Thursday, 24 December 2015

Free lecture: Cantonese Opera's Body Movements, Acting Techniques and Paces

Language: Cantonese and Mandarin. English upon request.

Speaker: Hoi Seng Ieong

Free admission. Please RSVP at eventbrite.ca 
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 4H5
Inquiries: 604.658.8880

Topics addressed in previous lectures in 2015:
- Singing and acting
- Dialogue and combat
- Hands’ and eyes’ movements





語言:粵語、普通話
題目:【粵劇四功五法之身、法、步】
主講者:楊海城 (大溫哥華中華文化中心文化顧問、中國戲劇家協會會員、加拿大粵劇協會主席、楊海城粵劇學院院長)

日期:2016年1月17日(星期天)1:00 – 2:30pm 
免費入場,預訂優先。請在eventbrite.ca預訂

地址:大溫哥華中華文化中心文物館,溫哥華哥倫比亞街555號
查詢:604.658.8880


2015年已經講解過的題目:
粵劇【四功五法】之唱、做
粵劇【四功五法】之念、打
粵劇【四功五法】之手、眼 

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Underwater Chinatown Digital Stories Showcase & Film screening of documentary Everything Will Be by Julia Kwan






You can listen to the stories at underwaterchinatown.wordpress.com

Saturday December 19th, 2015 
Doors open: 1:30pm
Showcase and film screening: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia St, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 4H5
Free admission. Please RSVP at eventbrite.ca
Light refreshments will be served.
(604) 658-8880

Underwater Chinatown: Digital Stories is a series of artist-facilitated community digital storytelling workshops focused on unearthing alternative histories of Vancouver’s Chinatown. Participants of the workshops researched and discovered the cultural currents that connect them to Chinatown's past and present, learned how to create story boards, craft an engaging story, record voice overs, perform basic audio editing and produced their own digital audio Chinatown stories.

Digital audio stories to premiere at the event:
- A Little Chinatown Up North by Joys Chow 
- Me, My Great-Grandma and Chinatown by Sophie Fung
- Yip Sang – What Kind of a Man? by Godfrey Tang & Joanna Kobylka
- Mah Society Kung Fu History by Edmund Ma
- Legendary Chinese Hat Lady by Dan Seto
- Chinatown in the 70s by Dan Seto
- Yolanda’s Story by Yolanda Li and Shelby Tay
- When I Think of Chinatown by Jessica Whu
- Alan’s Story by Alfred Woo
- Moments Worth Savouring by Bob Sung and Elizabeth Cheong 
- Excerpts from "The Lion Men Revisited" by Lance Lim
- Escaping the Bombs by Liz Kao

  Partially funded by the Community Arts Council of Vancouver, the Underwater Chinatown Community Art Project is co-presented by Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and Cinevolution Media Arts Society. Digital media instructor: Catrina Longmuir. We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.
Special thanks: Larry Wong and Shelby Tay


《水下唐人街》數碼聲響故事展播
及Julia Kwan的唐人街紀錄片《順其自然》播映會

時間:2015年12月19日(星期六)下午2:00–5:00
地點:大溫哥華中華文化中心文物館,溫哥華哥倫比亞街555號
免費入場,請在http://goo.gl/KZpseI 報名。
查詢:(604) 658-8880

聲響故事展播目錄:
1.北方的小小唐人街—Joys Chow
2.我的曾祖父和我,還有唐人街—Sophie Fung
3.葉春田—一個怎樣的人?Godfrey Tang & Joanna Kobylka
4.馬氏功夫堂的歷史-- Edmund Ma
5.帽子女郎的傳奇-- Dan Seto
6.七十年代的唐人街—Dan Seto
7.幽蘭達的故事-- Yolanda Li and Shelby Tay
8.每當我想起唐人街-- Jessica Whu
9.艾倫的故事-- Alfred Woo
10.令人垂涎的片刻-- Bob Sung and Elizabeth Cheong
11.“重訪獅人”片段-- Lance Lim
12. 躲避砲彈 - Liz Kao









Community Partners:





Courtesy of 
National Film BoardJulia Kwan’s documentary Everything Will Be will also be screened at the event.



Thanks to the National Film Board for providing the movie, Everything Will Be.







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.






Community Partner:

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

Community partner:



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.


Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Telling Stories' Events 聯系你我和的故事:當代藝術展及系列活動



Telling Stories  — a visual art exhibition

Telling Stories is presented by the Chinese Cultural Centre and partially funded by the City of Vancouver. 

07 November – 19 December 2015
On-Tak Cheung Exhibition Hall, Chinese Cultural Centre Museum
555 Columbia Street (at Keefer), Vancouver
11 AM - 5 PM (Tuesday - Sunday)

Exhibition Concept
Nine Vancouver visual artists* of BestB4 Collective bring their new project Telling Stories: a visual art exhibition to the Chinese Cultural Centre, opening November 7. In collaboration with six other artists and community members, the gallery is transformed into a meeting place where photography, painting, ceramics, fibre and video installations tell and evoke stories.

