angeles.To see this year’s poster contest winners, please visit page 76.SPONSORS: Wells Fargo, The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner Cable, ABC7, Media Image P.R., Officeof the Mayor, Los Angeles City Council, Department of Cultural Affairs, Board of Public Works, and theAsian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month CommitteeINFO: 213.202.5545, culturela.org, or rebeca.guerrero@lacity.org
  • 75. 75Division 1 / Anika ChungHancock Park ElementaryKindergartenLadakh, Brokpa Tribal Woman’s DreamDivision 1 / Julian AndradeICEF Vista Elementary1st GradeThe Utopia – The Dream and Efforts Come TrueDivision 1 / Sarah ChowPorter Ranch Community Schools1st GradeSteps for SuccessDivision !1 / Ashley CarrilloICEF Vista Elementary School3rd GradeLoving CommunitiesDivison 1 WinnerDivison 1I Winner
  • 76. POSTER COMPETITION AND PROGRAM 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month76Division II / Alyssa Jieun KimMirman School2nd GradeDream CarDivision II / Mairany De los SantosBoys and Girls Club of San Fernando3rd GradeFree at LastDivision III / Renee AmadorICEF Elementary5th GradeFlight Pattern of Birds NavigationDivision III / Wendy TolentinoBoys & Girls club of San Fernando5th GradeLooking for PeaceDivison 1II Winner
  • 77. 77Division III / Sofia PiresPorter Ranch Community School4th gradePeace Throughout the WorldDivision IV / Annette Joyeon KimJohn Burroughs Middle School6th GradeThe Key to PeaceDivision IV / Grace Goeun KimCathedral Chapel School6th GradeBeautiful Dreams Are Born Within World PeaceDivision IV / Fernando TolentinoICEF Vista Middle School7th GradeMusicUnitiesDivison 1V Winner
  • 78. POSTER COMPETITION AND PROGRAM 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month78Division IV / Anthony ResendizICEF Vista Middle School7th GradeRespect the EldersDivision IV / Ingrid Monserrat OlveraCelerity Octavia School6th GradePeace Unites EveryoneDivision V / Cloud CrelenciaSchool for the Visual Arts and Humanities10th GradeDream, SuccessDivision V / Kimberly FarelaBoys and Girls Club of San Fernando10th GradeUnited PeaceDivison V Winner
  • 79. 79Division V / Apurwa Adwait ShuklaNorth Hollywood High School9th GradeDream is My WorldDivision V / Joshua Hokyun KimSchool for the Visual Arts and Humanities10th GradeUnity of the CountriesDivision V / Mario RoqueEast LA Skills Center9th GradeAsian CultureDivision VI / Dong Hyuk ShinRobert F. Kennedy Community School: School forthe Visual Arts11th GradeUnder the Same World
  • 80. POSTER COMPETITION AND PROGRAM 2013Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month80Division VI / Shannen EscoteNortre Dame High School11th GradeChasing the Dream, the Ultimate CureDivision VI / Beatriz AscencionEsat LA Skills Center12th GradeNeighborhood of AllDivision VI / Hilary LiuGabrielino High School12th GradeA Safe Place for Dreams
  • 81. 8181Division VI / Jocelyn MarzanEdward Roybal Learning Center12th GradeA Memory Back HomeBEST IN SHOW
  • 82. Ann Le, at left, Grandfathers, at right, Great Uncle, both, C-Print, 2013
  • 83. 84Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthCOMMUNITY RESOURCE LIST 2013CITY OF LOS ANGELESYu Cotton-well, When the Sun Becomes Memory 4, Organza silk, sand, wood, mixed media,72” x 8” x 48”, 2012
  • 84. 85ABS-CBN International, NA650-652-6902balitangamerica.tfc-na.comAmerican Coalition of Filipino Veterans,Western Region (ACFV)213-487-9804American Red Cross213-739-5200redcrossla.orgAsian American Drug Abuse Program323-293-6284aadapinc.orgAsian Business Association (ABA)213-805-4ABAaba-la.orgAsian Business Association Online818-998-0898aba-online.orgAsian Business League (ABL)213-624-9975Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (APAIT)213-553-1830apaitonline.orgAsian Pacific American Bar Association ofLos Angeles County (APABALA)213-386-3114apabala.orgAsian Pacific American Legal Center of SouthernCalifornia (APALC)213-977-7500apalc.orgAsian Pacific Community Fund (APCF)323-293-6284apcf.orgAsian Pacific Counseling and Treatment Centers(APCTC)213-252-2100apctc.orgssgmain.orgAsian Pacific Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC)213-250-8190apadrc.orgCuong Nguyen, at top, California Poppy Reserve No. 1,at bottom, California Poppy Reserve No. 2, both,Photograph, 2011
