Fellowships, Artists, East, And West

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Caught this down at EastWest magazine and wanted to post up a snippet of it here, because if there's one thing we all need at times - it's a little inspiration - especially for the struggling artists just trying to make it their own:

USA Fellowships Honor Innovative Artists

The artists chosen include Beth Lo, a ceramist from Montana who merges together traditional Asian techniques like origami and calligraphy with contemporary souvenirs and toys; Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, a choreographer and dancer from California who mixes Cambodian dance with current content; Hokulani Holt-Padilla, a hula master who teaches and promotes the dance form to a younger generation; Renee Tajima-Pena, a documentary filmmaker and writer who explores class, race, and gender; and Danongan Kalanduyan, one of the most prominent kulintang musicians in the country.
Read it in full here.