Storytelling is a timeless medium for teaching, entertaining, comforting and connecting. These stories require time to relate, absorb and reflect upon, as do personal tales and critical opinion, and in contemporary visual culture, stories are compressed into instantaneous imagery. Hence, Telling Stories events will invite dialogue about these essential contemporary questions between the artists, the Chinese Community and other cultural groups. 

*Alison Keenan, Phyllis Schwartz, Jim Friesen, Daphne Harwood, Sophi Liang, Colette Lisoway, Edward Peck, Debra Sloan, June Yun

【聯系你和我的故事:當代藝術展及系列活動】

2015年11月7日星期六下午二時至四時,大溫哥華中華文化中心將在中華文化中心文物館張安德展廳舉辦視覺藝術展【聯繫你和我的故事】開幕禮。本次展覽和系列社區藝術活動得到溫哥華市政府和卑詩省政府的資助。

溫哥華藝術家梁蘇菲,雲媛,艾莉森·基南, 愛德華·佩克,菲利斯·施瓦茨,吉米·弗里森,達芬妮·哈伍德,柯麗特·利索維,和黛波拉·斯蘭安把一個集攝影、繪畫、陶瓷、印刷、布藝和裝置于一體的展覽呈獻給觀眾,并講述唐人街和溫哥華的自然和人文故事、探討移民文化傳承的問題以及講述藝術家自己的故事。

觀眾可以參與一系列的免費社區藝術活動,包括藝術家講座和圖書發佈會(11月29日星期天下午二時),講故事茶話會(11月21日星期六下午二時),版畫工作坊(11月22日星期天下午二時),中國書法工作坊(12月5日星期六下午二時)和藝術家座談(12月6日星期天下午二時)。

開幕禮:2015年11月7日(星期六)下午二時(免費活動)
展覽日期:2015年11月7日至12月19日,周二至周日上午11時至下午5時開放。周一及節假日休息。
地址:大溫哥華中華文化中心文物館,溫哥華哥倫比亞街555號

查詢:604.658.8880  http://www.cccvan.com

Community Events (Free and open to public)
社區藝術活動(免費開放。座位有限,預訂優先。聯繫電話:604.658.8880)

Exhibition Opening (English, Mandarin)
Saturday, November 7  2:00pm
展覽開幕禮:2015年11月7日(星期六)下午二時

Open House (during Eastside Culture Crawl)
Saturday, November 21 12-4pm
Sunday, November 22  12-4pm
溫市東區藝術工作室及畫廊開放日:
2015年11月21日(星期六)和22日(星期天)下午12時至4時



Tea Tasting and Story Telling (English)
Saturday, November 21  2:00pm          
講故事茶話會、品茶活動(英語)
2015年11月21日(星期六)下午二時
Register. 預訂

   
Printmaking workshop (English)
Sunday November 22  2:00pm          
印刷藝術工作坊(英語)
2015年11月22日下午二時
Register. 預訂


Artist Tour/Book Launch (English)
Sunday, November 29  2:00pm
藝術家講座及畫冊發佈會(英語)
2015年11月29日下午二時
Register. 預訂

                   
Chinese Calligraphy workshop (English, Mandarin)
Saturday, December 5  2:00pm
中國書法工作坊(英語、漢語普通話)
2015年12月5日(星期六)下午二時
Register. 預訂

                    
Salon: artist practices, art residencies and creative process (English)
Sunday, December 6  2:00pm
藝術家沙龍座談(英語)
2015年12月6日(星期天)下午二時
Register. 預訂








Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Telling Stories: The Connection between Us - A Visual Art Exhibition and Community Art Project

Telling Stories: a visual art exhibition, a new exhibition presented by the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver in collaboration BestB4 Collective’s, opens at the On-Tak Cheung Gallery at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum on Saturday, 07 November, 2015 from 2 – 4pm.  

Vancouver visual artists Alison Keenan, Edward Peck, Phyllis Schwartz of BestB4 Collective bring their new project Telling Stories: a visual art exhibition to the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, opening November 7. In collaboration with six other artists and community members, the gallery is transformed into a meeting place where photography, painting, ceramics, fibre and installations tell and evoke stories.

Edward Peck: Looking Outward
A series of community events are planned that include an Artist Tour and Exhibition Catalogue launch (29 November), Tea and Talk Party (21 November), Printmaking Workshop (22 November), Calligraphy Workshop (05 December) and Artist Salon (06 December).

Storytelling is a timeless medium for teaching, entertaining, comforting and connecting. These stories require time to relate, absorb and reflect upon, as do personal tales and critical opinion, and in contemporary visual culture, stories are compressed into instantaneous imagery. Hence,Telling Stories invites dialogue about essential contemporary questions between the artists, the Chinese community and other cultural groups.




















