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Year of the Dragon
February 9 - March 16, 2024
Lunch & Panel February 10th, 12:30 - 3pm

Duane Reed Gallery in collaboration with The Very Asian Foundation is proud to present "Year of the Dragon," prioritizing Asian American artists and work inspired by the Lunar New Year.


In the past few years, the increase in Asian American representation in the arts and entertainment industry has been phenomenal but so has the rise of anti-Asian sentiment. We are more than the cultural expectations of the “Model Minority”. This exhibition is a celebration of Asian American contribution to the arts and the breadth of Asian American identity and a stepping stone towards more opportunities for Asian American creatives in the Greater St. Louis area to meet and share their voices with the community.

The show will premiere with A Very Asian Fundraiser on February 10th, including a gallery viewing, lunch, and artists panel. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Very Asian Foundation Creators Grant.

The exhibition features Sam ChungJiyong Lee, Steven Young Lee, Marina Peng, Michelle Lee Rigell, Ria Unson,  Victor Wang, Kensuke Yamada, Sunkoo Yuh, and Yingxue Zuo.

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