Date: September 30December 3, 2017
Location: Asian Centre (1871 West Mall) (map)
Hours: Asian Library open hours (see hours)

Visit the art exhibition “Canada at 150+: Trauma, Memory and the Story of Canada” presented by the South Asian Canadian Histories Association from now until early December at UBC, and in the Punjabi Market (6500 block of Main Street, Vancouver). 

Two works for the exhibition will be on view at the Asian Centre foyer and the upper floor of the Asian Library: Pouf, Sausage, Weight, Arc (2017) by Sameer Farooq  and How This Will End (2017) by Umesh M.S.

Other artists taking part in this exhibition include Vikky Alexander, Sonny Assu, Jason Baerg, and Hyung-Min Yoon. For more information, please visit the SACHA website at https://sachacanada.ca/.

Date: July 28 – August 2, 2017
Location: Asian Centre Auditorium (1871 West Mall) (map)
Hours: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Opening Ceremony: Friday, July 28 1:30 pm

In recognition of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Asian Library and the Culture Regeneration Research Society (CRRS) will co-host an art exhibition featuring three artists from Hong Kong and local community: Eddy Kwan-Lap Chan, Ella Suen and Desheng Li.

Eddy Kwan-Lap Chan 陳君立

Chan was awarded Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts by Concordia University (Canada) and Master Degree of Fine Art by Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (Australia) in 1985 and 2006.  Honored with Chinese ink painting prizes by Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Beijing International Ink & Wash Painting Institute and Foreign Culture Exchange Association of China, etc., his works are now in the collections of museums and art institutes both in Hong Kong and overseas. At present, Chan is a member of Consulting Committee of Federation of International Tsai-Mo Artists, Honorary President of Hong Kong Modern Ink Painting Society, Consultant of Art of Creative Painting Association, and Modern Ink Painting part-time instructor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Ella Suen 李慧嫻

Born in Hong Kong in 1939, Suen was raised in a traditional Chinese family and has great passion for art and painting. In 1968, she learnt her foundation skills in Chinese painting in New Asia College with Professors such as Johnson Su-sing Chow.  After residing in Canada in 1974, she continued her pursuit on Chinese painting and calligraphy with various distinguished teachers. Suen is currently a member of Chinese Canadian Artist Federation in Vancouver. She participated Vancouver’s Chinese Painting Annual Exhibition for many years. After publishing her personal art collection in 2012, she held her first solo exhibition in Hong Kong the same year and in Burnaby (Canada) in 2013; and in joint exhibitions every year till 2016.

Desheng Li 李德生

Li, aged 72, who was born in Beijing, is a writer, collector and calligrapher.  He is also a researcher of the Cultural Regeneration Research Society. He is expertized in oriental folklore studies and has published over 20 books in Canada, Japan, Taiwan and China.  Apart from researches, he practices as an instructor of calligraphy among the Chinese community centers for over 10 years where he had taught a bunch of students with flying colors, He also teaches in Richmond Arts Centre and CCM Canada.  Li is famous for the calligraphy of zhuan (篆 ) and li (隸).

To view some of the artworks and find out more information about this exhibit in Chinese, please visit the CRRS website.

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