Writing Our Own Love Letters
KQTCon – Korean Queer & Trans Conference
April 6-9, 2018
The New School (New York, New York 10001)
At the first national KQTCon, I will be facilitating my workshop, “Writing Our Own Love Letters”.
Workshop description: Cultivating a strong, supportive and loving relationship with oneself is instrumental in our healing and growth, especially as queer and/or trans Korean American folks. A crucial way to build a healthy relationship with ourselves is through positive self-talk, which can happen through writing love letters to ourselves. In this session, participants will learn how to write love letters to our past, present and future selves through skills, examples and prompts.
Artists’ Showcase – Sharing and Selling Art
Rediscovering Our Magic: 4th Annual Upper Midwest QTIPOC Conference
April 14-15, 2018
Humphrey School of Public Affairs (301 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455)
I will be showcasing and selling prints of my artwork at the 4th Annual Upper Midwest Queer and Trans Indigenous People and People of Color (QTIPOC) Conference.
Writing Our Own Love Letters
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 6-8 pm
Soo Visual Arts Center (2909 Bryant Ave S, Suite 101, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408)
I will be facilitating my workshop “Writing Our Own Love Letters” as a part of the series of Artist Education Workshops. The series is a collaboration between Patrick’s Cabaret, Soo Visual Arts Center, and Pangea World Theater.
Workshop description: Writing love letters to ourselves allows us to create safer spaces to be honest and vulnerable in our artistic practice – and to offer ourselves love, care and support. Artists will learn some of the science behind positive self-talk and gain skills for writing their love letters. The workshop will have space for self-reflection and boundaries sharing to help foster community care along with self-care. This workshop centers and uplifts LGBTQ Indigenous artists and artists of color – artists who are frequently marginalized and/or exoticized in their personal and artistic lives. If you are wondering if this workshop is right for you, please reach out to the facilitator, Tori Hong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALOUD Art Exhibit Opening Reception
Friday, April 27, 2018 from 6-9 pm
Asian Economic Development Association (422 University Ave W, Suite 14, St Paul, MN 55103)
Aloud is an artist-curated group show featuring local artists Tori Hong, Anisha Yang, Nicollazzi Xiong, Peter Phung, and Xee Reiter. The show observes the unique identities and experiences from artists of Southeast Asian descent.
Aloud was inspired in part by its homonym “allowed.” The words sound the exact same but take on very different meanings. One implies the need for permission or approval. The other means to express oneself clearly and audibly. In Aloud, the artists exhibit work that challenge permissibility through bold expression and vivid narratives that convey overcoming personal, societal and cultural restraints to freely express oneself and individual truths.
Curated by artist Christina Vang.
Backyard BIPOC Pop Up: #SupportLocalHustle
Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 2-6 pm
Powderhorn Park (34th St & 11th Ave, Minneapolis, MN)
I will be selling prints of my artwork with other Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) vendors during #SupportLocalHustle’s May pop up! This pop up will occur near Powderhorn Park during the Minneapolis MayDay Parade and Festival.