  • 85. Asian Professional Exchange (APEX)310-765-4841apex.orgAsian Pacific Islander Mental Health Alliance310-383-3085ssgmain.orgAsian Pacific Islander Small Business Program(API-SBP)213-473-1604apisbp.orgAsian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3P-Con)323-293-6284apcf.orgAsian Pacific Residential Treatment Program323-731-3534ssgmain.orgAsian Pacific Resource Center (APRC),County of Los Angeles Public Library323-722-6551aprc@gw.colapl.orgAsian Pacific Women’s Center (APWC)213-250-2977apwcla.orgAsians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M)888-236-A3M-HOPE (888-236-4673)AsianMarrow.orgCenter for Asian-Americans United forSelf-Empowerment (CAUSE) Vision 21626-356-9838causeusa.orgChinese American Museum (CAM)213-485-8567camla.orgChinatown Business Improvement District213-680-0243chinatownla.comChinatown Service Center (CSC)213-808-1700cscla.orgChinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles213-617-0396lachinesechamber.orgCoalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment(CAPE)310-278-2313capeusa.orgEast West Players213-625-7000eastwestplayers.orgFilipino American National Historical Society –Los Angeles (FANHS-LA)323-256-7178fanhsla.orgFilipino American Community of Los Angeles(FACLA)213-484-1527Filipino American Library213-382-0488filipinoamericanlibrary.orgFilipino American Network (FAN)fanla.orgFilipino American Service Group, Inc. (FASGI)213-487-9804fasgi.orgFilAm Arts/Association for the Advancement ofPhilippine Arts & Culture323-913-4663filamarts.orgAsian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthCOMMUNITY RESOURCE LIST 201386Ichiro Shimizu, Frogs, Digital photography, 2011
  • 86. 87Filipino Community of Los AngelesHarbor Area, Inc.310-518-3097310-831-1664Filipino Veterans Association213-746-9093GABRIELA Network, US619-316-0920gabnet.orgGay Asian Pacific Support Network (GAPSN)213-368-6488gapsn.orgJapan America Society213-627-6217jas-socal.orgJapanese American Bar Association ofGreater Los Angeles County (JABA)310-603-7271Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)jacl.orgJapanese American Cultural andCommunity Center (JACCC)213.628.2725jaccc.orgJapanese American Living Legacy(JA Living Legacy)714.278.4483jalivinglegacy.orgJapan Information and Culture Center (JICC)213-617-6700la.us.emb-japan.go.jpJapanese American National Museum (JANM)213- 625-0414janm.orgJustice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)213-625-7705Korean American Bar Association ofSouthern California213-382-1115kabasocal.orgKorean American Business Association213-368-0848Korean American Chamber of Commerce213- 480-1115koreanchamberla.orgKorean American Coalition of Los Angeles (KAC)213-365-5999 kacla.orgKorean American Federation of Los Angeles 213-272-7427lahaninhoi.comKorean American Festival Committee213-487-9696lakoreanfestival.comSue Park, Homeward Bound, 2012
  • 87. Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthCOMMUNITY RESOURCE LIST 201388Korean American Museum (KAM)213-388-4229kamuseum.orgKorean Cultural Center (KCC)323-936-7141kccla.orgKorean Resource Center (KRC)323-937-3718krcla.orgKorean Youth & Community Center (KYCC) 213-365-7400kyccla.orgLeadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP)213-485-1422leap.orgLittle Tokyo Service Center (LTSC)213-473-1680ltsc.orgLos Angeles City EmployeesAsian American Association (LACEAAA)laceaaa.orgLos Angeles Filipino Association ofCity Employees (LAFACE)email: angtambuli@yahoo.comtambuli.orgLotus Festival213-485-1310laparks.org/grifmet/lotus.htmDennis Nishi, Green Alley, Photograph
  • 88. 89Helen Shin, LA Live, 2012
  • 89. Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthCOMMUNITY RESOURCE LIST 201390Midcity Korean American Association323-201-3211National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)213-365-9005napca.orgOlder Adults Program (OAP)213-553-1884ssgmain.orgOrganization of Chinese Americans (OCA)213-250-9888oca-gla.orgPacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE)Energy Savings Project800-716-2218 (multi-lingual line)pacelaenergy.orgPacific Asia Museum626-449-2742 x10pacificasiamuseum.orgPacific Asian Alcohol and Drug Program (PAADP)213-738-3361paadp.orgssgmain.orgPALS for Health213-553-1818 (English)800-228-8886 (Multi-lingual line)palsforhealth.orgPeople’s Community Organization for Reform andEmpowerment (People’s CORE)213-241-0904angelfire.com/oz/pcorePhilippine American Bar Association (PABA)email: info@pabala.orgpabala.orgPhilippine American Society