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When:
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Instructor:
Serena Lee

Vietnam is one of the few places in the world where many ethnic groups continue to wear distinctive, handcrafted outfits that reflect their clan identities and unique world-views. These garments are often embellished with embroidery, applique, supplementary weft, batik, calendaring, piecework, finger-braiding, fringe, and pom-poms. Serena will discuss the textiles and dress of various tribal groups such as the Dao with White Trousers, Pathen, Lu, Lao, Black Hmong, Black Lolo, Flowery Lolo, Dao with Coins, Green Hmong, White Hmong, Black Dao, Dao Lanten, Katu, Cham and Ma.

Serena Lee is the founder and director of Textile Odyssey...

When:
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Instructor:
N/A

This exhibition in the Mills Building in San Francisco, a San Francisco historic landmark, is organized by Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc. (PAWA) and focuses on the rich textile legacy of Mindanao Island. The exhibition is part of the Hinabi Project, which focuses on raising awareness of the rich and varied Filipino textile traditions, before they are lost.

A few of the weavers may be present during our visit. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about this part of the world and its ancient weaving traditions.

After the tour, we will organize an optional lunch at a nearby restaurant.

When:
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Instructor:
Linda Inson Choy

This exhibition, organized by Mills College, features new works of Korean American artists Jung Ran Bae, Sohyung Choi, Kay Kang, Miran Lee, Youngjune Lew, Nicholas Oh, Younhee Paik, and Minji Sohn. Their works reveal the reality and complexities of being a Korean American artist in the Bay Area—a location that has served as a gateway for Korean culture and a bridge between Korea and the West. The exhibition embraces both traditional Korean and contemporary western approaches to art making. Many Korean Americans have described their cultural identity as occupying an "in-between" space.

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