Here are a few postcards from my workshop at the Asian Art Museum. Participants were invited to send messages to their hometowns or the particular houses where they were raised.
The artist’s workshop on home and neighborhoods at the Asian Art Museum was a success! Despite having to compete with the beautiful weekend weather and therefore, lower than usual museum attendance, folks of all ages were eager to participate in the two projects: button making and writing letters to their hometowns. Below is documentation from the button making project where I asked participants to describe their own definition of home by completing the sentence, “Home is…” I was reminded what I love most about this subject; I become a receptacle for people’s stories and memories about their homes, and often by association, their families and personal histories. You can watch a short video interview with me filmed by Saly Lee, Arts Program Coordinator at the museum here. Thank you to all my helpers and participants.
In conjunction with my position as a teaching artist for the Asian Art Museum’s high school program, ArtSpeak, I will conduct a two-day public workshop at the museum on June 4th and June 5th.
This workshop is based on the curriculum that we developed for our students on the themes of identity and place. (More information here.) Specifically, it will draw upon themes of neighborhood identity and memory and will consist of participatory projects including writing letters to your hometown and collecting stories through short interviews. And there will be lots of take-aways: articles, catalogs, as well as postcards and buttons.
Friday, June 4th & Saturday, June 5th (Free on Saturday!)
1st Floor, Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street