On View: the SOUND
Sep
8
to Nov 8

On View: the SOUND

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the SOUND gathers voice recordings from immigrant students of the Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINcA) and connects them throughout the city of Boston in a 3-movement interdisciplinary installation of sound, sculpture, and movement. The Pao Arts Center is proud to host part of Movement II: the SOUND [from roots grew branches].

This collection of 5 sculpture + sound installations is located in 5 different Boston neighborhoods including Chinatown, Egleston Square, Jamaica Plain, Uphams Corner, and West Roxbury. Concept. + Sound Art by Beau Kenyon and sculpture by Natalia Zubko.

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 | 617-863-9080

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Chrysanthemums
Oct
13
to Nov 3

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemum is a food and herb in Chinese culture. Learn to paint the radial disk like blooms of the chrysanthemum flower along with insects, goldfish, and sparrows this fall before the chills of winter hit New England. 

Class will be held on Saturday, October 13, 20, 27, and November 3. 

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Register for the series by October 6.

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About the Artist: Xiaoyong Liu emigrated to the United States in 2008. In 2009, he started teaching children and adults Chinese painting of landscapes, flowers, and birds. In recent years, his students have exhibited their art and participated and won awards in the National Teenagers Calligraphy Contests. 

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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Opening Reception of Beginning at the End: Portraits of Dementia
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception of Beginning at the End: Portraits of Dementia

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Beginning at the End: Portraits of Dementia is a photographic project humanizing people affected by Alzheimer’s and Dementia by challenging the viewer to consider the entire subject and their lifetime of experience even if the subject can no longer access or share their memories. Meet the artist Joe Wallace and curator J.Sybylla Smith at this opening reception.

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 | 617-863-9080

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On View: Beginning at the End:  Portraits of Dementia
Oct
18
to Dec 21

On View: Beginning at the End: Portraits of Dementia

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Bixa Liu, Joe Wallace

In 2018, 50 million people are living with dementia globally. In the United States, one in three seniors suffers with Alzheimer’s or dementia at the time of their death. And yet despite the millions of individuals and families affected, dementia is often a taboo subject with limited public awareness or discourse. A diagnosis can become a mechanism for segregating those affected from society, making it easy to see only the label instead of the individuals. 
 
Dementia however does not discriminate. These portraits reflect the cross-section of races and ethnicities affected. As a nation of immigrants, so many have struggled and suffered to leave behind one community and embrace a new one. This work honors their legacy and highlights a lifetime of experience.

Opening Reception | Thursday, October 18th, 6 - 8 pm

Photography by Joe Wallace. Curated by J.Sybylla Smith

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About the Artist: Joe Wallace is trained as a writer and spent ten years selling stories in adverting. For the last twelve years he has been telling stories through photographs. His approach to photography applies a fine arts sensibility to the journalist’s eye for storytelling.  Wallace loves crafting an arresting visual narrative and feeds off the spark of collaboration. Whether with his subject, client, or other artists – he finds projects are richer and more rewarding when each person can express their own unique viewpoint.

 
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About the curator: J.Sybylla Smith is an independent curator with over 27 solo or group exhibitions featuring over 80 international photographers exhibited in the U.S., Mexico and South America. Smith consults with individual photographers and arts organizations to develop exhibitions, educational programming and written content including artist statements and marketing material. An adjunct professor, guest lecturer, and thesis advisor, Smith has worked with the School of Visual Arts, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Wellesley College, Harvard University, Emmanuel College. She developed curriculum and teaches Concept Aware ®, a unique creative framework of concept development for artists, which is pending publication.

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 | 617-863-9080

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Chinatown Presents: Personal Storytelling for Social Change with PRX Podcast Garage at Dudley Cafe
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Chinatown Presents: Personal Storytelling for Social Change with PRX Podcast Garage at Dudley Cafe

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Chinatown Presents two nights of storytelling across neighborhood borders with partners PRX Podcast Garage and Dudley Café.

What if we treat our life stories like the most powerful tools for social change we have? PRX Podcast Garage, the BCNC Pao Arts Center, and Dudley Café join together to showcase ten stories about immigration, cultural visibility/invisibility, multicultural parenting, and representation in education as told by everyday community members.

After four weeks of storytelling workshops, ten participants are ready to share their personal stories!

These stories will be shared at Dudley Café on October 19th and at the BCNC Pao Arts Center on October 26th. We hope you can join us at both locations and celebrate these stories with us!

  • Dudley Café

    • Colgan Johnson

    • Rosann Tung

    • Katherine Djom

    • Tammarrah A. Lee

    • Jane Reed

  • Pao

    • Monica Scrobotovici

    • Nanthana Nicol

    • Julia Chen

    • Bo

    • Krina Patel


Suggested donation: $10

About PRX: PRX is a leading media company, shaping the future of audio by connecting talented producers with their most engaged, supportive audiences. PRX builds technology and creates cutting-edge content that reaches millions of listeners worldwide.

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: Karthik Submaranian | 617-863-9072

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In the Kitchen: The Art of Spices
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: The Art of Spices

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Food has the unique power to bring together family, neighbors, and strangers. The In the Kitchen series highlights the stories, knowledge, and recipes from residents, artists, and Chinatown community members. Drop in for 1 or all 3 classes that feature the culture-rich foods of the Asian community and connect with other participants and the instructor while enjoying your edible creations.

