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Book Arts Showcase | Sunday, October 15 1pm-4pm | Arc Gallery & Studios 1246 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA 

Kearny Street Workshop, the Bay Area’s hub for Asian Pacific American arts, proudly presents APAture, a multi-day, multidisciplinary arts festival featuring a lineup of some of today's most exciting emerging artists from the San Francisco Bay Area.

ADMISSION: $10 (pre-sale), $12 (door), $20 (supporter), $35 (festival pass)

CURATORS: Yumang Guintu, Marjerrie Masicat, Mallika Roy, R.L. Muas

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Featured Artist: Innosanto Nagara

Originally from Jakarta, Indonesia, came to the US to study zoology. Instead became an activist designer, and founding member of Design Action Collective in Oakland. Now also wears the hat of children's book author/illustrator (A is for Activist, Counting on Community, My Night in the Planetarium (set in Indonesia), and The Wedding Portrait).

Bridge Ho & Michelle Velasquez-Potts

Bridge Ho & Michelle Velasquez-Potts

Lisa Sy

Lisa Sy

Jess Wu O

Jess Wu O

Ellis Kim

Ellis Kim

Katie Quan

Katie Quan

Brenda Nguyen

Brenda Nguyen

Eda Yu, Eileen Syrup, Athena Scott

Eda Yu, Eileen Syrup, Athena Scott

Cheez Hayama

Cheez Hayama

Claire Lau

Claire Lau

Minnie Phan

Minnie Phan

 
 

Showcase Artists

Bridge Ho is an SF native and a dabbler in many mediums including - photography, zines, ceramics, crafts and most recently making ice cream for Little Spoon Creamery. Michelle Velasquez-Potts is currently finishing her PhD in the Department of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley. Looking and thinking about photography is one of her favorite pastimes.

Lisa Sy is an artist, designer, and illustrator based in Oakland, California. Born in Los Angeles's San Gabriel Valley, educated in central Connecticut, and now working as a digital product designer in the Bay Area, Lisa enjoys blending her interests into exploring social and relational dynamics with her art and design practice. She runs her web-comic Plurals and Noun (pluralsandnoun.com), engages in the local zine community, and curates art and music gatherings in her living room.

Jess Wu-O is a taiwanese-pacific-american queer illustrator and zinester who makes Mixed Rice Zines. Their work focuses on experiences of QTPOC, mixed asian folx, and womxn in skateboarding and DIY music. Jess is also a musician and skater, and works as a gardener in San Francisco, California.

Ellis Kim draws a comic about time traveling girls who fall in love, and there's some drama. He teaches for the Cartoon Art Museum sometimes. He went hitchhiking once.

Katie Quan was born and raised in San Francisco and just finished her MA in Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University. She will be teaching at City College in the upcoming fall semester while continuing her work at other community organizations.

Brenda Nguyen. Bay Area native. Founder/editor of Tiger Balm Project. Seeking to explore (Southeast) Asian identity by connecting artists and cultivating discussion.

Cheez Hayama is a manga artist from Fremont, CA. She has six chickens and is currently working on a graphic novel.

Issue 2 of nasi was curated by Eda Yu, Eileen Syrup, and Athena Scott, three artists from all down the coast of California, now living in the Bay. With nasi, they've brought together their diverse artistic backgrounds — Eileen makes music, Eda is a writer, and Athena is a photographer and illustrator — to explore the idea of "home" from every angle.

Claire Lau was born in France, grew up in Hong Kong, and immigrated to the US in 2014. Claire has been an exhibiting oil painter for a decade, but is now working on her first graphic novel about her participation in the recent pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and her grandmother's escape from communist China to Hong Kong in the 1950s. She's currently an artist, teacher and political organizer based in San Francisco.

Minnie Phan is an illustrator, cartoonist, and all around busy bee. She specializes in children’s book illustration, and comics about personal experiences. She happily makes work that is colorful, thoughtful, and charming. Clients include NPR, Live Nation, The Bold Italic, Colorlines, Children's Fairyland, SYPartners and The Asian American Literary Review. Her work has been featured in galleries including Light Grey Art Lab, Anno Domini, SketchPad, and Studio Grand.