The mission of the Asian American Resource Center (AARC) is to provide cultural spaces, resources, services, and educational programs through an Asian American Pacific Islander perspective that bring Austin's diverse communities together. Click here to view our previous newsletters.
PLANET CINEMA: SITA SINGS THE BLUES Outdoor film screening & Indian dance workshop Friday, Aug. 12, 7:30 PM
"Sita Sings the Blues" (2008) is the vision of director Nina Paley presenting an animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana interspersed with scenes from her own life, set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw. Part of the City of Austin Museums and Cultural Programs newest film series, Planet Cinema curated by Chale Nafus, Austin Film Society Founding Board Member. Come early 7:30 to 8:15pm for a free Indian Bharat Natyam dance workshop led by Austin Dance India dancers. Opening remarks by Chale Nafus; film begins 8:30 p.m. Free lemonade; Indian snacks available for sale. Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs; outside food and beverages welcome. Rated PG, 82 minutes runtime. FREE. Ballroom, Great Lawn.Click here for more information about the film.
COMMUNITY ART EXHIBITION THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30
The AARC is proud to present exhibitions by artists Lynne Brotman, Marlon Chen, and Teruko Nimura. Their works have all been influenced by traditional Japanese culture. While honoring these traditional forms and practices, these artists do not limit to them. They draw from their own ethnic backgrounds and lived cultural experiences. In this way, their art become contemporary expressions of their rich and multi-cultural personal histories.Click here for more information. Free and open to the public.