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Past Events 2009

Fall 2009

Furniture for the Divine: Selections from the Foo Collection
September 12 - December 12, 2009
Curator's Talk: Saturday, September 12, 2-3 p.m.; Reception: 3-5 p.m.
Drawn from the Foo Collection, the exhibition features Chinese furniture and accessories dating from the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1912), which were used in the worship of deities and ancestors related to Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. Guest Curator: Pei-Hwa Foo.

Spiritual Rhythms of Asia Concert Series:
The Sound of Ecstasy: Buddhist Ritual Song and Dance from Korea
Stephens Hall Theatre
Friday, October 16, 8 p.m.
Derived from ancient Buddhist ceremonies that were nearly lost in history, the Young San Ceremony was preserved and revived by the Young San Preservation Group. Organized by the Korea Society, NY.

Spiritual Rhythms of Asia Concert Series:

Agangamasor and His Magic Power by Cambodian Buddhist Society 
Stephens Hall Theatre
Saturday, November 7, 8 p.m.
This classical dance-drama was specially choreographed and composed by the eminent master dancers and musicians who fled Cambodia during the war and have been teaching at the Cambodian Buddhist Society for two decades.

Spring 2009

Ostriches and Silent Flowers: Japanese paintings by Kotaro Fukui        
Asian Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts
February 7- March 14, 2009
This exhibition featured eloquent Ostrich Paintings and a Silent Flowers series that consisted of luscious blue Iris motifs across gold backgrounds. These groups of work embody Kotaro’s vision and talent through a range of materials and historical influences of traditional Japanese art.

Audience comments: 

  • The exhibit was spectacular.  Interesting mediums. Emotional and moving.
  • I love the whimsical feel of the Ostriches.  The hint of pink really makes them dynamic.
  • The abstract ostriches were very creative and the flowers were very detailed.

Once in a Blue Moon Benefit and Art Auction     
Asian Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts
Saturday, March 28, 6-10 p.m.
The Once in a Blue Moon Benefit and Art Auction was a successful evening of entertainment, art, and delectable food. All proceeds benefitted the Asian Arts and Culture Center. Our attendees were able to  bid on beautifully crafted items and also enjoy live music, an Asian Style Buffet and Raffle Prizes. Proceeds benefitted the Asian Arts programming and the Dr. Gilbert Brungardt Endowment for the benefit of the Asian Arts & Culture Center.

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers   
Stephens Hall Theatre
Saturday, May 2, 8 p.m.

Noted for its "craft and spirituality" by Jennifer Dunning of the New York Times, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers performed a distinctive blend of traditional and western dance which captivated the audience and dancers alike.

Audience comments:

  • Wonderful company. Thank you for enriching the community.
  • Great experience and exposure to diversity!
  • Very engaging, fascinating, spiritual; now I know what moving meditation is.

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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)

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E-mail: asianarts@towson.edu

 


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