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Join us as we kick off the new year with four new art and history exhibits! From a teen anime/manga art show to a journey through time with antique clocks, the Asian American Resource Center is proud to showcase works that reflect Austin's diverse communities and cultures. An exhibit opening reception celebrating all participating artists and exhibitions will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 6-8pm. The event is free and open to the public. All exhibitions will be on display January 10 to March 28, 2020. Click here to view the Facebook event. ABOUT THE EXHIBITS Courage to Be: The Saheli Story | AARC and Austin History Center Derived from a Hindi word meaning “female friend,” Saheli started in February of 1992 as an informal support group for South Asian women in Austin. Their vision was to prevent abuse in family relationships, break the cycle of violence and pursue a cycle of peace by bridging the cultural gap between the Asian community and local social services. Explore archival materials from the Austin History Center to learn how Saheli members had the courage to become the first organization of its kind in the U.S. South to serve the Asian community. Shen’s Precious Clocks and Watches | Peter Shen Scientist and photographer Peter Shen takes on the role of curator to craft an exhibit that explores the rich artistry, engineering, and history of time pieces. This ensemble of carefully selected clocks and watches represents distinct moments in the advancement of measuring time. Discover innovations in engineering and design that tell the story of how clockmakers addressed evolving attitudes about time and punctuality. A Ginkgo Walk | Sneha Sundaram Sneha Sundaram balances nature photography with the Japanese poetry form of haiku to create visual and literary sensations. A “ginkgo walk” is an ancient Japanese haiku practice in which the writer walks through natural surroundings to draw inspiration. Sundaram bases her art on this practice and strives to encourage the audience to find their own meditative moment in nature. Kingdom Arts: Citywide Art Show for teen Anime, Manga and Video Game Enthusiasts Experience the fantasy worlds of anime, manga, and video games with a new exhibit featuring work from teen artists that celebrates Asian pop culture genres. Central Texas-area middle and high school students explore new possibilities with their imaginative creations, which include cosplay photography, product design, drawings, paintings, digital prints, fiber art, and metal sculpture work. The collection’s title, Kingdom Arts, pays homage to the groundbreaking video game series, Kingdom Hearts, which combines storylines of famous Disney characters with protagonists from Final Fantasy, a popular Japanese video game series from Square-Enix.
EVENT TYPE CATEGORY
time 06:00 PM - 12:00 PM
location Asian American Resource Center
address 8401 Cameron Road, Austin, TX, USA
8401 Cameron Road, Austin, TX, USA