of Certified PublicAccountants (PASCPA)310-646-4903Pilipino Artists Network (PAN)filamarts.orgPilipino Workers Center (PWC)213-250-4353pwcsc.orgRadio Korea213-487-1300radiokorea.comSan Fernando Valley Chinese Cultural Associationsfvcca.orgSan Fernando Valley Filipino American Chamberof Commerce818-472-0544sfvfacc@yahoogroups.comSearch to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA)213-382-1819esipa.orgSouth Asian Bar Association,Southern California Chapter (SABA)949-760-0404South Asian Network (SAN)562-403-0488southasiannetwork.orgSouthern California Chinese Lawyers Association(SCCLA)310-791-8567sccla.orgSpecial Service for Groups (SSG)213-553-1800ssgmain.orgAnisa El Khouri, Untitled No. 4
  • 90. 91Taipei Economic and Cultural Office213-389-1215tecola.orgTaiwanese American Heritage Commission626-307-4388taiwancenter.orgTaiwanese American Citizen’s League626-810-9101la.tacl.orgThai Association of Southern California323-722-3350Thai Community Arts and Cultural Center310-827-2910thaiculturalcenter.orgThai Community Development Corporation(Thai CDC)323-468-2555thaicdc.orgThai Health and Information Services, Inc.323-466-5966thaihealth.orgTongan Community Service Center310-327-9650ssgmain.orgUCLA Asian Pacific Alumni Associationuclalumni.net/ChaptersAndClubs/outreach/apaUCLA Asian American Studies Center310-825-2974sscnet.ucla.edu/aasc/UCLA Pilipino Alumni Associationuclapaa.netUSC Asian Pacific American Student Services213-740-4999usc.eduVisual Communications213-680-4462vconline.orgRenee Liu, at top, Woman of Heart and Mind (Maggie /Hong Kong), Pen, ink and acrylic on gesso wood, at bottom,In France They Kiss on Main Street (Mylene / Paris), Pen andink on gesso wood
  • 91. 92Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthCELEBRATION 2013201 North Figueroa Street, Suite 1400Los Angeles, California 90012TEL 213 202.5550FAX 213 202.5517www.culturela.orgAbout the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA)The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) generates and supports high quality arts and culturalexperiences for Los Angeles’ 4 million residents and 40 million annual overnight and day visitors.DCA advances the social and economic impact of the arts and ensures access to diverse andenriching cultural activities through: grant making, marketing, public art, community artsprogramming, arts education, and building partnerships with artists and arts and culturalorganizations in neighborhoods throughout the City of Los Angeles.DCA’s operating budget and managed portfolio totals $40.6 million in fiscal year 2012/13. It consistsof: $11 million in funds from the Public Works Improvements Arts Program (PWIAP); $10.8 million in Cityrelated and indirect cost allocations; $6.7 million from the Private Arts Development Fee Program (ADF);$9.2 million in Transient Occupancy Tax funds; and over $2.9 million in private and public funds raisedfrom foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors.DCA significantly supports artists and cultural projects through its Public Art Division by administeringa portfolio totaling $17.7 million in PWIAP and ADF funds in FY12/13. Of this amount, typically 15% to20%, or between $2.55 and $3.4 million, is attributable to artists’ fees. DCA’s Executive Director andthe Marketing and Development Division have raised over $21 million since FY07/08 to re-grant toLA-based artists and arts and cultural organizations for re-granting initiatives and to support DCA’sspecial programming and facilities. DCA also grants approximately $2.2 million annually to over 300artists and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations through its long-established Grants AdministrationDivision. Additional special project support of more than $1.5 million is also awarded annually for a totalof approximately $3.7 million invested each year in LA’s creative community.DCA provides arts and cultural programming through its Community Arts Division, managingnumerous neighborhood arts and cultural centers, theaters, historic sites, and educational initiatives.DCA’s Marketing and Development Division also markets the City’s arts and cultural events throughdevelopment and collaboration with strategic partners, design and production of creative catalogs,publications, and promotional materials, and management of the culturela.org website visited byover 3 million people annually.
