The entire month of May commemorates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. To honor this month-long celebration, AAPI Montclair is hosting a panel discussion titled Passages Taken, with a reception at Montclair Art Museum to follow. This event is happening on Thursday, May 25th from 6PM to 9PM and features different Asian American artists to partake in this discussion. Read on for more details surrounding the AAPI Montclair’s Passages Taken panel discussion event.
About the Event
The Passages Taken panel discussion is going to be led by Mayuri Chandra of Arts Ed Newark. The event is taking place on Thursday, May 25th from 6PM to 9PM at Leir Hall located within Montclair Art Museum. The panel examines community and motherhood as well as transcultural effects. Guests will hear from the featured panel’s artists and their perspectives surrounding a variety of topics. These artists will focus on their artistic journeys, their take on the sense of home, and the portrayal of motherhood.
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The three artists featured are Siona Benjamin, Caren King Choi, and Ela Shah. Among these artists’ resumes includes, Siona Benjamin being featured in The New York Times, and The Chicago Tribune, among others. Caren King Choi has had her work featured in places like the Newark Arts Festival and Newark Museum. As for Ela Shah, she has also been seen at Newark Museum and across the river at the Queens Museum of Arts.
Following the discussion, guests are welcome to enjoy a reception at the museum with wine and small Asian-inspired bites to enjoy. Registration is required for this event. Tickets start at $35 for general audiences, and for MAM members, tickets are $30. Attendees can purchase their entries on the AAPI Montclair website here.
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About AAPI Montclair
AAPI Montclair is a grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit that promotes and uplifts Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the Montclair, New Jersey area and throughout the state of New Jersey. They work to produce action and representation within the community and provide a safe haven where people may share experiences and unite their voices.