Artistic Collective Open at OACC NOW!

Image Description: The opening section of the Artist Collective exhibit shows three pieces hanging. A statement from APIENC is seen on the left, with a colorful piece in the middle, and a smaller yellow print on the right.

Image Description: The opening section of the Artist Collective exhibit shows three pieces hanging. A statement from APIENC is seen on the left, with a colorful piece in the middle, and a smaller yellow print on the right.

Happening now! APIENC’s first Artist Collective Exhibit is up for viewing at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC), located in Oakland’s Chinatown. This exhibit, which features art from multiple LGBTQ+ API artists, showcases the lives and narratives of our community. Working in different mediums, artists share their hxstories and lessons from existing projects such as the Dragon Fruit Project and Resilience Archives. Art in the exhibit reflects peoples’ experiences with joy, discrimination, social movements, family, immigration, and self love.

The artist collective is an opportunity to use art and culture as vehicles for transformative vision making. Through collaborating with other artist-activists, we can build and envision new ways of being, one that is rooted in our elders and communal histories, and that looks to a strong resilient future. – Fei Mok, Artist Collective Member

Image description: A preview of the Artist Collective exhibit, with three pieces hanging from the wall.

Image description: A preview of the Artist Collective exhibit, with three pieces hanging from the wall.

At a time in which our stories are often invisibilized, the APIENC Artist Collective came together to fight erasure and provide a space for LGBTQ API artists to be recognized for their work. We invite you to see the exhibit, which will be up until September 30th! Some prints and originals are available for sale, and can be purchased at the OACC front desk.

Where: Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) | 388 9th St #290, Oakland, CA 94607
When: NOW until Sept 30th, 2016 | OACC’s hours can be seen here.
Cost: FREE!

Image Description: A speaker from the exhibit describes their art, which is hanging from the wall. A crowd is in the hallway, listening to their story.

Image Description: A speaker from the APIENC Artist Collective exhibit describes their photography, which is hanging from the wall. A crowd is in the hallway, listening to their story.