Upcoming Exhibits & Events
Li Huai: Perpetually Dazzled
Saturday, October 4, 2014 | 2:00 – 4:00pm
$4.00 admission | Free for SDCHM Members and children under 12
Chuang Archive and Learning Center
541 B Second Ave | San Diego, CA 92101
The process of conveying and sharing ideas among various cultures and peoples is one of atrist Li Huai’s key artistic research interests. Please join us on October 4, 2014 for the opening of Li Huai’s exhibit Perpetually Dazzled at the Chuang Archive and Learning Center from 2:oo – 4:00pm.
Formally trained at the Beijing Film Academy, she deals with the impact of accumulated visual information and accumulated time–and their representations. 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.
Admission for the opening is $4, free for members and children under 12 years old. Walk-ins welcome but reservations are highly recommended. For more information or to RSVP, please call 619-338-9888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTIST BIO: Li Huai received her BA in fine arts at the Beijing Film Academy and her MFA in art at the California Institute of the Arts. She is on the faculty of the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego. Li Huai’s specialties include installation, painting, drawing, multi-media, and Chinese calligraphy. In thematic terms, her work deals with various issues related to East-West cultural interaction in an increasingly transnational age, including issues involving the Asian diaspora. Her major one person shows include Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, San Diego Museum of Art, The Arts House (Singapore), The Substation Gallery (Singapore), Carroll Gallery (Tulane University), Hong Kong City University Gallery, Edinburgh University Matthew Architecture Gallery, Galleria Ninapi (Ravenna, Italy) and Forum, Ecole normal superieure de Lyon (France). Her work has been shown in group exhibitions in various national and international venues including the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art (San Diego), Morlan Gallery (Transylvania University), the Tijuana Cultural Museum (Mexico), the Centre Internationale d’Art Contemporain (Montreal), the Third Chengdu Biennale (Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengdu, China), Biennale Disegno Rimini, Italy and in various contemporary art spaces in South Africa, Japan, and Italy.
October 25, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00pm | INK AS MOTION: Art Workshop with Li Huai
Location: Chuang Archive and Learning Center, 541 B, Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Admission: $5 SDCHM members, $10 General
Materials will be provided
Explore the wonderful world of Chinese arts with calligraphy as a point of departure and world-renowned artist and UCSD faculty member, Li Huai, as your guide. Experience how Chinese painting can unify mind, body, and soul by experimenting with intricate Chinese characters, expressive brushwork, and the cultivation of bodily energies through controlled breathing and rhythmic movement. Beginners and accomplished artists alike will learn to better engage their inner artist with this unique artistic opportunity.
Free Family Science Activities
Technology: From Ancient China to the Modern Day
Saturday, October 11, 2014 | 11:00am – 3:00pm
$2.00 admission | Free for SDCHM Members and children under 12
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum & Chuang Garden
404 Third Ave | San Diego, CA 92101
Time Warner Cable and the San Diego Museum Council presents Free Family Science Activities every Saturday during the month of October!
The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum will be presenting Technology: From Ancient China to Modern Day on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 11:00am – 3:00pm. Admission is free for children under 12 years old with adult admission of $2.00.
Get a first-hand look at the evolution of ancient Chinese inventions into modern-day technologies with artifacts from the museum’s permanent collection. Participants can replicate the ancient Chinese versions of compasses, block prints, and wheelbarrow in order to explore the mathematical and scientific principles behind them.
Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are highly recommended. Offer good while supplies last.
Participating Museum Include:
- Sunday, October 5 | Wacky Science Sunday with Ms. Frizzle, San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT)
Get ready to explore the wild and wacky world of mysterious creatures, fascinating habitats, and phenomenal science—hands on! Ms. Frizzle’s theme in October will be bats where kids and their families will observe and participate in batty activities which demonstrate adaptations, pollination, and echolocation. The Magic School Bus and Ms. Frizzle are trademarks of Scholastic Inc. 2014. All Rights Reserved.
- Saturday, October 11 | Technology: From Ancient China to the Modern Day, San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
Get a first-hand look at the evolution of ancient Chinese inventions into modern-day technologies with artifacts from the museum’s permanent collection. Then, you can replicate the ancient Chinese versions of compasses, block prints, and a wheelbarrow in order to explore the mathematical and scientific principles behind them.
- Saturday, October 18 | SEA Days: All Shook Up! Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Earthquakes can be unpredictable, but education and preparedness can help you understand what to do when one hits. Participate in hands-on activities and learn from Scripps scientists who will showcase their seismic research. Shake up your Saturday!
- Saturday, October 25 | Build Your Own Hydroponics Unit at the Family Fall Festival, San Diego Botanic Garden & Hamilton Children’s Garden
Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions in water without soil. Come learn how to build your own individual hydroponics unit and then prepare a seedling for planting! It’s a fun and easy way to grow your own vegetables at home.