If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, check out the Hungry Ghost Art Exhibit presented by the Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA, sort of like Aiya!, the sound your mother made when your childhood self expressed interest in becoming an artist). If you look closely at the photo, you might recognize one of my old HapaMama food posts, plus a new piece of installation art.
Nearly 40 Asian American women artists — including writers, painters, sculptors, and photographers — are featured in this exhibit, which is part of AAWAA’s Emerging Curator’s Program. And the curator is Lisa Chiu, a fellow Taiwanese American blogger whose hilarious, and sometimes heartbreaking, observations can be found at Ravings, Rants and Ruminations. The theme, Hungry Ghost: Yearning for Fulfillment, is a concept based in Buddhist and Taoist beliefs. A Hungry Ghost is a lost soul that roams burdened by unmet needs. Driven by insatiable greed and intense desires, the Hungry Ghost wanders, searches and feeds.
Hungry Ghost Art Exhibition
April 23-June 9, 2012
Thoreau Center for Sustainability
Presidio Building #1014
Lincoln Blvd. & Torney Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94129
Note: the Thoreau Center is open during regular business hours, but there will be an opening reception at the gallery next week. If you’re around, stop by, you may even meet some of the artists!
Hungry Ghost Opening Reception
Thursday, April 26, 2012