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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

  Bixa Liu,  Joe Wallace

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.

 
 Author Grace Lin

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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On View: Made Elsewhere
Oct
26
to Dec 21

On View: Made Elsewhere

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The Statue of Liberty symbolizes the freedom and diversity of America that has welcomed generations of immigrants and refugees. However, many people do not know that French sculptor Bartholdi modeled Lady Liberty on the design of an Arab woman sculpture, which was rejected by another project. Made Elsewhere is a large-scale sculpture of the Arab woman design by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi as an ode to the struggles of refugees and immigrants in the United States. It uses intentionally recycled and repurposed materials including flags to represent the experience and labor of the refugees. The multiple meanings of using discarded materials provide a direct relevance to issues of immigration and globalization.

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About the Artist: Ngoc-Tran Vu is a 1.5-generation Vietnamese American multimedia and transnational artist whose practice draws from her experience as a community organizer and healer. She was born in Vietnam and grew up in Dorchester where she currently calls home. Tran received her MA in Arts and Politics at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and her BA in Ethnic Studies and Visual Arts at Brown University. Tran facilitates workshops on the storytelling, digital activism, and Vietnamese healing ceremonies.

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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Inside Chinatown Project
Jan
1
to Jun 30

Inside Chinatown Project

  • Harbor Art Gallery, Umass Boston (map)
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  Credit Katie Salisbury

Credit Katie Salisbury

Ever wanted to tell your own Boston Chinatown story? Learn how you can develop your photography and storytelling skills with the Pao Arts Center, UMass Boston, and photographer Katie Salisbury.

The Inside Chinatown project, which will take place from January to June 2019, invites 10 - 12 community members to tell their story and history through photography. Learn about photography and how to contribute to the history of Chinatown.

Each participant will receive a $350 honorarium.

Participants will:

  • Attend 6 workshops (once a month) from January to June 2019

  • Learn about history and contemporary culture of Chinatown

  • Learn how to take photographs from a professional photographer

  • Take photos of Chinatown

  • Meet with mentors to talk about the photos

  • Select photos which will go on display at the Pao Arts Center in Fall 2019.

To learn more and to apply:

PDF Application form in English and Chinese.

Apply online by November 15.

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About the Artist: Katie Salisbury is a storyteller based in Brooklyn, NY. She's a writer, editor, and photographer whose work has appeared in Marie Claire, VICE, Refinery29, Lucky Peach, Roads & Kingdoms, On Being, The Rumpus, the Asian American Writers' Workshop, and elsewhere. Most recently, she was an editorial fellow at Guernica magazine. As a Spring 2017 TED Resident, she gave a TED Talk titled "As American as Chop Suey" about her photojournalism project on Chinese restaurant workers in New York. In 2016 she contributed to the documentary project She Is Syria, which chronicled the stories of women and girl refugees. Previously, she edited award-winning books for Amazon Publishing and HarperCollins. Originally from Southern California, Katie is half Chinese and half Anglo-Irish.

This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080

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Inside Chinatown Project Kick-Off & Thank You, Enjoy Opening
Nov
8
4:00 PM16:00

Inside Chinatown Project Kick-Off & Thank You, Enjoy Opening

  • Harbor Art Gallery, Umass Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  Credit Katie Salisbury

Credit Katie Salisbury

Ever wanted to tell your own Boston Chinatown story? Learn how you can develop your photography and storytelling skills with the Pao Arts Center, UMass Boston, and photographer Katie Salisbury.

The Inside Chinatown project, which will take place from January-June 2019, invites 10-12 community members to tell their story and history through photography. Learn to capture what Chinatown is today from your point of view. Each participant will receive a $350 honorarium.

Get a preview of the project and be inspired by Salisbury's work, Thank You, Enjoy, a project that tells the stories of Chinese immigrants who work in restaurants and takeouts in New York through photos and detailed, bilingual captions. The kick-off will include time to learn more about the project and to meet with Salisbury, and UMass Boston and Pao Arts Center staff.

Want to participate in the Inside Chinatown project but can’t attend the Kick-Off Event? Learn more about how to participate.

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About the Artist: Katie Salisbury is a storyteller based in Brooklyn, NY. She's a writer, editor, and photographer whose work has appeared in Marie Claire, VICE, Refinery29, Lucky Peach, Roads & Kingdoms, On Being, The Rumpus, the Asian American Writers' Workshop, and elsewhere. Most recently, she was an editorial fellow at Guernica magazine. As a Spring 2017 TED Resident, she gave a TED Talk titled "As American as Chop Suey" about her photojournalism project on Chinese restaurant workers in New York. In 2016 she contributed to the documentary project She Is Syria, which chronicled the stories of women and girl refugees. Previously, she edited award-winning books for Amazon Publishing and HarperCollins. Originally from Southern California, Katie is half Chinese and half Anglo-Irish.

This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080

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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

  BIXA LIU,  JOE WALLACE

BIXA LIU, JOE WALLACE

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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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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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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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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On View: Heartful Creations: Josiah Quincy Elementary School Show
May
4
to Jun 2

On View: Heartful Creations: Josiah Quincy Elementary School Show

  Me, i and Myself, Inspired by Frida Kahlo,  Alvin Qin (2nd grade), 2017

Me, i and Myself, Inspired by Frida Kahlo, Alvin Qin (2nd grade), 2017

Josiah Quincy Elementary School (JQES) K-5 students showcase their rich diversity and culture. This exhibition highlights their rich thinking, imagination, and creativity with a series of paintings, collages, prints, and sculptures. JQES students put their heart on display with their stories, expression, and talent for all to see. 

