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Guide to the Flo Wong Papers CEMA 123
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Description
The Flo Wong Papers contain correspondence related to her artwork and the Asian Heritage Council, promotional materials, photographs from her exhibits, books, articles and videos. There are photos of Wong's Flag Party in Sunnyvale Studio and her "made in usa: Angel Island Shhh" exhibit. The bulk of the materials are about her artistic activities from 1989-2009.
Background
Flo Oy Wong, a Sunnyvale California-based mixed media installation artist, is a visual storyteller who began her art career at the age of forty. Born and raised in Oakland, California’s Chinatown, Wong has received numerous awards for her work; including a 1992 award from the Euphrat Museum of Art at De Anza College, a 1995 President’s Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA), a 2001 Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) Award, a 2002 Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) Award, and the city of Sunnyvale’s 2007 Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award. The KSW and AIISF Awards were bestowed on Wong for her commitment and creativity in telling the stories of Angel Island detainees from 1910 – 1950 in the landmark exhibition entitled, "made in usa: Angel Island Shhh." In 2002, Wong received a California Civil Liberties Public Education Program Grant, in collaboration with the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, to create the exhibition entitled, "1942: Luggage From Home To Camp," a project that used the suitcase as a symbol of the internment experience. (From the Flo Wong website at http://www.flo-oy-wongartist.com/about/biography.html)
Extent
2.5 linear feet (2 document boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 1 photo album)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Availability
Service copies of audiovisual items may need to be made before viewing or listening. Please consult Special Collections staff for further information.