Demonstration | Feeding Crane Style Kung Fu
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 6:30 P.M.
UNIVERSITY UNION, UU 305
"Feeding Crane” (Sit-hoh-kun or She-he-quan) is a branch of the White Crane kungfu
which originated in Southern China and is preserved in Taiwan. The Crane system is
known for its burst of power and footwork. The demo session will introduce the basic
conditioning activities for power burst development and the basic forms for footwork
REGISTER: $0 - $15
Exhibition | Mastering Infinite Strength: Asia's Martial Arts
February 15 - May 12 (closed Mar. 17 - 24)
ASIAN ARTS GALLERY, CA 2037
CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Explore the diverse world of martial arts—such as kung fu, kobudo, tang soo do, and
kendo—originating in China, Japan, and Korea. Regional martial arts specialists present
their insights and expertise about training, fighting techniques, mental discipline,
self-defense, sport and more. Learn about the histories of these traditions and their
Admission is free.
Gallery Hours during exhibition: Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Exhibition & Festival | Asia North: A Celebration of Art, Culture & Community
March 29 - April 28
Motor House, 120 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201
FRIDAY, March 29 | Opening Reception & Performance, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 | exhibition, performances, Hands-on activities, 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.;
CHARM CITY UNDERGROUND NIGHT MARKET, 7 P.M. - 1 A.M.
Sunday, March 31 | Taste of Koreatown Food Tour, 3 P.M. - 5 P.M.
Celebrate Baltimore's Charles North neighborhood -- its past and present history as
a “Koreatown” and part of the Station North Arts and Entertainment district, as well
as its increasing cultural diversity. An exhibit titled "Intricate Layers" features
work by local artists who are Asian and Asian American. Performances by EN'B, Ami
Dang, Washington Salmunori, lion dancers, Chalak Bollywood Dancers, Sound of Heaven,
Divya Raja, Phounam Pin, Shodekeh, and Baltimore Asian Pasifika Arts Collective (BAPAC).
Join a tour of Asian restaurants in the neighborhood. Co-presented with Central Baltimore
Partnership and The Motor House. Further Details to come.
Exhibition admission is free.
Gallery Hours during exhibition: Tuesday - Saturday, 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. or later for
Community Event | Family Arts Day
SATURDAY, APRIL 13, NOON - 4 P.M.
CENTER FOR THE ARTS ATRIUM AND GALLERIES
Drop-in for an afternoon of hands-on art activities, interactive gallery tours, story
time, and more inspired by the current exhibitions in the Center for the Arts galleries
and Asian Arts and Culture Center. The day’s activities are designed and guided by
Towson University students, faculty and staff. Visitors of all ages welcome!
Partners: TU COMMUNITY ART CENTER, Asian Arts and Culture Center, TU Community Dance,
Cook Library, Center for the Arts Galleries, Department of Art + Design, Art History
& Art Education, Department of Early Childhood Education
Performance | TU Ensembles: World Music, Cambodian Classical, and Steel Pan
Wednesday, April 24, 8:00 P.M.
RECITAL HALL, CA 3066, CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Students in the TU World Music Ensemble, directed by Andrea Vercoe, TU Cambodian Classical
Music Ensemble, directed by Chum Ngek, and TU Steel Pan Ensemble, directed by Mark
Craig, will each perform in this joint concert. Co-presented by the Asian Arts & Culture
Center and TU Department of Music.
Admission is free.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration, May 31, 5:00PM - 9:00PM, Brown
Center, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1301 West Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD
Join us for a unique celebration with keynote speakers, Asian traditional cultural
dance and vocals, Martial Arts, and free food! Co-sponsored by MICA, MECU, BOPA, City
of Baltimore, Baltimore Sister Cities, Asian Arts & Culture Center, Charm City Night
Market, Central Baltimore Partnership, and more.
Additional programs and events to be announced.
Multi-Media Dance Performance and Q&A | Akiko Kitamura's Cross Transit
Friday, March 15, 8 P.M.
Stephens Hall Theatre
International choreographer and dancer, Akiko Kitamura, and Cambodian artist and photographer,
Kim Hak merge photography, voice, video and multimedia technology with traditional
and contemporary dance, music, and martial arts to convey the universally relevant
but rapidly fading memories of the Cambodian history. The Baltimore Asian Pasifika Arts Collective moderates a Q&A with the artists immediately
following the performance.
TICKETS: $25 Regular Price, $15 AA&CC Members, $10 non-TU students, $5 TU students with valid OneCard. www.tuboxoffice.com
Workshop | Beginner's Self-Defense - Featuring Tang Soo Do and Karate
Thursday, February 21, 6:30 p.m.
University Union, UU 305
Learn the basics of body posture, voice tactics, establishing boundaries, and easy-to-remember
movements to defend yourself. Come prepared by wearing athletic clothing and shoes.
Recommended for ages 18+.
REGISTER: $0 - $15
Workshop | Introduction to Kung Fu, Contemporary Wushu and Sanda!
Wednesday, February 27, 6:30 p.m.
University Union, Chesapeake 3
Experience, first hand, the exciting world of Chinese Martial Arts! Participants will
focus their minds, root their stances, snap their kicks, and drive their punches.
All experience levels, including total beginners, will learn something new and get
a good workout guided by instructors from Goh's Kung Fu. Join us and learn something
REGISTER: $0 - $15
Demonstration | Introduction to Kendo "The Way of the Sword"
Thursday, March 7, 6:30 P.M.
UNIVERSITY UNION, CHESAPEAKE 1
Learn the fixed forms (kata) that make up the basic elements of kendo swordsmanship.
Kata include fundamental techniques of attacking and counter-attacking and have practical
applications in general kendo.
REGISTER: $0 - $15
Asia in Maryland (AIM) Cultural Connection
This ongoing project highlights exhibitions, performances, workshops, artist residencies,
and online resources featuring local Asian arts and culture in Maryland communities
. It also incorporates The Asia in Maryland (AIM) Cultural History Project, an interdisciplinary
studies course combining ethnography and oral history to explore, understand and document
Asian arts and culture in Maryland. Student research informs Center programming. In
fall 2015, we initiated the “Connection” with an exhibition, performances, workshops
and family days introducing local audiences to the living Khmer art and culture in
the Mid-Atlantic region.
Asia in Maryland (AIM) Cultural History Project
The Asia in Maryland (AIM) Cultural History Project (IDFA 480/580 Interdisciplinary
Fine Arts Special Topics Seminar) is an interdisciplinary studies course in Towson
University’s College of Fine Arts & Communication. This course combines ethnography
and oral history to explore, understand and document Asian arts and culture in Maryland.
Students identify their own research topic and conduct independent research with guidance
from the instructors throughout the semester. Topics can include art, music, dance,
theater, foodways, costumes, healing arts, martial arts and more. Students create
a portfolio of their research as a culminating project at the end of the semester.
Student projects will be used in programs at the Asian Arts & Culture Center.
Read about the topics OUR students researched...
Family Arts Days
The AA&CC collaborates every semester with TU’s Community Art Center to engage families
in experiencing and making art through drop-in art activities, performances, interactive
gallery experiences, and story time.