Asian Cultural Festival 2018

Arts

“Photo Koshien” – the Japanese National High School Photography Contest

The national high school photography competition in Japan, known as “Photo Koshien 写真甲子園”, has been completed for the 24th year in a row. The students from the Kansai region have won the championship this year. Pictured below are their winning photographs, titled:  "や さ し い (time)". Other submitted works of theirs include works from the second and preliminary rounds: Eighteen schools...

Japanese kanji of the year is ‘North’

2017 kanji of the year
KYOTO – The kanji kita (北, north) has been selected as the character best capturing the national mood this year in Japan amid the heightened nuclear and missile threat posed by North Korea, a Kyoto-based kanji promotion organization said Tuesday. Every December the people of Japan select a kanji character that best sums up the social and political zeitgeist of the previous 12...

Mennello Museum of American Art presents “Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here”

Jiha Moon
The Mennello Museum of American Art is pleased to present the work of multi-media Korean-American artist Jiha Moon in an upcoming solo exhibition, Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here. The exhibition will be on view from June 22 through August 12, 2018, with an Artist Talk and Opening Reception on June 29. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Moon harvests...

Taiwanese Dance by National Dong Hwa University

dance troupe of the College of Indigenous Studies at National Dong Hwa University
May is Asian Heritage Month and in support of it the dance troupe of the College of Indigenous Studies at National Dong Hwa University is touring the United States. This is the tenth year anniversary of the group and it is the first time they have come to the United States. The dancers are all from tribal communities from across Taiwan and represent to the diversity...

UNITED ARTS CAMPAIGN SURPASSES $2.039 MILLION GOAL!

United Arts
ORLANDO – MAY 8, 2017 – United Arts of Central Florida today announced its 2017 collaborative Campaign for the Arts raised $2.088 million, exceeding its goal by almost $50,000. The intensive three-month fundraiser partners with the area’s cornerstone cultural groups. United Arts opened the campaign with Arts for ALL Day on February 4. The free-admission event, focused on attracting new...

The Ringling Hosts Community Festival and Grand Opening of Center for Asian Art

Striking New Center Designed by Machado Silvetti Underlines Ringling’s Commitment to Study and Appreciation of Asian Art SARASOTA, Fla., April 4, 2016 – The Ringling welcomes the public to the newest addition to its storied campus – The Center for Asian Art in the Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt Gallery of Asian Art – on Sunday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to...

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...

Orlando Taiko Dojo recital

Orlando Taiko Dojo
It all started two years ago, when someone said, “Let’s have Orlando Taiko Dojo recital.” Orlando Taiko Dojo is a nonprofit organization and has been performing traditional Japanese Taiko drumming at various local events but never really held a recital before. Our first recital was small scale, more like a “picnic party.” We used the parking space behind our...

The art of Cantonese Cuisine

The art of Cantonese cuisine
“Cooking is a craft and food, an art, Cherry Garden’s advertisement campaign features a series of Chinese Characters: Joy, Heart, Thought etc – inspired by that belief. Subtle use of the traditional Chinese teapot, soup spoon and sauce dish with the calligraphy, represents the character of the food – authentic, traditional and beautiful crafted.” Designed by Trine via theartistandhismodel

My Life in China

Independent film director, Kenneth Eng, recently graced our Central Florida for the East Coast Premiere of his documentary film, “My Life in China,” at the 2015 Florida Film Festival. During the festival, we received an opportunity for a behind-the-scenes meet and greet with him at the Asia Trend / YESS Center on April 14, 2015. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzNxwQLsJ6Q]Eng was officially selected...
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