Dr. Eric Aoki’s opening reception of artwork in APACC Office

Media and Visual Culture

On Monday, Nov. 6 at 4:30 p.m. the Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) presents an opening reception of Dr. Eric Aoki’s Artwork Installation in the APACC office. The reception will be held in the APACC office, LSC 333, with welcoming remarks at 5:15 p.m.

The reception celebrates four pieces of Dr. Aoki’s artwork on display. These pieces are installed for the entirety of the 2017-2018 school year.

“I paint to hopefully open up dialogue on everyday matters of living that may otherwise go unspoken,” said Dr. Aoki.

Dr. Aoki identifies ethnically and culturally as a U.S. Japanese/Mexican/Gay American and works perspectives from his identity into his art.

Around campus he has other artwork in the Diversity House, Agricultural Building, and International Program’s Building in addition to the APACC office pieces.

“The idea of being able to highlight our local Asian American and Pacific Islanders artists is part of a shift our office is undergoing,” JoAnn Cornell Director of APACC wrote in an email. “We have had traditional artwork in the office and needed to bring some new energy and vibe to our space.”

Following with Dr. Aoki’s 2017-2018 installation, Cornell and the APACC hope to highlight a new Asian American Pacific Islander artist each year, continuing to bring new energy into the space.

View the reception invitation HERE