Upcoming Events

April 2, 2014

“Essence” by Lori Popadiuk


“Essence” by Lori Popadiuk

April 2-  April 30, 2014
Included in Garden Admission

Opening Reception:

April 6, 2:00-4:00pm
At the Hall of One Hundred Rivers
Entrance on Carrall St.
All displayed artwork is for sale

Lori Popadiuk is both a visual artist and interior designer. As she puts it, “In my world, they go hand in hand. I find painting to be not only emotionally satisfying but also meditative. It gives me an outlet through which to let an unstructured flow of creativity evolve.”
In regards to design she says, “Interior design is the art of making a home a home or place to work the most efficient and comfortable or a place to eat and hang out the most enjoyable. It is much more than figuring out where to hang a photo or place a vase, it is a realization that everything must live harmoniously together. From the way people will move through the space, to the use of the space, to the way the space will feel. It is a constant challenge and a constant source of gratification creating something that is unique for the ones that need it.”

For more information:
Shayla Perreault
operations@vancouverchinesegarden.com

 ”I find painting to be not only emotionally satisfying but also meditative. It gives me an outlet through which to let an unstructured flow of creativity evolve.”
- Lori Popadiuk

 

Start: April 2, 2014 10:00 am
End: April 30, 2014 4:30 pm

May 1, 2014

The “Unforbidden” Garden Concert at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

The “Unforbidden” Garden
Concert at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Date: Thursday, May 1st 2014
Doors Open: 7:00pm
Program Time: 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Location: Hall of One Hundred Rivers

Tickets:

  • General Admission $15
  • Seniors Admission $15
  • Garden Members Admission $10 (Please present membership card upon arrival)
  • Students Admission $10 (Please present student I.D. upon arrival)

Purchase Tickets:

  • In person at our visitor services desk (578 Carrall St. Vancouver BC)
  • Through phone at 604-662-3207 ext. 0
  • Online through Eventbrite here

Local stars come to the Garden! Begin your Asian Heritage Month celebrations with a moving musical performance at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden!

The “Unforbidden” Garden – Lan Tung, Lee Su-feh & Paul Plimley get together to explore the audio and physical space through music and dance. These three improvisers have brought with them many years of experience and very distinctive training: Chinese and contemporary music, Asian and contemporary dance, jazz and avant-garde music.

Lan Tung weaves her recitative vocal style with the soaring erhu, blending the two sounds into one. Lee Su-feh punctuates the space with her proactive movements. The genius pianist Paul Plimley leaves his 88 black and white keys at home and shares with us his new passion for the guitar. The audience is invited to witness their dialogue with each other and with the beautiful surroundings of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. This concert is a preview of the Sound of Dragon Music Festival on May 9-11 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. Visit www.soundofdragon.com for more info on the festival.
 

 

 

Start: May 1, 2014 7:30 am
End: May 1, 2014 8:45 pm

“Paintings & Porcelain” World Premier Exhibit by Water Poon (Ah Shui) & Ah Ngau

“Paintings & Porcelain” World Premier Exhibit by Water Poon (Ah Shui) & Ah Ngau

May 1 – 30, 2014
Opening reception: May 2, 2pm to 4pm
Free with Garden admission

Two prominent artists, Water Poon (Ah Shui) and Ah Ngau, come together to produce a gorgeous exhibit of paintings and porcelain sculptures. Hong Kong and Vancouver-based, Water Poon (Ah Shui) spotted Ah Ngau’s studio while driving, stopped the car and fell in love with Ah Ngau’s delicate porcelain figurines. The porcelain comes from Jingdezhen, China, the world capital of porcelain.  Thanks to this happenstance, Vancouver can host and see the newest work from two exquisite artists.

Born in China, photojournalist and artist Water Poon has exhibited in China, Canada and the United States of America. In l988 he won Hong Kong Artist of the Year and in 2005 in Shanghai, China, he won the Martell Artist of the Year award.

For more information:
Leticia
giftshop@vancouverchinesegarden.com

 

Start: May 1, 2014 10:00 am
End: May 30, 2014 6:00 pm

May 10, 2014

Penjing Exhibition & Sale at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Penjing Exhibition & Sale
at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Date: Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost:
Included with Garden admission.
Penjing range in price from $5-$50

Penjing is a treasured word meaning a potted landscape and almost anything that might be found in a natural landscape reduced to miniature proportions.

Take this opportunity to talk with penjing experts, learn about this fascinating art form and tips and tricks on caring for your own penjing. Come admire the Garden’s Penjing Club members’ personal favourites in this always popular show. For beginners and experts alike.
You can also purchase your own living sculptures expertly cultivated and cared for by the Penjing Club. The penjing for sale include traditional penjing and also some unexpected plants which offer a modern twist on this traditional art form.

Penjing  can be a single plant, multiple plants, rocks, water or any combination; almost anything that might be found in a natural landscape reduced to miniature proportions. The single-plant penjing differs from bonsai only in subtle differences in style, because of the cultural differences between Japan and Canada.

 

 

A mini evergreen

Penjing Peony

Start: May 10, 2014 10:00 am
End: May 11, 2014 6:00 pm
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