Love the flavors of South Asian food and want to know how the right combinations and ratios so you can make delicious dishes at home? Come to this workshop to learn about 5 spices that are commonly used in South Asian kitchens.

Materials will be provided. Please inform us if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Other event in this series: November 3: Mantou

Register by October 13.

About the Artist: Diya Reshamwala is an artist and art therapist living in the Boston area. Painting has been her companion from her early years of covering every wall with crayons, to her graduate degree, most recently taking on a new life. Beginning in life, her paintings transform to hold the stories that were conjured by the act of making the mark. In the moment when a painting is complete, she revels in how close the world is to her. Her primary focus is on her canvas and oil paints. As an art therapist, she explores various materials with the primary intent of discovering the connection between the act of creating and the physical self. Diya has spent the past 8 years honing her skills to understand the needs of a group and offers solutions in art making to move forward toward achieving future goals.

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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Chinatown Presents: Personal Storytelling for Social Change with PRX Podcast Garage at Pao Arts Center
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Chinatown Presents: Personal Storytelling for Social Change with PRX Podcast Garage at Pao Arts Center

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Chinatown Presents two nights of storytelling across neighborhood borders with partners PRX Podcast Garage and Dudley Café.

What if we treat our life stories like the most powerful tools for social change we have? PRX Podcast Garage, the BCNC Pao Arts Center, and Dudley Café join together to showcase ten stories about immigration, cultural visibility/invisibility, multicultural parenting and representation in education as told by everyday community members.

After four weeks of storytelling workshops, ten participants are ready to share their personal stories!

These stories will be shared at Dudley Café on October 19th and at the BCNC Pao Arts Center on October 26th. We hope you can join us at both locations and celebrate these stories with us!

  • Dudley Café

    • Colgan Johnson

    • Rosann Tung

    • Katherine Djom

    • Tammarrah A. Lee

    • Jane Reed

  • Pao

    • Monica Scrobotovici

    • Nanthana Nicol

    • Julia Chen

    • Bo

    • Krina Patel


Suggested donation: $10

About PRX: PRX is a leading media company, shaping the future of audio by connecting talented producers with their most engaged, supportive audiences. PRX builds technology and creates cutting-edge content that reaches millions of listeners worldwide.

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: Karthik Submaranian | 617-863-9072

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Season Preview:  Three Asian American Women in Arts
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Season Preview: Three Asian American Women in Arts

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Mix and mingle with a trio of inspiring female creators as they share their artistic journeys and give you a taste of their creative practices. Asia Mei, Chef & Owner of Moonshine 152, provides delicious bites; Lenora Lee, Artistic Director of Lenora Lee Dance, presents an overview of her provocative works; and Yu-Wen Wu, Visual Artist & Pao Art Center’s 2018-19 Artist-in-Residence, shares her latest project, Leavings/Belongings.

$75 ticket includes dinner and drinks. Seating is limited, so register today.

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Chef Asia Mei grew up in Fremont, California in the Silicon Valley. Her competitive nature always resulted in thriving in school, gymnastics and martial arts. These disciplines would later influence her culinary career and success on the line. Asia landed herself in the Boston restaurant world after graduating with degrees in Economics and Biology at Boston College while working as a stuntwoman in LA.  Her impressive resume includes being a chef at Hammersley’s Bistro, Franklin Southie, Sibling Rivalry, and Sam’s on the Waterfront. Asia proudly owns Moonshine 152.

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Lenora Lee is a dancer, choreographer, and artistic director who works in San Francisco, LA, and New York. She has been an Artist Fellow at the de Young Museum, a Djerassi Resident Artist, a Visiting Scholar at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and, is currently an Artist in Residence at the Dance Mission Theater. The mission of Lenora Lee Dance (LLD) is to create large-scale multimedia performance works integrating dance, music, video projection, text and music to culture, history, and human rights issues. LLD weaves multiple artistic disciplines together with socially conscious work, pushing the relevance of arts across the country.

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Yu-Wen Wu is an award-winning Boston-based interdisciplinary artist. Born in Taipei, Wu immigrated to the United States at the age of seven. Her work is informed by this bi-cultural upbringing of eastern and western influences in life and art. Wu’s current work explores the issues of Displacement, Assimilation, and Individual and National Identity. Through video, installation, drawing and sculpture she challenges our impressions of accuracy and storytelling.  While in residency at the BCNC’s Pao Arts Center, Wu will continue her work on Leavings/Belongings. Inspired by the tradition of storytelling, the project engages women from various immigrant and refugee communities in the making of symbolic “bundles.”

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 | 617-863-9080

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In the Kitchen: Mantou
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: Mantou

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Food has the unique power to bring together family, neighbors, and strangers. The In the Kitchen series highlights the stories, knowledge, and recipes from residents, artists, and Chinatown community members. Drop in for 1 or all 3 classes that feature the culture-rich foods of the Asian community and connect with other participants and the instructor while enjoying your edible creations. 

Mantou is slightly sweet, steamed Chinese bread that has a lot versatility in Asian cuisine. Learn a beloved family recipe and fill your own buns with your choice of fillings-- such as Char Siu (Chinese roast pork) from a local barbecue spot, cool cucumbers, scallions, and 5 Spice Tofu.

