East Bay attendees plan ahead for Aug 2!

July 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

Bart-Announcement---Aug-2

For our East Bay friends planning to attend the Sun Aug 2nd events at the I-Hotel Manilatown Center please remember BART will not run between East Bay and San Francisco August 1st and 2nd! Plan accordingly!

For more info visit: BART news online

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AUG 2 EVENT INFO:

Remembering-the-I-Hotel

Remembering the I-Hotel
SUN AUG 2, 2015
I-Hotel Manilatown Center
868 Kearny St.
7:30 – 9 PM

FREE COMMUNITY ARTS EVENT FOR EVERYONE!
LECHON // MUSIC // STAGE READING // KODAKAN

In the infamous summer of 77′, Fortunado reflects on 43 years as a resident at the I-Hotel, revealing captivating memories of unrequited love, cultural clashes and life-changing experiences.  

Stage reading of seminal Asian American playwright Philip Kan Gotanda‘s “Save the I-Hotel,” from the upcoming A.C.T. play, Monstress, based on the short stories by Pinoy author Lysley Tenorio.

To learn more about the upcoming production of A.C.T.’s Monstress, visit www.act-sf.org/monstress.

 


 

**NOTE: THE VIP BACKER RECEPTION IS A PRE-EVENT FOR THOSE WHO DONATED TO THE Ma’ARTES FESTIVAL**

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VIP Backer Reception
SUN AUG 2, 2015
I-Hotel Manilatown Center
868 Kearny St.
6:30 – 7:30 PM

Exclusive reception for those who donated to the Ma’ARTES Festival – please attend the pre-event reception to thank you for supporting the FIRST ever Ma’ARTES Pinoy Arts Fest!

For more info email: program@kularts.org // info@kularts.org

 

Kularts receives CAC-Local Impact Grant!

July 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

Kularts-CAC-Grant-Annoucement

The California Arts Council has named Kularts a Local Impact Grant recipient of $9,240! 

This funding will go toward support for Kularts, in collaboration with the Filipino American Development Foundation’s 2015-16 multi-disciplinary, participatory events and activities presented at historically Pilipino American locations throughout San Francisco.

Events include: Kodakan Pilipinos in the City Exhibition, Kwentóhan Mural Project, and the second Ma’ARTES Pinoy Arts Festival, May 2016!

Huge thank you to the CAC for their support of Kularts, FADF, and presenting Pinoy Arts to the community!!

 

SUN Aug 2 // Lechon, Music & Save the I-Hotel

July 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

Remembering-the-I-Hotel

FREE community arts event for EVERYONE!

Enjoy Lechon
View the Kodakan Exhibit
Music from the I-Hotel Jazztet
Stage reading of Philip Kan Gotanda’s Save the I-Hotel

Remembering the I-Hotel
SUN AUG 2, 2015
I-Hotel Manilatown Center
868 Kearny St.
7:30 – 9 PM

Save the I-Hotel:
In the infamous summer of 77′ longtime I-Hotel tenant, Fortunado describes 43 years of his life in San Francisco – from cultural clashes to unrequited love.

Stage reading of seminal Asian American playwright Philip Kan Gotanda‘s “Save the I-Hotel,” from the upcoming A.C.T. play, Monstress, based on the short stories by Pinoy author Lysley Tenorio.

 

To learn more about the upcoming production of A.C.T.’s Monstress, visit www.act-sf.org/monstress.

 

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FOR MORE INFO & TO RSVP: Remembering the I-Hotel Event Page

Get to know Rachel Lastimosa of Dirty Boots, Performing at Next Gen Arts THIS Sat 7/11 @ the I-Hotel!

July 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

Known for her many musical talents, Rachel describes Dirty Boots’ creative process, the social responsibilities artists have, and shares some words of wisdom for artists who too want to make a social impact!

1) How would you define Next Generation of Arts?

​Next generation arts have a finger on the pulse of present day conditions with emphasis on improving the future.

2) Could you describe Dirty Boots’ creative process?

It has much to do with listening. ​When I’m listening carefully, sometimes my ears are open enough to hearing a melody from the ether. RachelL1I usually hear a melody or chord progression first and then the words get placed into the melody. I’ll share the song with James and let him figure out what kind of beat he wants to throw on it, if I don’t already have something in mind. We figure out harmonies and instrumentation next. The more we play with the song and listen back to recorded references, the more it becomes nuanced and formulated.

3) How does your Pilipino culture influence, inspire your art?

My culture influences my art in the same way that my life experiences inform my writing. It is because of who I am and what I’ve endured that propels me to create. When I’m listening carefully, sometimes my ears are open enough to hearing a melody from the ether. It’s very Pilipino to sing, laugh and dance in the face of adversity.

4) As a musician in an indie soul, R&B band – how does your Pinay-ness come out in your work? And what is pinay-ness to you?

I’ve never characterized myself as encompassing “pinayness” or incorporated that term into my vocabulary. But I suppose it’s similar to the answer above with an added component of being female. Rachel2

5) Dirty Boots is also known for constantly working with organizations that focus on art and/or youth development. In this realm, what social responsibilities do you feel artists have to their communities? And what advice would you give to artists who want to positively impact their communities?

We all have a voice. As artists, it’s imperative to use that voice in a way that inspires growth. Art can pose questions that allows us to think critically about their environment. It can also propose answers to the overwhelming situations we face. Or it can simply highlight the beauty of human experience, a reminder of our existence and why we continue to press on. Find your voice and make it known to anyone and everyone. Music saves lives.  Your art could possibly inspire other lives in the same way.

6) What kind of legacy do you hope your generation of artists leaves for future artists?

I hope this generation’s artists are looked back upon with unselfish and humble reverence.Rachel3

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