Lips Uncurled, Eyes Forward (LUEF) is a grassroots social art exhibition that focuses on presenting Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) narratives across multiple platforms to tackle asian stereotypes, stigmas, and agency.

An AAPI Social Art Exhibition

About this event
This year's exhibition features the intergenerational stories of AAPI women artists, poets, community and mental wellness leaders. The event will also host the official book launch of "Not Your Masi's Generation", a memoir and workbook on generational trauma and mental wellness by ASHA, artist, poet, revolutionary.

Additional programs include a writing workshop, community resources, social art activities, and more.
#LUEF2021 @LipsUncurled.EyesForward

Featured Artists:
Amber Iman, printmaker and mixed media artist
Anna Yang, youth poet
Arlene Biala, poet
ASHA, artist, poet, revolutionary
Janice Lobo Sapigao, poet, writer, Santa Clara County Poet Laureate
Jasmine Kapadia, youth poet
Quynh-Mai Nguyen, social artist
Swasti Johri, youth poet
Tishaink, mixed media artist
Trinidad Escobar, cartoonist, poet
more artists to be announced!

Food & Coffee by
Hết Sẩy
tōno coffee project

Music provided by DJ Paolo Espiritu

Community Tables TBA

Tentative Schedule:
3PM - Youth & Young Adult Writing Workshop* (ages 13 to 26 / 12 spots - limited registration / outdoor exhibition open for food vendors, gallery closed for workshop)
4PM - Open Exhibition (Gallery, Art Activities, & Community Tables)
6PM - Welcome**
6:30PM-7:30PM - Not Your Masi’s Generation Book Launch
6:30PM-7PM - Youth Poets**
7-7:30PM - Adult Poets**
10PM - Exhibition Closed

*Writing Workshop is for youth and young adults ages 13-26 and is based on the workbook "Not Your Masi's Generation" by ASHA. This workshop will be facilitated inside the gallery by Janice Lobo Sapigao, Santa Clara County Poet Laureate. Space is limited to 12 people to ensure social distancing and quality of experience. Each registrant will receive a coffee beverage and a copy of "Not Your Masi's Generation". This is a free workshop but we encourage a sliding scale donation of $5-20. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
**Livestream - This program will be livestreamed on Instagram at @LipsUncurled.EyesForward . Recordings of the panel discussion and poetry performances will be made available with captions and posted on YouTube post event.

This is a donation-based event. Please consider making a $5-20 suggested sliding scale donation to the event (no one turned away due to lack of funds). A percentage of proceeds collected will aid India and Palestine.

This event space is accessible and practices Social Distance Protocol. Mask is required. If you feel sick or are experiencing any symptoms, please refrain from coming to this event in-person and consider viewing the LUEF virtual program livestream on Instagram @lipsuncurled.eyesforward .

Parking: There is metered street parking during the day and it will be free after 6PM. There is also free neighborhood parking. Please be respectful to the neighborhood and read parking signs carefully.


Date and time
Sat, June 5, 2021

3:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

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592 North 5th Street

San Jose, CA 95112

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