I'd like to preface this entry by saying, THANK YOU, SUZANNE! I am so very honored and surprised! I have ALWAYS loved your paintings soooo much!
From dear friend, and amazing artist, Suzanne Onodera:
Dear friends and family
I am happy to announce that my work will appear in the forthcoming “Cheers to Muses” featuring the work of more than fifty visual and literary artists ranging in ages and representing a broad spectrum of the Asian American Diaspora. I site my good friend Florence Yoo – singer, songwriter extraordinaire – as my muse! http://www.angelfire.com/ny2/florenceyoo
If you would like to pre-order a copy of the book at a discoun ted rate, please visit the AAWAA site and fill out the order form. Publication date is Spring ’07.
I hope you are all doing well and thanks for your continued support.
Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian America Women
Here is a generous collection of their work--visual art varying in media and dimension, fictional and biographic narratives, and poetry.
The result is a book that provides rich insights into the rising Asian American art scene.
Cover art courtesy of Susan Almazol ("Merging", ceramic sculpture)
Pre-publication Price: $19.95 + tax and shipping
Advance praise for AAWAA's new anthology:
"Cheers to Muses is a spiri ted tribute to the creative efforts of Asian American women artists and writers across generations and cultural backgrounds. Honoring those who inspired them, the works in this collection offer readers intimate glimpses into the contemporary sensibilities and experiences of Asian American women’s lives."
- Margo Machida , Associate Professor, Art History and ,
"Contemporary readers will enthusiastically cheer when they plunge into studying the original, imaginative, passionate and engaged work by the artists and writers in this anthology —each of whom dedicates her contribution to a chosen 'muse.' The original Greek Muses, too, would surely be enchan ted with the poetic and elegant structure and rich contents of Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by ."
- Moira Roth , Trefethen Professor of Art History , Mills College ,
"The Asian American Women Artists Association has one-upped themselves this time. This extraordinary book is both elegantly designed and overflowing with rich and sophistica ted contemporary art and literature. It is sure to become an important milestone in the future study of Asian American and women’s art of our time."
- Mark Johnson , Professor of Art and Director of Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University
"A wonderful dim sum of a book, Cheers to Muses feeds all the senses and is so rich it can (and will be!) returned to again and again."
- Ruthanne Lum McCunn , author of God of Luck, Chinese American Portraits, Thousand Pieces of Gold.
Buy your copies at the discoun ted pre-publication price today--this wonderful anthology of art and writing will be sold at its list price of $24.95 upon publication. **