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Asian Arts Initiative

Hair Salon on Wheels Tries to Inspire Mobility in Homeless Clients

Peak Johnson | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
Peak Johnson

Visiting a barber shop or a hair salon may seem like a luxury, but an artist who visits shelters for homeless Americans sees it as a matter of identity.

Initiative to Foster Dialogue Amongst Diverse Communities

Peak Johnson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
Peak Johnson

You For Me For You 2012: Staring Ruibo Qian and Kimberly Gilbert. Photo by Scott Suchman, courtesy of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Founder of the...

Iranian Artist's Fearless Nudes

Posted 02.27.2013 | Arts

Artist Mona Shomali was born in Los Angeles the same year as the Iranian revolution; in fact, her mother fled Iran only months before her birth in ord...

A Remarkable Class

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

I recently began teaching a series of arts management seminars for ten grantees of the Ford Foundation. The Foundation has committed $100 million ove...