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January 13, 2016

“Gathering: Chinese New Year Folk Art” by Gao Jing

“Gathering: Chinese New Year Folk Art” by Gao Jing

In preparation for welcoming another Chinese New Year, the Garden brings Gathering: Chinese New Year Folk Art, an exhibit by artist Gao Jing inspired by a hundred-year-old tradition of Chuang Guandong New Year Paintings.

Exhibition: Jan. 13 – Feb. 29, 2016
Exhibition Opening: Jan. 16 from 11:30am-2pm

Gao Jing’s colorful scenes in Gathering: Chinese New Year Folk Art incorporates her personal experiences and rich understanding of Chuang Guandong (New Year Paintings), and presents them on traditional scrolls. Gathering showcases twelve of her iconic works focused on the celebration of family interactions before and during Chinese New Year.

Gao Jing grew up in Tongyu, Jiling province, the birthplace of these New Year Paintings tradition. Her numerous works have been well received in China.

 

Start: January 13, 2016 8:00 am
End: February 29, 2016 5:00 pm

February 14, 2016

The Year of the Monkey Temple Fair 庙会

The Year of the Monkey Temple Fair 庙会

Sunday Feb. 14 from 10am – 4:00pm
Tickets by donation, suggested $5
https://monkey-temple-fair.eventbrite.ca 

To celebrate traditional Chinese New Year, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents The Year of the Monkey Temple Fair, a one-day festival on Sunday February 14th, 2016. This is a community event based on the 4000-year-old Chinese tradition of the Spring Festival, the largest and most important festival of the year in Chinese tradition.

The Garden will present dynamic and engaging Chinese and multicultural music and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, traditional Chinese New Year customs, games and activities for the whole family. The festival is the opportunity for the Chinese community to share its cultural traditions and invite the wider public to participate in it.

As for the sign of Monkey – it’s been said that people born under the sign of Monkey are highly adaptable and versatile. Enthusiastic about everything, they spend their time broadening their minds and are especially fascinated with art. They like refinement, originality and luxury. Inventive and intelligent, those born in these years can solve most problems quickly and skillfully, and are able to accomplish much in business.

 

 

Start: February 14, 2016 10:00 am
End: February 14, 2016 4:00 pm

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