Gloria Steinem in Chico

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Here is more information about Gloria Steinem in Chico.

http://www.csuchico.edu/upe/performance/artists/gloria-steinem.php

http://www.csuchico.edu/bic/

I did not know who Gloria Steinem was until I read her book My Life on the Road, for my art class which focused on the political and the personal. I was able to get a free ticket and I was able to attend the student interaction/ Q&A Session at 2PM. My seat was far and high, but it was an privilege to be there. I took some notes and found that her statement on feminist = anti-racism, was very interesting. I find that even then, it may be still hard to be both because we deals with major barriers.

From her book, she talked about circle talks and really listening. I think that is very needed now at a time like this. From my past attendance at the State of Union and at work, I hear people of color talked about their experiences. And I am starting to question activist and feminist because even there seem to be a huge portion of people of color absent. And I feel that it is because they are excluded in a way. I become aware of the inner racism within ourselves. I become aware that I have some prejudice towards people, and so I will take that effort to really try to learn and understand people because if I don’t then how can I call myself an activist, a feminist ?

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My Last BFA Open Studios

BFA Open Studios March 9, 2017

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This was the most stressful week so far yet this year. I think the biggest problem right now is finding time to do the project and dividing the task into small tasks. But here is a short trailer that is still in progress. Trailer will be available soon.

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Ab Me Animation Series will be launch in Fall Semester in August.

I got a lot of positive comments but not a lot of feedback because there is not a lot that I am showing. A older man commented that once I have Hmong audio, I should think about using visual/drawings to describe the words almost like a metaphor. Also, I had to leave to fix some minor animation issues for 30 minute or so. I learn that if there is a show, take off work to fully be take advantaged of the time before open studios at 1pm. The animation was 38 seconds with music created by my sister Julie Xiong.

Mission of this Blog

This blog is for me to record my progress and reflect on my art projects during only this spring 2017 semester at CSU Chico.

 

 

 

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100 Days Later Exhibition

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Location: B-SO Space, Ayers Building, CSU Chico, CA

Time: March 6 – March 10, 2017

On the Poster: “You are invited to write your feelings about the postitive and support in our community on the white papered wall.”

On Monday night, the first day of the exhibition, our class had a chance to write and draw our thoughts and feeling. Surprisingly, there was a few comments written that may have missed the point of this opportunity. There was some that had random words, or asking questions not related to anything political. I feel like there was half of the written comments there shows that some people just don’t care or have no opinion.

Here was some of the writings and drawing that I have put on the wall.

I put some thoughts specifically to say that this national change is about the people. And part of it is that we have divided ourself and I think that is the main problem. Where is the human interaction, connection and understanding. Where have we gone wrong? How can we fix this? I think it is time to step back and to really try to be in the same page in order to move forward as a country. I also

I also have put in some Hmong phrase to show that the people writing are diverse, and that the Hmong community is here too. I wanted to add some visibility to the API group which are usually underrepresent and  invisible almost everywhere. Due to my lack of writing in Hmong, I was only able to write with the help of google translation: Hlub txhua leej txhua tus = Love everyone.

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