  • 92. 93NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS & CULTURAL CENTERSDepartment of Cultural Affairs (DCA)Art in the Park5568 Via MarisolLos Angeles, CA 90042323.259.0861Banning’s Landing Community Center100 East Water StreetWilmington, CA 90748310.522.2015Barnsdall Park4800 Hollywood BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 90027Barnsdall Arts Center323.644.6295Gallery Theatre323.644.6272Hollyhock House323.644.6269Junior Arts Center323.644.6275Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery323.644.6269California Traditional Music Society16953 Ventura BoulevardEncino, CA 91316818.817.7756Canoga Park Youth Arts Center7222 Remmet AvenueCanoga Park, CA 91303818.346.7099Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock2225 Colorado BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 90041323.226.1617Craft and Folk Art Museum5814 Wilshire BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 90036323.937.4230Croatian Cultural Center ofGreater Los Angeles510 West 7th StreetSan Pedro, CA 90731310.548.7630Lankershim Arts Center5108 Lankershim BoulevardNorth Hollywood, CA 91602818.752.7568Los Angeles Theatre Center514 South Spring Street, 2nd FloorLos Angeles, CA 90013213.489.0994Lincoln Heights Youth Arts Center2911 Altura StreetLos Angeles, CA 90031323.224.0928Madrid Theatre21622 Sherman WayCanoga Park, CA 91303818.347.9419McGroarty Arts Center7570 McGroarty TerraceTujunga, CA 91042818.352.5285Nate Holden Performing Arts Center4718 West Washington BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 90016323.964.9768Performing Arts Firehouse438 North Mesa StreetSan Pedro, CA 90731310.548.2496Sun Valley Youth Arts Center8642 Sunland BoulevardSun Valley, CA 91352213.202.5528Vision Theatre (Closed for Renovations)3341 West 43rd PlaceLos Angeles, CA 90008323.290.4843Warner Grand Theatre478 West 6th StreetSan Pedro, CA 90731310.548.2493Watts Towers Arts Center andCharles Mingus Youth Arts Center1727 East 107th StreetLos Angeles, CA 90002213.847.4646William Grant Still Arts Center2520 South West View StreetLos Angeles, CA 90016213.847.1540William Reagh Los Angeles Photography Center2332 West Fourth StreetLos Angeles, CA 90057213.382.8133
  • 93. 94Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthCELEBRATION 2013CALENDAR & CULTURAL GUIDE ARTISTSDepartment of Cultural Affairs (DCA)The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs gives special thanks to our calendar artists forgenerously allowing us to showcase their images in this publication.Juna Amanojunaamano.weebly.comDavidd Batalonlaartrat.tripod.com/daviddbatalon.htmlLili Bernardlilibernard.comMaRia Bodmannmariabodmann.comSara Jane Boyerssarajaneboyersphoto.comYu Cotton-wellcotton-well.comAmy Chouamy.chou@post.harvard.eduAnisa El Khourianisa.elkhouri@gmail.comBiJian Fanbijian.comCharles Kangcharleskangphotography.comAlex Kimalexsdkim@yahoo.comAlex Kizudefer1.comMelissa Kojimamelissakojima.comAnn Leannle.netJoon Leelee.joonc@gmail.comRenee Liureneeliu.comYuki Miyazakiyukimiyazaki.comShiho Nakazashihonakaza.comCuong Nguyencuong.smugmug.comDennis Nishidennisnishi.comSue Parkss7070@hotmail.comIchiro Shimizuchimizudesign.comHelen Shinksdsajinsesang@gmail.comDan Taulapapa McMullintaulapapa.comNguyen Thi Hophopdong@yahoo.comShark Toofsharktoof.comYuki Toyyukitoy.comVi Truongvimazzy@gmail Edwin Ushiromrushiro.comJenchi Wujenchiwu.comNami Yangnami.yang@gmail.comFront Cover ArtCharles Kang, Crane,Digital photograph, 2012Ann Le, The Farmer andHis Wife, C-Print, 2013Sara J. Boyers, ChinatownPlaza through Curtains,Archival digital photographBack Cover ArtAnisa El Khouri, UntitledNumber Four
