MFA Boston & UNIQLO Launch T-Shirt Collection Inspired by Ukiyo-e Prints

UNIQLO's Edo Ukiyo-e UT Graphic Tee Collection incorporates designs from works by Hokusai (left) and Hiroshige (right), drawn from the MFA's collection
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), and global apparel retailer UNIQLO announced on Aug 6th the launch of the Edo Ukiyo-e UT Graphic Tee Collection, inspired by ukiyo-e woodblock prints from the Museum’s preeminent holdings of Japanese art. Ukiyo-e, which translates to “pictures of the floating world,” was a genre of paintings and prints popular in the 19th century,...

Luma Native Taiwanese Leadership Council starts its one-month long cultural exchange at United National Indian Tribal Youth (Unity) Conference in Orlando

Luma Native Taiwanese Leadership Council
Luma is a biennial enrichment program for the Taiwan Indigenous Youth to conducts overseas study tour in North America. This program enables the Taiwan Indigenous Youth to perform cultural exchange with American Indians, expand their international vision, master their communication and leadership skill. LUMA program is sponsored and organized by Taiwan Vox Nativa Association...

THIS IS “US”: IDENTITY AND INCLUSION IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

FusionFest is seeking performers, vendors and volunteers to participate in the second year of Central Florida’s multicultural celebration. The free two-day event at Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 2019 is an opportunity for the diverse ethnic communities to share their rich traditions. Share your heritage via music, dance, food, fashion, film, poetry, visual arts and...

FILIPINO ARTIST FROM TAMPA, FLORIDA GETS HIGHEST RECOGNITION

Albuquerque, New Mexico - Filipino Artist from Tampa, Florida EDGAR "GARY" CARABIO received the highest recognition as a member of the "Masters Circle" after winning the top 75 out of 3000 entries at the International Association of Pastel Societies convention held in Albuquerque, New Mexico last week. It was the largest gathering of more than 700 artists....

Japanese Papercraft Artist Turns Empty Boxes of Snacks Into Charming Arts

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Empty boxes of snacks can be reused in so many great ways; you can recycle them, or create some arts. Haruki, whom I introduce you to here, is also a Japanese university student and papercraft artist who creates beautiful paper-craft. Haruki who mastered “Kiries” or “Kirigami”, the Japanese art of paper cutting. He...

Artist showcases Europe’s largest calligraphy work

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Take part in Masaaki Hasegawa's macro project to connect cultures through art https://vimeo.com/304869208 As part of his project "Connect People Thru Art Beyond Borders", the artist Masaaki Hasegawa (Tokyo, 1987) has devised the largest calligraphy work in Europe to date. It consists of a 1,926 square meter area in the...

UNITED ARTS EXCEEDS 50% MARK, RAISES OVER $1 MILLION TOWARD $2 MILLION GOAL FOR THE 2019 COLLABORATIVE CAMPAIGN FOR THE ARTS

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United Arts of Central Florida announced today that five weeks into the annual Collaborative Campaign for the Arts, donations and pledges total $1.08 million (at 53.8 percent of the campaign’s $2 million goal). The 2019 Collaborative Campaign officially runs from February 1 through April 30. “I am thrilled that we’ve hit this...

Celebrating Lunar New Year series with Year of the Pig stamp

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Lunar New Year is upon us again, and that always brings a flurry of orders for stamps collection. Around the world, millions of people welcome a new year with gifts, music, and celebration! Bright pink peach blossoms highlight the 2019 Year of the Pig/Boar stamp from the U.S. Postal Service®, the 12th and final stamp in the Celebrating...

Japanese Pottery Artist Brings Rich History of Kogei to South Florida

Artist Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI
Artist Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI presents “The Spirit of Japanese Craftsmanship (Kogei) and Tea Ceremony” on January 23 Artist Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI  The Consulate-General of Japan in Miami presents a series of lectures by renowned Japanese pottery artist Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI on Wednesday, January 23.

World cultures celebrate diversity at the FusionFest

The FusionFest took place at the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando, Florida on November 24th and 25th, 2018. The two-day event set out to explore and promote the “fusion” of multiple international nations through all the things that create a culture; food, art, language, and people. It was an ambitious endeavor for a first-year event located in the heart of a diverse...
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