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They Hold Up Half the Sky

Bernice Bing: A Memorial and Retrospective
Of Our Own Voice 1999

“They Hold Up Half the Sky” is a collaborative project comprising two major exhibitions, two slide show presentation/panel discussions and a series of Internet-based interpretive programs that will heighten the public visibility and appreciation of contemporary Bay Area Asian Women American women visual artists. “They Hold Up Half the Sky” represents the first systematic effort to curate, exhibit, interpret and document these artists’ work and to make it accessible to the arts going public. The two featured exhibitions are: “Bernice Bing: A Memorial and Retrospective” and “Of Our Own Voice: 10th anniversary celebration of the Asian American Artists Association”. It has been organized for the Queer Arts Festival by South of Market Cultural Center and Asian American Women Artists Association.

They Hold Up Half the Sky
Bernice Bing: A Memorial and Retrospective
Of Our Own Voice 1999
Exhibition: June 3 – June 25
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Location, all events: SomArts, 934 Brannan St @ 8th
Information: 415.552.7709, www.queerculturalcenter.org

Artists Reception
Thursday, June 3; 6 pm

Bernice Bing: A Memorial and Retrospective

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photo ┬ęGrover Sales

A San Francisco native, Chinese American, artist, lesbian, community activist, Bernice Bing, 62, was a bridge between many worlds. A contemporary and good friend of artists Joan Brown and Jay De Feo she came of age during the Beat era and entered the San Francisco arts landscape in the 1960s with her paintings, which synthesize Abstract modernist painting with Chinese calligraphy.

Of Our Own Voice 1999
Group show featuring an estimated 30 Asian American women artists.

Symposiums

Contemporary Issues of Asian American Women Artists
Thursday, June 10; 7 pm

The Life and Works of Bernice Bing
Thursday, June 17; 7 pm

All lecture admissions sliding scale: $5 – 10

Tickets: phone 415.552.7709 on-line ticket sales at QCC TICKETORDERS