News Release - Exhibit Celebrates Asian American Artists at City Hall’s Link Gallery

City of Rochester

News Release

(Friday, May 4, 2018) -- The Asian Pacific American Association of Greater Rochester is offering a new exhibit celebrating 15 years of Asian culture and education in Rochester at City Hall’s Link Gallery during Asian Pacific American Heritage month.

The exhibit “Creating Our Legacy” will run from May 8 to June 18, with an opening reception planned on Friday, May 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The exhibit features the work of three local artists who complement and contrast each other’s styles, culture and perspectives. Also on display will be a collage of posters and photos from 15 years of events and projects organized by the Asian Pacific American Association of Greater Rochester.

Artist Longze Zhang, a software engineer and artist, created 18 original works for the exhibit.

“The designing and making of my artwork is the combined application of my software expertise and my appreciation of both eastern and western culture. In my artwork, I like to express my mind, my love, my memories and my stories in a specific medium or combined media of sketching, watercolor, acrylic and paper cutting,” Zhang said.

Other artists featured include Olivia Kim, who describes herself as a figure sculptor interested in the “eternal and ephemeral aspects of being human,” and Melissa Huang, who says her work “focuses on surreal worlds where the figure melts back into nature.”

The Link Gallery is located on the first floor of City Hall at 30 Church St. It is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


News Media: For more information, contact Press Officer Jessica Alaimo, 428-7135.


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