Artist Talks

The Portland Chinatown Museum is pleased to announce the launch of a new 2022 Artist Talk series highlighting PNW Asian American artists working in the intersections of community, history, and culture. This series was made possible by a grant from Neighbors West/Northwest and the City of Portland, Office of Community & Civic Life.

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Why the Arts Are Essential: Artist Talk with Chisao Hata

Artist Talk with Chisao Hata, who discusses how exposure to the arts and arts education is a mandatory requirement at any age, any profession or any position we have in life. The arts root us in our humanity and teach us to understand ourselves, our relationships and the world we live in

Transcript of Recording

Coming soon!

A Solid(arity) Community: Artist Talk with Roshani Thakore

Artist Talk with artist Roshani Thakore, who discusses her work with APANO as an Artist-in-Residence, her latest long-term project the East Portland Art + Justice Lab, and how art can be used in communities to foster solidarity.

Profound Engagement: Artist Talk with Lynn Yarne

Artist Talk with artist and educator Lynn Yarne, who discusses her current project about Chinese American pilot Leah Hing in relation to her past artworks, Chinatown project inspirations during the pandemic, and collective envisioning.

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People & Earth: Artist Talk with Alex Chiu, Sam Roxas-Chua 姚, and Shu-Ju Wang

Artist Talk with PCM's resident artists Alex Chiu, Shu-Ju Wang, and Sam Roxas-Chua 姚 about their current explorations into the richly complex and compelling history of Chinese American communities in Oregon, moderated by artist and PCM artist residency director Horatio Law.

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 Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the City of Portland or NWNW.