asian arts initiative grand opening celebration

If you're in the Philadelphia area, come out this week and help the Asian Arts Initiative celebrate its Grand Opening, welcoming the public to its new home with a weekend's worth of creative fun, including the Chinatown In/flux opening reception, neighborhood walking tours, a performance showcase, and many more program highlights from the organization's 15-year history. Here's some details on this weekend's events:
Chinatown In/flux: Future Landscapes

April 3 - August 2, 2009
Opening reception: Friday, April 3, 5:30 p.m.

Rebecca Hackemann, Visionary Sightseeing Binoculars
Nadia Hironaka, Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio
Kikuchi + Liu, Chinatown Orange
Jonathan + Kimberly Stemler, the little red string

A constantly contested terrain, Philadelphials Chinatown continues to struggle for identity, survival, and growth. Through four site-specific installations in public locations, with participation of local community members, Asian Arts Initiativels exhibition hopes to catalyze imagination and action toward a positive vision for the future development of this neighborhood.

Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street
and neighborhood locations in Chinatown, PA

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday – Friday
(215)557-0455 or www.asianartsinitiative.org

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Asian Arts Initiative Open House + Performance Showcase

celebrating the grand opening of our new home

Saturday, April 4, 2009

3 - 7 p.m. Open House
7:30 p.m. Performance Showcase

Free, with donations accepted and reservations for the performance showcase encouraged:

Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia
(215)557-0455 or www.asianartsinitiative.org

Whether you are a regular or first-timer, you wonlt want to miss this fantastic diversity of dancers, musicians, poets, and spoken word artists blessing our new home with a live performance showcase—on what promises to be one of the most memorable nights of the Asian Arts Initiativels 15 year history!

Hosted by Edward Garcia with artists including Pallabi Chakravorty, Las Gallas, Mytili Jagganathan, Sham-e-ali al Jamil, Juliette Lee, Taiyo Na, Hanalei Ramos, Alex Shaw, YaliniDream and special guest musicians.

All Grand Opening Celebration events are free and open to the public. Donations are always accepted!
The Asian Arts Initiative Grand Opening Celebration all goes down this weekend at their new location at 1219 Vine Street. Like it says, all the events are free and open to the public. Fun, free, and you get a little bit of culture for your weekend. Philadelphia, represent. Support nonprofit Asian American arts. For more information, visit the Asian Arts Initiative website here.

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