Join us on Saturday, June 4th from 4-8pm, at Leanna Lin's Wonderland for the closing weekend of The Very Asian Art Show curated by Genevieve Santos. We are continuing to celebrate AAPI Joy with 4 artists from our show: Genevieve Santos, Jen Uyeda, Josey Tsao, and Nellie Le. They will be setting up tables filled with art, ceramics, stationery, books, products, and more!
Each vendor will be donating 10% of their sales to their favorite AAPI non-profit, which include LEAD Filipino, NAPAWF, SEACA, VAALA, and Very Asian Foundation. See below bios to know more about them!
About Found Coffee (Annie Choi):
Located in Eagle Rock, Found Coffee is your friendly neighborhood coffee shop: a place that serves the community with exceptional customer service, delicious goods, and a sense of warmth & comfort.
* Annie will be donating 10% of her sales to NAPAWF (The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum) "an organization focused on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect our lives, our families and our communities."
About Genevieve Santos (Le Petit Elefant):
Genevieve an illustrator & nomadic addict who can't stay in one place for more than six weeks. She gets inspired and creates art during her travels (and her love for BTS) and makes ceramics, stationery, and more with them!
* Genevieve will be donating 10% of her sales to LEAD Filipino "organized for FilAm civic participation, grassroots leadership, and community action out of San Jose, California."
About Gloo Books (Karen Chan):
Gloo Books is a publishing company that makes children’s books for a more inclusive, just and compassionate future.
* What's That? books will be bought inside Leanna Lin's Wonderland to be signed at the pop-up.
About Jen Uyeda:
Jen recently started nu [to sew] and hand sews felt creations and quilts during her quiet right-brain time from being a federal public defender and a mother. Inspired by the childhood and special snacks from her grandparents, she created this collection that is very much a part of her “Very Asian” Japanese and Chinese American identity. This felt collection honors her heritage and celebrates being “Very Asian.”
* Jen will be donating 10% of her sales to the Very Asian Foundation "shining a light on Asian experiences through advocacy and celebration."
About Josey Tsao:
Josey is an illustrator and designer. She collaborates with studios and clients to create illustration, design, and conceptual artwork for advertising, VR/AR development, animation, and theme parks. Josey also continues to develop her own illustration work to tell her own stories.
* Josey will be donating 10% of her sales to SEACA (Southeast Asian Communities Alliance) "to build power among Southeast Asian youth and their communities in Los Angeles for a more just and equitable society through intergenerational, multiethnic dialogue, leadership development, and community organizing."
About Nellie Le:
Nellie is an artist & illustrator living in Los Angeles. Forever a dreamer & idealist, inspired by mid-century Disney shorts and colors from her childhood. Besides freelance work and commissions, Nellie creates her own art & products too!
* Nellie will be donating 10% of her sales to VAALA (Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association) "connecting and enriching communities through Vietnamese arts and culture."