Other In the Kitchen Classes:

October 20: Art of Spices

Materials will be provided. Please inform us if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Register by October 27.

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About the Artist: Vania Chan completed the Professional Preparatory Program at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. In addition to circus, she has worked in sustainability and continues to work with immigrant communities. Her early roots as an Asian American who grew up in Massachusetts make her passionate about equity. 

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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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Orchids
Nov
10
to Dec 8

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Orchids

Orchids are thought of as exotic but they also grow worldwide. Bring a friend this fall for a class or the entire series to learn how to paint these beauties before snow settles in New England.

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Class will be held on Saturday, November 10, 17, & December 1 and 8. *No class on November 24.

Register for the series by Saturday, November 3.

About the Artist: Xiaoyong Liu emigrated to the United States in 2008. In 2009, he started teaching children and adults Chinese painting of landscapes, flowers, and birds. In recent years, his students have exhibited their art and participated and won awards in the National Teenagers Calligraphy Contests. 

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 Author:  Number One Chinese Restaurant
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Author: Number One Chinese Restaurant

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Join us for a meet & greet with Lillian Li, author of the hit debut novel, Number One Chinese Restaurant. Tickets $30 per person includes book and light dinner.  Seating is limited. Purchase your ticket by Wednesday, October 10th. All proceeds support BCNC programs for children, youth, and families. 

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About the Author: Lillian Li is the author of the novel Number One Chinese Restaurant (Henry Holt). Her work has been published in GuernicaGranta, Glimmer Train, Bon Appetit, and Jezebel. Originally from the D.C. metro area, she lives in Ann Arbor.

Reviews of her first book:

Named a Summer Must-Read by TIME, Buzzfeed, The Wall Street Journal, Star Tribune, Fast Company, The Village Voice, Toronto Star, Fortune Magazine, InStyle, and O, The Oprah Magazine

"A joy to read―I couldn't get enough."
―Buzzfeed

"This novel practically thumps with heartache and sharp humor."
―Chang-rae Lee, New York Times bestselling author of Native Speaker 

An exuberant and wise multigenerational debut novel about the complicated lives and loves of people working in everyone’s favorite Chinese restaurant.
 

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: Jean Quintal | 617.603.2540

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Experience Chinatown After Dark
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Experience Chinatown After Dark

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The Pao Arts Center transforms into the place to be After Dark featuring multimedia, jazz, and folk performances by the newest Asian American artists. Sit back and discover something new at this ticketed event.

$30 a ticket includes 1 drink and light refreshments. Cash bar available. Ages 18 and up.

Featuring:

FREE: Premiering Outside at One Greenway Park:

With/Out Water by Yu-Wen Wu

Experience a series of multiple video projections about environmental awareness and climate displacement. Be the first to see this new work by artist Yu-Wen Wu, in collaboration with Asian Community Development Corporations’ ANCHOR initiative, BCNC's Pao Arts Center, and Chinatown residents.  

Stay up to date by joining the Facebook event page. Limited seating so get your ticket today! 

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Exhibition: WITH/OUT WATER
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Exhibition: WITH/OUT WATER

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FREE: Premiering Outside at One Greenway Park (66-88 Hudson Street)

Experience a series of multiple video projections about environmental awareness and climate displacement. Be the first to see this new work by artist Yu-Wen Wu, in collaboration with Asian Community Development Corporations’ ANCHOR initiative, BCNC's Pao Arts Center, and Chinatown residents.  

Funded by the Union of Concerned Scientists as part of Art for Science Rising. 

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Experience Chinatown
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Experience Chinatown

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Discover a new take on Asian American cultures. See, hear, create, and connect. Together, celebrate the rich cultural fabric of Boston Chinatown through free music and dance performances, family-friendly workshops, and pop-up happenings at 3 locations in Boston Chinatown.

Stay up to date by joining the Facebook event.  The party continues After Dark from 7 - 9 pm with performances by Asian American artists. 

SCHEDULE: 

Rose Kennedy Greenway - Chinatown Park, Beach Street
11 am Nüwa Athletic Club - Chinese Lion Dance
12 pm BollyX - Bollywood-inspired Dance Fitness
1-3 pm SaturPLAY Asian CDC - Arts, Crafts, and Games
1 pm Genki Spark - Japanese Taiko Drumming
1:30 pm DBJ Dance Crew
1:40 pm East Side Elements Dance Crew

Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany Street
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11 am DBJ Dance Crew
11:45 am Chinese Lion Dance workshop for kids with Nüwa Athletic Club
12:30 pm East Side Elements Dance Crew
1:15 pm Bollywood-inspired Dance Fitness for kids with BollyX
2 pm Cambodian Dance with Angkor Dance Troupe

Gallery | 11 am – 3 pm
Boston Asian American Film Festival
Friends of the Chinatown Library
Mooneaters Collective 
Tiffany Illustrating

Classrooms | 11 am – 3 pm
Digital Art with BCNC Youth
Zine-making with Lilian Xie
11 am & 1 pm Henna with Sohara Zafar
12 pm & 2 pm Painting and Collage with Chiaoti Chuang

