Monday, April 27, 2009
AAAC at the CAPA Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival

"The 29th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival Heritage Festival is a unique event in New York City, bringing together various Asian Pacific American organizations and individuals to celebrate Asian America. "

Date: Saturday May 3
2009, from 12pm – 6pm
Venue: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
47th Street between 1st & 2ed Ave.
Festival Admission: FREE!

Asian American Arts Centre is pleased to present a selection of folk artists demonstrating their art during 30th Annual CAPA Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival.

Featuring a variety of Folk artists from different backgrounds, five traditional artists/crafts people will be giving hands on demonstrations. As for this year, the artists joining Asian American Arts Centre are:

Kavita Vyas - Mehandi artist
Ye Xun : Dough figurine master artist
Ming Liang Lu: master paper cutter of portraits
Jampa Youden : a Tibetan folk singer who also does traditional jewelry design.
Rose Sigal Ibsen : Sumi-e Calligraphy Artist

Audiences will have the opportunity to interact with skilled folk artists who demonstrate their crafts and will have the opportunity to ask questions, make requests and the chance to learn and delight in the magic of a traditional craft!
Go here to read more about our folk artists.

This is an ideal event for families. The music, art and performances will delight both old and young alike. See you there this weekend!
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Art Slam 2009

Dates: Summer 2009

For the past several years, the Asian American Arts Centre has held a series of slide slams, allowing emerging artists the opportunity to present and talk about their work, meet and network with each other as well as with more established artists and critics/curators. Last year, the Centre hosted three art slams, showcasing the work of fifteen artists working in various media.

AAAC will mount two Art Slam this Summer. Dates will be announced later.

Art Slam is an opportunity for artists to share their work with peers, general audience and art professionals in an open forum for critical exchange. This presentation can be done in slides or digital format.

We are inviting all artists of Asian and Asian-American descent as well as those who have been influenced by Asia to submit their work for participation.

If you are interested in participating, please send us:
  • 6-10 images of your work (CDR with images in jpeg format or photographs are fine)
  • 1 page artist statement
  • Abbreviated artist statement (2-3 lines) for the program
  • Artist resume
  • Completed information form (see

Send all submission to:
Asian American Arts Centre
26 Bowery, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013
ATTN: Art Slam 2009
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