Jiman Choi: ‘Traces of Silence’ Korean Ceramics Exhibit

Dodd visiting artist in ceramics, Jiman Choi, will exhibit a new body of work developed while in Athens. To explore the relations between body and emotion, Choi repeats a similar action hundreds of times by making the modest shape of a traditional Korean bowl in porcelain. This repetition acts as mediation in understanding the fundamentals of the world, and as a study of the patterns of the artist’s life.

Date: Oct. 17 – Nov. 6

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Galley 307, Lamar Dodd School of Art

Find out more information at the University of Georgia website.


Hyphen Magazine’s Issue #28 Release Party: R/Evolution

Hyphen Magazine‘s latest issue pushes the boundaries of conversations surrounding identity, solidarity, history and community.

You can buy your tickets and the R/Evolution issue HERE.

Can’t make it? You can donate to support Hyphen’s future projects and publications HERE.

Lyft users can also contribute, too. First-time Lyft users can use the promo code HYPHEN28 for $25 credit on their first ride. Lyft will give back $10 to Hyphen.

November 1, 2014, 7pm-12am

111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna, San Francisco, CA

$17 General Admission

Also available for purchase with your ticket:
an $8 R/Evolution issue, which will be mailed to you after the event

Ryan Takemiya

Bronze Crown Sponsor:
Aura Apparel

Sammay Dizon and Joanna Padua
Stevie Nader

Dru Benzon
Jonathan Reyes

Dress code:
Smart and casual.

Check out the event’s Facebook page for all the information you’ll need.


Asian and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California’s 1st Annual Awards Gala

On October 25, 2014, Asian and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC) will host its 1st Annual Gala at the beautiful Cicada Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. APIDC’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be bestowed upon the former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, for his role in supporting the historic passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is a unique opportunity to recognize Mr. Mineta’s many contributions to our country.

Mineta’s commitment to people with disabilities started back in the 1970’s when he was asked by a good friend to spend his first week as San Jose mayor in a wheelchair. It shaped his commitment to people with disabilities, which is best exemplified by his leadership in getting the transportation portions of the ADA passed. Also being honored and a great supporter, AT&T will be receiving the Corporate Leadership Award.

Diginitaries attending include: Consul General of Japan Harry Horinouchi and Mrs. Horinouchi; State Controller John Chiang; LA County Supervisor Don Knabe; West Covina City Councilmember James Toma; Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Akemi Arakaki; Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lance Ito; Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Sam Ohta; Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Tim Saito; Los Angeles Community College Trustee Mike Eng; and Pasadena City College Trustee Linda Wah.

You can find more information on tickets at the APIDC website.

Event Details
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014

5:00 PM cocktail reception
6:30 PM dinner & program

Location: Cicada Restaurant
617 S. Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Valet parking available
ADA accessible

Black-tie optional

Featuring Silent Auction Items from:
NBCUniversal, Warner Brothers, Disneyland, Lakers, Sanrio (Hello Kitty), Maison Akira, Roy’s Restaurant, Prince Hotel (Hawaii), CHI Nail Bar, Mishima foods, and more!

Proceeds from the gala will be used to support APIDC’s outreach and educational services, including its Youth Leadership Institute and 2016 statewide conference. PIDC’s newest programs is a Leadership Institute where college students with disabilities are taught public speaking, media, advocacy, organizing and fundraising skills to become future leaders. The 2014 graduates of the inaugural Leadership Institute are continuing their participation in APIDC as Student Ambassadors. They will be introduced during the VIP Reception and will be speaking during the Program. The Student Leadership Graduates include:

Raymond Kwong, a student at Pasadena City College who has a visual disability, has been a mentor to young people with disabilities as a co-founder of Survive or Thrive, and has provided ongoing support, helping mentees practice self advocacy and independent living skills.

Joanne Lee, an international business undergraduate major at Pasadena City College is a member of the Associated Students Academic Commission, advocating on behalf of student needs, and is committed to making a difference for marginalized people. Joanne serves on the Blood Committee for the AGS Honor Society, and volunteers with the American Red Cross.

Daphna Patel, a student at Pasadena City College, is President and founding member of a campus club called Students Unlimited which supports students with disabilities. The club has been described by college administrators as having a positive impact on students with and without disabilities.

Kevin Phung attends Rio Hondo College as a psychology major. Mark Matsui, Rio Hondo’s Director of Disabled Students Program & Services, describes how Kevin has distinguished himself as a founding member of a student organization called Active Minds, which is dedicated to erasing the stigma surrounding mental health challenges.

Silkvia To, is a rehabilitation major at California State University LA whose career goal is to work with people with disabilities.
Since 1999, APIDC has been a unique bridge between the Asian communities—traditionally under-served due to language and cultural barriers— and mainstream agencies and organizations serving people with disabilities.

Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to raising the visibility of Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) with physical, mental and developmental disabilities. APIs with disabilities are an under-served population in employment, education, health and social services due to cultural and language barriers. Created in 1999, APIDC is believed to be the only organization of its kind in the country dedicated to advocating on behalf of APIs with disabilities. It was created because many families and people with disabilities are not familiar with available resources, and because many mainstream agencies serving people with disabilities find it difficult to access our Asian communities.

APIDC convenes statewide conferences, which bring together consumers and service providers to network with each other. The conferences have been attended by hundreds of people who have reiterated the need for such conferences for information sharing, support and social networking purposes. APIDC also conducts smaller seminars to educate people about services, and provides a Speakers Series highlighting APIs with disabilities who have become local and national leaders.

Sejong Soloists

Sejong Soloists Annual Benefit Concert

The Sejong Soloists Annual Benefit Concert is a dual celebration this year, to commemorate Sejong’s 20th anniversary and honor artistic director Hyo Kang. Join the festivities on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln Center.

On this rare occasion, six world-class violinists join Sejong Soloists in a program of virtuosic violin repertoire. Special guests Gil Shaham, Chee-Yun, Catherine Cho, Yura Lee and founding leaders Adele Anthony and David Chan will perform together for an unforgettable gala concert.

Highlights of the evening include Bach Concerto for Two Violins, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Sarasato Navarra and Leonard Spanish Serenade. Other works by Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, and more.

Paula Zahn, Emmy award-winning journalist, will host the gala for the 12th consecutive year.

$300 Concert and Meet the artists reception
$94.50, $44.50 Concert only

You can purchase tickets here.

Tuesday, Oct. 28
7:30 p.m.

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
New York, NY

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