Portland’s Inaugural “South Asian American Arts Festival”
Thursday March 8th – Sunday March 11th, 2018
LOCATION: PICA, 15 NE Hancock Street, Portland, OR 97212
This event is an an all-age, multi-cultural celebration that showcases and highlights South Asian arts and artists. Poets, musicians, story-tellers, dancers, and multi-media artists will present performances, demonstrations, and workshops. The Festival will also host community conversations and panel discussions on topics of social justice, the immigrant life, cross-cultural community and friendship, and youth initiatives.
Curated and Presented by Subashini Ganesan and New Expressive Works
Funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council‘s Arts Equity Grant
Space and Technical Support Donated by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
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Thursday March 8th –
10:00am – 11:30am – Embodied Inquiry Workshop by Neera Malhotra (PSU) – FREE
12:00pm – 1:30pm – Lunchtime Panel on South Asians in local and global Social Justice and Activism – FREE
3:00pm – 5:00pm – Art Workshops (Youth Friendly) – FREE
10:00am – 11:30am – Intercultural conversations Workshop with Pireeni Sundaralingam. – FREE
12:00pm – 1:30pm -Lunchtime panel with artists who have installed visual work in the space (Aruni Dharmakirthi, Sabina Haque, and more TBD) – FREE
3:00pm – 5:00pm – Nepali Dance workshop with Prajwal Vajracharya – FREE
10:00am – 11:30am – Panel Discussion on Teaching and Performing South Indian Dance forms in current day America. Moderator: Smt. Vasanti Jayaswal and Panelists Mini Jairaj, Yashaswini Raghuram, Sweta Ravisankar – FREE
12:00pm – 1:30pm -Lunchtime performance – South Asian youth dances AND multi-generational Folk Dances – FREE
2:00pm – 4:00pm – OFFSITE at Multnomah County Library.
12:00pm – 1:30pm – Lunchtime Presentation: Introduction remarks by Dr. Priya Kapoor. Presenter Dr. Geetanjali Joshi. – FREE
3:00pm – 4:30pm – “The Fusion Project” presents Indian/Jazz Fusion concert and Community Jam Session – FREE
7:00pm – 8:30pm – CLOSING CEREMONY – FREE
Art Installations throughout the program:-
– “Super Hero Series” by Chitra Ganesh. On loan from KSMOCA-King School Museum of Contemporary Art; Organized by Roshani Thakore. All-Age Participation Encouraged.
– Kolam/Rangoli Community Installation by Portland Community Artists
– Multi-media Installation by Sabina Haque
– Textile and media installation by Aruni Dharmakirthi
– Interactive Digital Installation by Garima Thakur
Portland International Women’s Day Organization
Young Audiences of Oregon
Advance Gender Equity in the Arts
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Join us for an all-ages, multi-generational, multi-media art-making and community building extravaganza!