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June 30, 2016

2016 Enchanted Evenings Concert Series

The 23rd Annual S.K. Lee Enchanted Evenings Concert Series

Every Thursday night from June 30 to August 25, 2016, the power-packed Enchanted Evenings Concert Series will turn the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden into a live stage for fiery trumpets and spacious flutes, mainstream jazz and swing tunes, funky folk-jazz and classical piano tunes. The 2016 Enchanted Evenings Concert Series bring Juno and West Coast Music Award winners, Top Twenty Billboard hit-makers and well-loved and popular local bands.

These evenings of exquisite live music will be complemented by gourmet food and drinks and special limited seating atop the ting, the Garden’s mountain top pagoda.
Doors open at 7:00pm for exclusive access to the Garden and enjoyment of deluxe picnic dinners, wine, beer, non-alcoholic drinks, and other snacks in the breathtaking sunset Garden. Concerts will run from 8:00pm to 9:30pm with a brief 15 minute intermission.
Enchanted Evenings runs rain or shine - in the event of inclement weather, the concert moves indoors into the beautiful Hall of One Hundred Rivers and picnics can be enjoyed in our Ming Dynasty indoor halls.

For more information about Enchanted Evening Concert Series: www.enchantedevenings.ca

Program at a glance:

Thurs June 30, 2016: The Jessica Stuart Few
Thurs July 07, 2016: Deanna Knight and the Hot Club of Mars
Thurs July 14, 2016: The Paper Boys
Thurs July 21, 2016: Vancouver Piano Ensemble
Thurs July 28, 2016: Van Django
Thurs Aug 04, 2016: Lalun
Thurs Aug 11, 2016: Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
Thurs Aug 18, 2016: Silk Road Music
Thurs Aug 25, 2016: Jim Byrnes

FEATURED PERFORMANCES: Jim Byrnes, The Paperboys
General: $40; Garden Members: $35; Front-row: $45; Ting: $60
GROUP A: The Jessica Stuart Few, Deanna Knight and The Hot Club of Mars, Vancouver Piano Ensemble, Silk Road Music
General: $30; Garden Members: $25; Front-row: $35; Ting: $55
GROUP B: Van Django, Lalun, Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
General: $25; Garden Members: $20; Front-row: $35; Ting: $50

Contact us at 604-662-3207 ext.211 or enchanted@vancouverchinesegarden.com for information on bundles and season passes.

Order your Gourmet Picnic Dinner now to be enjoyed in the Garden before the concert begins. There is a wonderful selection of vegetarian, meat, seafood, and gluten-free options from the award-winning Peake of Catering.

Gourmet Picnic Dinners are available for purchase online and through the box office.
All dinner sales close Tuesday at 4pm immediately prior to selected concert. 

For more information, please contact our box office at 604-662-3207 ext 211 or visit our website at www.enchantedevenings.ca

Please be advised, tickets purchased online and by phone through the box office will be charged a processing fee. Guests do not need to bring a paper ticket.


Start: June 30, 2016 7:00 pm
End: August 25, 2016 10:00 pm

July 1, 2016

Eastern Echoes Exhibition & Art Demonstration

Eastern Echoes Exhibition
Featuring a Japanese Painter and a Spanish Goldgilder

by Etsu Inoue and Ana Diaz-Drew

Exhibit: July 1 – August 31, 2016
Opening Reception: July 9, 2016 | 2:30 – 4:30pm

Included with Garden admission
Free for Garden Members

Art Demonstration: August 13, 2016 | 12:00pm
By invitation / Included with Garden admission

Eastern Echoes is an exhibition based on the crossing of three cultures, meeting at the realization that development of art in human history can be universal with the very diverse use of the same natural materials. Gold, as a universal material, has been especially celebrated and used in art forms in countries such as China, Japan, and Spain. Artists of different origins, in this case Japanese and Spanish, bring their home techniques to Vancouver; by pairing them with the beauty of the use of gold in China, Etsu Essence Inoue and Ana Diaz-Drew have put together a contemporary show that is strongly rooted in this Chinese legacy.

When Ana Diaz-Drew first saw Etsu’s paintings, she was in awe. Gold is sometimes thought of as a dated art form and technique today but Etsu’s works are very modern and simultaneously classic – which is in part why works of these two artists complement each other. Ana’s works, in comparison, are smaller, focused on fine details and historical context, could be composited on any surface, often three-dimensional, and some even served as utilitarian objects in their past lives. Etsu’s, on the other hand, are larger in scale, with the charm of grandeur, using only the most natural material and tools, while maintaining a largely contemporary style. What connects the two is the shared passion in artmaking with gold and exploring the endless inspirations Chinese arts and culture have to provide.


The term gilding covers a number of decorative techniques for applying fine gold leaf or powder to solid surfaces such as wood, stone, or metal to give a thin coating of gold. A gilded object is described as “gilt”.

The craft of gold leaf gilding in which leafs of gold are applied to objects for ornamentation, goes back over 4,000 years to Northern Africa where gold foil was applied to wood to give the appearance of being made of solid gold. The practice of gilding in the Middle East, whereby gold would be applied over other metals, has been traced to at least 3,000BC and continues to this day. Tomb paintings in Egypt as early as the VI Dynasty (around 2250BC) depict goldbeaters beating gold into foil, used in the decoration of furniture and coffins. Historical references indicate fire gilding of gold on copper in China by the fourth century BC. Still other applications include gilded statuary in fourth century BC Athens, gilded vessels of Tibet in the seventh century AD, and various gilding techniques and applications throughout South America, Peru, Spain, the Far East, Britain, and Europe.



Start: July 1, 2016 9:30 am
End: August 31, 2016 7:00 pm

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