Fifth annual festival celebrates richness of Asian culture with art, food, music and dance
TOWSON, Md. (August 30, 2010)—The Asian Arts & Culture Center will host its popular Many Moons Festival on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Held in the Center for the Arts, the festival will make use of six stages and several large public spaces to feature nine performing arts groups, traditional and innovative music and dance, arts and crafts, martial arts, and food and teas from around the world.
Children and adults can try their hands at Japanese doll making, origami, silk rope knotting, dough figurines, bead craft, kite making, paper cutting and making, application of Chinese Opera make-up, weaving and more.
Other highlights include a puppet workshop; martial arts showcases featuring Chinese, Korean, Filipino and Japanese forms; animated short films; and an art exhibition of Korean American art. The event will also include the Spirit of Sharing, during which several local nonprofits will share information about their mission and services to the community.
At the Crossroads Marketplace in the Center for the Arts Gallery, attendees will find food and craft vendors selling a variety of Asian cuisine, artwork, clothing, books, CDs, jewelry and incense. Practitioners of yoga, meditation and holistic methods of natural healing will also be on hand.
The Asian Arts Gallery houses Interconnected – New Works, an exhibition by noted Japanese American artist Yuriko Yamaguchi. Through her art installations, Yamaguchi reminds the viewer of how all lives are interconnected, despite differences in religion, nationality and race.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door for adults; $5 in advance or $10 at the door for students and children; and $10 in advance or $15 at the door for members of the Asian Arts & Culture Center. The festival is free for TU students with valid OneCard in advance or $2 at the door. Discounted group rates are available. To buy tickets, visit the Center for the Arts Box Office or call 410-704-2787.