Upcoming Events

May 1, 2015

Zen Embroidery (ZENSIL) by Yijun (Tony) Tang from Suzhou

Art Exhibition  |  Artist from Suzhou
Zen Embroidery (ZENSIL)
by Yijun (Tony) Tang

Exhibit: May 1 – 31
Included with Garden Admission

Opening reception:
Artist in attendance
Saturday May 2, 2015 from 2pm – 4pm
In the Hall of One Hundred Rivers – enter through Carrall Street Entrance
RSVP: Operations@vancouverchinesegarden.com

Yijun Tang is the founder of Zen Embroidery, Zensil, an art form inspired by Zen practice designed to help individuals understand themselves. In his two-way exploration of installation and embroidery art, Yijun created the first three-dimensional Zensil art piece, signifying the first time

Chinese embroidery art transformed from two to three dimensions and marked the establishment of Chinese embroidery in contemporary art. Yijun is also well-known for his mesmerizing abstract oil paintings. Merging his two skills, Yijun has painted specific oil paintings according to the Zen aesthetic and embroidered on the paintings a stitching method he invented. Yijun’s show promises to present an impressive and dynamic mix of contemporary work infused with Zen inspiration.

Interesting fact: Yijun’s mother, Jinzhen Gu, is the master creator of former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s family embroidery portrait.



Start: May 1, 2015 10:00 am
End: May 31, 2015 6:00 pm

May 23, 2015

Monkey King and Other Folktales by Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble

Monkey King and Other Folktales
by Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble

Date: Sat. May 23, 2015
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Tickets: here

Through mime, magic, jokes, stories and music, the audience will be introduced to the Monkey King and other Chinese folktales as well as traditional instruments. Physical theatre artist Gerardo Avila and Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble (VCME) invite all to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden on May 23, 2015 for an hour of interactive musical comedy.

Monkey King (Sun Wukong) is the main character in the Chinese classical novel Journey to the West.
Inspired by this legendary character, the actor/comedian Gerardo Avila will use magic, mime and jokes to entertain all ages and introduce them to Chinese folklore. The music and sounds will be provided by VCME members and their traditional instruments: Jirong Huang (erhu), Sarah Tan (guzheng) and Zhong Xi
Wu (suona).



Start: May 23, 2015 3:00 pm
End: May 23, 2015 4:00 pm
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