Celebrate the arrival of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at "Interior Garden," featuring special artist & curator activities:
Regeneration Garden with artist Cathy Lu (1-4PM)
Throughout the day, we're encouraging visitors to donate their food cuttings, seedlings, and seeds to our "Interior Garden". Artist Cathy Lu will be onsite to help receive these donations and we'll continue ongoing collections until September 3rd. Witness your plants growing alongside the exhibition and collect your plants at the end of the growth cycle!
Listed below are some suggestions:
Seeds: papaya, avocado, lemon, orange, bittermelon, cucumbers, etc.
Cuttings: scallions, carrot tops, white radish tops, bottoms of celery, cabbages,lettuce, and onions
Please bring cuttings in a small plastic container (we recommend yogurt cups or take-out plastic containers) and seeds in a ziploc bag.
Special tours of "Interior Garden" by curator Hoi Leung
Learn more about the inspiration and history behind the work in this solo exhibition of large-scale ceramics. We will be offering an English tour at 1pm and a Cantonese tour at 3pm. Please book accordingly on Eventbrite.
About "Interior Garden" by Cathy Lu:
From the hands of creation myth goddess Nüwa to the teary eyes of Ruth Asawa, Interior Garden is a contemplative space that reconciles the dreams and the dystopias of so many immigrants and people of color in the U.S. Referencing two garden creation myths, Immortal Peach Garden and Garden of Eden, Lu transforms CCC’s gallery space into an indoor sculpture garden as the starting point for contemplating questions of belonging and exclusion in pursuit of the American dream. More Info
About Chinese Culture Center of San FranciscoChinese Culture Center (CCC) is a non-profit arts organization established in 1965. CCC elevates underserved communities and gives voice to equality through education and contemporary art. Rooted in San Francisco’s Chinatown, CCC is a loud and creative voice to uplift social and economical transformation. We provide a safe environment for artists who champion activism, resiliency, and healthy communities. In doing so, we shift dominant narratives, empower change, and reimagine our futures. WebsiteAcknowledgements
Interior Garden is supported by: Institute of Museum and Library Services , National Endowment for the Arts, #StartSmall, California Arts Council, and Fleishhacker Foundation.Additional Support: The San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, CCC Contemporaries