Tag Archives: Silong Chhun

Candlelight Vigil held at the Spaceworks Gallery in Honor of the National Day of Remembrance.

17 Apr

Red Scarf Revolution presents

Candellight vigil

April 17th 2017, 6-9pm
Spaceworks Gallery
950 Pacific Ave (entrance on 11th St.)
Tacoma, Washington 98401

FREE and OPEN TO PUBLIC
Doors at 6pm. Performances at 7pm


On Monday, April 17th, 2017 Cambodian communities nationwide will participate in a candlelight vigil in honor of the National Day of Remembrance. From California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington, the vigil will serve to remember those lost during the Cambodian genocide from 1975-1979.

On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge marched into Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, and evacuated the entire city as they forced people into labor camps and executed former government officials, doctors, artists, scholars among others. It became known as Year Zero as it was marked by the Khmer Rouge regime. Under that regime, it has been estimated that over 2 million lives were lost due to execution and starvation. Continue reading

Tacoma March Art Walk: Spaceworks Highlights

15 Mar

Third Thursday on March 16, 2017 gives you a lot to think about. All the events listed below are free, open for your participation, and within three blocks of each other! Mark your calendar and plot a walking route to add these stops to personalize your Tacoma art walk.

Opening Reception at the Spaceworks Gallery (Curator Silong Chhun)

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Exhibition Runs: March 9th to April 20th

Explore the dramatic impact of war, genocide, resettlement, and deportation of Cambodian Americans today while experiencing their cultural contributions. This exhibition features artwork by contemporary artists as well as photos and text from Khmer American: Naga Sheds Its Skin, an exhibition created by the Khmer American community and Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. For exhibition background read the Spaceworks Blog.

Join the opening reception, March 16th, 2017, 5-9pm. This event is free and open to the public and will offer food & beverages. Invite your friends on the Facebook Event Page.Spaceworks Gallery Logo

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Jason Sobottka – 1120 Creative House Featured Artist

Jason Sobbotka - A Lesson About Murderous Mary, acrylic, oil and glitter on panel, 11

Teaching About Marryweb painting by Jason Sobbotka

Jason is the newest tenant at 1120 Creative House. He is a professional artist and arts educator. He is Lake Washington Institute of Technology’s first tenured visual art instructor. He exhibits his paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures around the nation. Jason was awarded the Winter 2012 Faculty Excellence Award and was nominated for 2016 Foundation of Art Award presented by the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation.

His past experience includes working for Tacoma Art Museum’s Education Department, where he designed and built the museum’s hands-on art making gallery, the Open Art Studio.

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Artist Mentorship Night at 1120 Creative House

Tacoma artists and art patrons mingle at 1120 Creative house. Third Thursday Artwalk, November 2015.Artist Trust invites you to join this informal mentorship and networking event that gives artists of all disciplines a chance to sit down with artists and arts leaders in small groups for casual conversations about opportunities, issues, and challenges in the arts world. Featuring artists and arts leaders: Masahiro Sugano, Filmmaker and director: Amy McBride, Arts Administrator for City of Tacoma: Heather Joy, Manager of Spaceworks Tacoma: Aaron Spiro, musician and co-founder of Alma Mater Tacoma: Patsy Surh O’Connell, artist and Founder/President of Asia Pacific Cultural Center.

March 16, 2017, FREE
5:00 – 7:30 PM

1120 Creative House
1120 Pacific Ave, 2nd Floor
Tacoma, WA 98402

*This event is free, but registration is required. Please RSVP to attend. Click Here for RSVP at BrownPaperTickets.com

Click here for more event details

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Nearby: Kristina Ward – Evocative Portraits at Liftbridge Coffee

Portrait of Amy Vaughn by Kristina WardLiftbridge Coffee bar invites you to the artist reception for Kristina Ward, 6-9pm with live music by Colin Reynolds starting at 8pm.

Find great coffee, music, and art at Courthouse Square: 1102 A St , Tacoma, WA 98402

Artist statement:

For me making art is a type of meditation, and for this series I intentionally cast my focus on the wisdom of animals and a few amazing women. Each animal by its very nature has a sort of medicine to offer, something to be learned from their approach to and way of moving through life.

