Banned & Recovered/Belle Yang at Steinbeck Center
- When: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Where: National Steinbeck Center, Salinas
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Art (opening)
Inspired by the changed world post 9-11, the "Patriot Act," and its effects on libraries and librarians, Banned and Recovered utilizes mixed media, painting, photography and book art to bring light to historic bans and challenges to first amendment expression today. Thirty-seven artists including guest speakers photographer Noah Wilson and painter drawer and printmaker Enrique Chagoya, created new works of art inspired by titles from the long list of banned and challenged books. As an "American author who writes in English and thinks in Chinese," according to Amy Tan, author and painter Belle Yang adds to the dialogue with work from her graphic novels, children's books studded with facets of the American dream, a demonstration of her father's paintings, and a kinetic and three dimensional look at Yang's work created by CSUMB visual and public art professors Lila Staples and Angelica Muro. [JB]
6-7pm lecture and discussion with Belle Yang; 6:30pm Banned and Recovered discussion and walk through; exhibit runs through Oct 6. The Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St., Salinas. Free. 775-4721. www.steinbeck.org.