Nordstrom is celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with an online art exhibit and shows in select stores, including the one at Ala Moana Center. Above, "Fantasy at Work - Office 2007" by Yihsin Wu.
Celebrating Asian Pacific heritage
Nordstrom is showcasing an array of work by nine Asian-American artists in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May.
Artists selected for exhibitions at Nordstrom Ala Moana and eight other stores across the country, represent diverse communities from San Francisco to Taipei City, sharing works depicting aspects of Asian-American culture.
This is the fourth year Nordstrom is hosting the exhibition highlighting the work of artists, including Pearl Ling from Waianae, whose work "Mo'olelo for the Essence of Being One, 2002" is presented on bark cloth.
"On a Lazy Spring Day" by Grace Chen.
The other artists featured are:
» MalPina Chan, Olympia, Wash., "Red Envelope, 2006"
» Grace Chen, Oakland, Calif., "On a Lazy Spring Day, 2008"
» Jui Ishida, Long Beach, Calif., "Bedtime in India, 2007"
» Tristan Longstreth, Phoenix, "Rare Beauty, 2008"
» Naoko Morisawa, Lynnwood, Wash., "Kuhio, 2007"
» Sherwin Parayno, Austin, Texas, "Buddha #1"
» Yihsin Wu, Taipei City, Taiwan, "Fantasy at Work – Office, 2007"
» Adrienne Yan, San Francisco, "But I Don't Want to Answer Anymore, 2008"
The exhibit and artist biographies can be viewed online this month in the Nordstrom e-gallery at www.nordstrom.com.
Listed in the e-gallery is another section dedicated to "Other Artists We Love," including Honolulu artists Kloe Kang, Judy Yu and Cora Yee.
"Mo'olelo for the Essence of Being One" by Waianae's Pearl Ling.
"Red Envelope" by Malpina Chan.