On View: Wen-ti Tsen’s “INSIDE/OUTSIDE: Portrait of Vivian Lee”
May
6
to Aug 26

On View: Wen-ti Tsen’s “INSIDE/OUTSIDE: Portrait of Vivian Lee”

Wen-ti Tsen is a painter and public artist.  He was born in China, lived in Paris and London before coming to the U.S. to study at Boston Museum School. Since the mid-1970s, he has been engaged in making art that explores cultural connections. It takes the forms of paintings and mix-media installations made in the studio; large-scale sculptural works in public places; and community art projects working with grass-root organizations. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo

Wen-ti Tsen

Co-Artist, Wen-Ti Tsen, shares the rich history behind Boston's Chinatown Mural, created 30 years ago, and how it was used to protest the displacement of families.

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On View: Fantasies of Spring: Chinese Paintings by Mei Ching
May
6
to Aug 26

On View: Fantasies of Spring: Chinese Paintings by Mei Ching

In its inaugural exhibition, the Pao Arts Center presents the work of Chinese brush-painter Mei Ching. Mei Ching was born in Taishan, Guangdong in 1938. From 1957-65, Mei Ching studied at the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in the Department of Traditional Chinese Painting with a concentration in Birds and Flowers. He moved to Boston in 1980 with his family and has continued to study, paint, and share his love of Chinese art over the past 52 years.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo

Mei Ching
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Chinese Brush Painting Class for Adults (4 class series)
Aug
5
to Aug 26

Chinese Brush Painting Class for Adults (4 class series)

Dip into a 4 week immersion of Chinese Brush Painting. This class is ideal if you marveled at the landscapes, flora, and fauna in the paintings from this summer’s opening exhibition at the Pao Arts Center. Learn the materials and methods for rendering beautiful images that are inspired by nature and signify the long reverence the Chinese have had for their natural surroundings and the supremacy of nature with Mr. Xiaolong Liu.

Click here to register for this 4 class series.

The fee is $100 for four classes on Saturdays: August 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM. Materials will be provided for use during class. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Cultural Sampler for Children
Aug
5
to Aug 26

Cultural Sampler for Children

Join us for sampler series in traditional Chinese arts. Attend all 4 classes or sign up for a single class. The class is geared towards children ages 5 - 12 years old. Parents and caregivers are welcome to stay and create with their child.

Click here to register for all 4 classes. Find links below to register for a single class. 

Fees: $60 per child for 4 classes | $20 per child for a single class. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Classes are Saturdays: August 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm.

Saturday, August 5 | Chinese Dance | Click to register for this class | Explore the grace and beauty of Chinese dance with Chu Ling, who brings years of experience both as a performer, choreographer, and teacher from the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy. 

Saturday, August 12 | Chinese Dough Figurines | Click to register for this class | Get your hands sticky with homemade dough! Create fun characters through this rare, ancient craft with Mr. Bing Ngun Leung, one of the few remaining masters and practitioners of this artform in the Boston area.

Saturday, August 19 | Chinese Brush Painting | Click to register for this class | Use a brush to create images of animals, plants, and landscape. Learn about the tools and techniques used in Chinese Brush Painting. Taught by Mei Ching, whose current exhibit, Fantasies of Spring is on view at the Pao Arts Center through August 26. 

Saturday, August 26 | Chinese Lion Dance | Click to register for this class | Usher in prosperity and drive away misfortune by learning an energetic artform that involves athleticism, music, and costuming/ props with Carmen Chan. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Meet the Children's Book Author: Ruth Chan
Aug
18
5:30pm 5:30pm

Meet the Children's Book Author: Ruth Chan

The adventures of Georgie and his friends continue in Georgie's Best Bad Day. Meet Georgie's creator, Ruth Chan, in this event for all ages! “For any kid who has spent part of the day facedown on the ground in utter defeat, Georgie and his pals make great commiserating companions.” ―Kirkus

Click here to register.

Reading will be followed by book signing and light refreshments. Suggested donation of $15 per family at the door. Books will be available to purchase on-site. Proceeds raised from this event will support art programs.

About the Author: Currently living in Brooklyn, NY, Ruth Chan is an illustrator and picture book maker who spent her childhood tobogganing in Canada, a good chunk of time studying art and education at Wellesley College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a decade working with kids in diverse communities, including the Acorn Center for Early Education and Care at BCNC. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-635-5129 x1028

Ruth Chan
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What’s in a Voice? An Oral History Workshop and Artist Discussion with Wen-ti Tsen
Aug
26
11:30am11:30am

What’s in a Voice? An Oral History Workshop and Artist Discussion with Wen-ti Tsen

Language and image intersect in Wen-ti Tsen’s Inside-Out: Portrait of Vivian Lee, a tribute to the Boston Chinatown activist, Vivian Lee. Based on an interview with Lee, Wen-ti’s work combines her narrative with visuals to honor the struggles and resilience of the community. Wen-ti Tsen will lead this free workshop where participants will learn about the processes and techniques of conducting oral history and art making, interview each other, and discover creative ways of documenting and narrating family and community stories.

About the Artist:

Wen-ti Tsen is a painter and public artist.  He was born in China, lived in Paris and London before coming to the U.S. to study at Boston Museum School. Since the mid-1970s, he has been engaged in making art that explores cultural connections. It takes the forms of paintings and mix-media installations made in the studio; large-scale sculptural works in public places; and community art projects working with grass-root organizations. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo

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32nd Annual Oak Street Fair
Sep
23
11:00am11:00am

32nd Annual Oak Street Fair

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BCNC's Free Fun Fair for children of all ages. Come for activities, games, and the famous watermelon eating contest!  See below for sponsorship opportunities and click here to sponsor or contact Jean Quintal at 617-603-5240.