One Greenway Park, 66 Hudson Street | 11 am - 3 pm
- Art-making with The Tower at One Greenway
- Circus Tricks with Circus Up
- Drumming with Jason Fei
- Improv Activities with Bunker Hill Community College
- Kite-making with Museum of Fine Arts
- Musical Exploration with Community Music Center of Boston
- Storytelling with Heidi Shin
- WITH/OUT WATER exhibition and activity by Yu-Wen Wu

Special thanks to our Supporters & Partners:
ArtPlace America * Asian Community Development Corporation Bank of America * Barr Foundation * Bunker Hill Community College * Capital One * City of Boston * Comcast * Creating Connection Experimentation Fund, supported by Arts Midwest Metropolitan Group, and Barr Foundation * Fuller Foundation * The Kensington * Maloney Properties * Rose Kennedy Greenway * The Tower at One Greenway * Tufts Medical Center * Tufts University

Become a Sponsor: Click here or contact Jean Quintal for more information.

Contact: arts@bcnc.net | 617-863-9080

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Mid-Autumn Play Festival with Grace Lin
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Mid-Autumn Play Festival with Grace Lin

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At this free event, families will

  • Experience the family-friendly play Turk, Turk, Turk by playwright Deirdre Girard,

  • Hear story and song selections inspired Grace Lin’s most popular books,

  • Enjoy the work of theater artists Ben Choi-Harris, David Lien, Gary Ng, Michael Hisamoto, Phoebe Kurata-Anthony, Lily Park, Linda Chin, Min Kahng, Neil Gustafson,

  • Taste mooncakes and egg tarts as you view Grace Lin’s exhibit on its last day, and

  • Meet Grace Lin as she shares her newest picture book, A Big Mooncake for Little Star. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Programmed by Linda Chin and supported by the Artist’s Resource Trust, the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and Wheelock Family Theater. Thanks to Dina Mardell & Porter Square Books.

 Author Grace Lin

About the artist: Grace Lin, a NY Times bestselling author/ illustrator, won the Newbery Honor for "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" and the Theodor Geisel Honor for "Ling and Ting." Her most recent novel "When the Sea Turned to Silver" was a National Book Award Finalist. Grace is also a commentator for New England Public Radio, a reviewer for the NY Times, a video essayist for PBS NewsHour, and the speaker of the popular TEDx talk, “The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf.” In 2016, Grace’s art was displayed at the White House where Grace, herself, was recognized by President Obama’s office as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. 

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 | 617-863-9080

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Bamboo Circle BBQ
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Bamboo Circle BBQ

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Join the Bamboo Circle, BCNC's young professionals network, for an end-of-summer rooftop BBQ featuring delicious food & drinks, a raffle with fun prizes, and our famous dumpling-eating contest! Co-hosted by Taiwanese Asian Professionals - Boston

Tickets are $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes all food and drink, and all proceeds benefit BCNC's Youth Center.

Contact: Ally Ang | 857-415-5964

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Comic Book Workshop for Adults
Aug
18
1:30 PM13:30

Comic Book Workshop for Adults

 Artwork by Shaina Lu

Artwork by Shaina Lu

Comics aren’t just for kids! Learn to capture the characters, concepts, and stories you’ve been imagining in panels with this introductory comics workshop.

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

 

 

 

 

 

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About the Artist: Shaina Lu is an educator and artist that lives in Boston. She has experience teaching art and English in both China and Boston and holds a Master’s degree in Arts in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied the intersection of art, education, and activism. Shaina has illustrated and published several picture books and comics, and has created art for projects ranging from computer games to community murals.

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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Storybook Workshop for Kids (ages 5-7)
Aug
18
10:30 AM10:30

Storybook Workshop for Kids (ages 5-7)

 Artwork by Shaina Lu

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When literacy and illustration meet right before the kids swing back into the school year. Let your kids' imaginations run wild as they participate in this free workshop where they will learn to craft their own storybooks. Programming in conjunction with Pao Arts Center exhibition, From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin. 

Materials will be provided. Donations accepted to support Pao Arts Center programming.

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About the Artist: Shaina Lu is an educator and artist that lives in Boston. She has experience teaching art and English in both China and Boston and holds a Master’s degree in Arts in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied the intersection of art, education, and activism. Shaina has illustrated and published several picture books and comics, and has created art for projects ranging from computer games to community murals.

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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Chinese Brush Painting: Sparrows
Aug
4
to Aug 25

Chinese Brush Painting: Sparrows

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Summer is bursting with the vibrancy of life. Come into the Pao Arts Center (cool off from the humid New England summer in the A.C.) and learn to paint cute, little sparrows in August with Liu Xiaoyong. *The instructor teaches in Mandarin. Please let us know if you prefer to have English or Cantonese interpretation.

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Sparrows: SaturdaysAugust 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 2:00-3:30pm

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About the Artist: Xiaoyong Liu emigrated to the United States in 2008. In 2009, he started teaching children and adults Chinese painting of landscapes, flowers, and birds. In recent years, his students have exhibited their art and participated and won awards in the National Teenagers Calligraphy Contests. 

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.

ContactVania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon: Drama & Movement Workshop (ages 6-16)
Aug
4
10:30 AM10:30

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon: Drama & Movement Workshop (ages 6-16)

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Photo credit: Kippy Goldfarb

Enthralled by Grace Lin's story Where the Mountain Meets the Moon? Come bring the tale to life through a guided workshop in drama and movement with Broadway & Boston actor Caroline Chin Workman and friends* Programming in conjunction with Pao Arts Center exhibition, From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin. 

