Voices of Boston’s Chinatown

“Voices of Boston’s Chinatown” is a design project created by Rachel Liang that aims to inspire others to help preserve culture within Chinatown amidst its housing crisis. The project consists of zines that illustrate interviews with Chinatown residents and activists. The project showcases these individuals' fond memories in Chinatown as well as their drive to … Continue reading Voices of Boston’s Chinatown

Honored to be one of the sixteen Boston area artist recipients of the 2021-2022 Boston Foundation Brother Thomas Fellowship awards 

Reposted from the Boston Foundation: https://www.tbf.org/news-and-insights/press-releases/2021/december/2021-brother-thomas-fellows-announcement-20211216 Text of announcement: Boston – The Boston Foundation and Pucker Gallery today announced that sixteen Boston-area artists have been named the 2021 class of Brother Thomas Fellows, bringing the total number of recipients to 72 and the total funds distributed to $1,080,000 since the program’s inception in 2009. Artists in … Continue reading Honored to be one of the sixteen Boston area artist recipients of the 2021-2022 Boston Foundation Brother Thomas Fellowship awards 

Reimagining stoop culture in Boston’s Chinatown

Reposted from N+T. https://www.nowandthere.org/blog/2021/11/1/accelerator-artist-ang-li-place-of-assembly So honored to work with talented artists and share stories about our Chinatown! An honor to meet Boston Mayor, Michell Wu! Text of blog: A vacant lot at 8-12 Hudson Street in Boston’s Chinatown, known as Chinatown Backyard, is being transformed into a gathering space recalling the neighborhood's stoop culture. “Place … Continue reading Reimagining stoop culture in Boston’s Chinatown

As Chinatown changes, community leaders push to preserve its historic legacy as a bastion for immigrants – The Boston Globe

boston-globe-articleDownload Honored to be interviewed by Boston Globe reporter, Deanna Pan, to tell the story of our collective immigrant memory. Ms Pan, the 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist for feature writing for her series on the unjust execution of 14 year old George Stinney Jr., has written a well-researched and timely piece. She walked the talk, … Continue reading As Chinatown changes, community leaders push to preserve its historic legacy as a bastion for immigrants – The Boston Globe

Artist Collaboration with Public Artist, Gianna Stewart, of Gianna Works, for the Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) “Hudson Street Stoops“ Series

Delayed by the pandemic, we launched the first installation, ”Storytell and Sway,” in June 2021. An excerpt from my story “Snow Angels,” etched into a bench swing, is a tribute to my Uncle Eddie Ai Sook, and the sojourner men of Hudson Street and American Chinatowns. Growing up, I thought it normal to have 5 … Continue reading Artist Collaboration with Public Artist, Gianna Stewart, of Gianna Works, for the Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) “Hudson Street Stoops“ Series

Meditations on the Power of Community: Collaboration with the Gardner Museum and Lenora Lee Dance Company

https://youtu.be/2b3KVb97YFU Meditations on the Power of Community is a short film commissioned by the Gardner Museum, featuring choreography by Pao Arts Center 2021 Artist-in-Residence Lenora Lee Dance and filmed by Weiying Olivia Huang. The film features interviews with members of Boston’s Chinatown community, in response to the Museum's exhibition Shen Wei: Painting in Motion. This … Continue reading Meditations on the Power of Community: Collaboration with the Gardner Museum and Lenora Lee Dance Company

Duck

Cynthia Yee, Yee Li Hing, 余麗馨 March 2021 1958 Boston Chinatown I had to go to the Kwong Kow Chinese School after American School every afternoon for three hours, and every Saturday morning, too. Three days earlier, I’d quit. I hadn’t told anybody, not my Dad, not my teachers, and certainly not MaMa. I’d just … Continue reading Duck