In the Press

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

May 6, 2020

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.


Salt Stained Art Exhibit

September 22, 2018

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San Jose art exhibit showcases the Southeast Asian experience

January 29, 2019

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.


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

December 2, 2019

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Sight and Sound - Chopsticks Alley

May/June 2020

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.


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

September 6, 2018

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.


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

August 11, 2020

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.”