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2024 July 11 California, USA

“Celebrating Artist, Curator, Activist, Teacher CYNTHIA  TOM and Everyone Connected to Cynthia’s A Place Of Her Own™”

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Artist Cynthia Tom says:

“My paintings are a form of visual meditations for me and I hope they can do the same for you.

“Each piece is created intuitively. It begins with a spark of an idea and allowed to evolve in its own time, even the title comes to me when its ready. Every work of art has a story to tell.

“Created with intentions for healing, wonder and resilience, I hope to spark for your imagination for a life filled with confidence, calm, delight, and fortitude.”

https://www.cynthiatom.com/

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Cynthia Tom is:

Cultural Surrealist | Visual Artist |Speaker and Cultural Community and Women focused Curator | Founding Director of A PLACE of HER OWN and Flying Lessons: Inquire Within workshops and lectures | Board President Emeritus – Asian American Women Artists Association

 

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A PLACE OF HER OWN™  https://www.aplaceofherown.org/

 

A PLACE OF HER OWN™ (PLACE) empowers community through its women. We provide trauma-informed art-based tools and thought processes, including a culturally conscious community to foster confidence, leadership, and compassion. We address generational trauma, colonization, and cultural conditioning, while promoting social justice and self-agency. Through workshops, exhibitions and presentations, we provide visibility and creative sanctuary, inviting women to define their aspirations and self-worth through intuitive art, celebrating their authentic selves.

 

Art with a Story   https://ateliercynthiatom.com/

Art with a Story. Guides for Your Journey Home. These creative products are intended to encourage meditations that help develop and strengthen intuition, self- love and forgiveness and grow your sense of self-worth. They are intended to be treasured reminders to care for you first, to love you first.

Loving yourself first is often an act of resistance and courage. These items are your bold statement that you matter. They invite conversation about both tough and joyous subjects.

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I thank Linda A. Harris and Tom Swan for encouraging me to see Cynthia Tom’s installation in the autumn of 2016. I thank Sue R. for giving me a ride to meet:

 

Cynthia Tom: Stories to Tell, Discards & Variances

Tales of human trafficking from A Chinese American family’s perspective

I thank Margie Yee Webb for giving me a ride to pick up my first purchase of a Cynthia Tom painting.

I thank Sue R. for encouraging me to enroll in Cynthia’s 2018 A PLACE OF HER OWN™

 

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Renowned artist/cultural curator Cynthia Tom says: “To imagine a place of your own, for a woman, is an act of rebellion. Whether its physical or a state of mind, this concept drives self-care and love. This exhibition, the culminating phase of a 6-month healing program, is Intended to inspire, excite and ignite. It combines visual storytelling with mixed media and found objects, and insists upon new ways to re-imagine your place in the world.”

I thank Elisa Sasa Southard for helping me craft my artist statement in April 2018 when we were in Paris, FRANCE.

I thank everyone who were/are connected and supported/support and cheered/cheer for Cynthia Tom and A PLACE OF HER OWN™

 

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I thank Cynthia Tom who inspired me to join Asian American Women Artists Association https://www.aawaa.net/ in San Francisco, California, USA

I thank Cynthia Tom who led me to Dr. Amy Grace Lam https://www.vibrationalenergywellness.com/  and   https://www.amygracelam.com/

I thank Dr. Lam who led me to Dr. Jae Reed https://azureskychiro.com/  and   https://azureskychiro.com/meet-the-team/#jae-reed

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Here are links to a few of my blog posts that honor Cynthia Tom and everyone involved with A PLACE OF HER OWN™:

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https://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/teresa-jade-leyung-celebrates-everyone-connected-to-artist-curator-educator-cynthia-tom-and-a-place-of-her-own/

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https://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/theme-consultant-and-writing-coach-teresa-jade-leyung-supports-artists-who-face-hungry-ghosts/

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https://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/cynthia-tom-to-teach-artmaking-to-access-your-identity-at-chinese-historical-society-of-america/

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https://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/story-theme-consultant-teresa-leyung-ryan-living-beauty-full-life-as-teresa-jade-leyung/

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Thank you for reading my blog post:

“Celebrating Artist, Curator, Activist, Teacher CYNTHIA  TOM and Everyone Connected to Cynthia’s A Place Of Her Own™”

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I wish Cynthia Tom “Joyeux anniversaire”!

I wish Cynthia and everyone – peace, vibrant health and happiness always!!!

Teresa Jade LeYung with her art "My Four Desks" photo by artist Irene Wibawa

Sincerely,

Teresa Jade LeYung

http://www.OurBeautifulBrains.com goes to Teresa Jade LeYung’s Blog on Wellness, Themes, Archetypes

Published author, blogger, lover of Paris (France), Writing Coach, Photo Historian Teresa Jade LeYung says:

“I love helping writers identify the themes in their manuscripts to hook readers, and, build and fortify their platforms before and after publication. Reach out, not stress out.”

My short short movies of Paris 2024 https://m.youtube.com/@teresajadeleyung/videos

Love Made Of Heart ®

 

2023 October 30, 13:38 California

Dear Readers,

I wish you total wellness.

