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Article | July 8, 2021

Projecting Grace: Dear America

Blog|Eva Woo Slavitt

Grace Cathedral is a house of prayer for people and spiritual crossroads in one of the world’s most dynamic and beautiful cities.  Our congregation is representative of the community that makes up the SF Bay Area. This month for Projecting Grace, we offer our space to a group of artists who speak up to racial violence. Dear America‘s guerilla projections respond to anti-Asian violence and we are honored that they chose to use the façade of Grace Cathedral as one of their stops.   

“In a time when the right to belong of Asian Americans is being questioned, taking up space matters. Asian Americans have been in the U.S. since the 1800’s. In sharp contrast to the false notion that Asian Americans are a people whose belonging in America must be granted by non-Asian Americans, this project is about Asian Americans unapologetically taking up space, celebrating each other’s presence, and not asking permission to do so.” Christy Chan, lead artist.  

We plan to start projecting at 8:30 pm, July 18. Because of the number of images, our plans will be to stay until 10:30 pm.  

Dear America features artworks by the following artists:  

Cathy Lu 

Christine Wong Yap 

Christy Chan 

Jenifer K Wofford 

Mel Chin x For Freedoms 

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Here is a sample of some of the images you will see on July 18

A picture containing night, altar

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A tall building with writing on it

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About Projecting Grace

Projecting Grace is a monthly digital projection of art on the façade of Grace Cathedral.  It’s an informal,  casual event where people gather to watch as the artists project a series of digital images from Huntington Park to the façade of Grace Cathedral. It does take some time to adjust the lenses to get the image to project clearly on the façade. Once done, the image will be shown for approximately 5-10 mins for all to enjoy.   

Projecting Grace is typically run on the last Sunday of every month, starting at sundown. We do our best to run the show during the time frame posted but may end earlier due to fog or rain.  

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