Soul & Ink and Batang Kankaloo present the 2nd Annual SAMASAMA Art Show & Gathering. Held in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May at Shopkeepers., this exhibition presented original work by artists of color from diaspora communities.
The term SAMASAMA means all together in Tagalog. Bayanihan is a Filipino custom derived from the Tagalog word bayan, meaning community. The theme of the exhibit is Bayanihan, which refers to the spirit of communal unity, work, and cooperation to achieve a particular goal.
From the outside, AAPI communities are often perceived as devoid of meaningful difference in identity and experience. From the inside, our communities live vibrant, varied lives - but remain divided by a lack of exchange between our cultures and ongoing histories.
Our goal is to examine the multicultural American experience. Breaking through stereotypes and boundaries because diverse stories, perspectives, and contributions to push humanity forward.
This year we will be donating a portion of proceeds for all art sold to local organizations Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) and Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute for the tireless work that they do for our youth.
Official 2018 Artist List:
Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre
Erika Layne Salazar
Gean Carlos Martinez
Golden Rabbit Silent Monkey
Jeremy Arn Dianzon Ramirez
Kimberley Acebo Arteche
Pamela G Ybanez
Paradox Vested Relics: PAULO RAYMUNDO
Senna J Ahmad
Sherry San Miguel Meneses
Yuno D. Baswir
Tickets are FREE to register! Suggested $5-20 donation accepted at the door. Pay what you can, no one turned away. SAMASAMA is completely volunteer run & funded. 15% of sales will be donated to Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) and Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute.
We've been pouring our heart & soul into this "little" personal project. Hope you can make it out! There's something for everyone. . . even the babies. RSVP at bit.ly/2018samasama.