I celebrate everyone connected to Artist / Curator / Educator Cynthia Tom and “A Place of Her Own” ™ – all alumni, teachers, supporters, friends, families, community partners.  https://www.aplaceofherown.org/

I am grateful to dear Linda and Tom who led me to Cynthia Tom who gave me a safe place to use my voice in her program A Place of Her Own ™…  who led me to Dr. Amy Grace Lam who taught me  how to ask my Body questions … who led me to Dr. Jae Reed, DC who is guiding me to Wellness through Neuro Integration System (N.I.S.) and Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) treatments

 

A Place of Her Own ™ alumni of all the years and all supporters,
If you would like to share your hello and  announce your upcoming events, click on the headline of this blog post  [ Teresa Jade LeYung celebrates everyone connected to Artist / Curator / Educator Cynthia Tom and “A Place of Her Own” ™ ]  then scroll down this blog post to see  the words “Leave a Reply”… after you have typed your information into the boxes, be sure to click “Submit Comment”

 

2018 A PLACE OF HER OWN ™ opening reception group photo by artist and teacher Cris Matos; Cynthia Tom standing in the center wearing pink

 

WHAT? 
A PLACE OF HER OWN™ (founded by renowned artist / curator / educator Cynthia Tom)  is a culturally informed, art-based healing and transformation 6-month program consisting of weekly workshops, culminating in a professional art exhibition.
Mission: 
A PLACE OF HER OWN™ (PLACE) is an art-based healing organization dedicated to sparking and sustaining the well-being and activism of women

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In November 2017 my dear friend Sue said to me: “Teresa, I thought of you when I saw the word ‘transformation’ on Cynthia Tom’s 2018 class brochure A Place of Her Own™”

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The 6-month program began in January 2018. During Week 2, while listening to classmates talk about their dreams to let go of ancestral traumas … my chronic sore throat symptoms went away.

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One day in April, 2018  dear Sasa Southard helped me craft my “artist statement” when we were eating le petit déjeuner  then déjeuner at Coquelicot in Montmartre, Paris.

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In my May 7, 2018 blog post:

“Over six months of Exploring and Naming Hungry Ghosts (examine and challenge beliefs that hold me back and the exploration of my family patterns not just those of my parents’ but also of my ancestors’ traumas linked to world history of slavery, colonization, forced migration, oppression), Releasing Hungry Ghosts, Claiming MY PLACE, and Proclaiming MY PLACE … I, Teresa Jade LeYung, give a thousand thanks to creator and lead teacher of A PLACE OF HER OWN ™ Cynthia Tom, assistant teachers Maggie Yee and Natalie Sacramento, my dear classmates (Julie Andersen, Frances Cachapero, Norma Carrera, Kristi Chan, Angie Dumagsa, Elizabeth Esqueda, Ashleigh Heinichen, Tomo Hirai, Ahran Lee, Grace Hwang Lynch, Teresa Jade LeYung-Ryan, Patricia Zamora), guest artist-speakers Cris Matos, Angela Bau, Reiko Fujii,  Irene Wibawa, and Brian Garvey (the gent who helps us and our work get to classroom ‘on time’ every Thursday),  Asian American Women Artists Association,  Pacific Asian American Women Bay Area Coalition, and all the dear hearts who encouraged me to enroll in this residency program six months ago.”

https://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/story-theme-consultant-teresa-leyung-ryan-aka-found-object-artist-teresa-jade-leyung/

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My July 15, 2018 blog post:

Dear Readers of http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog

I wish you all wellness and joy.

This post is to acknowledge the dear folks who have encouraged and inspired me as I made my debut as a Found-Object Artist.  Whether or not they were there in person, I humbly thank everyone as I go forward with a new perspective!

https://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/story-theme-consultant-teresa-leyung-ryan-living-beauty-full-life-as-teresa-jade-leyung/

 

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Nov 18, 2017, San Rafael, CA - artist Cynthia Tom, a panel of Cynthia's "Accepting the I Am" triptych, Teresa Jade LeYung, Margie Yee Webb

 

 

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Teresa Jade LeYung with her art "“Four Desks For the Four Femmes In Me”" photo by artist Irene Wibawa

My 2018 artist statement for A PLACE OF HER OWN Exhibition which ran May 12 through June 24, 2018 at J-SEI in Emeryville, California.

Teresa Jade LeYung

Four smoothened wood boxes represent my dream home ? a place where I can balance the four areas of my life.  The green, blue, pink, gold (from paintings and mixed media art created by Cynthia Tom, Cris Matos, Chandra Garsson, Maria K.W. Leung) represent my affinity with Nature.

I dream of four desks so that I would not have to constantly clear off table space to make room for one project while having to put away my other projects.

All that I do and want to do are equally precious to me.  Just as there are four points on a compass, my four desks will allow me to go forward with my work with clarity.

And, when I say work, I am talking about what makes me want to get up each morning with a smile on my face and a spring in my walk.  I think beauty. I become beauty.

