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Art exhibit celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Nichols Library / May 30, 2024


Chinese American Women in Action (CAWA) will be hosting the 2nd Annual CAWA Youth and AYA Art Exhibition from 4:30 to 7:30PM Thurs., May 30, at Nichols Library in downtown Naperville.

At 5PM, Naperville Mayor Scott Wehrli will present a proclamation to CAWA in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month during a brief ceremony, recognizing the close of the month-long celebration in the community. 

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPI) Month presents a time to pay tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.

“The art exhibition is organized by our local Asian American high school students to promote and showcase the various talents of the young artists,” said Nancy Chen, president of CAWA.

Photos with this story feature art by Isabel Yu, one of the CAWA Youth Co-Chairs and a 2024 graduate of Naperville North High School.
The titles of her work presented here are “I Love You, Grandma” (The Chinese message on the phone) and “Stuck.”
“Stuck” is among the art created by Isabel Yu that will be on display. (Photo courtesy Nancy Chen)

The exhibition is a showcase of young Asian artists who have expressed the essence of their heritage and emotions through their arts. 

The community is welcome to come and enjoy paintings, drawing, ceramic, jewelry and live performances by Asian youth.

Admission is free of charge. Refreshments will be served. 

Nichols Library is located at 200 W. Jefferson Avenue.

According to the Smithsonian Institute, the month of May is “time to reflect and celebrate the important role that Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) have played in our shared history. Explore Smithsonian events happening online to find resources, podcasts and collection items to learn more about AANHPI contributions.”

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