The Pop Up Show in Chinatown, LA, was the culmination of a book, “Our Ever Changing World — Through the Eyes of Artists” compiled by Karrie Ross. She either emailed specific artists or put out a facebook invitation for artists to write a statement answering the question:”What are You Saving from Extinction?” Each of the 36 artists had two pages in the book; one for the statement and the other for one piece of art. Most of the artists were from southern California, but there were artists from around the world featured too.


I struggled with catching Karrie’s vision of the statement. I wrote two poems describing the art. These didn’t fit the vision. I didn’t think this was going to work out. Then she sent me examples of what others had written. I wrote my story of how Asian art has influenced me since childhood. This was the fit she was looking for. I felt good about it too. It was fun to explore my past influences as an artist. The art work called, “Gingko Waterfall” reflected my passion.

There was a book signing at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena and this one-day art show in Chinatown. I missed the book signing as I was in a performance at the same time, but I brought my book and collected artist’s signatures at the show. We had to deliver, hang, hold the reception, and take the show down in a day. It was great for me to see friends and make new friends as we worked and ate together. The reception was a blast and was packed-out as we were a part of four other gallery openings. A big thank you to Karrie and best wishes as she creates two more books with different themes.


~ by fiberverse on January 14, 2014.

2 Responses to “POP UP SHOW”

  1. Wonderful! How did everything go?

    • It was a lot of fun. We had a full gallery as we tagged this show with other openings. I enjoyed making new friends and seeing friends. I spent the day hanging out with the artists.

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