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Over the next two years artwork will be selected on an ongoi ng basis that employ storytelling techniques to encourage dialogue on issue s relevant to the South Bay/Harbor community and/or shared history. The art works encourage us to think about our lives and how we communicate our stor y with each other. \;

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Miyo Hernandez

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Miyo Hernandez's narrative photogra phy is based in and around Los Angeles. The stories are presented in the fo rm of images and text\, which offer a momentary look into events that refle ct conflicts and experiences within her community. \;

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Miyo Hernandez is a Los Angeles based artist whos e narrative work reflects life in the San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angel es. Other projects based in the Midwest and southern United States\, trace her own family history\, including her experiences as a biracial child and also the local histories of her birthplace in Indiana. Her work has been ex hibited in the United States and Europe. She received her BFA from the Cali fornia College of the Arts in Oakland\, CA in 1996\, and received her MFA i n photography from the California Institute of the Arts in 2000. She curren tly works as an adjunct professor in photography at the College of the Cany ons in Santa Clarita and Pasadena City College. In addition to photography\ , she also works in the medium of printmaking\, producing linocut\, woodcut \, and limited edition prints in collaboration with Self Help Graphics.&nbs p\;G o to artist's website \;

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Ann Le

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The series\, Thinking of You\, consists of hundreds of old family photos that the artist merged to create a visual "mash-up". The images were inspired by a recorded conversation bet ween the artist's mother and older sister when she was a little girl\; the conversation is about the family's emigration from Vietnam to Malaysia by b oat. As each image is lost within the collective whole\, a new image emerge s that is both specific to the artist and open to our own interpretation.&n bsp\;

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Ann Le is a Southern C alifornia native and a recent MFA graduate at California State University L ong Beach with an emphasis in Photography and Mixed Media. She is intereste d in voyeurism and finds it pleasing to look in while others look away. Fas cinated by the ever-engaging memory in the midst of the present. She correl ates the artificial with her remembrances of family drama\, alongside with her ethnicity and culture. Sentiment is vital in her works as she pulls fro m her personal experiences to construct imposing art. \;Go to artist's website< /em>

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Karena Massengi ll

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Karena Massengill's work begins in her heart as emotions\, and as she start to build the concept becomes clearer. For many years she was involved with creating visual sounds. The idea of someone's e yes hearing\, and ears seeing\, fascinated her and is evidenced within her early work. \;

More recently socio political ideas manifeste d within communities and families have captivated her interest. Presently s he is also exploring these ideas within digital media as well as more tradi tional materials for sculpture\, drawing\, and painting. \;

She created the installation "Looking In\, Seeing Out" just after the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Within her neighborhood\, she saw burning buildings and angry desperate people. \;

The idea of the work evolved as s he began casting old and young people of all sorts of backgrounds and ethni cities. It intrigued her to see how people experienced the installation\, l argely dependent upon their own life perspective. Some viewed them as arms that were reaching out in desperation\, in need of help. Others saw them as wanting to grab and or take advantage of the viewer. \;

She has always wanted people to think and feel something when they experience her work and she is pleased with the timelessness of this artwork\, even th ough it was made over 20 years ago! \;

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Karena Massengill is an artist working with socio politi cal ideas expressed through the use of multi media including traditional ma terials used for casting and fabrication\, digital imaging\, drawing\, and painting. Massengill has an MFA in Sculpture from California State Universi ty at Fullerton\, BFA in Jewelry and MetalSmithing from Tyler School of Fin e Art\, Temple University in Philadelphia\, and a Bachelor of Education in Visual and Industrial Technology from the University of Toronto in Canada. She is an adjunct professor teaching Photoshop at Harbor College and is Dep artment Head of Digital and Visual Arts at Cabrillo High School in Long Bea ch. \;Go to artist's website \;

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Dusty Tailor

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Dusty Tailor pulls inspiration from h is surroundings and interactions with animals and nature. Being raised in a family of immigrant farmers\, plants and produce goods find a place in his work as symbolic imagery of his upbringing and heritage. The work symboliz es the travels and exploration of his family's migration from central Mexic o to the Central Coast of California\, and personal exploration and interac tion with the environment around him. In this context\, the Humpback Whale\ , anatomical drawings of the fruit and flower from the Mission cactus are a direct representation of his migration\, exploration and heritage . \;

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Dusty Tailor is a p rintmaker currently attending the School of Art-California State University \, Long Beach with a specific interest in lithography\, silkscreen\, and re lief printing. He finds a form of mysticism in printmaking\, nostalgia\, an d a world of perfect resonance from the moment of prepping to printing.&nbs p\;

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Xiaowen Zhu

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Terminal Island reflects a visual and psychological journey ins ide a recycling company\, where the world of materials ends and restarts. T hrough nuanced manipulation of documentary footage\, the artist is interest ed in presenting an alternative perception of time and space in a physicall y specific and yet philosophically ambiguous environment. \;

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Xiaowen Zhu is a media art ist\, scholar and curator. Described as a visual poet\, social critic\, and aesthetic researcher. She uses video\, performance\, installation\, and we b as platforms to communicate the complicated experience of being an intern ational person and to wrestle with the notion of a disembodied identity. He r questions are often raised from her observation and reflection as a criti cal thinker and an active communicator. \;

Currently\, Xiaow en Zhu resides in San Pedro\, the port of Los Angeles\, for a yearlong arti st fellowship program. She received her MFA in Art Video from Syracuse Univ ersity\, USA and a BA in Film\, TV Production &\; Media Art from Tongji University\, China. During her undergraduate study\, she attended an exchan ge program in Academy of Art and Design Offenbach in Germany. \;
< br />Her work has been shown nationally and internationally at institutions such as: ZKM | Center for Art and Media (Karlsruhe\, Germany)\, V2 Institu te for the Unstable Media (Rotterdam\, the Netherlands)\, ISEA2011 (Istanbu l\, Turkey)\, Dumbo Arts Center (New York\, USA)\, Videonale (Berlin\, Germ any)\, Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago\, USA)\, Strozzina Art S pace (Florence\,Italy)\, Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts (Norwich\, UK)\, DOK Munich (Munich\, Germany)\, Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse\, USA)\, To ronto Urban Film Festival (Toronto\, Canada)\, Shanghai eArts Festival(Shan ghai\, China). \;Go to artist's website \;

DTEND:20131018 DTSTAMP:20140918T021729 DTSTART:20130512 GEO:33.7360619;-118.2922461 LOCATION:Angels Gate Cultural Center\,3601 South Gaffey St.\, Box 1 \nSan P edro\, CA 90731 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Featured roundtable to Out of the Blue part I\, Miyo Hernandez\, An n Le\, Karena Massengill\, Dusty Tailor\, Xiaowen Zhu UID:276576 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR