Exhibition -- The Art of the Zodiac
Exhibition at the Sun Ten Museum (Irvine, CA) showcases Taiwan's handicrafts
Wednesday, June 04, 2003
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Sun Ten Museum
9200 Jeroninmo Road
To celebrate the Year of the Sheep and enhance cultural exchange between Taiwan the U.S., the Taipei Cultural Center in New York, the Sun Ten Museum in Irvine and the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Los Angeles are jointly organizing a special exhibition, Art of the Zodiac: Celebrating the Year of the Sheep. Sponsored by Taiwan's Council for Cultural Affairs and the General Bank, USA, the exhibition will be held at the Sun Ten Museum from March 22 to June 21, 2003. Admission is free.
The exhibition showcases the Taiwan's handicrafts, and features works of famous artists, such as Heinrich Wang, Kuang-I Lin, Cheng-Fang Chen and others in some 60 pieces of ink paintings, stone printing, pottery and glass art, wood carving, bronze and stone sculpture, bamboo weaving, and other pieces made of cloth, paper, etc..
In previous years, the Council for Cultural Affairs has sponsored exhibitions of art celebrating themes of the Chinese zodiac. Beginning in 1995, these exhibitions were held in the galleries of Taiwan's cultural centers in New York and Paris. In 2002, the lease on the New York gallery terminated, ending the practice of hosting exhibitions there. Instead, exhibitions are now held in cooperation with museums across America. Art of the Zodiac was exhibited from January to February at the Daley Civic Center in Chicago. The Sun Ten Museum is the second stop on the tour, and the first exhibition of the artwork in California.
The Sun Ten Museum in Irvine, California was established by Dr. Hung-yuan Hsu, Taiwan's famous "Father of the scientific study of Chinese medicine," his wife Lin-lun Hsu. The museum houses a permanent collection of over 600 twentieth-century paintings by representative Taiwanese artists.
The opening reception will be held from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on March 22, 2003 at the museum. Tin craftsman Chen Chi-yang will be present, demonstrating his artwork.
Tel: 949 587-1214, ext. 146
Sponsor(s): Council for Cultural Affairs, and General Bank, USA