Workshop Series

Taste of Home: Asian Food Stories and Printmaking

Taste of Home will engage the San Jose community in a series of fun workshops and events during 2021.

Date/Time: September 18, 3:30-5:00pm

Location: Starting Arts- 525 Parrott Street in San Jose

Participants can be of any age, but 6 years old and up is preferred: Families are encouraged to participate together.

Due to COVID-related capacity mandates, this workshop will have a maximum of 25 participants.

This is a FREE workshop and includes art supplies

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • Asian Food History
  • How to Make Prints
  • Create Your Own Prints
  • Your Artwork Will Be on Exhibit
About Taste of Home:

Artist Cynthia Cao, San Jose’s Creative Ambassador 2021, will be presenting:

  • A series of printmaking workshops
  • Engage participants in meaningful conversations
  • Collect stories from San Jose communities
  • Showcase the diversity of cultures in the South Bay in an exhibition created by workshop participants
  • Raise awareness about food scarcity amongst college students
  • Inspire change for culturally diverse items in local food pantries

Your finished artwork will be featured in a group exhibition at the end of 2021 at San Jose State University and on Taste of Home’s website.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the City of San Jose’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

About Chopsticks Alley Art

Chopsticks Alley Art promotes Southeast Asian cultural heritage through the shared creative expression of art through art exhibits, classes, performances, and events. We foster greater understanding and connect communities through the arts. We serve low-income families, elders, the LGBTQ+ community, and individuals with differing abilities.

About Trami Nguyen Cron

Trami was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and when she was eight years old left Vietnam with her family for France. Three years later, they settled in the United States. She is the author of VietnamEazy, a novel about mothers, daughters, and food, published in 2016.

She is the Founder and Executive Artistic Director of Chopsticks Alley Art. ARTventure Down the Mekong is her second book and is a collaborative project with a team of Asian Bay Area artists to create a unique art-making experience for our readers. Trami is also Chief Editor for Chopsticks Alley Publication, a multimedia platform for Vietnamese and Filipino Americans. She is a community leader, producer, and host of talk shows and podcasts.

Trami has a Business Marketing degree from the University of Utah and currently serves as the City of San Jose’s Arts Commissioner. She works tirelessly behind the scenes to seek change and equality for minorities, low-income families, elders, and youth.

Book Launch Sept 10, 2021 – 7-8pm on Zoom
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