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April 6, 2015

Art Exhibition: Three Springs in the Garden

Art Exhibition
Three Springs in the Garden

Rachelle Yau
Exhibition: April 6 – April 13
Reception: Sun. April 12 | 2-4pm

Yolanda Jin
Exhibition: April 14 – April 19
Reception: Sat. April 18 | 2-4pm

Anthia Chen
Exhibition: April 20 – April 29
Reception: Sat. April 25 | 2:30-4:30pm

Three Springs in the Garden exhibition presents three young emerging artists (the Springs) devoted to learning, creating, supporting, and encouraging other young people to express themselves creatively.

With different ages and art styles, the Three Springs express their transition from childhood to adolescence using the most human characteristic of self-expression: visual art. Art is the medium that helps them understand, adapt, and embrace new environments and cultural challenges.

Born in China, Rachelle Yau, our youngest Spring started painting at the age of five and won numerous awards both in China and Canada. Rachelle first exhibited her art at the Garden in 2012. She is also a dedicated Garden volunteer, a public speaker at school, and a ballet dancer in her free time.

Yolanda Jin was born in China and arrived in Canada with her family in 2007. She has adapted to the new culture by becoming a successful student, athlete and artist. Her art reflects the need to analyse, organize and aim at succeeding in life.

Anthia Chen was born in Canada, but raised in Hong Kong. After moving back to Vancouver, Anthia engaged and further explored her Chinese heritage. She received many awards for her art and exhibited several times in Vancouver. Currently, she is studying communication design at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.


Rachelle Yau

Yolanda Jin

Anthia Chen

Start: April 6, 2015 10:00 am
End: June 29, 2015 4:30 pm

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 – May 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 3, 2015

Book Launch: “Chinese Fairy Tales Feasts” by Paul Yee

Book Launch
“Chinese Fairy Tales Feasts” by Paul Yee
Illustrated by Shaoli Wang

Author in attendance

Date: Sunday May 3, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Place: Hall of One Hundred Rivers, enter through Carrall Street Entrance

Winning the Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Literature, Paul Yee is at it again. Now living in Toronto, Paul returns to where he grew up in Vancouver’s Chinatown to launch his newest work, Chinese Fairy Tales Feasts. Known as one of Canada’s finest children’s book authors, Paul Yee adds to his impressive repertoire with a book that will delight not only readers of many generations but readers and cooks alike.

Chinese Fairy Tales Feasts weaves together enchanting fairy tales of both original stories and interpretations of Chinese folklore. Starring peasants, ghosts, merchants, demons and kings, each tale is followed by a traditional Chinese recipe. The importance of cooking and storytelling, the essence of Chinese culture, is once again enlivened.


Start: May 3, 2015 4:00 pm
End: May 3, 2015 6:00 pm
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