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 Nancy Hom, Leticia Hernández-Linares, and Sammay Dizon.

Panel Discussion | March 23 @ 2-4pm

Artists Jason Bayani, Lenore Chin, Pam Peniston, Weston Teruya (moderator), and Rio Yañez 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



We need volunteers to help load in and out artwork for Nancy Hom's retrospective! If you are passionate and want to engage yourself in some art and community, sign up to volunteer at 


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

March 01, 2019 at 7:00pm - March 30, 2019
Luggage Store Gallery
1007 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
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