Materials will be provided. Donations accepted to support Pao Arts Center programming.

*This project has been supported by a grant from the Artist’s Resource Trust. Special thanks to the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Wheelock Family Theatre.

About the Artist: Caroline Workman was recently seen in Cabaret (Boston Center for the Arts)and In the Heights, Billy Elliot, and Mary Poppins (Wheelock Family Theatre). She played the lead role of Minli in Where the Mountain Meets the Moon in both its New England premiere at WFT and Cape Cod Theatre Company. She has taught youth in Reagle’s education program, WFT’s Storytroupers, and Deborah Mason Performing Arts Center and was dance captain for local musical theater productions. Caroline has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association since 2011, when she made her Broadway debut as a ballet girl swing in Billy Elliot the Musical. She will begin a double degree program (BFA/BA) at Boston University this fall. 

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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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Kids & Family Workshop: Mantou
Jul
28
10:30 AM10:30

Kids & Family Workshop: Mantou

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Bring your kids in to make slightly sweet, steamed Chinese bread. Families are welcome to stay and participate as we make the dough together, create fun shapes, steam our edible creations, and most excitingly-- share some bites together! Programming in conjunction with Pao Arts Center exhibition, From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin. 

Materials will be provided. Donations accepted to support Pao Arts Center programming.

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About the Artist: Vania Chan completed the Professional Preparatory Program at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. In addition to circus, she has worked in sustainability and continues to work with immigrant communities. Her early roots as an Asian American who grew up in Massachusetts make her passionate about equity. 

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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Sing (and Slurp!) Home
Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

Sing (and Slurp!) Home

 Courtesey of Tina Xu 

Courtesey of Tina Xu 

Celebrate BCNC Pao Arts Center Artist-in-Residence Shaw Pong Liu's Sing Home project with music, food, and friends. Enjoy delicious Zha Jiang noodles (炸醬麵) from Liu's mother's recipe, listen to guest musicians, and be a part of a multilingual community sing-along!

Formal program from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

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: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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Kids & Family Workshop: Tracing Stories (ages 10-15)
Jul
14
10:30 AM10:30

Kids & Family Workshop: Tracing Stories (ages 10-15)

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Bedtime routines include books and stories of courage, valor, creativity and hope. It’s a time to bond with loved ones, reflect on our day and our lives. It’s when there’s a moment of quiet to decide what to do and how to feel about possible challenges and seek counsel from the reader of the book, as well as the book itself. 

What children’s stories are you influenced by?  Wouldn’t you like to take comfort in hope and inspiration as you go to bed and start your day? Be reminded of who you are with this story time night light! 

The workshop is open to all. If you’re younger than 10 years old, please invite an older loved one to join you. 
 

Materials will be provided. Donations accepted to support Pao Arts Center programming.

About the Artist: Diya Reshamwala is an artist and art therapist living in the Boston area. Painting has been her companion from her early years of covering every wall with crayons, to her graduate degree, most recently taking on a new life. Beginning in life, her paintings transform to hold the stories that were conjured by the act of making the mark. In the moment when a painting is complete, she revels in how close the world is to her. Her primary focus is on her canvas and oil paints. In her most recent years, she has returned to the relics of her internationally nomadic childhood to learn to live from the people, places and artists she visits.

As an art therapist, she explores various materials with the primary intent of discovering the connection between the act of creating and the physical self. Diya has spent the past 8 years honing her skills to understand the needs of a group and offers solutions in art making to move forward toward achieving future goals. She’s worked in clinical settings, community based programs and most recently has focused on broadening the therapeutic landscape by conducting short workshops for adults and children. Trained in Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy, she has served in critical populations, like children and adults with severe, chronic mental illness, adults with mild traumatic brain injury and the elderly with Dementia. 

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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Reading Corner + Craft
Jul
13
to Aug 24

Reading Corner + Craft

 "SWEET TOFU" FROM "DIM SUM FOR EVERYONE!", GOUACHE ON PAPER, GRACE LIN

"SWEET TOFU" FROM "DIM SUM FOR EVERYONE!", GOUACHE ON PAPER, GRACE LIN

Read some of your favorite Grace Lin books and create a craft during these fun-filled Friday mornings!

Materials will be provided. Activities and books are subject to change. Donations accepted to support Pao Arts Center programming.

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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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Goldfish
Jul
7
to Jul 28

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Goldfish

 By Xiaoyong Liu

By Xiaoyong Liu

Summer is bursting with the vibrancy of life. Come into the Pao Arts Center (cool off from the humid New England summer in the A.C.) and the beautiful forms of goldfish and capture its movement through water in the stillness of a painting with Liu Xiaoyong this July. *The instructor teaches in Mandarin. Please let us know if you prefer to have English or Cantonese interpretation.

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Goldfish: Saturdays, July 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 2:00-3:30pm

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About the Artist: Xiaoyong Liu emigrated to the United States in 2008. In 2009, he started teaching children and adults Chinese painting of landscapes, flowers, and birds. In recent years, his students have exhibited their art and participated and won awards in the National Teenagers Calligraphy Contests. 

