Kick off the Pearl Street season with us! Help keep Pearl Street beautiful with a community cleanup in the morning, and celebrate the warm weather with art, music, food, and family-friendly fun throughout the afternoon. Hosted by our Youth Arts Workshop students who will show off the work that they create this spring! We will also be featuring Theatre of the Oppressed mini-workshops, Jaiya Bhandari’s Social Saturday, Aissulu Kadyrzhanova’s pavement mural completion, and Rachel Ishikawa’s sound installation!
The Pearl Street Opening will feature:
Jaiya Bhandari presenting:
Haley Waugh’s workshop to create holistic representations of one’s physical self through acknowledging adversity and celebrating beauty in every form. Participants’ artworks will be displayed as part of a collective exhibit.
Mackenzie Pickaart’s workshop to explore the insidious nature of advertising and the co-opting of bodies as walking billboards for corporations. Participants will make buttons to express the power of their thoughts and emotions to create their own ‘walking billboard’.
Rachel Ishikawa, Social Practice Lab artist-in-residence, displaying her sound installation made with sounds collected by Asian Arts Initiative students and employees
Aissulu Kadyrzhanova inviting people to help her paint and complete a new cherry blossom-themed pavement mural on Pearl Street
Yvonne Lung, our newest Social Practice Lab artist-in-residence, sharing some home-made Chinese dishes made from recipes shared by community elders
Theatre of the Oppressed leading “Neighborhood Games” mini-workshops using theatre games and techniques to take us back to our childhoods