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Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month at the Bergamot Station, Santa Monica

Event date and time: Friday, May 26th from 5:00-9:00pm; bG Gallery After Hours

bG Gallery After Hours welcomes all to our 1st annual AAPI Heritage Month event! We bring forth a celebration of cultures and traditions embracing the power of diversity through art and music. Let us embark on this journey bridging cultures with the universal language of art. Through art and music we can melt down tired stereotypes, foster understanding and uplift one another. Let us acknowledge the tribulations we have faced while focusing on celebrating the present and advancing the future for generations to come.

The AAPI experience is a melting pot of cultural diversity that binds itself together. It includes nearly fifty ethnic groups from East and Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent and the Pacific Islands and their diasporas. Asia, the largest continent in the world, consists of over 4 billion people and the Pacific Island member countries have a combined population of about 2.5 million people. The vast and multifaceted groups have continuously changed and shifted to accommodate and respect various identities.

One way to appreciate and marvel at someone with AAPI heritage is to listen to the language they use to describe their personal cultural identity.

Let us endeavor to share our communities and traditions in order to empower change for the entire world. Let us build legacies that connect generations, telling narrative that resonate with the cultures of the world. Let us facilitate voices to be heard. Let us build bridges and break walls and barriers.

bG Galleries, Bergamot Station celebrates the AAPI month to commemorate the best in the artistic world from the most fascinating of cultures across the globe.


Kyong Boon Oh, Multidisciplinary Artist

Jen Cheng, Writer and Musician

Zhiheng Gong, Spatial & 3D Designer, Installation Artist

Shizuko Greenblatt, Visual Fine Artist

Kenneth Lee, Musician

Taryn Lee, Artist and Art Historian

Justin Lui, Interactive Installation Artist

Lili Miura, Fine Artist and Taiko Drummer

Yolanda-Tianyi Shao, Interdisciplinary Choreographer, Director and Movement Specialist

Mike Saijo, Conceptual Fine Artist

Nori Shirasu, Filmmaker

Sung-Hee Son, Visual Artist and Curator

Improv Taiko, Taiko Drum Group


Sung-Hee Son, Visual Artist and Curator, Lili Miura, Fine Artist and Taiko Drummer, Deepa Subramanian, Curator, Yiwei Lu, Curator and Filmmaker


bG Gallery: bG BERGAMOT STATION, 2525 Michigan Ave #A2, Santa Monica CA 90404, 310-906-4211


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