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furious style! August 7, 2009

Join us for Open Mic Night!

August 14
7 p.m.

The open mic will feature…

  • Artist-in-Residence Jeff Cylkowski as MC!
  • Live performance by local b-boys Dreamerz Crew!
  • Special presentations by Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia and Iranian Youth Media Workshop!
  • You*!!! Sign up that night!

*Open mic rules
The theme is “Community.” Each person will be allotted 5 minutes. Non-Asian performers, please open with a work by an Asian American artist.

Earlier that evening…
At 5 p.m., we will celebrate Second Friday with the exhibition opening reception of Furious Style!

Price of admission…
Free, but donations are always happily accepted!

Our new home…
1219 Vine Street, Philly Chinatown

About this latest exhibition…
The joyously self-described “unrefined and undefined” culmination of an energetic six-week workshop, Furious Style! merges elements of abstract art with graffiti-style lettering that speaks to the values of today’s young visionaries and tomorrow’s leaders. The exhibition also includes Jeff Cylkowski’s colorful and colossal site-specific mural installation welcoming visitors into the foyer of the Asian Arts Initiative’s new home.

Frolic on Facebook…


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)



Summer 2009 Youth Lounge June 19, 2009

Youth Lounge Flyer

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