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New Americans Museum Presents 'A Song From My Hero Collection' Opening Reception


  • WHEN Friday, February 12, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
  • WHERE New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Rd., Suite 102, San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

The New Americans Museum presents a multimedia exhibit by Jay Lizo inspired by his search for role models in pop culture.

"A Song from My Hero Collection" is a reflection of Lizo's childhood as a Filipino-American in the suburbs of Jacksonville, Florida. The show will be on display in the Community Gallery from Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, May 29, 2016 with the opening reception happening 5:30 to 8 p.m. of the first night.

Over the years, Lizo didn't find many role models within his community, so he turned to comics and popular culture to find his "heroes." As he grew older, his hero selections beam more diverse but rarely reflected his own Filipino identity and family heritage.

"A Song from My Hero Collection" consists of a paintings, sculptures and works by high school student collaborators. The paintings are portraits of people, both real and fictitious, through which Lizo has been able to reconcile his identity as neither Filipino nor American, but both simultaneously.

The installation's youth component invites students to record stories and create drawings inspired by their own heroes. The stories and art collected will be exhibited as a multi-media installation, catalog and digital gallery.

Admission to the museum is free. For additional information call (619) 756-7707.

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