China’s 8 Brokens: Puzzles of the Treasured Past

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China’s 8 Brokens Puzzles of the Treasured Past
JUNE 17–OCTOBER 29, 2017 This summer, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), presents China's 8 Brokens: Puzzles of the Treasured Past, the first-ever exhibition dedicated to bapo (which translates to "eight brokens") painting. The revolutionary artistic genre emerged in China during the mid-19th century. Eight is a lucky number in Chinese culture, and bapo refers to the damaged cultural...

Taiwanese Dance by National Dong Hwa University

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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 AWARDS 17 MINI-GRANTS FOR ARTS LEARNING AND CULTURAL PROJECTS

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United Arts
ORLANDO – September 5, 2017 – United Arts of Central Florida announced the recipients of its February cycle of Mini-Grants and of Arts Learning Mini-Grants. Twelve organizations were awarded $17,000 in the first cycle of Mini-Grants and five organizations were awarded $11,500 for the Arts Learning Mini-Grants. Mini-Grants United Arts reaches out to grassroots and multicultural organizations through its Mini-Grants program....

SAINTS AND KINGS ARTS, CULTURE, AND LEGACY OF THE SIKHS

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SAINTS AND KINGS
MAR 10 — JUN 25, 2017 Celebrate the artistic and cultural heritage of the Sikhs. With nearly 27 million adherents worldwide, Sikhism is among the world’s largest religions, and also one of the youngest. A diverse selection of 30 paintings, prints and textiles celebrates the artistic and cultural legacy of the Sikhs and the community’s longstanding connection to California. Delve into...

Japanese culture, food, and excitement at the Orlando Japan Festival

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Orlando Japan Festival 2015
The Orlando Japan Festival is an annual event put on by the Japan Association of Orlando, the local Orlando Japanese community, and is one of my favorite events of the year – where you can have a taste of the street food from Japan like takoyaki octopus balls to gyu don beef rice bowls, and of course sushi, all...

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

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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...

Japanese kanji of the year is ‘North’

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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...

Japanese Kabuki Spectacle Premieres at Fountains of Bellagio, Las Vegas

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The Kabuki Spectacle performance of Koi-Tsukami Renowned Japanese Kabuki actors Somegoro Ichikawa and Yonekichi Nakamura will clash with the giant carp from an impressive 165-foot stage constructed inside Lake Bellagio during the 30-minute production Vivid visual imagery set on water using 15 Panasonic PT-DZ21K projectors, reaching nearly 60 feet in height and 984 feet in length. Panasonic presents with Shochiku, renowned global Kabuki...

Mills 50 Art Box Repainting Project

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Mills 50 Public Art Project
Mills 50 solicited donations from businesses and residents to fund the repainting of five “art boxes”, after the City of Orlando replaced them with new utility cabinets.  Many thanks to the generous donors who made the repainting project possible: Amy Rossi Allstate Insurance/ Jennifer Loveitt, David Bernatavitz, Dr. Puxiao Cen, Magdalena Dalsjo, Jeanette Dixon, David K. Gibson, Pauline Ho,...

Central Florida Dragon Parade welcomes the year of goat

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Miss Vietnam Florida Pageant
Watch the Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival videos at Youtube.com/AsiaTrend On February 22, 2015, Orlando’s Fashion Square Mall hosted the 4th-Annual Central Florida Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival, welcoming in the year of the goat. The festivities started off outside, with the Dragon parade followed by 5 hours of festivities and entertainment inside. The turnout was phenomenal, and a great time was had by...
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