On behalf of Council of Asian Pacific Americans, we cordially invite you to attend our second quarterly Simply the Best (STB): Asian Culture & Education Seminar Series.
CAPA hosts the quarterly Simply the Best: Asian Culture and Education Series #2 on Same Language for Art & Business on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Faber Piano Institute, 3042 Creek Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.
This program is sponsored by GM, DTE, Toyota, JBSD, PAGE Toyota Southfield & PAGE Honda Bloomfield, Pangborn Design, Faber Piano Adventures, 168 Asian Mart, 168 KTV Bistro, Fuji Japanese Buffet and D Asian Media. Read more >>>
Same Language for Art & Business
The world is flat and at Today’s environment demands innovation and creativity more than ever. The challenge is how to find the innovation inspiration? Art creates a bonding experience that facilitates collaboration and accelerates the ability to get to the heart of a problem. Will art and business share the same language of innovative thinking?
Dominic Pangborn: CEO of Pangborn Design
Dominic Pangborn, Advisory Board
Dominic Pangborn is a well-known Korean-American artist and graphic designer. Dominic credits his constant evolution to his unique childhood. He was a born in Korea in 1952 – a product of the Korean War. His father an unknown American G.I., his mother a poor Korean villager. She was left to raise him — and his two full-Korean siblings — on her own in a post-war country that was devastated economically, physically, and emotionally. When Catholic missionaries visited their village she sent him to the United States at the age of 10 to be adopted by the Pangborn family of Jackson, Michigan.
The language and culture barriers were formidable at first for Dominic; however, those same barriers might have been what ultimately led him to art. He discovered at that early age that art allowed him to express himself to the fullest without the need for words. He bought his first set of paint and boards at the age of 12. Quickly grasping the medium, he sold his first painting for $145 to a colleague of his father. It was there his art career was born.
Audiences were quick to embrace his new revolutionary styles. He held his first show in 2007, selling out almost immediately. The popularity of his work only continued to soar. Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins franchise commissioned Dominic to create a 30-foot 3D art sculpture as a feature in their new $500 million stadium in 2012. In 2014 he was voted a top-five finalist in ArtPrize – the international public art competition—among 1,500 entries. Additionally, the Ella Sharp Museum of Michigan held a summer-long career retrospective (“Evolution of Art & Design Through Revolution”) which highlighted all of Dominic’s achievements in art, design, and invention. Of course, his crowning artistic achievement would come in 2015, when he was asked to create an artwork for the White House Fellows’ 50th Anniversary. President Obama and the First Lady will unveil the piece at a special White House luncheon on October 22, 2015.
• 2012: Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce Salute to Excellence
• 2006: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce Emerging Global Leader Award
• 2004: Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce Salute to Excellence
• 2003 Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce Salute to Excellence
• 2002: International Institute Hall of Fame
• 2000: Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce Salute to Excellence, Michigan Governor’s Award for Arts and Culture
RECENT CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
• Commissioned to create an artwork for the White House Fellows Program’s 50th Anniversary. The work will be unveiled by President Obama and the First Lady at the White House on October 22, 2015.
• The Ella Sharp Museum featured Dominic in “Evolution in Art & Design Through Revoltution,” a retrospective of his work in art, design, and invention
• Voted a top-five finalist among 1,500 entries at ArtPrize 2014, one of the world’s largest art competitions
• Art installation in the new Miami Marlins stadium, 2012
• Featured as the subject of KBS TV’s Age of Global Success documentary series, 2012
• Published “Evolutionist: Dominic Pangborn,” an art book featuring past work, 2011
CURRENT AND PAST BOARD MEMBERSHIPS
• Children’s Center of Michigan, Latino Family Services, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit Science Center, Madonna College
Randall Faber: CEO of Faber Piano Adventures
Randall Faber, Ph.D., Advisory Board
As pianist and educator, Randall Faber has appeared as special guest at universities throughout North America and Asia, including the Beijing Central Conservatory, the Shanghai Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory of Canada. He has been Convention Artist for the Music Teachers National Association Conference and master teacher for the World Conference on Piano Pedagogy, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference and the USA National Piano Teachers Institute.
A Steinway Artist, Faber has given recitals throughout the United States, Canada and Asia. He has appeared on international television and on public radio in live recital broadcast.
Dr. Faber holds three degrees from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Education and Human Development from Vanderbilt University. His research on motivation and talent development has been featured in journals and media in South Korea, China, Australia, and at the 9th International
Conference on Motivation in Lisbon, Portugal. Randall and his wife Nancy are well known as authors of the best-selling Piano Adventures® teaching method. Translated to seven languages, their
books have sold tens of millions of copies around the world.
The Fabers are co-founders of the Faber Piano Institute.
Grace Hsia: CEO of Warmilu
Grace Hsia is the Co-Founder & CEO at Warmilu, a non-electric warming technology company. At Warmilu, she manages business development, medical device development, manufacturing, marketing, and sales (US, India, Rwanda, Congo, Cameroon, and Kenya). She has been recognized by the Manufacturing Institute as an Emerging Leader for the 2016 STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production) Ahead Awards. She is a Forbes 30 Under 30 2016 Honoree in the Manufacturing & Industry Category. She was the tech mentor for the top 10 international finalists in the Intel 2014 Make it Wearable Competition at UC Berkeley and coached Nixie and ProGlove. She is passionate about building strategic relationships with medical device and clinical partners like Relief for Africa Foundation, Maternova, Songhai Labs, Pioneer Medical Research Foundation, Little Sparrows Technologies, and TheraB Medical. She frequently presents the Warmilu journey and early idea creation, generation, and validation frameworks to early stage innovators, entrepreneurs, and students as a guest lecturer or keynote speaker.
