Tomorrow the festivities begin! The first of the Smithsonian Asian Latino Festival’s events launch a celebration of the intersections of Asian American and Latino culture. As the most rapidly expanding US populations it’s interesting to see an event dedicated to the meeting of these two groups. And it should be fun!
The programs launch tomorrow, July 24th, with “Gourmet Intersections: Asian-Latino Food Crossings”. This panel of chefs, cookbook authors, and TV hosts will discuss the evolution of public and private shared food traditions. Unfortunately this particular event is sold out, however, you can view everything online here.
I’m particularly interested in “Art Intersections: An Asian-Latino Pop-up Gallery”. Guys, let me tell you, I LOVE pop-up galleries. I think they’re part of the changing landscape of art exhibition and a key way to hear the voices of underprivileged groups. I love the immediacy and the way that pop-up galleries often interact with communities more directly (and often more successfully) than traditional gallery spaces.
For this particular pop-up gallery (August 6-7, 8-10 pm), stories of Asian-Latino culture and the intersection of these cultures will be projected onto the urban landscape of Silver Spring, MD. Specifically, artwork will be projected onto public surfaces of Veterans Plaza.
But enough talk! Take a look at some of the talented artists participating in this event (This blog is dedicated to work by women artists and art regarding gender, as a result the artists I’ve decided to include are women. There are many talented people in the show, check out the main page to see the rest of the lineup):