Lecture and book signing will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2014 from 2 – 4pm at the Chuang Archive and Learning Center, 541 B Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92154. Admission is $4, children under 12 and members are always free.
As a literary arts mentor for The New York Foundation for the Arts’ (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Program, Vivian is committed to empowering immigrant communities of artists to tell their stories in the pursuit of enriching our collective human experience. Vivian’s work was first in print in her early twenties, when she taught English and Journalism at Shanghai International Studies University. She later studied creative writing at Columbia University, where she was a Woolrich Writing Fund Scholar and a Writing Program Scholar, and at Bread Loaf Writers Conference, where she was an International Scholar. She holds a master’s degree from the Hugh Downs School of Communication at Arizona State University and a B.A. in English from Shanghai International Studies University in her native Shanghai.
Published in America, China, Hong Kong, and Japan, Vivian has written for Business Weekly, China Daily, Far Eastern Economic Review, South China Morning Post, and The Wall Street Journal Asia, and has published fiction in literary journals, anthologies, and webzines in the U.S. and Asia. Her work has also appeared in the Opinion page of HK Magazine, The National Law Journal, and The New York Times.
Book will be available for sale at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.
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Join SDCHM as we welcome artist Jack Liang to San Diego and celebrate his most recent work in the exhibit Jack Liang’s Spirit of the Celestial Horse: Forging Chinese Painting into a New Frontier on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00pm at the Chuang Archive and Learning Center.
Liang will present a unique pioneering spirit in Asian art, while carrying on the long and illustrious tradition of Chinese painting in an exhibition of more than 30 recent works at the Chuang Archive and Learning Center.
Born in Shanghai in 1947, Jack was raised in a family of professional artists. From an early age he immersed himself in the study of calligraphy and watercolor, as well as western drawing. Trained in the Literati School of Chinese Painting, Jack learned to see painting as an extension of humanity, much like philosophy and poetry. He uses his training and knowledge of Western painting theories to reexamine traditional Chinese techniques that emphasize subjective expressions of natural forms through distinctive qualities of brush and ink. His contemporary vision and traditional style create a fine balance between inner self and outer objects as he forges a new frontier.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension Current Exhibits:
This exhibit traces Chinese pottery from its humble, utilitarian beginnings to its culmination as an elite art form. Early specimens reveal ancient social structure, with Han Dynasty 漢朝 (206 bce-220 CE) roof tile ends that record the status of their owners in ancient Wadang 瓦當 script. Grave goods intended for use in the afterlife, like a Han Dynasty miniature house and Song Dynasty 宋朝 (960-1279 ce) funerary jars, shed light on daily life and death in a bygone era. Sculptures of horses and carriages capture the dominance of the equestrian mongol culture during the Yuan Dynasty 元朝 (1279-1368 CE). And porcelain vessels illustrate the expertise of Ming Dynasty 明朝 (1368-1644 ce) craftsmen who increased firing temperatures and used white kaolin clay to create fine china that was coveted worldwide. Kevin Stewart donated most of this marvelous collection, and Supervisor Ron Roberts and the county of San Diego funded the purchase of several pieces. A generous grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter foundation made research and production of this exhibition possible.
Featured image: pottery carriage, yuan dynasty 元朝 (1279-1368 CE)
Chuang Archive and Learning Center Current Exhibits:
Open: October 4 – December 6, 2014
Perpetually Dazzled, inspired by a recent visit to China, engages with the problems of information and interpretation while using the Chuang Archive and Learning Center as a supporting structure. This exhibit will run from October 4 – December 6, 2014.
Li Huai received her MFA in art at the California Institute of the Arts before joining the faculty of the Visual Arts Department at UCSD. Her work ranges from installation to Chinese calligraphy and has been featured in prestigious venues in San Diego, Asia, and Europe.
Please begin you visit at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, 404 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Want a tour of the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum’s permanent collection and the featured rotating exhibit? Would you like to explore Old Chinatown and learn about San Diego’s old Stingaree Red Light District? The Gaslamp District was a very different place in the turn of century, learn how it got to be that way.
The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum offers museum tours on the first Saturday and an Asian Pacific Historic District Walking tour on the second Saturday of every month. Space is limited so make your reservations today. See Ongoing Events for more information.
NEW LECTURE SERIES: Explore intriguing aspects of Chinese art, culture and history with Senior Coordinator of Education & Exhibits Alex Stewart. New topics every month, many of which feature original research on museum artifacts or firsthand ethnographic accounts from China.