For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Mary Ann Merker, Civic Arts Coordinator, (510) 981-7533

"The Way Things Were" reflects the cultural heritage of eight of Bay Area Chinese American artists

Berkeley, California (Monday, August 24, 2009) - "The Way Things Were," an exhibition reflecting the cultural heritage of eight of Bay Area Chinese American artists, is being shown at the Addison Street Windows Gallery. The work of these artists can be seen at the Windows Gallery from September 8-October 18. The Windows Gallery can be viewed 24 hours a day from the sidewalk, is free and is wheelchair accessible.

These artists, all from the Three Eight Art Studio, share the same background and found they enjoy similar childhood memories. They use a range of media-- ink, acrylic, oil, wood and clay-- to express their deep appreciation of their heritage. 

The Addison Street Windows Gallery is a project of the Civic Arts Program of the City of Berkeley in cooperation with the Civic Arts Commission. For information about the Windows Gallery, please contact the curator of the Addison Street Windows Gallery at (510) 981-7546 or Mary Ann Merker, Civic Arts Coordinator at (510) 981-7533, For further information about the art works in this exhibition, please contact Mei-Yu Lo at (510) 237-0112.