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

June 1, 2015

A Journey through Flows and Currents by Terry Sasaki

Art Exhibit & Sale
A Journey through Flows and Currents 

by Terry Sasaki 

Exhibit: June 1 – 30
Opening Reception & Fashion Show: June 6 from 2-5pm

A designer, fashion lover, and inspirational painter, Terry Sasaki works exhaustively both visually and conceptually. From his creative emerges elaborate jewellery, comfortable yet fashionable clothing and visually powerful art pieces.

For over thirty years, Sasaki has successfully grown his own gallery at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver, produced exhibitions and fashion shows, all whilst travelling around the world.

A Journey through Flows and Currents is “a portrayal of the courage to explore new possibilities, and the drive to understand how to live in harmony with the world.”

Sasaki’s artwork is full of texture and alluring colours that reflect his own “Joie de vivre”. The mixing of traditional and unconventional materials and techniques make for an abstract effect on the background, keeping some hidden mystery.

Sasaki’s clothing and jewellery lines reflect his passion for beauty. His mantra is to produce simple, but elegant statements that are mimetic to every personality. Comfortable, yet fashionable; every piece merges traditional Japanese influence with our contemporary world.

Opening Reception & Fashion Show:

Don’t touch? Don’t photograph? – You won see these signs at Sasaki’s fashion show, he wants you to get up close and personal with his work. Come touch the material, try it on, see and feel how it wears while receiving the personal fashion consultation from Sasaki himself. And what’s a fashion show without music? – We’ve got it covered. Be serenaded with live music and admire a unique display of ikebana flower arrangements.


Start: June 1, 2015 10:00 am
End: June 30, 2015 6:00 pm

July 16, 2015

Enchanted Evenings in the Garden

Enchanted Evenings in the Garden

Intended to stop you in your tracks, the Garden takes on added dimensions of intimacy and enchantment at sunset.
Join us this summer for a beautiful evening of live music & dinner in the Garden.

Thursday July 16, 23, 30 & Aug 6, 13, 20


Doors open 7pm
Pre-ordered picnics will be served between 7pm & 8pm
Concert begins 8pm

$25 Festival Seating – General Admission (Jim Byrnes + $5)
$20 Festival Seating – Garden Members (Jim Byrnes + $5)
$35 VIP Front Reserved Front Rows Seating (Jim Byrnes + $5)
$50 Exclusive Private Mountaintop Patio (Jim Byrnes + $5) (Not available for July 30th concert)

Performances by:

Thursday July 16
Deanna Knight & The Hot Club of Mars

Thursday July 23
The Jessica Stuart Few

Thursday July 30
Vancouver Piano Ensemble

Thursday August 6th
Zhambai Trio

Thursday August 13th
Jim Byrnes

Thursday August 20th
Silk Road Music

Check back soon for more details!

Start: July 16, 2015 8:00 pm
End: July 16, 2015 10:00 pm
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