Speak UP! {exhibit}

I am so incredibly proud to announce the opening of my art show Speak UP! in a few short days' time... I know I've mentioned Speak Up! quite a few times on this blog before (here and here). But it's all been leading up to THIS:

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And here is a quick peek of what's to come:

I will also be selling the prints displayed in this show, as well as other images that were part of the same shoot but not part of this show. (While I love so many of my shots from that day, I was limited to 21 pieces to display in the gallery.) They can be purchased through this site, starting on April 1: www.speakup.thesuitcasestudio.com

The Speak UP! art show that I am a part of is just one of the events being held in April in celebration of Asia & the Pacific Islands Heritage Month.  Here are details of the month's events:

America's Next Top Model Minority April 8, 2010  -  12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Room 202, Building 66, Bronco Bookstore What is the Model Minority Myth and how does it affect the Asian-Pacific American community?  How does the myth tie in to the Speak Up! Campaign?  Hosted by acclaimed spoken word artist, Sahra Nguyen. For more information on Sahra, please visit www.riotinthesky.com.

“Speak Up!” Art and Photography Exhibit: Meet the Artists April 8, 2010  -  1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. Bronco Exhibit Gallery, Bronco Student Center Using Cal Poly Pomona students as models, this exhibit explores what it means to “speak up” and defy Asian-Pacific American stereotypes.  Meet the artists behind the Speak Up! Campaign, Michelle Carrillo and Grace Alba.  Refreshments will be served. For more information on the campaign, please visit http://www.dsa.csupomona.edu/apisc/speak_up.asp.

Urban Showcase April 13, 2010  -  7:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. Ursa Major Suite, Bronco Student Center A showcase highlighting the impact Asian Americans have in the dance and YouTube performance industry.  Performances by Team Millennia, afterschoolspecial, Mavyn, Sheroes, David Choi, Ed Rhee, and Cal Poly’s own GRV, Barkada Modern, Signal Flow, Touzan Taiko, Chris Alanis, and more!

As you can see in the details above, the the opening ceremony for my Speak Up! exhibit is on Thursday, April 8th, starting at 1:00 pm. I would LOVE it if you could drop on by and show your support!