Healing Exhibition in New York highlights creations by Lia Chang, Arlan Huang, Julia Cowing and other Asian American artists

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Healing Exhibition in New York highlights creations by Lia Chang, Arlan Huang, Julia Cowing and other Asian American artists.

HEALING , an exhibition on view at Elmhurst Hospital in New York, features a collection of works by Asian American artists in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month through July 9th.

Speaking to the diversity of how we as artists access the powers of healing within the context of our art, photos from my Botanical Beauties and Beyond and Kids in Color Series, are on display with creations by Arlan Huang, Julia Cowing, Miya Hideshima, Maggie Law, Sumio Inoue, Lorita Ko, Toshiko Tochihara, Maggie Law, Toby Barnes, Corky Lee, Susana Lei'ataua and Michio Namatame.

I took my first trip to the Garden Isle of Kaua'i with my mother in 1999, who died unexpectedly of a brain aneurysm that year. I traveled in search of serenity and found solace in the ephemeral essence of nature at the Boboli Garden in Florence, Italy.

As the photographer for the National Tropical Botanical Garden, I returned to Kaua'i, losing myself in the otherworldly landscapes. I rejuvenated my soul during my intimate journey, creating a collection of Botanical Beauties in the process.

HEALING is a collaboration between Elmhurst Hospital , Queens Council on the Arts , Asian American Arts Centre and Lightbox Gallery .

Location:
Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst, NY 11373
(212) 442-3876

Open to the public Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm through July 9th.
Click here for my Botanical Beauties and Beyond Collection

Chartered by Congress in 1964, the National Tropical Botanical Garden administers a network of five gardens and three preserves in Hawai'i and Florida focusing on tropical flora. With over 1,800 acres encompassing diverse tropical ecosystems and extensive living collections of species facing extinction in the wild, NTBG is the premiere facility in Hawaii advancing scientific research, public education, and plant conservation. Located in the only tropical and sub-tropical regions in the United States, the gardens and preserves of the NTBG are "Noah's Arks" for this threatened plant life. www.ntbg.org