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.

ContactVania Chan | 617-863-9073

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In the Kitchen: Cold Noodles and Cucumber & Garlic Salad
Jul
7
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: Cold Noodles and Cucumber & Garlic Salad

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Come and learn how to make refreshing and delicious cold noodles and a cucumber & garlic salad. Artist Chris Chou will present a creative and colorful twist on these popular and much-loved dishes.

Materials will be provided. Please inform us if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

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About the Artist: Chris Chou is a painter with roots from Taiwan who has found a home in Boston. Chris completed her B.A. at the National Taiwan Academy of Art and her M.F.A. at Boston University's College of Fine Arts. Her educational background has also been enriched by having completed programs at Kapiolani College, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, and the Office of the Arts at Harvard University. Chris's teaching experience includes Boston University's College of Fine Arts, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, National Dong Hwa University, Central Academy of Fine Arts, and the Art Institute of Boston. Chris has won numerous awards and recognitions for her work-- including the Guggenheim's Fellow Award in 2007. The Mayor's Gallery Boston City Hall is among one of the places she has had the honor of hosting solo exhibitions. The color red--in particular-- is a trademark to the vitality that painting has marked her life.

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.

ContactVania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Quincy Family Fun Fair
Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Quincy Family Fun Fair

Celebrating Strong Families                         

Bring your family members of all ages to BCNC Quincy's inaugural Family Fun Fair!  

This FREE event will feature: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Performances, Family Competitions, Petting Zoo, Games and Activities, Face Painting, Watermelon Eating Contest and More!

Location: Cavanaugh Stadium is a park located in North Quincy at the intersection of Hollis Avenue and Birch Street. Parking is available on the street and at the Atlantic Middle School.

Sign up here to volunteer for the Quincy Family Fun Fair!

This is event is made possible by our generous sponsors.

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On View: From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin
Jun
30
to Sep 22

On View: From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin

  "Sweet Tofu" from Dim Sum For Everyone!, Gouache on Paper, Grace Lin

"Sweet Tofu" from Dim Sum For Everyone!, Gouache on Paper, Grace Lin

With line and vibrant color, illustrations by beloved children's book author Grace Lin appeal to audiences of all ages. 

Join us for a family-friendly Opening Reception on June 30 | 11:00am-1:00pm
There will be a live musical and storytelling performance by Broadway & Boston actor Lisa Yuen and friends* 

Curated by Theresa Furbish, Youth Services Librarian, Boston Public Library, Chinatown Branch. 

Family-friendly Saturday Workshops:
Story Night Light | July 14, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Mantou Workshop | July 28, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drama & Movement Workshop* | August 4, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Create Your Own Storybooks | August 18, 10:30am - 12:00pm

*This project has been supported by a grant from the Artist’s Resource Trust. Special thanks to the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Wheelock Family Theatre. 

 Author Grace Lin

About the artist: Grace Lin, a NY Times bestselling author/ illustrator, won the Newbery Honor for "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" and the Theodor Geisel Honor for "Ling and Ting." Her most recent novel "When the Sea Turned to Silver" was a National Book Award Finalist. Grace is also a commentator for New England Public Radio, a reviewer for the NY Times, a video essayist for PBS NewsHour, and the speaker of the popular TEDx talk, “The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf.” In 2016, Grace’s art was displayed at the White House where Grace, herself, was recognized by President Obama’s office as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. 

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 | 617-863-9080

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Opening Reception: From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Opening Reception: From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin

  "Sweet Tofu" from Dim Sum For Everyone!, Gouache on Paper, Grace Lin

"Sweet Tofu" from Dim Sum For Everyone!, Gouache on Paper, Grace Lin

Note: Event Time Change 10am-noon.

In recognition that some families may wish to participate in Families Belong Together: March on Boston this Saturday, June 30, the exhibition opening and reception for From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustration by Grace Lin has been moved to 10am-noon. 

Join us for a family-friendly Opening Reception for From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin. The reception will include a live musical and a storytelling performance by Broadway & Boston actor Lisa Yuen and friends* 

*This project has been supported by a grant from the Artist’s Resource Trust. Special thanks to the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Wheelock Family Theatre. 

 Author Grace Lin

About the artist: Grace Lin, a NY Times bestselling author/ illustrator, won the Newbery Honor for "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" and the Theodor Geisel Honor for "Ling and Ting." Her most recent novel "When the Sea Turned to Silver" was a National Book Award Finalist. Grace is also a commentator for New England Public Radio, a reviewer for the NY Times, a video essayist for PBS NewsHour, and the speaker of the popular TEDx talk, “The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf.” In 2016, Grace’s art was displayed at the White House where Grace, herself, was recognized by President Obama’s office as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. 

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 | 617-863-9080

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Short Film Screening with Filmmaker Tony Nguyen
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Short Film Screening with Filmmaker Tony Nguyen

  Image courtesy of Tony Nguyen.

Image courtesy of Tony Nguyen.

