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Gamer, actor Tasi Alabastro helps theaters use Twitch to adapt to Coronavirus era and beyond

Twitch’s ability to connect with coveted younger demographics appealed to Trami Cron of Chopsticks Alley, which supports Southeast Asian artists. With Alabastro, she’s using Twitch to stream performances and conversations with artists, starting with Dane Amar, Esther Young and Wesly Tan on Saturday, May 2. There’s a lot of overlap between artists and gamers, she says.


May 6, 2020

Salt Stained Art Exhibit

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September 22, 2018

San Jose art exhibit showcases the Southeast Asian experience

A NEW ART EXHIBITION AT SAN JOSE CITY HALL. It showcases four interpretations of “home” by four young artists of Southeast Asian descent. It manages to capture both the immigrant experience and their everyday life that should be familiar to Bay Area residents.


January 29, 2019

San Jose is a true melting pot of ethnicity, culture and people

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December 2, 2019

Sight and Sound - Chopsticks Alley

Incredible art can be found everywhere we go, but it takes a certain presentation to make the brilliance visible to many. Chopsticks Alley Art gives underreprented artists opportunities be be paid and featured in an honorable way.


May/June 2020

Silicon Alleys: Exhibit Marks First Viet-Japanese Collab for Art Object Gallery

Ken Matsumoto's compound, the ArtObjectGallery, sits on a legendary Japantown parcel, near a Zen meditation studio and an artist's supply shop. Including an exhibit space along with an outdoor sculpture garden where one finds Matsumoto's own work, the complex usually exudes serenity, but last Saturday, the entire property came alive thanks to Salt Stained, a new exhibit of mostly Vietnamese visual artists that runs through Oct. 26.


September 6, 2018

Vietnamese art and culture gain exposure with San Jose’s Chopsticks Alley Art

For Trami Cron, sharing Vietnamese art and culture is about more than creating community.

It’s also about helping people focus on something positive. “We find that during these difficult times, there needs to be a light,” she said. “There needs to be some laughter and smiles.”


August 11, 2020

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