Colette Fu: We Are Tiger Dragon People February 7 - March 16
Asian Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts
Artist Talk and Opening Reception: Thursday,
February 7, 7 - 9 p.m.
Dynamic and dangerous, Colette Fu’s pop-up books are anything but child-like. These shifting, stretching collages mark her professional maturation from an amateur photographer to a skilled artist. Through the combination of photography and pop-up paper engineering, Fu creates one-of-a-kind collapsible artist books that reflect ideas on how our selves relate to society today. Fu’s series of pop-up books, drawing on her tribal Chinese heritage and chronicling the 25 ethnic minorities of Yunnan Province, China, eliminate the boundaries between book, installation, photography, craft and sculpture.
Guest Curator: Prof. Susan Isaacs Curatorial Statement
Admission is free.
Workshop: Paper Arts by Colette Fu - A family activity Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (2 sessions)
Join artist and photographer Colette Fu in an engaging hands-on workshop where participants will learn pop-up techniques and make a Snake New Year's card.. Fun for the whole family!
$10 per participants; $5 for AA&CC members and children of Dual/Family level membership of above.. Call 410-704-2807 for more information.
Shadow Puppet Theatre: The Tiger Tales Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m (two shows).; Center for the Arts Mainstage Theatre
In celebration of the lunar New Year, the Chinese Theatre Works, based in New York, brings its humor-laced shadow puppetry to audiences of all ages. The company blends China's two thousand year history of shadow puppetry with new techniques in its award-winning Tiger Tales, based on popular Chinese folktales and literature. In conjunction with the paper art workshop.
Tickets: $10 general;
$5 AA&CC members, children under 12 and TU students with ID.
Passage from India: Works by Siona Benjamin & Maureen Drdak April 4 - May 11 Center for the Arts Asian Arts Gallery
Artists Talk and Reception: Saturday, April 13, 2 - 4 p.m.
The exhibition features two global artists, Siona Benjamin and Maureen Drdak, both Fulbright Scholars in 2011. Siona Benjamin is a painter originally from Bombay, now living in the US. Her work reflects her background of being brought up Jewish in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim India – a mosaic inspired by both Indian Miniature paintings and Sephardic icons. Maureen Drdak’s work incorporates ancient repoussé techniques transmitted from her Nepali Masters, rich in eastern and western iconographies and cultural paradigms, breaching the boundaries between material realms and practices. Guest curators: Kate Nearpass Ogden (Blue LIke Me) and John Gilmore Ford (The Flying Nagas)
Color Me Blue: Dance Performance & Lecture University Union PAWS
Friday, April 12, 8 p.m.
Artist SIona Benjamin collaborates with classical Indian dancers who assume the roles of characters in her work in a performance entitled: Rang de Nila (Color Me Blue). The performance is choreographed to Indian/Jazz/Hip-Hop/Bollywood music, followed by a lecture and Q&A session. Presented in cooperation with Towson University Center for Student Diversity.
Admission is free.
Info: Center for Student Diversity: 410-704-2051
Asian Arts & Culture Center
Center for the Arts, Room 2037 (map)
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.;
Saturday 1 - 4 p.m. (during exhibitions)