Soul & Ink and Batang Kankaloo Present 2nd Annual SAMASAMA Art Show & Gathering

By Editorial Team on May 1, 2018

Wed, 02 May 2018 - Sun, 06 May 2018

Cita Sadeli CHELOVE, Enamel Spray, JAVA MADE HER.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 2 from 6pm to 9pm

Soul & Ink and Batang Kankaloo (local DJ and photographer Les Talusan) present the 2nd Annual SAMASAMA Art Show & Gathering. A volunteer run group art exhibit held in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, this exhibition will present original work by over 50 local and international artists of color from diaspora communities.

The term SAMASAMA means all together in Tagalog. Bayanihan is a Filipino custom derived from the Tagalog word bayan, meaning community. The theme of the exhibit is Bayanihan, which refers to the spirit of communal unity, work, and cooperation to achieve a particular goal.

From the outside, AAPI communities are often perceived as devoid of meaningful difference in identity and experience. From the inside, our communities live vibrant, varied lives – but remain divided by a lack of exchange between our cultures and ongoing histories.

Our goal is to examine the multicultural American experience. Breaking through stereotypes and boundaries because diverse stories, perspectives, and contributions to push humanity forward.

Opening reception May 2, 6-9 PM at Shopkeepers. Food and beverage provided by Maketto. Featuring live screen printing by Soul & Ink and Les Talusan a.k.a. The Pinstriped Rebel curating an all-vinyl set by Asian American and Pacific Islander musicians.

Live paintings by both Cita Sadeli CHELOVE and Maria Miller HASAKO.

Kicheko Goods, founded by jewelry artist Sarah Bayot, will be sharing their first private label capsule. They are proud to launch this special handmade collection based on concepts and relationships inspiring them this season. Designed in DC Handmade in Kenya.

Official 2018 Artist List:

Community Events:

The opening is located at Shopkeepers at 1231 Florida Ave. NE.