Colette Fu: We Are Tiger Dragon People February 7 - March 16
Asian Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts
Artist Talk and Opening Reception: February 7, 7 - 9 p.m.
Dynamic and dangerous, Colette 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
"Colette is an amazing artist. The event displayed her work wonderfully and I was excited to see her pop-up book in motion." -- Rebecca Showalter
"I loved the combination of photographs and books, as well as the cultural education. The photos are beautiful and the pop up presentation is very creative." -- Crystal Taylor
"The exhibit is definitely unique and visually engaging. It also does a great job of giving cultural tidbits of very complex cultures. It's also fun!" -- Brianna Parker
"Beautiful- intriguing diversity of peoples and traditions. Great mix of media too." -- Shana Gass
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!
"Great program! Very interactive with skills we can apply to many other things." -- Jeanine Collins
"My child learned alot about the pop up cards as well as culture and art of China. Collette's works are amazing." -- Misao Mercadante
"Wonderful class with a variety of techniques." -- Allison Balcerak
"This is a very enriching program, our son enjoyed the craft."
Shadow Puppet Theatre: The Tiger Tales Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m (two shows).; Center for the Arts Mainstage Theatre
New York-based Chinese Theatre Works 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.
"Creative, new presentation of an ancient tradition. Extremely entertaining with right dose of moral and education. Fun for my whole family! Loved it"! -- Liz Murray
" Great story telling. Give us an opportunity to understand Chinese Asian culture. Give our son a window to Chinese culture." -- Daniel Ku
"I loved when the kids joined into the story." -- Jennifer Roberts
"Extremely well done and I learned a lot." -- Donna Suwall
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. Guest curators: Kate Nearpass Ogden (Blue LIke Me) and John Gilmore Ford (The Flying Nagas)
"Both artists' concepts were very well executed. The works were both visually appealing and intellectually challenging." -- Cassandra Baker
"Fantastic works! Both artists offer a unique interpretation on cultures previously unfamiliar to me. The harmonious pairing creates a wonderful context; communicating with both traditional/contemporary materials and themes!" -- Peter Eide
"A very startling exhibition. I felt pulled into each work. A fantastic representation of the artists involved." -- Lomond Johnson
"This exhibit was amazing! The artwork was so full of inspiration and thought provoking. I could have spent 15 min on each piece of art." -- Kathleen Haller
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). Presented in cooperation with Towson University Center for Student Diversity.
"absolutely great connection of mythology to modern issues and melding of cultures." -- Maia Meeron
"Very thrilling! Storytelling and Dance- a wonderful combination. Passionate, cultured, and spirited."
"Enjoyed and learned more about artist and interpretation of an artist work through dance."
"Very educational and inspirational. Enjoyed the aspect of diversity."
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)