Popup Book Workshop with Artist-Educator Resident Tati Nguyen

Thursday, September 29, 2022
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
@ Chatham Square Library
33 East Broadway, NYC

CMA Artist-Educator in Residence Tati Nguyen hosts a free after school workshop in the heart of Chinatown. Through exploring the storytelling process and creating their own popup books, Tati will aid children in telling their stories, expressing their truth, and taking pride in their culture and identity.

This workshop takes place at Chatham Square Library located at at 33 East Broadway and is suitable for ages 6 and up. All materials are provided free of cost.

This workshop is made possible with an Asian American Arts Alliance microgrant funded by the Asian American Federation, with the support of Children’s Museum of the Arts.

About Tati Nguyen

Tati Nguyen is a filmmaker, visual artist, and arts educator who hails from Vietnam. Educated on three continents, her multicultural perspectives have shaped her work as an artist and educator; the latter where she’s developed a variety of arts curricula that span cultures, ages, and mediums.

About the Asian American Arts Alliance (A4)

The Asian American Arts Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring greater representation, equity, and opportunities for Asian American artists and cultural organizations through resource sharing, promotion, and community building. Since 1983, A4 has sought to unify, promote, and represent the artistic and cultural producers of one of New York City’s fastest-growing populations. A4 is a diverse alliance of artists, organizations, and arts supporters who believe that working together as a pan-ethnic, multidisciplinary community is essential to nurturing the development of artists and arts groups. A4 serves as a thoughtful convener of the Asian American cultural workforce around issues of race, identity, and artmaking and provides a critical voice for this community. It is the only service organization in the country dedicated to the professional development of Asian American artists in all disciplines.

About Chatham Square Library

The Chatham Square Library is one of the busiest branches of The New York Public Library. The branch has been an integral part of the Chinatown neighborhood since its earliest days, with a circulating Chinese language collection available since 1911. Chatham Square opened on November 2, 1903, replacing a branch of the New York Free Circulating Library that had served the neighborhood for four years. The library was designed by New York architectural firm McKim, Mead and White, and was the second branch after Yorkville to be constructed with funds from Carnegie’s 1901 gift to the city of New York. A complete renovation with remodeled interior was done in 2001 as part of the Library’s Adopt-a-Branch program. The first floor, with the original floor-to-ceiling windows and striking wood details, holds the adult and young adult collections. The second floor is devoted to the children’s collection. The third floor contains a bright, spacious community room and a children’s story-hour room. The lower level contains the Chinese Heritage Collection, a unique collection of materials in English and Chinese.

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