Around the World: 17th Annual HAAPIFest Showcasing Film, Music, Art; Live 'Tear' Performance by Samita Sinha; and More
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Asia Society at Home
Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by the Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. In this digest, immerse yourself in music, dance, and more by innovative performing artists.
Creating Wellness: The Power of Art Therapy
The Asian American Arts Alliance will host Megu Kitazawa, certified art therapist and editor of the recently published book, Asian Art Therapists: Navigating Art, Diversity, and Culture, for a hands-on and informative workshop about the power of art therapy, the boundaries between artmaking and its therapeutic forms, common issues she has come across in her work treating the Asian American diaspora, and various art therapy techniques you can do at home, ranging from vision boards to experiential drawing.
Tune in Thursday, May 27, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Central.
17th Annual HAAPIFest
Started in 2004 by OCA Greater Houston, the Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival (aka HAAPIFest) highlights and celebrates the diversity of AAPI culture, food, and family, supports AAPI artists and filmmakers, and shares the untold AAPI experience for the Greater Houston metropolitan area through edutainment. Today, HAAPIFest is an immersive, multi-day celebration of film, music, and art, showcased by a dedicated committee of volunteers.
This year's festival takes place June 3–13.
Tear by Samita Sinha
Vocalist, performer, composer, and educator Samita Sinha premieres Tear, an investigation of potentiality and emergence through voice. Following the performance, join Asia Society for a Q&A with the artist moderated by Interdisciplinary Arts Manager Sarah McCaffery.
The performance streams live on Thursday, June 3, starting at 6:30 p.m. Central.
LACMA's Sundays Live – Formosa Quartet
Enjoy a virtual concert featuring the Formosa Quartet in a Taipei recording for LACMA's Sundays Live, performing Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73, and Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat major, Opus 76, No. 6, 3rd and 4th Movements.
Business and Policy programs are endowed by Huffington Foundation. We give special thanks to Bank of America, Muffet Blake, Anne and Albert Chao, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Nancy Pollok Guinee, and United Airlines, Presenting Sponsors of Business and Policy programs; Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Leslie and Brad Bucher, Presenting Sponsors of Exhibitions; Dr. Ellen R. Gritz and Milton D. Rosenau, Presenting Sponsors of Performing Arts and Culture; Wells Fargo, Presenting Sponsor of Education & Outreach; and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), Presenting Sponsor of the Japan Series. General support of programs and exhibitions is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearst Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, Inc., the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, McKinsey & Company, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, Vinson & Elkins LLP, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as Friends of Asia Society.
About Asia Society at Home
We are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.