Asian American Women Artists Association Presents THE WORLDS OF BERNICE BING

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA– On Friday, September 13th at 7:00 pm at Koret Auditorium in the de Young Museum, join the Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) as they present THE WORLDS OF BERNICE BING, a 30-minute documentary short film about the life of the late San Francisco artist Bernice Bing. Cynthia Tom of AAWAA will introduce the film. After the screening there will be a Q&A with the Project Director, Jennifer Yoshida Banta, artists Lenore Chinn and Rudy Lemcke, moderated by Mark Dean Johnson, Professor, San Francisco State University.  Admission is free and tickets will be available beginning at 6:00 pm. For more information please contact the de Young Museum at 415-750-3600 or 415-750-7694 for Friday Night events.

AAWAA's premiere of "The Worlds of Bernice Bing," a documentary short film

AAWAA’s premiere of “The Worlds of Bernice Bing,” a documentary short film

“The Worlds of Bernice Bing, an inspirational film about Bernice Lee Bing – artist, Chinese American, lesbian, and foremother of Asian American arts – is a story of a powerful woman who used color, paint brush, and canvas to speak from her heart. Presented by the Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) and Bing scholar, Jennifer Banta Yoshida, this film promises to energize and inspire viewers to relish the resiliency of this unique American icon of the arts. After earning her Master’s degree from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1961 and emerging with a strong presence in the Beat era, Bing worked to bring about changes in the San Francisco art world. Her painterly works of masterful strokes and dazzling composition are supported by the voices of those who cherished her in sisterhood and friendship.  At long last, Bernice Lee Bing is receiving the attention she so well deserves.”

About the Asian American Women Artists Association 

The Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) is a national non-profit arts organization dedicated to ensuring the visibility and documentation of Asian American women in the arts. Since 1989, AAWAA has been a resource for the arts and academic communities, working to further the recognition of Asian American women artists. Through exhibitions, literary readings, speakers’ bureau, publications, and educational programs, AAWAA offers thought-provoking perspectives that challenge societal assumptions and promote dialogue across cultures and generations. For more information on AAWAA and its mission and programs, please visit Contact AAWAA at 1890 Bryant Street, Suite 302, San Francisco, CA 94110, (415) 252-7996,

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