Original Abstract Watercolor
(one of the 3 pieces I was invited to exhibit)
|Exhibit: An Epic Journey: Aurora Asian/Pacific Communities|
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 – Nov 04, 2012
Tues-Fri 9am to 4pm, Sat & Sun 11am to 4pm
Aurora History Museum Map
15051 E. Alameda Pkwy. Aurora, Colorado 80012
The exhibit, An Epic Journey: Aurora’s Asian/Pacific Communities, will be on display at the Aurora History Museum from August 14 – November 4. How do Aurora’s Asian/Pacific communities keep their diverse cultures alive? The Aurora History Museum, in collaboration with the Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership, is pleased to present the exhibition, An Epic Journey: Aurora’s Asian/Pacific Communities. This exhibit highlights Aurora’s ethnic diversity through a glimpse into the lives of the city’s Asian/Pacific cultures. Immigrants have flocked to Aurora since the 1950s, drawn to the area for its military connections, abundant housing, and economic opportunities. The most culturally diverse city in Colorado, Aurora is home to a growing Asian/Pacific population. A sense of community has remained of utmost importance, strengthened through shared values such as food, music, dance, and religion. Highlighting these cultural values through public dialogue and community events offers a deeper understanding and awareness. The exhibit features more than 200 objects loaned by local community members such as traditional and ceremonial clothing, headwear, ceramics, household decorative items, musical instruments, and artwork. The personal stories of community members will be highlighted through individual spotlight panels and a video co-produced by Aurora Channel 8. The exhibition is supported by the City of Aurora, Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, the Aurora Museum Foundation, the Aurora Credit Union Alliance, Spirit of Aurora, and contributions from a large number of community members and local businesses and organizations. Museum hours: Tues-Fri 9am to 4pm, Sat & Sun 11am to 4pm. Admission is Free.