Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Vote for "My Asian Americana" by March 1st

Video still from "My Americana" by Studio Revolt
"What's Your Story?" is a video challenge that is part of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. My good friends, Anida Yoeu Ali and Masahiro Sugano of Studio Revolt, submitted a video "My Asian Americana" which made it to the finalist round. I would encourage all of you out there to watch the videos and use these as tools to talk about and think about what the issues are in our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. What can you relate to here and what's missing? Keep telling our stories and vote by March 1st for your favorite video:

About the film (from Studio Revolt):
Exiles and ex-pats unite as a community to present images of an Americana they left behind.  One half live outside the US by choice while the other half has been forcibly returned. All are Americans. Each raised with the memories, mannerisms, and a distinct cultural identity of growing up Asian in America. This piece is both a short film and a PSA to remind the public of untold stories about Asian Americans ordered into exile. These are the narratives of Cambodian Americans impacted by US deportation policies.  (For more info on deportation visit SpokenKosal.com)

Produced and Directed by Anida Yoeu ALI
Filmed and Edited by Masahiro SUGANO
Music Produced by Phanna NAM a.k.a. ‘Peanut’ of eKHlectic Records
Lyrics and Song by Sokha CHHIM a.k.a. ‘Dollah’
Coordinator: Thea SOM
Production Assistant: Phyrak KHUN
Cast (in order of appearance): Anida Yoeu ALI,  Thea SOM,  Kosal KHIEV, Phyrak KHUN, Sokha CHHIM, Ryan TONG, Vinh DAO and Vanna SANN

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ways of Making: Painting

Visual Arts Gallery, Governors State University
Ways of Making: Painting
March 9-30, 2012

My 2010 painting "Palaka" from my ongoing Sugar series will be included in "Ways of Making: Painting" curated by Dolores Mercado, National Museum of Mexican Art.
Laura Kina "Palaka" 30x40 oil on canvas 2010
"Ways of Making: Painting" features work by 25 Women Artists in recognition of the 25th year of Women's History Month.  

Pilar Acevedo
Lynn Basa
Jennifer Cronin
Jessica Freudenberg-Segal
Esperanza Gama
Paula Henderson
Juliette Herwitt
Laura Kina
Vera Klement
Sarah Krepp
Judy Ledgerwood
K. A. Letts
Bernell Loeb
Sioban Lombardi
Rosanna Mark-Andreu
Renee McGinnis
Betty Ann Mocek
Elsa Muñoz
Martina Nehrling
Joyce Owens
Miriam Socoloff
Sue Sommers
Erin Waser
Maureen Warren
Kathleen Waterloo

CLOSING RECEPTION: Wednesday March 8 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

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For more information contact:
Jeff Stevenson
Gallery Director and University Lecturer
Visual Arts Gallery, Governors State University
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL 60484