Opening Reception for "The Art of Japneet Kaur"
Japneet's artwork is inspired by personal stories and memories, real and imagined, that explore themes of home, nature, migration, and community. Her pieces are based on childhood memories growing up in Punjab, including listening to her grandmother's stories, summer days filled with mango feasts, gatherings with family and friends, and planting sunflowers while watching them attract birds and insects. The art explores lived experiences and sprinkles in some magic and nostalgia while honoring the place and language that shaped the artist. Though based on personal history, the art speaks to universal human experiences and connections through storytelling
Speakers for the evening:
Renowned artist Vishavjit Singh uses his influential art to promote understanding and positive change. His caricatures on Sikhtoons.com combat post-9/11 prejudice against Sikhs. Singh produced the animated film American Sikh, sharing his life journey. He has toured as 'Captain America Singh' in turban, employing humor to spark dialogues on identity and bias. Vishavjit will discuss art, diversity and his film.
Harinder Sandhu is the CTO of Health and Life Sciences Solutions at Microsoft. He obtained his Ph.D in Computer Science and was an Assistant Professor at York University. Sandhu is an experienced entrepreneur, having co-founded three successful Al healthcare startups. He was the CEO of Saykara, an Al medical scribe solution acquired by Microsoft/Nuance in 2021. Harinder will talk on the coming age of generative image and video generation and its impact on filmmaking.
"Opening Reception for "The Art of Japneet Kaur"" (2023). Library Event Video Recordings. 9.