By Christina Lai & Ina Liu
November 18-19 at 7:30pm
Keenan Rehearsal Room
Photo Credit: pluralofme painting and photo by Ina Liu
Christina Lai & Ina Liu bring us The Meditation, narratives of Asian American Pacific Islander women, moving from the dichotomous to the complex through music and art. In the wake of recent Asian hate crimes, Liu and Lai examine the stories of these women through the lenses of art and music. The Meditation represents a partnership with the Asian American Center and the Process Series.
Christina Lai is a pianist who finds passion in all fields of music teaching and collaboration. Seeking to bring a diverse repertoire to audiences in local communities, Christina has collaborated with her chamber ensembles to focus on supporting works written by female composers. Through collaborations with composers such as Pulitzer Prize winner Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Missy Mazzoli, and Liliya Ugay, Christina has brought their music to parts across the state of Florida.
Ina Liu is a self-taught artist specializing in graphic design and multimedia visual arts. Passionate about leveraging art for advocacy and equity, she has worked on key projects with various social justice organizations such as the National Association of Asian American Professionals and the National Virus Hepatitis Roundtable. She was the selected winner for the World Health Organization design competition and helped design public awareness campaigns for reducing COVID-19 transmission.