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Silk Road House:
A Cultural and Educational Center

Silk Road House is a non-profit organization created to promote and support an impressive array of diverse ethnic cultural traditions. The main goals of the Silk Road House are:
  • to create a center for the collection of pertinent cultural and historical information
  • to provide a place where creative activities can bring to life the traditions of the Silk Road here in United States
  • to celebrate the Silk Road's tradition of hospitality
Silk Road House symbolizes the connections, communications and bonds between peoples and cultures united by the Silk Road concept, and at the same time, a real network of the modern day contacts between those peoples and cultures. The Silk Road House is a welcoming cultural center where everyone who might be interested could find a wide range of accurate information concerning the history, culture, and everyday life of Silk Road countries.
A word of appreciation...
Our special and deepest thanks go to those who have made an array of donations to Silk Road House by money, various things, books, time, skill or all these together...

Among these generous individuals are (in alphabetical order):
Ruth Abrass
Navruz Avloni
Shirchin Baatar
Hanna Bailey
Elena Balashova
Alexander Bapa
Natalie Bondar
Kathleen Braunstein
Genrietta Bykin
Maria Bykin
JoAnn Conrad
Dieter Christensen
Wayne Eastep
Patrick Hayes
David Hooson
Karen Folger Jacobs
Anait Khudanazarova
Jack Kollmann
Robert E. Lee
Cariadne Margaret Mackenzie
Semion and Ludmila Mirkin
Scott Morgan
Aiman and Mairbek Mussipov
Elmira and Werdana Mussipov
Zhanara Nauryzbaeva
Karen Nelsen
Joan E. Norvelle
Beket Nurzhanov
James O.Bailey
Akin Orhun
Skydrite Rubene
Vadim Ryvkin
Ernar Sagatov
Turburam Sandagdorj
Martin Schwartz
Chris and Steve Shaw
Zhuldyz and Lloyd Shimabukuro
Elizabeth Shedd
Tatiana Shubin
Omerjan and Aygul Siddik
Irina Serkebaeva
John Sommer
Kemal Sonmez
Tenzin Tsophel
Orna Uranchimeg-Tsultem
Bayan Tulegenova
Leonid Urjuk
Santo K. van Ess
Albina Yerzhanova
Joanne Yoshimura well as anonymous private donors, the SilkRoad Foundation and the Open Society Institute.

Our cordial thanks to all of you!

- Board of Directors of Silk Road House
Current Announcements
The Silk Road House presents: "CONTEMPORARY ART from KAZAKHSTAN"

A Kazakhstani artist Katya Nikonorova, an artist in residence through the Arts Link Fellowship program and the California College of Arts, will present the work of a wide variety of artists from Kazakhstan. This presentation will include internationally known artists as well as members of the vibrant, young and up-and-coming Kazakh art community. Nikonorova will address the conceptual and aesthetic development of Kazakh contemporary art through their work and speak about the trends and themes that are most relevant to the artists working in Central Asia.

Katya Nikonorova was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan in 1981. She received her degree in Architecture and Urban Planning at Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering. Since 2000, Nikonorova has focused on a contemporary fine arts practice. She has participated in exhibitions, seminars and workshops internationally including exhibitions in Almaty, Bishkek, Moscow, London, Paris, Turin and Singapore. Her work frequently addresses the topic of architecture, land and urban planning. Nikonorova's most recent works explore questions around spirituality and mysticism. Since 2012, she has held her own biennale, entitled "Biennale of Katya Nikonorova" in Almaty. She will present her second biennale during her Arts Link Fellowship in San Francisco.

October 25th Saturday, 5-7pm