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Last Chance to View Current Round of Artscapes

Walk by the Woolworth windows, Tollbooth Gallery, and Court House Square during March art walk to view the current round of Artscapes installations. This is your last chance to see installations by Erika Norris, Amanda Triplett, Matthew Dockrey, Blake Carter, Eric Olson, and Allison Hyde (all pictured below). Spaceworks’ Artscapes program places 2D, 3D, mural, or multi-media art installations in storefront windows, outdoor spaces, and an outdoor video gallery in the City of Tacoma.

Click here for details on all current Artscapes

Scars & Stripes – Red Scarf Revolution Presents New Exhibit at the Spaceworks Gallery

9 Mar

 

Red Scarf Revolution presents

Scars & Stripes

A Cambodian American Experience

Join the opening reception, March 16th, 2017, 5-9pm. This event is free and open to the public and will offer food & beverages. Invite your friends on the Facebook Event Page.

Exhibition Runs: March 9th* to April 20th

Explore the dramatic impact of war, genocide, resettlement, and deportation of Cambodian Americans today while experiencing their cultural contributions. This exhibition features work by contemporary artists as well as photos and text from Khmer American: Naga Sheds Its Skin, an exhibition created by the Khmer American community and Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. Continue reading

2016: Year in Photos

29 Dec

2016 quickly ramped up to be an exciting ride of cultural activities and business opportunities, bringing many new things. Spaceworks had a landmark year! We doubled the capacity of our Creative Enterprise program, invited the public to ‘Fish Tank’ where entrepreneurs made business pitches to a panel of experts, launched the Spaceworks Gallery on the corner of 11th & Commerce, hosted our 1st inaugural auction/fundraiser NEON, and added 3 new staff members!  This look back at the many events in which Spaceworks took part shows a very active year. Tacoma is what we make it, let’s keep making it vibrant.

High Blood Exhibit Boils Down Issues of Race, Gender, Sexuality & Politics.

9 Nov

high-blood-promoUnder installation in the Spaceworks Gallery is a provocative and thought-provoking new exhibit titled HIGH BLOOD, curated by The Cultureshock Collective. The artists use various formats including painting, photography, video and mixed media installation to examine how race, sex/gender, politics and heritage weave through their daily lives and mold their identities.

Anida Yoeu Ali, The Red Chador, 3-panel window mural, 89 x 51.5 in, 89 x 85.75 in, 89 x 51.5 in.

Anida Yoeu Ali, “The Red Chador”, 3-panel window mural, 89 x 51.5 in, 89 x 85.75 in, 89 x 51.5 in.

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‘Cambodian Son’ at Grand Cinema

14 Apr

This is a truly special opportunity, not-to-be missed! A beautiful, and powerful film with a local connection.

Tacoman Silong Chhun (a Spaceworks participant with his project the Red Scarf Revolution) is the music producer on this film, and will be the DJ for the post-screening afterparty! Watch this powerful film, meet the film makers (Masahiro Sugano, the director, cinematographer, and editor; producer Anida Yoeu Ali; and music producer Silong Chhun), then join everyone at The Zodiac Supper Club.

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Film details from the Grand Cinema:
“Cambodian Son documents the life of deported poet, Kosal Khiev after receiving the most important performance invitation of his career-to represent the Kingdom of Cambodia at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Kosal would travel to London having only taken two flights prior; first, as a 1-year-old refugee child whose family fled Cambodia and, then as a 32-year-old criminal “alien” forcibly returned to Cambodia in 2011.

Armed only with memorized verses, he must face the challenges of being a deportee while navigating his new fame as Phnom Penh’s premiere poet.

After the performances end and the London stage becomes a faint memory, Kosal is once again left alone to answer the central question in his life: “How do you survive when you belong nowhere?”

MEET THE FILMMAKERS
Following the screening of Cambodian Son, stay for a Q&A with filmmakers including: Masahiro Sugano, the director, cinematographer, and editor; producer Anida Yoeu Ali; and music producer Silong Chhun.

CAMBODIAN SON AFTER PARTY
Want to learn more? Join Grand Cinema staff and filmmakers Masahiro, Anida, and Silong at the Zodiac Supper Club following the Q&A. Stay for a DJ set from music producer Silong Chhun.

Zodiac Supper Club, 745 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402″

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