Grace Hsia has also served as the Senior Project Manager who manages programmatic strategy and operations at the University of Michigan Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy. She provides executive coaching and recommendations for addressing critical gaps in business development, supply chain, manufacturing, marketing, and sales for 240+ advanced technology startups through the First Customer Program. She assesses clients and provides them with a market specific overview, competitive landscape analysis, SWOT analysis, and action plan. She also assembles project scopes of work, issues requests for quotations/proposals, submits justification packages to Procurement, assembles 3-way contracts, and provides a payment process overview once the client has been successfully screened for a project or series of projects.
Grace graduated from the University of Michigan where she received her Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Materials Science and Engineering, Class of 2012) from the College of Engineering and Master of Entrepreneurship (Class of 2013) from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and College of Engineering. She gives back by lecturing at the University of Michigan, UC Berkeley, MIT, and Harvard as well as providing mentorship to early stage innovators and entrepreneurs.
Moderator:Ryan Rosario: President of FILAMCOO
Ryan Rosario, Director
Ryan Rosario is an Agency Owner for State Farm Insurance. He has been providing insurance and financial services to businesses and individuals since 1992. Mr. Rosario leads over 45 Filipino member organizations as Filipino American Community Council of MI President, a council that coordinates and assists all member organizations various projects, activities and advocacies. He serves as current Chairman for the Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Michigan whose mission is to promote and enhance the economic growth for Michigan Filipino-American businesses and professionals. In addition, he serves as a Board Member for Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce of Michigan.
Mr. Rosario past awards include:
- 2010 APACC Salute to Excellence
- 2011 CORP Magazine Salute to Diversity Business Leader
- 2012 Race Relations & Diversity Task Force Champion.
In addition, Ryan has chaired numerous events including the following:
- 2009 FILAMCCO Rizal Day
- 2010 NaFFAA 7th Annual Banquet
- 2012 PACCM Valentine’s Ball
Mr. Rosario holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Detroit-Mercy. He also is married to Anita Rosario with three children, Zachary (18), Rachel (15) and Julia (14). Enjoys golf with handicap scoring only, jogging and traveling.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Faber Piano Institute,
3042 Creek Dr,
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
5:30PM – 6:00PM Registration & Networking
6:00PM – 6:30PM Enjoy Asian Hors d’oeuvre and learn about Asian Culture
6:30PM – 7:00PM Meet “Who’s Who” among the APAs in Michigan
7:00PM – 7:45PM Same Language for Art & Business – Panel Speakers and Moderator
7:45PM – 8:30PM Networking & Closing
FREE Admission by June 22, 2017. Seats are limited & register to attend!
Please save the date for upcoming 2017 STB series: 9/27/2017, 11/15/2017 @ 5:30-8:30 PM, registration starts at 5:30 PM.
For all questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or CAPA Executive Director Ms. Ngoc Do at (810)701-1774.
Simply the Best – Recap
This free admission event emceed by CAPA’s youth Committee, Emily Xiong, Kimmily Qin, Ryan Dong and Samuel Cao. The Fantastic Four have done an outstanding job. They brought such a fresh air and showcased the bright future of our APA community. There were over 40 attendees from all age groups, including youth under 18, young professionals, and community leaders. Attendees had a chance to network and taste some Asian Hors d’oeuvre donated by 168 KTV Bistro. Concert Pianist Dr. Randall Faber played the amazing piano piece by Johann Sebastian Bach. CAPA also presented the “Who’s Who” slide show to introduce the Asian Pacific American Leaders in Michigan and all attendees shared their own 30 seconds power speech.
The main panel discussion was moderated by Mr. Ryan Rosario, the President of FILAMCOO, a renowned Philippine American leader. The theme topic is “Same Language for Art & Business” – Learn the Secrets to Success from the Dynamic Speakers”. The panelists came with diverse backgrounds; an Entrepreneur Artist – Dominic Pangborn: CEO of Pangborn Design; an Entrepreneur Musician – Randall Faber: CEO of Faber Piano Adventures; an US-China Business women and APA Nonprofit organization leader – Angela Wang Beasinger: President of CAPA. The panelists shared their life stories and discussed how the culture heritage and their experience in Asia impacted their careers, how art or culture has played any role in their careers and business. Should we emphasize our unique cultures or try to blend in and how to overcome stereotyping and other hurdles in their pursuits? The discussion provided food for thoughts and tips for success. They shared that Passion, Persistence, Pursuit of your own dream are the key ingredients to success and happiness. Stages of Just Do it, I Can Do it, We Can Do it and We are good at it are they nature path of inspiration others. The session closed with participants with smiling faces. This is one of most laughter filled session with lots of new perspective for everyone to take him with. People are exchanging contact information, requesting signatures, taking photos with speakers. Read more >>>