At Fine Arts Gallery, Multigenerational Art Celebrates Power of Chinatown Communities

Author: Roula Seikaly, KDEQ
September 29, 2021

New exhibition is a “clear signal that both the gallery and the college value racial diversity,” KQED writes.


After months of looking at art on our computers and gadgets, institutions throughout the Bay Area are once again welcoming visitors to experience and appreciate art in person. In that spirit, San Francisco State University’s Fine Arts Gallery’s first offering since March 2020, Power of Community: Chinatown Then and Now, prompts us to think about what community means in strained political times.

Power of Community is the first publicly accessible exhibition since the school reverted to online teaching in compliance with statewide health protocols. Working with SFSU students enrolled in the innovative ART 619 Exhibition Design course and in support of the Stop AAPI Hate coalition, curators Sharon Bliss and Kevin B. Chen conceived of the exhibition as a welcoming gesture to visitors from the campus community and beyond and, most importantly, a clear signal that both the gallery and the college value racial diversity.

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