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Friday Nights at the de Young: Presenting Asian Improv Arts

October 3, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

Friday Nights at the de Young presents new work in partnership with Asian Improv Arts

Abstract painting
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

Kelvin Ming Young will demonstrate his painting process, starting with raw canvas, and applying paint with various  staining, dripping, and other techniques.

art making station
Buchanan Court
6:00 pm

Every week, Friday Night at the de Young offers art making to encourage everyone, of all ages, to tap into their creativity.

Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

An artist interested in the intersections of culture and environmental issues, Viviana Paredes is fascinated with the iconic maguey (agave), its mythology, and its many uses. Found throughout the Americas, the maguey has provided the staples of life necessary for human existence for thousands of years. People throughout the Americas use its many medicinal properties, granting the plant mythical powers in myths and stories told through the ages.

Jon Jang
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

To mark the centennial of the California Alien Land Law of 1913, which denied certain populations the right to own land, Jon Jang has been commissioned to compose Oyama Canon in D, a multi-movement work that pays tribute to the Issei (first-generation Japanese immigrants to America) and their contributions to agricultural development in California, as well as their struggle to resist racist alien land laws.

October 3, 2014 - 6:00pm

"Mother Maguey: The Gift of Life", by Artist-in-Residence Viviana Paredes

October 17, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

An artist interested in the intersections of culture and environmental issues, Viviana Paredes is fascinated with the iconic maguey (agave), its mythology, and its many uses. Found throughout the Americas, the maguey has provided the staples of life necessary for human existence for thousands of years. People throughout the Americas use its many medicinal properties, granting the plant mythical powers in myths and stories told through the ages.

October 17, 2014 - 6:00pm

Live Performances by the Queer Rebels

October 10, 2014 - 6:30pm8:30pm

Founded in 2008, Queer Rebel Productions asserts the presence and critical contributions of queer people of color, connecting generations and honoring our histories in order to inform our future. The production company emerged out of Kali Boyce’s solo performances as TuffNStuff, Drag King of the Blues, which evoke the spirit of cross-dressing blues performers, paying homage to African American and indigenous legacies of resistance through art. 

October 10, 2014 - 6:30pm

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