Join the Pao Arts Center and VietAid for a screening of short films with Vietnamese American filmmaker Tony Nguyen. Based in Oakland California, Nguyen’s work focuses on Asian-American stories and particularly, the Vietnamese-American identity. At the screening, we will feature works including, Giap’s Last Day at the Ironing Board Factory, a PBS-broadcasted story about Nguyen’s relationship with his mom, and Fresh Frozen, an Oakland-based short about the local fish sandwich store ‘Catered To You’.  A Q&A session will follow after the screening with Nguyen and moderator, Carro Hua, VietAid's Youth Programs Assistant Director. Light refreshments will be served. 

 Courtesy Tony Nguyen

About the artist: Tony Nguyen made his directorial debut with Enforcing the Silence (2011), which the Los Angeles Times called “an uplifting portrait” of slain journalist Lam Duong, the first Vietnamese to be assassinated in America.  His personal film, Giap’s Last Day at the Ironing Board Factory, winner of the 2015 CAAMFest Loni Ding Award for social issue documentary, streamed and broadcast nationally on PBS. His short film, Fresh Frozen, premiered at the California film institute's inaugural DocLands Documentary Film Festival in 2017. Tony lives in Oakland, California. 

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: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Bamboo
Jun
9
to Jun 30

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Bamboo

 By Xiaoyong Liu

By Xiaoyong Liu

Summer is bursting with the vibrancy of life. Come into the Pao Arts Center (cool off from the humid New England summer in the A.C.) and learn to paint lush bamboo in June with Liu Xiaoyong. *The instructor teaches in Mandarin. Please let us know if you prefer to have English or Cantonese interpretation.

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Bamboo: Saturdays, June 9, 16, 23, & 30 from 2:00-3:30pm

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About the Artist: Xiaoyong Liuemigrated to the United States in 2008. In 2009, he started teaching children and adults Chinese painting of landscapes, flowers, and birds. In recent years, his students have exhibited their art and participated and won awards in the National Teenagers Calligraphy Contests. 

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.

ContactVania Chan | 617-863-9073

 

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Dancing with Color
Jun
4
to Jun 25

Dancing with Color

 Artwork by Chris Chou

Artwork by Chris Chou

Spend your Monday afternoons dabbling in creativity with a refreshing course that introduces contemporary use and techniques of Chinese Ink and Watercolor.

The four-class series meets on Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 2:00-3:30pm. 

Materials will be provided.

This series is partially funded to provide affordable arts classes to the community. These are pay what you can classes. The suggested contribution for each class is $50 to cover the expenses, however participants are invited to pay what you can. Contributions will support arts programming and Asian and Pacific Islander American artists.

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About the Artist: Chris Chou is a painter with roots from Taiwan who has found a home in Boston. Chris completed her B.A. at the National Taiwan Academy of Art and her M.F.A. at Boston University's College of Fine Arts. Her educational background has also been enriched by having completed programs at Kapiolani College, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, and the Office of the Arts at Harvard University. Chris's teaching experience includes Boston University's College of Fine Arts, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, National Dong Hwa University, Central Academy of Fine Arts, and the Art Institute of Boston. Chris has won numerous awards and recognitions for her work-- including the Guggenheim's Fellow Award in 2007. The Mayor's Gallery Boston City Hall is among one of the places she has had the honor of hosting solo exhibitions. The color red--in particular-- is a trademark to the vitality that painting has marked her life.

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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CHSNE: Mass Memories Road Show - Chinese American Experiences
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

CHSNE: Mass Memories Road Show - Chinese American Experiences

 Image courtesy of MMRS

Image courtesy of MMRS

Chinese Historical Society of New England with the University Archives and Special Collections Department at UMass Boston  presents a FREE community event to document Chinese American Experiences in Massachusetts by digitizing family photos and stories for researchers and future generations.

Anyone with a connection to the Chinese community in Massachusetts—including Chinese immigrants, Chinese Americans, international students, and adoptees—is encouraged to attend and bring one to three photos, either print or digital (CD, USB, or cell phone) that reflect Chinese American Experiences. These include snapshots or formal portraits of family moments, celebrations, ancestors, local businesses or organizations that are important to you.

This event is in partnership with Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition (GMAACC), Quincy Asian Resources IncGreater Boston Chinese Cultural Association (GBCCA), and the BCNC Pao Arts Center.

For more details and to register, click here.

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:  Chloe Lin, CHSNE  | chloe.lin@chsne.org

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The 8th Annual BAAFF Short Waves: Stories Shaping Our Community
May
31
6:30 PM18:30

The 8th Annual BAAFF Short Waves: Stories Shaping Our Community

  Image courtesy of BAAFF. 

Image courtesy of BAAFF. 

The Pao Arts Center is proud to be partnering with the Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) for their 8th Annual BAAFF Short Waves: Short Film CompetitionShort Waves hopes to bring light to stories about the Asian American experience through locally made, community-driven short films.

We will be screening the submissions from Short Waves Open Call, followed by a Q&A and reception with the filmmakers.  Locally made, short films about the Asian American experience and community. Seating is limited—reserve your seat now and be the first to find out which finalist will make it into the festival this Fall! Please join us in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! 

Register here

About Short Waves:
Short Waves: Stories Shaping Our Community is BAAFF's screening of short videos in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May. The screening featured shorts collected from the Open Call. The top four submissions were selected by a panel of distinguished judges at the event. The winner was determined by public vote of the four finalists. The winner of the Short Waves Competition received automatic acceptance into the upcoming Boston Asian American Film Festival.

