The National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival Hosted by Asian Arts Initiative, FringeArts and InterAct Theater Company from Oct. 8-12
The Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists (CAATA) presents the 2014 National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival. It takes place in Philadelphia from October 8th-12th. The 2014 “ConFest” is presented by the Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists (CAATA) and Asian Arts Initiative and co-hosted by Interact Theatre Company.
We'll be presenting four full productions, as well as several new play readings, showcases of new work, workshops, and plenary discussions among theater artists and scholars. Furthermore, half of all our featured presentations were written and are being performed by Asian American women artists.
We have discounted ticketing arrangements for independent artists and students. Folks can register for the whole week, or purchase tickets for individual performances. You can check out the program at our website at 2014.caata.net
For more information, please contact Juliette Lee, Local Coordinator, at Asian Arts Initiative
You are exclusively invited to the opening reception of my 5th solo art exhibition entitled: "Whole.heART.ed"
Date: August 4, 2014 (Monday)
Time: 6:30 PM
Venue: Twenty-Two Gallery, 236 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Rittenhouse area - 22nd & Locust Sts.)
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com / 267.401.4676
ADMISSION IS FREE
I will be showing new pieces (acrylic, mixed media, and photography), and some of my works that I exhibited in Manila and New York.
Enjoy some art, cocktails, raffle, performances, and good company on a Monday night!
I look forward to celebrating my exhibition (and birthday) with you!
(Exhibit runs until 8.6.2014 only, so make sure you come by at the opening!)
The Collection of Excellent Alumni Works from China Central Academy of Fine Arts at Drexel University: The Start of a Long Journey
An exhibition of contemporary art by top graduates from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), China’s premier art academy, will make its U.S. debut at Drexel University. The exhibition, hosted by the University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, will be on display at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in the URBN Center Annex (3401 Filbert St.) from Friday, Oct. 4 through Friday, Nov. 22.
The exhibition, entitled “The Start of a Long Journey,” features paintings, prints, sculptures and video installations from 24 of the prestigious and highly exclusive academy’s most talented graduating seniors, called “the cream of China’s aspiring artists” by The New York Times in a recent feature on the Beijing opening of the show. The featured works showcase emerging Chinese culture and reflect the distinguished level of fine arts education in China.
“Since its founding 95 years ago, CAFA has built an extensive collection of the outstanding works of its alumni,” said CAFA Vice President Xu Bing, an artist and MacArthur Fellowship recipient. “The collection has become an integral part of the history of fine arts education in China. We are honored to present CAFA graduates’ excellent work at Drexel and introduce them to audiences in the United States.”
CAFA describes the pieces in the exhibition as critical assessments of the previous era of Chinese art, which were shaped by the intellectual trends during the Cold War period as well as traditional Chinese wisdom. Highlights include: “Adding and Subtracting,” a sculpture of books and texts by Wu Wer; “The Landscape in Mist, Fibonacci Mountain,” a multi-dimensional work combining gouache paper, pencil drawings and video by Ye Qiuyang; and Zhang Yifan’s “Elephant” series of digital print-making, acrylic and laser-cutting works.
“CAFA is widely recognized as the most respected academy of Chinese fine arts,” said Dr. Joseph Gregory, head of the Department of Art & Art History in the Westphal College. “A great many of China’s leading contemporary artists have, in fact, graduated from CAFA. For this reason, we are thrilled to have been chosen as the only American venue to show this new work. We hope this exhibition will become a platform for future cooperation and exchange between the Central Academy of Fine Arts and Drexel University.”
In 2012, Gregory arranged an exchange of exhibitions between the CAFA Art Museum and Drexel’s Pearlstein Gallery. As part of this arrangement, nine faculty artists from the Westphal College went to Beijing in September to install their artwork at the CAFA Art Museum. The present exhibition is CAFA’s contribution to this cultural exchange. Future faculty and student exchanges are planned.
The gallery is free and open to the public Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. An opening reception will be held in the gallery on Oct. 4, beginning at 5 p.m., and will include CAFA dignitaries, such as Mr. Wang Min, dean of CAFA’s School of Design, and Wang Huangsheng, director of the CAFA Art Museum.
Presented by the Lifeline Music Coalition
Friday, September 13th | 12 – 2 PM
Energy Hall – PECO | 2301 Market Street | Philadelphia, PA 19103
Moderated by Jeff Duperon of WRTI 90.1FM, this program will focus on the impact of jazz music, culture and history in our communities today. Followed by a lunch reception and live music by the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble. For a full listing of programs and performances by this PECO sponsored jazz festival, visit www.philaunitedjazzfestival.com. Questions? Contact Tiffany Tavarez at 215-841-4586 or firstname.lastname@example.org Please forward to your friends and colleagues.
Join us at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre in August for a special PECO Community Night of the Classical Acting Academy's production of The Two Noble Kinsmen, followed by a post-show discussion with the actors and Artistic / Executive Director Carmen Khan.
You can reserve your complimentary tickets for August 14th or August 15th at 7pm.
Email email@example.com with the number of tickets you'd like (you can reserve up to 4) and the night you would like to join us (August 14th or August 15th)!
About The Two Noble Kinsmen:
Brotherly love and romantic devotion form a deadly triangle in Shakespeare's retelling of Chaucer's A Knight's Tale. Written in collaboration with John Fletcher, Shakespeare's The Two Noble Kinsmen explores the desperate path of two men driven out of home and country by an untimely war. Our "two noble kinsmen" Palamon and Arcite are prisoners of war, cousins, and sworn brothers. When the two catch a glimpse of love through the bars of the jail in the form of the beautiful Emilia, sworn brotherhood makes mortal enemies as the two battle for the one who holds their hearts in her hands.
PECO is a proud supporter of the Classical Acting Academy at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre. The Classical Acting Academy was developed to serve professional actors who want an immersion experience in classical acting techniques and performance. Over a period of eight weeks, actors work with a seasoned director, text and acting coaches, and a combat director in a professional setting, allowing them the unique opportunity to be with professionals who are working in the field. Actors have the chance to be considered for the mainstage spring productions. Final performances are free and open to the public, providing access to diverse and inclusive audiences every summer. For more information about The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, visit: www.phillyshakespeare.org.
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