Phyllis Schwartz, Evidence


Alison Keenan: Avian Fables 3


Alison Keenan’s Avian Fables,a series of painting, explore stories in the surreal bodies of land and water, aided by avian guides, the harbingers of seasonal and environmental change. Phyllis Schwartz uses photography to tell a story about environmental devastation and community adaptation in her Salton Sea Series, I Cannot Look Away. Edward Peck’s On the Wallseries frames the complex on-going story telling found in Berlin graffiti.

Daphne Harwood: My Map of Imagination Market 
Daphne Harwood’s quilt series nuances the clash of urban erasure using panelled images as a means of comprehending the transformation caused by an uncontrollable process. In a similar way, Happy to Meet You, Colette Lisoway’s textured, iconic screen print pannels illustrate cross-cultural connections, which lead to inevitable cultural integration. The forces of cultural adaptation present conflicting values arising as a result. Sophi Liang’s installation, Where Does This Ladder Lead Us, manipulates Chinese symbols to make visual cultural deconstruction and asks challenging questions about the contemporary significance of the arts for the Chinese scholar: music, chess, calligraphy and painting.
Sophi Liang: Where Does the Ladder Lead?
Debra Sloan’s sculptures are filled with tension: edgy characters seen as naughty and mischievous. June Yun’s paintings compel a second look at a seemingly iconic landscape only to reveal a nuclear winter in China’s polluted landscape. The impending storm depicted in Jim Friesen’s photography reads as a metaphor of oncoming disaster or the release of tension, implying the cyclical nature storytelling.
Jim Friesen: Iona Island Confession
June Yun: Mountains and Water
Colette Lissoway: Happy to Meet You
Reading the imagery in Telling Stories: a Visual Arts Exhibitioninvites dialogue about essential contemporary questions. Taken together, the visual stories told by artists in BestB4 Collective invite viewers to become active spectators and interpreters. In this way, the viewer is a community member in conversation about universals that transcend text and context, geography and culture. The emerging story in this ongoing process of collaboration ultimately consolidates this visual chaos.




Telling Stories is presented by the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and partially funded by the City of Vancouver and the Province of British Columbia.

bestb4collective: Making Storytelling Visual

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Chinese Moon Festival Celebration 中秋佳節活動

Chinese Moon Festival Celebration 中秋佳節活動
Sunday September 27,  2:00 - 5:00pm
FREE and open to public

Co-presented by Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and Vancouver Hanfu Culture Society

Location: Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 4H5
Inquiries: 604.658.8880

Moon Festival is the fifteenth day (full moon) of August in the lunar calendar. Please celebrate this Chinese traditional holiday together with us and enjoy traditional Chinese live dance, learn how to play Chinese chess, guess some riddles and win prizes. You and your family will be welcomed by us in our traditional Chinese hanfu costumes.

2015年9月27日(星期天)下午二時至五時。免費開放。
合辦:大溫哥華中華文化中心、溫哥華漢服學社
地址:大溫哥華中華文化中心文物館,溫哥華哥倫比亞街555號
查詢:604.658.8880

敬請您和家人一起來慶祝中秋節,欣賞中國傳統舞蹈,學下象棋,參加傳統遊戲。猜中燈謎有獎。漢服學社成員將著傳統漢服迎接您。

Image credit: hojusaram

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Photo Club for Seniors 耆英攝影坊





Co-presented by Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and Maraya Cultural Projects Society with financial support from the City of Vancouver.


Are you a storyteller? Curious or interested in photography? (no experience necessary!) Have fun combining the two with a 6-week workshop where you can improve your camera skills, explore storytelling through images, and help out on an exhibition. Using a PhotoVoice approach, you choose a subject (like family, food, home, recreation) to meaningfully explore “community” through photography. No camera equipment required. Conducted in English with Cantonese and Madarin interpretation.

您喜歡講故事嗎?對攝影好奇或感興趣嗎?您不需要有任何攝影基礎都可以參加本次耆英攝影活動。您將渡過六個愉快的下午,增長攝影技能並練習用照相機敘事。您可以選擇一個主題,比如家庭,飲食,休閑活動等進行拍攝,或者試著拍攝您生活的社區。我們會提供照相設備。活動以英語進行,有國語和普通話繙譯。

No experience is needed. Cameras are provided. Participants are required to attend all six workshops.
Free and open to seniors (65+) only.
Tuesdays: 1:00 - 2:30p.m.
October 6, 13, 20, 27 & November 3, 10, 2015
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 4H5

To Register, please call: 604.658.8880 or email museum2@cccvan.com
Language: English with Chinese translation
Facilitator: Emiko Morita

六次免費耆英攝影活動。不需任何攝影經驗。
學員需要參加全六次活動。課程提供照相設備。
本活動僅為65歲以上耆英開放。
星期二:下午1:00-2:30
2015年10月6日、13日、20日、27日、11月3日、10日
大溫哥華中華文化中心文物館, 溫哥華哥倫比亞街555號 V6A4H5

報名電話:604.658.8880 電郵:museum2@cccvan.com
授課語言:英語,提供漢語繙譯
老師:Emiko Morita

Photo credits: Bryan Melvin & Tonari Gumi Senior Photo Club

Click here to see participants' photographs.