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  • Passionate Engagement

    Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center presents Passionate Engagement: The Art of Nancy Hom, a retrospective exhibition of visual artist Nancy Hom's 45-year art career in San Francisco. Co-presented by Luggage Store Gallery, the exhibition runs from March 1-30, 2019 and features Hom’s iconic silkscreens, installations, and an evolving mandala installation that starts with her 2015 “Soul of San Francisco” mandala that morphs into a new one by the last week of the show.

    For the past seven years, Hom has concentrated on the mandala art form as a way to foster unity and healing, and to tell personal and communal narratives. She has created 18 unique mandala projects to date. They range from 3-feet to 12-feet and address various topics, such as individual identity, collective grief, or community celebration.

    Hom's mandala-making process invites participation from the public. As she has done in the past, she will engage community members to make items for the new mandala working with students from Buena Vista Horace Mann Elementary School in the Mission and senior residents of TODCO Group’s housing in the South of Market.

    Exhibition programs throughout the month will include an artist talk, a poetry reading by Hom accompanied by performances, and a panel discussion on our changing city and how it has impacted the lives of its long-time residents.


    Opening Reception | March 1 @ 7-9pm

    Free, all ages event celebrating the opening of Passionate Engagement: The Art of Nancy Hom at The Luggage Store. Evening program includes artist remarks.

    Artist Talk with Nancy Hom | March 9 @ 2-4pm 

    Join Nancy Hom for an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of Passionate Engagement: The Art of Nancy Hom and learn about her 45-year artistic career.

    Poetry + Performances | March 15 @ 7-9pm 

    An evening of poetry + performances by artists with deep connections to San Francisco. Featuring poetry by Nancy Hom, performance by Leticia Hernández-Linares, and more.

    Panel Discussion | March 23 @ 2-4pm

    Artists Jason Bayani, Lenore Chin, Rio Yanez, Weston Teruya (moderator), and more come together to discuss the SF Bay Area’s changing landscape, and its impact on generations of long term residents, artists, and community organizers.

    Closing Reception | March 30 @ 2-4pm

    Witness the final iteration of Nancy Hom’s new mandala while partaking in a community potluck to close out the exhibition.


    March 1-30, 2019

    Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 12-5pm (or by appointment) 


    Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103



    Above images:

    Title: Open To You

    Medium: Screenprint

    Artist: Nancy Hom


    Pictured: Artist Nancy Hom

    Photo Credit: Bob Hsiang


    Title: Journey of Transformation Mandala

    Medium: various materials

    Artist: Nancy Hom

    Photo Credit: Bob Hsiang

    Friday, March 01, 2019 at 07:00 PM through March 30, 2019
    Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco, CA
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  • With Her Voice, She Rises

    In a first-time collaboration, Asian Pacific Islander arts organizations APICC, Bindlestiff Studio and Kundiman invite the community to commemorate Women’s History Month with a celebratory showcase of API women artists.

    Resident Bindlestiff and Kundiman artists will perform monologues and literary works conveying intimate and profound expressions of womanhood, identity and lineage. Beginning on International Women’s Day on March 8, this celebration is in deep appreciation and solidarity with API Women, their unique experiences, and their cultural impact through performance and literature.

    This collaborative literary/performance showcase is in support of the exceptional featured artists and the long-standing organizations. Join us on March 8 for International Women’s Day or March 9 for a special event reception with refreshments.


    Mia Ayumi Malhotra

    Sunshine Roque

    Ava Tong

    And more to come.


    Friday, March 8, 2019 at 8PM

    Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8PM*

    *Reception on Saturday, March 9 at 7pm (before show)

    Friday, March 08, 2019 at 08:00 PM through March 10, 2019 · $15.00 USD
    Bindlestiff Studio in San Francisco, CA
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