If you are interesting in volunteering for the Oak Street Fair, sign up here or contact Ally Ang for more information.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Platinum $10,000  All Gold level benefits plus naming of activity zone, featured sponsor in BCNC's enews and corporate remarks.

Gold $5,000  All Silver level benefits plus mention on BCNC's social media.

Silver $2,500   All Bronze level benefits with prime location of sponsored table.

Bronze $1,000  All Crystal level benefits.  Logo on marketing collateral including banner and program.

Crystal $500  Listing on event banner and program.  Sponsor of a game/activity table.

Non-profit Community Table $100  Includes one table and two chairs.

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Two Piano Journey: Benefit Concert for BCNC
Oct
7
7:30pm 7:30pm

Two Piano Journey: Benefit Concert for BCNC

Michelle Chen Kuo and Christopher Kuo, a mother and son two piano team, traverse the complete two piano collection by Sergei Rachmaninoff, the crown jewel of the two piano repertoire. The first half juxtaposes Russian Rhapsody, Rachmaninoff's cheeky variations on a Russian theme written when he was a conservatory student, against his final work, Symphonic Dances, a wickedly challenging study of orchestral texture and conservative style. The second half features the descriptive and lyrical Fantaisie-Tableaux suite and the intensely passionate Duo Suite No. 2.

Michelle Chen Kuo (陳秋霞) is an award winning pianist and graduate of the Juilliard School and her son, Christopher, works as a banker by day and a pianist by night. For more information about the artists, click here.

General admission (seating on a first come, first serve basis).  Tickets are non-refundable but transferable.  Sponsorship opportunities available.  See below or contact Jean.Quintal@bcnc.net

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

UNDERWRITER $5,000  Lead recognition, all benefits below, a full page cover B/W ad and total of 10 premier seats.   

THE PIANIST $2,500  Includes all benefits below, a full page B/W ad and a total of 6 premier seats. 

MUSIC LOVER $1,500  Includes all benefits below, a 1/2 page B/W ad, social media mention and a total of 4 premier seats.

BCNC FAN $1,000  Includes all benefits below plus 1/4 page B/W ad in program book, logo on marketing materials and BCNC website.

DRESS REHEARSAL $500  Recognition at event, listing in program book and 2 tickets (reserved seating).

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Meet the Author: Bao Phi
Jul
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

Meet the Author: Bao Phi

Bao Phi reads from his sophomore book of poetry, Thousand Star Hotel (Coffee House Press). Be one of the first to experience this “vivid inward look at an Asian American experience that never flinches from the hard realizations of humanity” (Tyehimba Jess, Author of Olio).

Click here to register.

Reading will be followed by book signing and light refreshments. Suggested donation of $15 at the door. To purchase a book on-site, for $15.00, please select "Reserve my spot and book" when you register. Payment in cash, check and credit card will be accepted. Proceeds raised will support art programs.

About the Author: Bao Phi is a multiple-time Minnesota Grand Slam poetry champ and National Poetry Slam finalist who has been on HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry and whose work was included in the Best American Poetry anthology of 2006. He is the author of Sông I Sing and is currently the program director of the Loft Literary Center.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-635-5129 x1028

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Jun
3
1:00pm 1:00pm

Savor the Flavor

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Join us for our 3rd Annual Savor the Flavor, a community celebration and benefit. Guests are invited to sample delicacies from local restaurants, vote for the "best flavor," and hear about BCNC's work to support the rapidly growing Asian community in Quincy. Proceeds from the event will support BCNC Quincy programs for youth, adults, and families. Contact Jean Quintal for more information. 

Click here for sponsorship information.

Click here to become a sponsor, advertise in our program booklet, or purchase tickets.  

THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR'S SPONSORS OF BCNC QUINCY'S SAVOR THE FLAVOR 2017

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May
6
12:00pm12:00pm

Pao Arts Center Grand Opening

12:00 PM - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Art-Making Activities | Classrooms

  • 1:00-4:00 pm - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • 1:00-3:00 pm - Boston Artist-In-Residence, Salvador Jiménez-Flores

Performances | Theater

Exhibitions | Gallery

  • 1:00-5:00 pm   Mei Ching’s Fantasies of Spring and Wen-Ti Tsen's “INSIDE/OUTSIDE: Portrait of Vivian Lee”
  • 5:00-7:00 PM - Artist Reception

These events are open to all ages! Click here to RSVP. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

In partnership with Bunker Hill Community College, the Pao Arts Center is Chinatown's first community-based arts center and Boston's new dedicated Asian American and Asian immigrant cultural space.

Contact: Cynthia Woo

BCNC is proud to be part of ArtWeek Boston.

 
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May
2
3:00pm 3:00pm

Pao Arts Center Sneak Peek

3:00-6:00 PM - Tours of the Pao Arts Center (3:15 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:45 pm, 5:15 pm, 5:45 pm)

3:00-6:00 PM | Classroom 2

Printmaking with Boston Artist-In-Residence, Salvador Jiménez-Flores

4:00-4:45 PM | Theater

Musical Performance of From Across the Seas by Shaw Pong Liu

5:00-6:00 PM | Classroom 1

A Glimpse of Bunker Hill Community College – Student Presentation

Click here to RSVP.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

In partnership with Bunker Hill Community College, the Pao Arts Center is Chinatown's first community-based arts center and Boston's new dedicated Asian American and Asian immigrant cultural space.

Contact: Cynthia Woo

BCNC is proud to be part of ArtWeek Boston.

 
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