Sat, Oct 14|
Dear Community: Positive Cre(Asians)
This program invites different creatives that incorporate mental health healing into their art; artists, performers, comedians, etc.
Time & Location
Oct 14, 2023, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Bluestream Gallery , 555 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
About the event
🎤🎨 Positive Cre(Asians)
🎤🎨 Saturday Oct 14th from 3PM-5PM
🎤🎨 Location: Blue Stream Gallery - 555 Grant Avenue
🎤🎨 Tickets: $5, Sanzo sparkling water and light bites provided
🎤🎨 Event Description:
This program invites a diverse array of creatives who infuse mental health healing into their art, encompassing artists, performers, comedians, motivational speakers, and mental health experts. During this event, these creatives will share their personal journeys and illuminate how their crafts are integral to their mental well-being. Moreover, there will be an interactive segment, allowing the audience to actively engage with our featured creatives in a hands-on activity related to their respective crafts. Additionally, we will host a Q&A session featuring both of our showcased creatives, with moderation provided by our mental health advocate from AniseHealth
🎤🎨 About the Creatives:
Joanne Lee is an artist based in San Francisco. With her dyed Hanji (Korean paper), she has exhibited at a large number of exhibitions and art fairs in many different countries such as Korea, Japan, China, Hongkong, Singapore, Germany, Italy, and the US.
She was captivated by Korean paper, Hanji, and its dying techniques with natural pigments when she studied art in high school. Because of its soft and warm texture, Hanji has its own unique and special visuality. Since then, she has been only using hand-made Hanji even though Hanji is so sensitive that it requires many times of preparatory work before main coloring. For each of her pieces, she dyes the paper multiple times with a mixture of natural pigment with animal glue. Through this repeated coloring, she can express the inherent color of the pigments effectively.
The main theme of her art is about memory and time lapse. Empty chairs used to be her main objects in her works in her early career. Empty space on the chairs is where we can find our memories of the past. Each trace on her works is a piece of memory, and the collection of those memories forms certain objects such as chairs. In her later works, she represents the collection of memories itself rather than certain objects. With her coloring technique on Hanji, she represents the accumulation of memories in certain feelings with corresponding color combinations of her own. You can learn more about her work here
Emily Lim is Singapore-born and bred, and fell in love with California and moved to San Francisco in 2014 to build her professional experience in fine dining and casual dining establishments. With her undying love for the hustle, a long-term commitment to heritage foods and food culture, and a deep desire to build cultural bridges and to give back, she grasped the opportunity to create something that was missing in San Francisco - authentic Singaporean hawker foods.
Birthed during the pandemic, and in hopes to provide jobs for her peers, Dabao Singapore comes from the heart as an homage to her female ancestors who used to peddle foods for a living in developing Singapore. You can learn more about her work here
🎤🎨 About AniseHealth
Anise is at the forefront of culturally-adapted mental health care for the Asian community. Our licensed providers undergo specialized training to ensure they deliver culturally sensitive care. We employ a data-driven approach, powered by a proprietary dataset and machine learning, to provide personalized treatment plans.
But Anise isn't just a care provider; we're a community that promotes knowledge sharing among clinicians and patients. We believe that fostering open dialogue and mutual support is vital for improving mental well-being within the Asian community. Join us at Anise, where culturally-tailored care meets cutting-edge technology and a strong sense of community, all dedicated to enhancing mental health outcomes. Learn more here
🎤🎨 Our Moderator
Angel Wang is the Head of Growth at Anise Health, armed with an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Columbia. Originally hailing from Wester Michigan, she now calls California home. Angel's impressive career spans prominent roles in Trust and Safety at major tech players such as Meta, Twitter, TikTok, and Gusto.
With her formidable academic background and diverse industry experience, Angel is a driving force behind Anise Health's strategic expansion and success. Her expertise and dedication have firmly established her as a prominent figure in the tech industry, shaping the future of digital growth and safety.
🎤🎨 Our Venue
BlueStream Gallery open in 2023 in San Francisco and present an exhibition focusing on contemporary art. Based on systematic exhibition planning, we would like to discover talented artists and introduce rapidly changing contemporary art. We would like to convey the beauty of art to the public with in-depth works and provide new and diverse opportunities for artists through participation in domestic and foreign art fairs. BlueStream Gallery wants to become a gallery that grows and develops with artists. Learn more here
🔥Dear Community is a grassroots movement that started during the pandemic to create a safe space and support local businesses during the lockdowns. Our mission is to uplift Asian pride and inspire new leaders through community building and activism.🔥