Saturday, January 29, 2011
Walk in Manhattan's Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade with the Asian American Arts Centre!

Beverly Flannory @ FIT
Parade: Sunday, February 6th, 2011
Starts: 12:00pm (noon)

We would like to show that the arts are alive in Chinatown while celebrating the Year of the Rabbit!  Help represent the Asian American Arts Centre and show your own artistic creativity by wearing a costume and walking with our banner in the Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade.

Lets show the arts through creative costumes!  As of now, costume ideas are open to your own interpretation, but lets focus on a slant of positivity, to promote the Asian American Arts in Chinatown, the New York City community and in celebration of Lunar New Year.

*You are welcome to invite others to join you.
*Costumes are not required but are highly encouraged.
*Collaborative costume ideas might be a good idea to make a greater impact.
*No political or religious agendas or confrontations

*The parade takes place on February 6, 2011 and participants must be able to arrive by 12 noon at a designated meeting spot (TBA)
*Lets make this a fun time and way to engage in the community through this band of costumed artists

Please RSVP to this email ASAP, and let me know if you plan on participating.  Please also give me an idea of your costume idea, if you know, and if you will be bringing others with you to march and how many.

You can let me know later what your costume idea is, but let me know ASAP if you would like to participate so we can get a count.

More details will follow!!

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Friday, January 28, 2011
Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity

The exhibition is currently taking place at SUArt Galleries' 
Duration of the exhibition is from January 25th to March 20th, 2011.

Curated by Blake Bradford, director of education at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia; Robert Lee, executive director of the Asian American Arts Center, New York; and Benito Huerta, associate professor & director of the Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Paul Keene,GenerationsLithograph, 1996
This exhibition features 63 multi-media works including paintings, works on paper, photographs and video by culturally diverse artists from across the United States. Infinite Mirror is realized through the collective efforts of Artrain, Inc. and a group of independent curators selecting works of art by established and emerging American artists.

The central theme is the use of portraiture and figuration as symbols for emotional and social ideas. Artwork in the exhibition uses portraiture to depict circumstances and experiences of multicultural populations in present-day America. The artwork is personal, reflective, autobiographical and of a high technical quality, creating an exhibition that is both visually beautiful as well as socially relevant. The exhibition includes the work of first generation Americans and emerging new immigrant artists that examines issues and themes of race, gender, religion, history, politics and family.

Tomie Arai, Peach Boy, Etching, 2003
Included are such internationally renowned artist as Luis Jimenez, Tomie Arai, Elizabeth Catlett and Faith Ringgold. Infinite Mirror was awarded grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Endowment for the Arts. Addition support from MetLife Foundation, the Michigan Council for the Arts and the International Fine Print Dealers Association.

More information at...
Artrain USA
International Arts & Artists
Syracuse University Art Galleries
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Friday, January 7, 2011
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'Never sorry' is the first feature length documentary on one of the most controversial
and iconic chinese contemporary artists of our time, ai weiwei whose voice on human rights issues
in china have resulted in his detainment, as well as the order to demolish his newly completed
work studio in shanghai, among other events. directed by beijing-based journalist and filmmaker
alison klayman, the film offers an intimate and scholarly portrait of the cultural figure,
whose art and activism has made headlines not only in his native homeland of china,
but around the globe.

Ai Weiwei's latest work 'sunflower seeds', fills the tate modern's turbine hall with millions of life-sized
hand-painted porcelain sunflower seeds. the installation is on view until may 2nd, 2011.

Here is a little teaser of what to expect from 'never sorry':

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry TEASER from Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry on Vimeo.

Produced by MUSE film and television, 'ai weiwei: never sorry' is set to be released later this year.
for more info and updates you can visit the film's facebook page and twitter.
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Thursday, January 6, 2011
Sky Kim's solo exhibition at The Earville Opera House entitled SAMSARA

Date: Jan 8 - Feb 19, 2011
Location: Earville Opera House, Earville, NY 12222

 Sky Kim - Untitled work #1, (42 inches x 10 yards) 

The title of the exhibit is "SAMSARA" - It is a Sanskrit word meaning the eternal cycle of life.
Sky Kim works in a series of abstract painting/drawings that she would say captures the vital energy of all living beings through microscopic scanning.  The unusual size of the works show that Kim wishes to suggest a new boundary to drawing with her pieces that begin with a 10 yard roll of paper.

On an unconscious level, Kim's work is influenced by the loss of her twin sister at birth.  She believes that remembering her in her art is a way to complete her being in this life. Her scroll series is a record of the energy that she produces at the very moment of creation.  It records her personal time and space, as well as her raw emotion.  The work tells a story that develops over the length of the scroll.  She hopes for her audience to be able to ask themselves who they were before and who they are now as they view the work.  "Following one dot after another all the way into the core of my drawing and connecting dots of their own..." that might lead them to the center of their beings to discover wholeness.

More info:
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