AAWAA  Asian American Women Artists Alliance

"AAWAA in Brooklyn"

An inaugural exhibition in AAWAA's Brooklyn Gallery/Alternative Space, 136 15th Street, Brooklyn, NY11215
November 18 - December 6, 2003

Press Release (For immediate release)

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS ALLIANCE
YAN KONG
TEL(FAX) 718-788-6170

www.aawaa.org

The Asian American Women Artists Alliance (AAWAA) is pleased to present an inaugural exhibition for the AAWAA Gallery. This exhibition features 12 artists and showcases 30 artwork of photography, abstract paintings, fiber collages, digital prints, etchings and watercolors. Opening reception on Friday, November 21, 6-8 PM. A performance by Afro Brazilian Capoeira Dance Troupe at 7PM. Free admission. Gallery hours: Thursday to Sunday, 12 ­ 6 PM. By appointment only.

Place:   AAWAA Gallery Alternative Space
136 15th Street, Brooklyn, NY11215
Gallery hours:   Thursday through Sunday
12 ­ 6 PM by appointment only
Opening reception:   Friday, November 21, 6 ­ 8 PM
RSVP 718-788-6170
Travel directions:   F train and get off at 4th Ave. Walk 5 short blocks to 15th Street and make right; or R/M train and get off at Prospect Ave. Walk back 2 blocks to 15th Street.

"AAWAA in Brooklyn" represents the rich diversity of AAWAA members in terms of culture as well as a broad range of artistic approaches in a variety of disciplines. Seema Christie of Indian decent, paints tempera on paper that are inspired by spiritual enlightment. Suejin Jo's small acrylic paintings are part of her Italian experience. Yan Kong's Four Seasons on rice paper gives hints of her Chinese heritage yet modern in expression. Three photographers, Alice Benessia ( Italian), Chie Nishio (Japanese), Anna Song (Korean) each sees life manifest through their trained eyes. Yeachin Tsai's etching is colorful and mysterious; Marianne Ramos Œs drawings on canvas are engaging and detached the same time; Fannie Lee's fiber collage is poetic and reminiscing; Karin Soika's ink drawing is powerfully German expressionistic; Jacie Lee Almira's mixed media work dwells on life in detail.

The Asian American Women Artists Alliance is a 501C-3 non­profit organization that supports and promotes Asian American Women Artists in the visual, literary and performing arts by organizing exhibitions, performances, and readings, and by sponsoring educational workshops and seminars that help artists develop their careers. AAWAA was formed in 1998 to create an intergenerational, Pan-Asian network for emerging and established women artists. Every year AAWAA showcases a diverse group of artists of all ethnicities. Please visit our web site at www.aawaa.org for additional information about the organization.