Asian Pacific Americans have long been making waves in all aspects of American life, but their stories have often been lost in general U.S. discourse. “Short Waves: Stories Shaping Our Community,” hopes to bring light to these stories through locally made, community driven short films about the Asian American experience and community.

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: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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Asian American Youth Conference
May
26
12:00 PM12:00

Asian American Youth Conference

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May is Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month! During May, we celebrate the culture, traditions, and history of our Asian American communities.

Youth are invited for this year's "Unity in Community" Asian American Youth Conference. The conference will include workshops held by our community partners on how youth can initiate and enact change in our communities.

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We will be holding raffle drawings gift certificates from Bao Bao Bakery, J.P. Licks, and more! To close off, our showcase will have a variety of performances ranging from breakdancing to live music. Lunch will be provided, as well as snacks throughout the day.

Register for this FREE conference here, and make sure to check out our Instagram page @asamyouthconf!

Contact: asamyouthconf@gmail.com | 617-635-5129 x1023

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Annual Meeting 2018  (FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED)
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Meeting 2018 (FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED)

Join us for a year in review and to celebrate our staff and volunteers.

Agenda

  • Special Performances
  • Agency Updates and Program Highlights
  • Staff and Volunteer Service Awards

Registration is now CLOSED.  Email jean.quintal@bcnc.net or call 617-603-2540 to be added onto the waitlist.

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Pao Arts Center Turns One!
May
12
3:00 PM15:00

Pao Arts Center Turns One!

  Pao Arts Center Ribbon Cutting

Pao Arts Center Ribbon Cutting

Join us as we celebrate one year of arts programming in Chinatown!

  • Opening reception of the latest exhibit, Heartful Creations featuring works from Josiah Quincy Elementary School students
  • Interactive art activities including Chinese-Drum crafts, family portrait drawing and more!
  • Cake Cutting

 

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 | 617-863-9080

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Chinatown Presents: Kundiman Literaoke Night
May
11
6:30 PM18:30

Chinatown Presents: Kundiman Literaoke Night

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When literature and karaoke collide, welcome to Literaoke! Come get lit with Kundiman and BCNC Pao Arts Center as they host a night of writers of color who will take the stage to sing their favorite hits, then read some of their writing. Join us for a night of music, writing, & mic-drops! Featuring: Ally AngTamiko Beyer, Floyd CheungOliver de la PazNicole Terez DuttonRegie Gibson, Simone John, Kayti Lahsaiezadeh, Prabakar T. Rajan, Neha Rayamajhi, Jenn Diễm Uyên  Yim Tan Wong

Suggested donation: $10

About Kundiman: Kundiman is a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature. Kundiman creates a space where Asian American writers can explore, through art, the unique challenges that face the new and ever changing diaspora. Through workshops, mentorships, our annual retreat, and programs and readings, we seek to uplift the storytellers of our community, and we see the arts as a tool of empowerment, education, and liberation.

 

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: Karthik Submaranian | 617-863-9072

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Creative Journey to Wellness with Northeastern Crossing
May
8
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Journey to Wellness with Northeastern Crossing

How can creativity be used to enhance mental wellness? Featuring local artists, Juan Chen and Nia Duong.  Together we will explore ways to care for ourselves and each other through interactive movement, music, and creation. 

Note: This event takes place at Northeastern Crossing | 1175 Tremont Street |Roxbury MA 02120

In partnership with Northeastern Crossing.

Register Here!

Nia Duong believes that art making is an important communicative tool to carry out personal narratives. Her ongoing work focuses on the struggles and triumphs of women of color, particularly Asian American women. Nia’s area of interest is using fibers and textiles as a medium of choice. She currently is living and working as a freelance artist in Dorchester.

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Juan Chen believes that arts provided a different way for people to connect and communicate; to construct or deconstruct beliefs; to cure and to grow. Her ongoing work focuses on mental health; identities; interactive arts and arts as a process and experience. She currently is living and working as a music therapist, clinician in outpatient services and freelance artist in Boston area.

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In the Kitchen: Chinese-Style Mochi
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: Chinese-Style Mochi

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Food has the unique power to bring together family, neighbors, and strangers. The In the Kitchen series highlights the stories, knowledge, and recipes from residents, artists, and Chinatown community members. Drop in for 1 or all 3 classes that feature the culture-rich foods of the Asian community and connect with other participants and the instructor while enjoying your edible creations. 

Materials will be provided. Please inform us if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

May 5: Chinese-Style Mochi

BCNC parent Yu Yan Su returns to the pop-up kitchen at the Pao Arts Center to teach people how to make Chinese-style mochi - a dessert that features soft rice dough skin surrounding a center made of different fillings made of seeds (such as peanuts, adzuki red beans, coconut, or black sesame) and is often dusted with coconut flakes.

About the Artist: YuYan Su came to the United States with her parents in 2001. She worked in the Boston Market for nine years. During her time of work there, whenever she saw customers enjoy the food, she was filled with a kind of fulfillment and happiness. That was the beginning of when her interest in cooking blossomed. Once during a BCNC Cooking Matters class, the teacher gave her a chance to lead and instruct. This opportunity was the moment that made her fall in love with the atmosphere of learning to cook with everyone.

March 17: Tortang Talong

April 7: Indian Daal and Spices

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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