A Slice of Life

Last Saturday, November 9th, students from The School of Interior Architecture and Design at the Academy of Art University spent their afternoon on the streets of the Tenderloin. In celebration of artist Flo Oy Wong’s 75th birthday, The Asian Pacific Islander Center hosted an exhibition at the Luggage Store Gallery featuring the art work from local elementary school children. The Rooftop Art: A Slice of Life event included a cardboard construction site on Ellis, led by Interior Design students, inspiring children of The Rooftop Elementary school to let their imagination flourish as they created anything of their choosing out of boxes. Many children of the Tenderloin district live in SRO’s (single room occupancy) and decided to create their dream home as the ultimate kid’s fantasy with the help of AAU student volunteers.
Cardboard model by a 6 year elementary student inspired by one of the hotels on Ellis Street (Never to young to get inspired)
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Nik Safe, Sunday Parker, Summer Fang, Nicole Chang, Hope Marquardt, and Jee Choi
Photos: Sunday Parker and Andi Wog