  • 94. Ann Le, at top, The Farmer and His Wife, at bottom, Present, both, C-Print, 2013
  • 95. Sara J. Boyers, Chinatown Plaza through Curtains, Archival digital photograph
  • 96. 97Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage MonthCELEBRATION 2013CITY OF LOS ANGELESThe City of Los Angeles gratefully appreciates the generous contributionsof our major sponsors for the 2013 Asian and Pacific Islander AmericanHeritage Month Celebration.opening ceremony presenting sponsormedia sponsormusic LA title sponsorposter competition sponsorbeverage sponsorruby sponsorruby sponsorpublic relations sponsorruby sponsorentertainment sponsor
  • 97. Jenchi Wu, Increment, Ceramic, 40” x 10” x 10”, 2012
  • 98. isproudtobeasponsoroftheCity of Los AngelesDepartment of Cultural AffairsASIAN and PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICANHeritage Monthwww.TimeWarnerCable.com/Corporate/about/community/
  • 99. Strengthen your ties at homewhen you can’t be there yourself℠1The first remittance transfer for each account-based and cash-based ExpressSend service agreement must be completed inperson at a Wells Fargo store.© 2013 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Member FDIC. Transferred funds are not FDIC insured. Transfersrequiring foreign currency exchange are subject to the rate in effect at the time of the transaction. (909763_08361)ExpressSend® — An economical, convenient and dependable way to send moneyhome®. You can send money to the Philippines, India, Vietnam or China forone low transaction fee. You can also enjoy transfer fee discounts with selectWells Fargo Checking Packages®. Open an ExpressSend service agreement andsend money by signing on to Wells Fargo Online®, by calling 1-800-556-0605or by visiting your nearest Wells Fargo store location1.We are proud to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
  • 100. At AT&T we believe in strongcommunities. Our programs buildeducational and professionalopportunities, contribute to disasterrelief and promote the responsible useof technology.Because empowering your communityis what drives us, we proudly supportthe efforts of the City of Los Angeles topay tribute to the generations of Asianand Pacific Islanders who have enrichedLos Angeles’ history and our country.Together, we keep communitiesempowered.AT&T is proud to support the City ofLos Angeles’ Asian and Pacific IslanderAmerican Heritage Month culturalevents and activities and congratulatesthe 2013 honorees.© 2013 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.Empoweringcommunities
  • 101. musiccenter.org/ontour(213) 972-4310Melody of ChinaKhac Chi EnsembleJapanese Festival SoundsJapaneseFestival Sounds(music)World KulintangInstitute(music, dance)Melody of China(music)Khac Chi Ensemble(music)Korean Classical Musicand Dance Company(music, dance)Lily Cai ChineseDance Company(dance)Music Center on Tour bringsthe magic of live performance toyour event or school assembly.Our artists represent andcelebrate artistic traditionsfrom across the globe.Celebrate the rich history, culture and traditions of AsianAmerican Heritage Month with a Music Center on Tour Artist.The Music Center is Proud to be a Sponsor of Asian American Heritage Month.
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