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SOMArts Asian American Women Artist Association (AAWAA) and Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) join forces to present the multidisciplinary art exhibition "Eating Cultures." Featuring over thirty emerging and established Asian Pacific American artists from around the country, "Eating Cultures" is a provocative multi-disciplinary arts exhibition of artworks inspired by Asian American food and foodways.

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Using food as a lens, artist share stories of global migration, adaptation, entrepreneurship, and the central importance of food in Asian communities around the world. In addition to over fifty art, film, and literary works, "Eating Cultures" will feature Asian American oral histories provided by Southern Foodways Alliance via Guide by Cell, dynamic programming co-presented by Asia Society and the Culinary Historians of Northern California, a pop-up shop, and a recipe wall for audiences to share their favorite family recipes.

"Eating Cultures" is curated by lead curator Michelle A. Lee and co-curators Linda Inson Choy and Cynthia Tom, featuring APA artists of all genders selected by University of Connecticut Art History & Asian American Studies Professor Margo L. Machida. Invited artists include Chinese-American San Francisco-based painter and sculptor Cathy Lu, Vietnamese-Irish American Los Angeles-based artist Genevieve Erin O’Brien, and Korean-American Berlin-based artist Kate Hers Rhee.

SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco. Opening on May 1, 2014 through May 30, 2014

This weekend marks the 21st anniversary of Marin Open Studios. The annual, free, self-guided art tour in Marin County is held during first two weekends in May 2014. Over 250 artists open their doors to show their work spaces and share both works in progress and completed pieces. Artwork is for sale and there is a chance to experience the magic of art through exchange of ideas and conversations about creativity and techniques.

Sausalito artist Sherry Miller will be featured during the Mill Valley Art Walk, Opening at Alan Pinel on May 6. 32 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941 USA. Phone: 415.384.1111 | Fax: 415.384.1100

Creativity Explored Auction:Art Changes Lives 2014 Auction. Check out the list of auction items on their blog and the listing of events: ‪http://ow.ly/wlCoW

Ramon’s Tailor: This Thursday is the opening party for the Postal Collage Project No. 3! Come see 85 collages that were collectively created by 75 collaborators from 11 countries. This international mail art project was started by Berkeley-based artist Marty McCutcheon in September 2013. Hear Marty talk about this project in our new RT/Video series and talk to him in person this Thursday night. 628 Jones St, San Francisco, Ca

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