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strummin’ under the stars at the little red string June 28, 2009

the little red string

“the little red string” by Jonathan & Kimberly Stemler

(photography by Jeff Reeder)

Stop by and revel in an evening of music, food, and community with the Asian Arts Initiative to celebrate the final evening of “the little red string” installation by artists Jonathan and Kimberly Stemler:


Monday, July 6, 7-9 p.m.


Carlton Street between 11th & 12th Streets, Chinatown (Carlton is north of Vine, south of Callowhill, one block away from the Initiative)


Visually suggesting stars and constellations, “the little red string” lanterns beneath a dark viaduct light the way for the community’s expansion in Chinatown North. Each of the lanterns are inscribed with personal stories from community members describing their connection with the night sky in their respective homelands and traditions.


Before the artists remove the lanterns the following day, this is the last chance to enjoy the beauty that they have brought to the neighborhood!

Entertainment will include live music by local guitar players Wayne Hsu, Annie Seng, Owen Zhong, and others. Musically inclined community members are encouraged to bring your own instruments and join the jam session!

Light refreshments will be provided, and community members are encouraged to each bring a dish to share as a potluck picnic.

Admission is free. Donations are always accepted!

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