The Asian Arts & Culture Center in the Center for the Arts celebrates the fall semester with a full schedule of interesting, entertaining and enlightening exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations and more.
The Asian Arts & Culture Center in Towson University's Center for the Arts celebrates the fall semester with a full schedule of interesting, entertaining and enlightening exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations and more.
The exhibition "Chinese Folk Pottery – The Art of the Everyday" runs through December 10 in the Asian Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts. Visitors will encounter a range of precious folk ceramics created by diverse communities in China, including Tibetan, Dai, Miao, Bai, and Han potters. This exhibition was organized and curated by Marie Woo, Susanne Stephenson, and John Stephenson. Admission is free. Gallery Hours during exhibition: Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed for Thanksgiving Break, November 23 – 27.
From October 31 through November 3, Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery return to Towson U to create the Akshobhya mandala sand painting. The Akshobhya Buddha is known as the Unshakeable Victor for conflict resolution and peace. Their residency includes the mandala sand painting demonstration, lectures and closing ceremony. Visit the AA&CC website for a complete schedule of the monks’ activities.
Saturday, November 5 bring the whole family for Family Art Day from noon – 4 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Atrium and Galleries. Think, make and live art through drop-in art activities, interactive gallery experiences, and story time, all inspired by current exhibitions. Visitors of all ages welcome! Co-presented with TU Community Art Center.
Join Marie Woo, exhibition curator and ceramic artist for a lecture "Minyao – Wares of the People" as she introduces and discusses minyao, Chinese folk pottery, on Sunday, November 6 at 2 p.m. These locally made wares fired in private kilns reflect the diversity of ethnic communities throughout China. Woo is an artist whose ceramic work bridges Asian and Western traditions.
Monday, November 7, at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., in the Center for the Arts Asian Art Gallery Marie Woo, curator of the exhibition, "Chinese Folk Pottery: The Art of the Everyday," will give a talk exploring the diversity of contemporary ceramics from China on view in the Asian Arts Gallery. Woo will also share her experiences documenting Chinese folk pottery with grants from the Asian Cultural Council and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Thursday, November 10, 6:30 p.m., Asian Arts Gallery and Ceramic Studio workshop: "Earthly Expressions – Making Everyday Objects with Clay." Join TU visiting assistant professor and local potter, Richard Holt, in exploring objects on view in the "Chinese Folk Pottery: The Art of the Everyday" exhibit in the Asian Arts Gallery. Learn how some of the pieces were made and create your own work inspired by the exhibition. Get re-energized with Chinese refreshments. No experience necessary. Visit the AA&CC website for tickets and registration. Co-presented with the Towson University Department of Art.
The Asian Arts & Culture Center appreciates the generous support of the E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Maryland State Arts Council, TU College of Fine Arts & Communication, Citizens of Baltimore County, Ro & Marius P. Johnson Legacy Charitable Fund, Yoshinobu & Kathleen Shiota, Capital Partners Securities, Co., Ltd., TU Marketing & Communications, Capital Services Group, Mid-Atlantic Region-Association for Asian Studies (MAR-AAS), COFAC Diversity Committee, TU Asian Studies Program, TU Department of History, and TU Community Arts Center.
For more information and to register for Ceramic Studio workshop visit the website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-704-2807.