I transform “I was” to “I AM”

I was a child witness to family violence.

I was a frightened immigrant.

I was an adult receiver of violence.

I AM Teresa Jade LeYung who speaks openly through my writing and advocacy, my immigrant experience, and my knowing beauty.  As an author, a story consultant, and a found-object artist and student of A PLACE OF HER OWN™, I empower women to transform their own stories.  I think beauty. I AM beauty. Please visit me at http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/

 

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Thank you for reading my blog post:  “Teresa Jade LeYung celebrates everyone connected to Artist / Curator / Educator Cynthia Tom and “A Place of Her Own”™”

Wishing you total wellness and happiness!

Sincerely,

Teresa Jade LeYung

Love Made Of Heart ®

 

 

WHAT?  A PLACE OF HER OWN™ (founded by renowned artist / curator / educator Cynthia Tom)  is a culturally informed, arts-based healing and transformation 6-month program consisting of weekly workshops, culminating in a professional art exhibition.
Mission:  A PLACE OF HER OWN™ (PLACE) is an art-based healing program dedicated to fostering the long-term mental health and well-being of women.

Featuring 20 San Francisco Bay Area Women Artists answering the question:

“If you had a place of your own, what would it be?”

Curated by Cynthia Tom and Maggie Yee

Teresa Jade LeYung is a proud student of

Please join Teresa, her classmates, founder/lead curator/lead teacher/artist CYNTHIA TOM

and co-teachers Maggie Yee and Natalie Sacramento

http://www.aplaceofherown.org/events for full list of events (including May 19 lecture and June 9 lecture and film)

Saturday May 12   Opening Reception  2:00-5:00pm

Sunday June 3    Artists Talks 2:00-4:00pm; Gallery Open 12:00-5:00pm

Sunday June 24  Closing Reception 12:00-3:00pm

Renowned artist/cultural curator Cynthia Tom says: “To imagine a place of your own, for a woman, is an act of rebellion. Whether its physical or a state of mind, this concept drives self-care and love. This exhibition, the culminating phase of a 6-month healing program, is Intended to inspire, excite and ignite. It combines visual storytelling with mixed media and found objects, and insists upon new ways to re-imagine your place in the world.”

at J-SEI in Emeryville
1285 66th Street, Emeryville   (510) 654-4000

Exhibition runs May 12 through June 24, 2018

 The public is invited to participate in self-guided art-making workstations during gallery hours.

Admission Free. Donations $10-$20 are appreciated. No one turned away for lack of funds.

 * Denotes artists in the 2018 residency program

 Artists:  Nancy Arvold, *Julie Andersen, Angela Bau, *Frances Cachapero, *Norma Carrera, *Kristi Chan, Catherine Ceniza Choy, *Angie Dumagsa, *Elizabeth Esqueda, Reiko Fujii, *Ashleigh Heinichen, *Tomo Hirai, *Ahran Lee, *Grace Hwang Lynch, Lisa Rodondi, *Teresa Jade LeYung-Ryan, Natalie Sacramento, Cynthia Tom, Sue Tom, Dechen Tsering, Manon Bogerd Wada, Irene Wibawa, Maggie Yee, *Patricia Zamora

Story / Theme Consultant Teresa LeYung-Ryan AKA Found-Object Artist Teresa Jade LeYung

here is a sneak peek at one of the four sections of Teresa Jade LeYung's piece entitled "Four Desks For the Four Femmes In Me"

Photo above is a sneak peek at one of the four sections of my piece entitled “Four Desks For the Four Femmes In Me”.
:)   You will have to go see the whole piece and the magnificent creations by classmates and artist-teachers at the exhibit :)
I will post photos of Opening Reception of May 12, 2018 for folks who cannot be there in person.

Over six months of Exploring and Naming Hungry Ghosts (examine and challenge beliefs that hold me back and the exploration of my family patterns not just those of my parents’ but also of my ancestors’ traumas linked to world history of slavery, colonization, forced migration, oppression), Releasing Hungry Ghosts, Claiming MY PLACE, and Proclaiming MY PLACE … I, Teresa Jade LeYung, give a thousand thanks to creator and lead teacher of A PLACE OF HER OWN Cynthia Tom, assistant teachers Maggie Yee and Natalie Sacramento, my dear classmates (Julie Andersen, Frances Cachapero, Norma Carrera, Kristi Chan, Angie Dumagsa, Elizabeth Esqueda, Ashleigh Heinichen, Tomo Hirai, Ahran Lee, Grace Hwang Lynch, Teresa Jade LeYung-Ryan, Patricia Zamora), guest artist-speakers Cris Matos, Angela Bau, Reiko Fujii,  Irene Wibawa, and Brian Garvey (the gent who helps us and our work get to classroom on time every Thursday),  Asian American Women Artists Association,  Pacific Asian American Women Bay Area Coalition, and all the dear hearts who encouraged me to enroll in this residency program six months ago.

Sincerely,

Teresa Jade LeYung

For Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan, please visit

http://LoveMadeOfHeart.com/blog

 

 

 

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