Visual Artists Address Colonization and Challenges of Pilipinx Diasporic Life In Group Art Exhibition

San Francisco, CA - April 4, 2019 - Kularts, the premier presenter of contemporary and tribal Pilipino arts in the United States, presents PostColonial Survival Kit, a group exhibition featuring Kimberley Arteche (US), Wilfred Galila (US/Philippines), Caroline Garcia (Australia), and visiting artists Marcelino ‘Balugto’ Necosia Jr. and Salima Saway Agra-an of the Talaandig Tribe in Mindanao, Philippines. The exhibition explores survival tactics of contemporary tribal and diasporic Pilipinx against the historical and ongoing inequities of cultural erasure, and marginalization, brought on by centuries of colonization. The exhibition features tribal soil paintings, sculpture, installation, and media art and will run from May 3rd through May 31st at the Luggage Store Gallery.  

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22nd Annual Asian American Arts Festival Cultivates Space for Community Healing and Celebration

Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) presents the 22nd annual United States of Asian America Festival, a two-month showcase highlighting the experiences of local Asian Pacific Islander (API) artists and communities. Beginning May 2 and coinciding with Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the festival bridges together over 25 producing artists to celebrate the breadth and cultural impact of API art-making. Featuring Irene Tu, Jason Bayani, Kearny Street Workshop, The Rooted Recipes Project, Resilience Archives, and `Ulumau Collective.

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Intern Spotlight: Jenna Peng

Not being from a place with these strong community bonds, I came to SF wondering how to curate engaging sites for community organizing and collective imagining. And the answer is – it’s happening here, has been happening here. The artist and art-making is inextricable from radical community care. It feels rare, special, and also wonderfully matter-of-fact. - Jenna Peng, PapaLoDown Intern

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7 Mile House Brings Jazz Fest Outdoors

March 11, 2019, Brisbane, CA - The Bay Area’s historic 7 Mile House is producing their second annual 7 Mile House Jazz Fest on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 12pm-12am. The event will be held outdoors with a $25 entrance fee for the entire day (presale tickets are available online for $20). The festival features 11 bands, an impressive array of the Bay Area’s top jazz musicians and ensembles. It will also mark the second annual “7 Mile House Jazz Awards” for the following categories: Outstanding Bay Area Jazz Presenters, Outstanding Bay Area Jazz Promoters, and Outstanding Bay Area Jazz Artists; and will be hosted by KCSM Jazz 91 DJ, Alisa Clancy and other on-air personalities.

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Multimedia Dance Theater Performance Portrays Pilipino Americans in San Francisco during the 20’s-60’s

San Francisco, CA, February 20, 2019 - Kularts, the premier presenter of contemporary and tribal Pilipino arts in the United States, is proud to present In the Belly of the Eagle: Man@ng is Deity, Alleluia Panis’ latest multimedia dance theater workshop performance featuring original music by Joshua Icban and media art by Wilfred Galila premiers at Bindlestiff Studio on March 22-24. Inspired by real-life accounts of Pilipino Americans between the 1920s-1960s in San Francisco, this performance portrays the 8,000-mile immigration journey to America, and the resilience of the Pilipino people.

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Community Celebrates Nancy Hom's 45-Year Legacy of Art and Activism

Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) presents Passionate Engagement: The Art of Nancy Hom, a retrospective exhibition of visual artist Nancy Hom's 45-year art career in San Francisco. Co-presented by Luggage Store Gallery, the exhibition runs from March 1-30, 2019 and features Hom’s iconic silkscreens, installations, and an evolving mandala installation that starts with her 2015 Soul of San Francisco mandala and morphs into a new design by the last week of the show.

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