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    Press Release * For Immediate Release: October 1, 2001 Contact: Sand T, 781/322-6851 or SandTgallery28@aol.com IDENTItea Opens October 13, 2001 at SPACE@16
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      Press Release * For Immediate Release: October 1, 2001
      Contact: Sand T, 781/322-6851 or SandTgallery28@...

      IDENTItea Opens October 13, 2001 at SPACE@16 Gallery

      Malden, MA: The "IDENTItea" exhibition runs October 13 - December 15, 2001,

      at the SPACE@16 Gallery located at 16 Princeton Road in Malden, MA. The
      opening reception is Saturday, October 13 from 2-5 PM. The gallery is free
      and is open by appointment at other times.

      This exhibition explores the boundary between self and others through issues

      of social identity, politics, culture and tea. Along with visual art, the
      exhibit will feature a Classical Chinese tea-tasting, poetry reading, and
      artists talks. Also on display will be a collection of purple clay teapots
      from the Yixing Province of China.

      Participating Artists:
      The exhibition is curated by Sand T, and includes:
      * Tie Li's "Acupuncture Series", paintings, which explore conceptions about
      human bodies through Chinese traditional medicine perspective.
      * Wes Kalloch and Sand T's outdoor installation "Table Setting: Ready For
      Culture?" which investigates social identity and culture via food.
      * Elise Mannella's mixed media pieces which explores social and cultural
      * Lauren O'Neal's collage/assemblage work which address tea, gender, and
      * Yosh Sanbonmatsu's works relating to US involvement in Asia.
      * Lawrence Wong's installation which addresses social identity.

      Opening Reception & Events:
      The opening reception is Saturday, October 13, from 2-5, and will include:
      * Classical Chinese Tea Tasting in Kung-Fu Style at 3 PM. Presented by the
      Chinese Cultural Connection. Demo & tea tasting.
      * Artists Talks & Poetry Readings: 4 PM.

      Upcoming Related Programming:
      Gender/Employment: Equality and Empowerment Forum, Saturday, December 8
      This forum, held at 112 Pleasant St. in Malden, is organized by Sand T and
      Richard W.P. Cheng, Executive Director, the Great Wall Center. For
      information on speakers and to RSVP, contact Sand T at 781/322-6851 or

      The Asian American Artists Roundtable Series is a collaborative project
      between the Great Wall Center, Inc., SPACE@16, Malden Asian Pacific
      Coalition, and Asian Spectrum TV Series. Supporters: Malden Cultural
      Council, a local agency which receives support from the Massachusetts
      Cultural Council, a state agency, the Asian American Unity Fund, The Boston
      Foundation, Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation, Malden Redevelopment Authority,

      and the Mayor's Office of Malden. Previously known as S.T. Gallery, SPACE@16

      is artist operated, working in collaboration with individuals, for-profit
      and non profit organizations to promote arts through SPACE@16 and other
      venues. For more information about events and hours, please call
      781-322-6851, or send email to SandTgallery28@...
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