APAA P.I.E. Project
This project integrates photography and art with technology to tell the life stories of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) who have made significant contributions as Pioneers, Innovators and Entrepreneurs to benefit their communities and society at large. In exhibiting the contributions of local AAPIs at City Hall's Link Gallery, the "Peoples' House," we are proud to spotlight some of the good works of local APAs in the Greater Rochester Area. We hope to foster and encourage APAs to take prominent leadership in strengthening and appreciating our community's resources and diversity. See below for the APAA P.I.E. 2013 Honorees.
For the 2023 APAA P.I.E. Project, please click here to nominate local AAPI Rochesterians. See below for the criteria for the nominations. Deadline for nominations is Monday, March 13, 2023.
The APAAROC P.I.E. project team is dedicated to identifying, profiling and honoring distinguished APA Pioneers, Innovators and Entrepreneurs in the Greater Rochester Area. It is essential that nominees to be considered have made significant contributions to benefit the community or society at large in each of these three categories:
1. PIONEER: A leader who takes initiative, creates, develops or sets in motion new ways of doing and thinking about things. They are usually marked by an empowered optimism, professionally independent, technologically enabled, and personally resilient. Pioneers "go where no one has gone before."
2. INNOVATOR: A leader who has the capacity to turn new knowledge and skills into a successful product or service, introduces some form of significant positive change, identifies opportunities for improvement and acts on them. They are usually marked by a high degree of curiosity, imagination, intuition, inventiveness, playfulness, flexibility, persistence -- they are actively seeking the next "best" thing. Innovators include inventors and those who make improvements to existing things.
3. ENTREPRENEUR: A leader who has an idea and works to create a product or service what people will buy, as well as an organization to support that effort, and takes on most of the risk and initiative for their new business. They are usually marked by a high degree of discipline, curiosity, creativity, willingness to try new things, honesty, always having a plan, movitvation, versatility, decisiveness, flexibility, credibility and can-do attitude. Entrpreneurs are visionaries with their heads in the clouds yet feet firmly planted.
APAA P.I.E. 2013 Honorees
The 2013 APAAroc P.I.E. project integrated photography with technology to tell the life stories of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) who have made significant contributions as Pioneers, Innovators and Entrepreneurs to benefit their communities and society at large. Through the use of a mobile exhibit and the ability to access information via technology, we are all pleased and proud to highlight the good works of local APAs in the Greater Rochester Area. We hope to foster and encourage APAs to take prominent leadership in strengthening and appreciating our community's resources and diversity.
During APA Heritage Month, our kick-off celebration began with recognizing these five honorees. We invite the community to nominate other prominent APA nominees in their respective categories to be showcased in the future. Click here to submit a nomination.
"See Us Now...Greater Rochester's Asian American Community" premieres December 10, 2013 through Monday, January 27, 2014, Mon-Fri., 9 am - 5 pm., Rochester City Hall Link Gallery, 30 Church Street. Free Admission. Don't miss it -- looking back at the APA community over the past ten years!
If you are unable to view the exhibit in-person, you can go online for the APAA OnCell Tour (available for a limited time.)
- Democrat and Chronicle article: Exhibit Highlights Local Pan-Asian Community
- News Release - City Hall Link Gallery to Host Photo Exhibit Celebrating Rochester’s Asian-American Community
APAA would like to thank our program sponsors and acknowledge our project team members.
This APAAROC P.I.E. Photography Project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester.