ThinkChinatown: Mural Unveiling 美化唐人街:壁画开幕典礼

When:
July 15, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
2017-07-15T11:30:00+00:00
2017-07-15T12:30:00+00:00
Contact:
Asian Community Development Corporation

Have you ever walked down Chinatown and thought to yourself, “Wow, that building on Harrison Ave could really use a little pick-me-up mural”?

Well, you aren’t the first, but you’re soon going to be the last!

WHAT: Join us as we unveil ThinkChinatown’s first public project – a brand new community mural!

WHERE: 15 – 25 Harrison Ave (Next to Chatime and Beard Papa)

WHEN: Saturday, July 15, 11:30AM

11:30-11:40am Lion Dance – Gund Kwok
11:40-11:45am Introduction to ACDC
11:45-11:50am Introduction to ThinkChinatown
11:50-11:55am Resident Artist Speaks
11:55-12:05pm ThinkChinatown Team & Thank You

WHAT IS THINKCHINATOWN
ThinkChinatown is a neighborhood “suggestions box” that invites residents to take ownership of their space and innovate solutions to community issues. Residents with transformative ideas partner with ACDC, which provides the technical support and funding to see proposed projects to fruition.

THINKCHINATOWN 2017
Goal: Revitalize Phillips Square, an unused space, and reclaim eroding borders of Chinatown. Our strategy is to create a community-centered, youth-driven mural of Chinatown’s past and present that activates the area and reminds passerbys that these streets still belong to residents

COMMUNITY PROCESS (1.5 years)
January 2016 Youth launch ThinkChinatown!
August 2016 Yvonne submitted idea
December 2016 15-25 Harrison Ave site secured
February 2017 A-VOYCE youth assembled community artists
March-June 2017 ACDC hosted weekly open painting sessions

THINKCHINATOWN 2017 TEAM
Resident Artist & ThinkChinatown Fellow – Yvonne Ng
Youth Project Manager – Jennie Chang
Visual Arts Intern – Shawnie Wen
Community Artist – Shaina Lu
ACDC Staff – Debbie Chen, Jeena Hah

Special thanks to Zi Liang Ruan and Billy Kan, our A-VOYCE alumni and urban planning interns who hatched the idea of ThinkChinatown

To find out more about ACDC: https://asiancdc.org/our-work/

To find out more about our youth program, A-VOYCE: https://asiancdc.org/avoyce/

经过唐人街夏利臣街时, 您有否想:“哇,这里有一个社区壁画会多好啊!”

您不是第一个人有这种想法,可是您会是最后一个!

什么:亚美社区发展协会壁画式开幕
时间:七月十一日,星期六,早上十一点半
地点:15-25夏利臣街(靠近日出茶太)

欢迎您来参加壁画开幕庆典!

11:30-11:40am 舞狮
11:40-11:45am 介绍亚美社区发展协会
11:45-11:50am 介绍美化唐人街项目
11:50-11:55am 居民艺术家致词
11:55-12:05pm 美化唐人街团队和致谢词

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美化唐人街
美化唐人街项目是由两位前A-VOYCE青少年(Zi Liang Ruan和 Billy Kan)空想出来的意见。他们的远景是在社区建立“建议箱”,邀请居民提出哪地方可改善和美化,并提出可能的解决方案。亚美社区发展协会利用美化唐人街的运动来鼓励居民提出如何美化唐人街的意见。亚美社区发展协会支持居民的想法,提供技术支援和资金,让这些意见成真。

美化唐人街2017
二零一六年八月,居民伍綺雲美化荒废楼宇的计划被确认了,她的提见是要利用社区壁画振兴夏利臣街的菲利普广场。公共壁画将会吸引游客而提醒他们:虽然有这么多新公寓和酒店,唐人街还是属于居民的。

社区过程
二零一六年八月:居民伍绮雲美化荒废楼宇的计划被确认了
二零一七年一月:我们确定能用夏利臣街15-25 号
三月:每星期我们邀请居民来参与壁画会议
七月:壁画式将在七月开幕!

美化唐人街2017团队
居民艺术家- 伍綺雲
青年项目经理 - 曾鍾妮
视觉艺术实习生 - Shawnie Wen
社区艺术家 - Shaina Lu
亚美社区发展协会员工 – 陈明珮, Jeena Hah

我们要多谢伍綺雲,美化唐人街2017 的合作伙伴和唐人街居民,她也会分享她几代人在唐人街的生活体验。她设计的壁画展示了妈妈在衣厂工作情况、在红灯区长大和同儿子在唐人街吃点心和庆祝节日。

我们要多谢Zi Liang Ruan,Billy Kan和美化唐人街2017团队,这运动的成功是因为有了她们的努力和心思。

如果要更了解亚美社区发展协会:https://asiancdc.org/our-work/
如果要更了解青年项目A-VOYCE:https://asiancdc.org/avoyce/