It’s rare that Rosemead is known for anything. My church sits right at the edge of the city… there are some local eateries, nail salons, and a bunch of auto mechanic shops. From what I can tell, the city is predominately Latino and Southeast Asian… a bunch of immigrant families… as one can see from the local Starbucks (I call it the “old-chinese-man-starbucks”).
But now there’s a gallery in Rosemead.
We had our opening show 2 weeks ago with a group of neighborhood artists. It was an amazing show and an amazing experience. We had an estimated attendance of over 100 come through our doors. It was really cool to see the artists, their families, the community, and our church all in one place.
I’ll begin with the most exciting thing: PICS.
We had live graffiti art at our opening show. So cool. Everyone (including a bunch of children that stopped by) was captivated by 3 of our local artists exhibiting their talent…
I’ll show some pieces from the gallery next. These are random pics to give you a sampling of the phenomenal talent of our artists. To show all the pieces would be way too much for this post so I’ve created a gallery showing all the pieces on another page on this blog. Go to the top menu to see pics of all the pieces.
The show is over, but we’re planning our 2nd one for March. I can’t express how much work was put into the show by all of our team. Don Liv, one of our main gallery designers helped tremendously with getting pallets, designing the flow of the gallery and helping us produce the show. I couldn’t have pulled this off without him. Stuart Kobata, Dennis Chow, Albert Lew, Hoover Ng, and Benne Wong (along with a bunch of other Evergreen men) constructed all of our pallets. They’re engineering design skills made all of our structures possible. My own Fara Choi, with Leslie Chow, Jenny Trinh, and Jasmine Chao put together a delicious refreshment station with cheese, fruit, and crackers. The food was a hit! Sam Yau provided some top-notch security, and of course, Miller Fong and DJ Mixtine were our resident celebs for the evening! And I cannot forget our artists… led by Arturo Flores, along with nineoutof10‘s group… there can be no show with no art! hah.
Stay tuned. Our 2nd showcase at Evergreen happened one week later. I’ll update that soon…
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