Sunday, 29 November 2015

C.C.C Senior Photo Club Project’s Exhibition Reception



Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum lobby, 555 Columbia St, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 4H5
Free and open to public. Refreshments will be served.
(604) 658-8880, www.cccvan.com 

The CCC Photo Club Project is comprised of a group of seniors who met every week in the fall of 2015 to improve their camera skills, explore storytelling through images and create a sense of community. A selection of prints by these seniors will be exhibited.

Facilitated by Emiko Morita with interpretation by Carmut Me, this project is co-presented by Maraya Cultural Projects and the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver with support from the City of Vancouver Community Arts Grants. Community partner: Tonari Gumi Senior Photo Club.






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Thursday, 26 November 2015

Artists Salon Talk: Daphne Harwood and Debra Sloan in Conversation 藝術家沙龍座談



Telling Stories: A Visual Art Exhibition - Artists Salon Talk: Daphne Harwood and Debra Sloan in Conversation

Sunday Dec. 6th, 2:00-4:00pm
Language: English
Free and open to public
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 4H5
(604) 658-8880, www.cccvan.com

Join the Best B4 Collective Salon for a conversation with Daphne Harwood and Debra Sloan. Daphne Harwood was one of the originators of the Imagination Market, a non-profit organization that promoted the reuse and repurposing of usable industrial discards. Now the building site where the Imagination Market was has been transformed by Vancouver City Council’s  approval of a a 52-storey tower. Daphne Harwood has been documenting this transition in photo-graphy, journaling, quilt-making and assemblage. Debra Sloan is a Vancouver-based ceramic sculptor and 2015 recipient of Mayor’s Design and Craft Award. Her slip cast dogs, horses and baby figures challenge and surprise the viewers’ assumptions and attitudes. Her work has been exhibited locally, across 
Canada and internationally, and most recently awarded the Vancouver Mayor’s Art Award and biannual Hilde Gerson Award by the Craft Council of B.C. Debra Sloan has recently returned from a six-week residency at C.R.E.T.A. in Rome. 

藝術家沙龍座談 

語言:英語
時間:星期天12月6日下午2:00 - 4:00 免費入場 
地址:中華文化中心文物館,溫哥華哥倫比亞街555號

Image: Debra Sloan, Whisper Sweet Nothings, 2015. Red clay, coloured slips, light wire. Mid Temperature

Telling Stories Community Art Project is partially funded by the City of Vancouver and 
Province of British Columbia.


Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Strathcona Elders Telling Stories — Strathcona Elementary Students on an Interview Assignment

In Collaboration with BestB4 Collective.

Strathcona Elders were interviewed by students from Strathcona Elementary School's as part of community art project Telling Stories in collaboration with BestB4 Collective. Participating students on this interview assignment are from teacher Annie Simard's grade 4/5 class.  They interviewed George Chow, Hilda Ho, Peggy Lee, Beverly Nann, Leander Szeto, Joe WaiBill Wong, Bing Wong and Larry Wong.


Telling Stories—a visual art exhibition presents stories by nine visual artists working in photography, fibre, painting, sculpture and installation is an exhibition designed to invite viewers into the gallery space to tell their own stories. Strathcona students had the opportunity to explore the visual stories as well as listen to stories from elders who grew up in the community presenting the exhibition. 

The students interviewing elders and listening to their stories have woven connections across generations and cultures. They have heard details about long, interesting lives that help students learn community history. Most of the elders attended Strathcona Elementary School, and in their interviews, students learned about what has changed and what remains the same. These interviews will be published on a future blog and displayed in the foyer of the Vancouver School Board in the New Year. 


George Chow tells his story to Strathcona students on assignment





































Joe Wai tells Strathcona students about architecture in their community



Bing Wong tours Stratcona students through the Chinese Canadian Military Museum

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Friday, 20 November 2015

Telling Stories: A Visual Art Exhibition Artist Tour & Book Launch 藝術家導覽及展覽畫冊發佈



Sunday Nov. 29th, 2:00-4:00pm
Language: English
Free and open to public.
Please RSVP at eventbrite.ca
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 4H5
(604) 658-8880, www.cccvan.com

Join BestB4 Collective artists Jim Friesen, Daphne Harwood, Alison Keenan, Sophi Liang, Colette Lisoway, Edward Peck, Phyllis Schwartz, Debra Sloan and June Yun for a guided tour of their current project Telling Stories: A Visual Art Exhibition at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum. Artists will tell stories that enliven their  photography, painting, ceramics, fibre and installations and engage viewers in dialogue about contemporary issues that weave together their collective exhibition. A limited edition exhibition catalogue will be introduced a the event.

藝術家導覽及展覽畫冊發佈 

語言:英語  免費入場
時間:星期天11月29日下午2:00 - 4:00
地址:中華文化中心文物館,溫哥華哥倫比亞街555號

Artwork in image: Debra Sloan, Maple Tree, 2014  red clay, coloured slips, glaze

Telling Stories Community Art Project is partially funded by the City of Vancouver and Province of British Columbia.



Hands-on Calligraphy Workshop 書法工作坊


Saturday Dec. 5th 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Language: English, Mandarin
Artist/instructor: June Yun
Free and open to public.
Please register at eventbrite.ca or call 604.658.8880.

Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 4H5

The workshop will introduce the “four treasures”(rice paper, writing brush, ink and ink slab); the value, history, evolution and different styles of Chinese calligraphy. Through hands-on practice, you will learn basic skills of Chinese Calligraphy, which will help you understand 
Chinese art and culture better.

語言:英語,普通話
星期六12月5日下午2:00 - 4:00
中華文化中心文物館,溫哥華哥倫比亞街555號。請撥打604.658.8880報名。


Telling Stories Community Art Project is partially funded by the City of Vancouver and Province of British Columbia.

Photographer: Dr. Paul Crowe

Friday, 13 November 2015

Printmaking Workshop with Colette Lisoway





















Colette Lisoway, Happy to Meet You, six panel monoprint, 2015

Sunday November 22nd, 2015  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Language: English. Free and open to public.
Seating is limited, please register at 
Eventbrite.ca or call 604.658.8880

Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 4H5

Join artist Colette Lisoway for an extraordinary afternoon of printmaking. She will demonstrate her multilayered printmaking techniques and guide participants through their own printmaking process. Things could get messy, so please dress appropriately to the workshop.

Colette Lisoway is a full-time visual artist and a teaching artist with ArtStarts Artists in the Classroom, Vancouver School Board Artist in Residence, Anvil Centre in New Westminster, North Vancouver Community Arts Council and Continuing Education at Capilano University. Her six-pannel print installation, 
Happy to Meet You, is featured in Telling Stories: A Visual Art Exhibition at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum through December 19th. Her screen prints interweave her connections in the community and that of shared stories, camera captured observances and chance encounters. These pannels buzz with activity and urban commerce, all connected together in a heartfelt welcome to all. 


Telling Stories Community Art Project is partially funded by the City of Vancouver and Province of British Columbia.

Tea and Story Party



Saturday November 21st, 2015  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Language: English. Free and open to public.
Seating is limited, please register at Eventbrite.ca or call 604.658.8880
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 4H5

Please join artist Sophi Liang (courtesy of Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver), artists of Best B4 Collective, tea specialist Ben Fong and historian Jim Wong-Chu for an afternoon of Tea Tasting and Storytelling at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum. Mr. Wong-Chu will read his poems about Chinatown from his poetry book Chinatown Ghosts. Liang’s interest in gastronomic fantasies and the culture of tea tasting promise to make this event a memorable afternoon.

Telling Stories Community Art Project is partially funded by the City of Vancouver and Province of British Columbia.