Coloring books for, by, & about people of color. 

Oakland, CA

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past events

Awakened Ancestors // Borrowed Futures - 
Navigating Our Distinct Paths

06/06/2015, 1:00 - 6:00pm

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, People of Coloring hosts an event, Awakened Ancestors // Borrowed Futures for the United States Asian American Festival 2015! This event features a pop-up exhibition of works selected for the coloring book, artist talks, a panel discussion and fun sharing activities through art.

 

People of Coloring invites visitors to deeply explore the nuances and differences of our vibrant communities caught under the blanket term, "API." There are numerous stories repeated and renewed about who we are, where we come from and where we are going. How do we hold our traditions in the present? How can we act in ways that empowers future generations? How do we honor those who came before us? Ourselves? Each other? By recalling unique cultural protocols and embracing our current experiences within our communities, we explore the many ways we navigate across barriers and boundaries to support each other. 

Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture:
Blooming // Pagsibol

10/04/2014 - 10/05/2014

FPAC Youth Pavilion @ Grand Park LA

200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

For this year’s Festival of Philippine Art and Culture, People of Coloring (PoC) releases a Filipino Edition coloring book to provide children, adults and families with coloring books to practice conscious coloring. Such an activity reminds us that crayons and coloring books are often an individual’s first encounter with art ever in life, and that the subject matter can hold just as much importance as children become better acquainted with what is often their first art form. Therefore, POC’s idea of conscious coloring encourages everyone’s inner artist to engage with artistic expression, self-identification and critical thought around the stories and conversations inspired by the illustrations in our coloring book.