May 1, 2017 – June 4, 2017

Generation One – Art by First-Generation Asian-Canadian Artists

Opening reception: Saturday May 6th, 2017 2:00pm

Exhibition dates: May 1st – June 4th, 2017 daily 9am-5pm.

The Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society (VAHMS) and Lipont Gallery are pleased to present Generation One Art Exhibition during the 21st annual explorASIAN festival (, which promotes national Asian Heritage Month in May. The Generation One Art Exhibition was created in 2009 as a signature program of the VAHMS festival to feature both established and emerging local artists, who are first-generation Asian Canadians by immigration or birth, and to provide a forum for exploring new expressions of Canadian identity. This year, the exhibition will focus on issues of social integration facing Asian Canadians of various generations.

“First-generation Asian Canadians face unique integration challenges related to language, adaptation, employment and housing issues, just to name a few,” said Candie Tanaka, Chair of the VAHMS Generation One Committee. “This year’s exhibition explores these issues in the context of how this synthesis might mean different things to different people, and promotes cross-generational dialogue about the subject.”

The Generation One Art Exhibition is curated by a committee of experienced art professionals who are passionate about promoting dialogue and engagement through the arts. The free family-friendly exhibition will be on view from May 1 to June 4, 2017 at the newly established Lipont Gallery

Participating Artists:

Evan Leung

Xiao Feng Wu

Jennie Wang Catton

J.A. Tan

Hai Ping Lee

Shyh-Charng Lo

Tony Chu

Neil Pan

Grace L. Cuenca

Ferdinand (Chito) Maravilla

Juliana Loh

Niel McLaren