The Local Artist Has Teamed Up With Animation Guru Evan Cheng To Make Her Vision Come To Life Just In Time For Asian Pacific Heritage Month
LAS VEGAS, NV – The Cre8sian Project is the brainchild behind Las Vegas-based artist Angela Chan and is her way of giving back to the community while empowering Asian women around the world. Chan teamed up with New York-based artist Evan Cheng to develop female superhero characters that envelop qualities of a strong, superhero-like woman: determination, concentration, motivation and education. Chan’s project is coming to fruition just in time for Asian Pacific Heritage Month which takes place in May.
“A few years ago, some friends and I were talking about our childhoods, and how we all grew up with the same friendly “push” from our parents. The drive to do better and to achieve was something we all had in common, although for most of us that “push” wasn’t necessarily aimed at careers in the arts. We would joke around about how we had to really be “Determinasians” to make it in this business,” said Chan when asked about her inspiration in launching the project. “Though that term wasn’t new to us, it really stuck in my head. Over the next couple of years, I had played around with the idea of making this “Determinasian” into something positive, a kind of superhero, and the seed for the Cre8sian Project was planted!”
Chan decided if these characters were going to be superheroes, she wanted them to be able to make a real difference in the world, and be a support for not only asians in the arts, but Asian females in particular to have a platform to be showcased for all of the talent and contributions they have accomplished that often go unnoticed.
The Cre8sian Project currently boasts a roster of high-quality apparel, including crop tops, tee shirts, hoodies, key chains, stickers, tank tops and more. Their online shop can be found on their website, www.thecre8sianproject.com. A portion of all the sales will benefit local programs that support Asians in the arts such as the East West Players in LA and Positively Arts in Las Vegas. Positively Arts is currently live-streaming mini concerts on Chan’s driveway featuring musicians from the award-winning Las Vegas Strip show Le Reve. You can catch Chan and her three-piece band performing every Monday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on the Positively Arts Facebook page.
ABOUT ANGELA CHAN
Angela Chan is a musician, composer, and lyricist living in Las Vegas. She has performed all over North America as the Associate Conductor & keyboard player on the national tours of “South Pacific,” “CATS,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Sound of Music,” and “The Wizard of Oz.” In Las Vegas she has performed in “The Producers,” “Spamalot,” “Mamma Mia,” “Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular,” “The Lion King,” “Jersey Boys,” the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Cirque du Soleil’s “KA,” & is currently the Assistant Bandleader/Keyboards at “Le Reve: The Dream” at the Wynn. Angela’s first musical writing project, “Legacy of the Tiger Mother, ” won a “Best of the Fringe Festival” award in the San Francisco Fringe Festival in 2012! A big believer in education and access to the arts, Angela is an avid volunteer of Positively Arts, a performing arts non profit that uses the arts to empower, inspire, educate, and heal. Angela is also a notary public, wedding officiant, and T-rex enthusiast! www.AngelaChanMusic.com
ABOUT EVAN CHENG
Evan is an artist creating out of New York City. Evan started his career in animation. After spending some time in every creative aspect of animation, Evan came to focus mostly on character design. Since then he has had the pleasure to create work for such companies as LEGO, Disney, Hasbro, WB, and VH1 just to name a few! Evan is presently an Art Director of character design with Sesame Workshop helping keep the Sesame Street characters on model, and also reimagining them to keep the brand relevant. He enjoys keeping the characters on model for the full spectrum of products from publishing to digital games, and has the great pleasure of reimagining the iconic characters for everything from toy applications, to creating comic strips, to creating Comic Con exclusive pieces! Outside of his day job, Evan is always looking for the next fun project like the one you’re visiting here. Visit EvanCheng.com to see more of Evan’s work and links to the social platforms he partakes in.
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