Opening Celebration | May 12 | 3:00-5:00pm

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: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080

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Opening Reception for Kulap: New Works by Bren Bataclan
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for Kulap: New Works by Bren Bataclan

 Sketch of  Daly City, February 1981,  Bren Bataclan, 2017

Sketch of Daly City, February 1981, Bren Bataclan, 2017

Join us for the opening reception of Kulap.

Cambridge-based artist Bren Bataclan presents new works inspired by his immigration to the United States. 

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About the Artist: Bren Bataclan is a Cambridge-based artist who was born in the Philippines and grew up in the San Francisco area. Prior to becoming a full time artist, Bren taught design and computer animation at UMass Amherst and the Museum School. In the early 2000s, Bren began giving away paintings in public spaces with a note saying, "This painting is yours if you promise to smile at random people more often." Since then, he has given away 3,000 paintings in 70 different countries and to all 50 U.S. states. Schools began to ask Bren to give presentations about his kindness-related street art project. His presentations led to 150 mural projects for schools, hospitals and businesses. Heinemann Press published an elementary school textbook entitled, "The Smile Artist," about his artwork. And in 2017, he gave a TEDxTalk about his street art project. Bren received his BA in design at UCLA (summa cum laude) and his MA in computer animation at the Ohio State University.

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: Kulap: New Works by Bren Bataclan
Jan
18
to Apr 28

On View: Kulap: New Works by Bren Bataclan

 Sketch of  Daly City, February 1981,  Bren Bataclan, 2017

Sketch of Daly City, February 1981, Bren Bataclan, 2017

The Pao Arts Center is proud to present a new series of works by Filipino American artist Bren Bataclan, inspired by his own immigration to Daly City, California in 1981.

His minimalist, hyper-stylized compositions are immediately accessible to viewers of all ages and backgrounds, even as they convey deeply-felt themes of estrangement and belonging, discovery, and confusion.  Kulap invites recognition, reflection, and contemplation of what it means to be an immigrant, a citizen, and an evolving human being.

Join us for the Opening Reception on January 18 | 6:00pm-7:30pm.

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About the Artist: Bren Bataclan is a Cambridge-based artist who was born in the Philippines and grew up in the San Francisco area. Prior to becoming a full time artist, Bren taught design and computer animation at UMass Amherst and the Museum School. In the early 2000s, Bren began giving away paintings in public spaces with a note saying, "This painting is yours if you promise to smile at random people more often." Since then, he has given away 3,000 paintings in 70 different countries and to all 50 U.S. states. Schools began to ask Bren to give presentations about his kindness-related street art project. His presentations led to 150 mural projects for schools, hospitals and businesses. Heinemann Press published an elementary school textbook entitled, "The Smile Artist," about his artwork. And in 2017, he gave a TEDxTalk about his street art project. Bren received his BA in design at UCLA (summa cum laude) and his MA in computer animation at the Ohio State University.

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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Closing Celebration: Living In Color
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Closing Celebration: Living In Color

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Join us as we celebrate the closing of Living In Color! 

This exhibit celebrates the movement, color, and light of our living world. Chosen from the collective works of David Kong and his mother Wen Kong, each photograph expresses vivacity, playfulness, contemplation, and celebration—recorded with love, living in color.

Closing Celebration | Saturday, December 16 | 3:00-5:00pm

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Wen Yuan Kong is a retired math professor who loves traveling and taking photographs. She is inspired by the interplay of light and reflections, by interesting perspectives of everyday objects, and by the changing of scenery in sunlight.

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David Sun Kong is a synthetic biologist, community organizer, musician, and photographer. He conducted his graduate studies at MIT’s Media Laboratory, receiving a Master’s degree in nanotechnology and a Ph.D. in synthetic biology. This will also be a night to reflect on and celebrate the meaning of family, friendship, and community in a time that calls for unity and support.

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 x 1028

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Opening Reception: Digital Stories from the Asian American Studies at UMass Boston
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Digital Stories from the Asian American Studies at UMass Boston

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Join us for the opening reception and screening.  

This exhibition features original digital stories co-produced by UMass Boston students and the Digital Storytelling in Asian American Studies Team led by Dr. Shirley Tang. These digital stories reveal fresh dimensions of Asian American migration stories, transnational family histories, and a broad range of critical community issues. On display are works co-produced by: Ky-Viet Dang, Darlene Dao, Nia Duong, Parmita Gurung, Thuan Hien, Henry Ho, Pratna Kem, Madeline Le, Hung An Nguyen, Thomas Nguyen, José Gabriel Soto, Ammany Ty, Kim Soun Ty, Joyce Wu, and Ally Yee.

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: Digital Stories from the Asian American Studies at UMass Boston
Nov
30
to Jan 12

On View: Digital Stories from the Asian American Studies at UMass Boston

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This exhibition features original digital stories co-produced by UMass Boston students and the Digital Storytelling in Asian American Studies Team led by Dr. Shirley Tang. These digital stories reveal fresh dimensions of Asian American migration stories, transnational family histories, and a broad range of critical community issues. On display are works co-produced by: Ky-Viet Dang, Darlene Dao, Nia Duong, Parmita Gurung, Thuan Hien, Henry Ho, Pratna Kem, Madeline Le, Hung An Nguyen, Thomas Nguyen, José Gabriel Soto, Ammany Ty, Kim Soun Ty, Joyce Wu, and Ally Yee.

Join us for the Opening Reception on November 30 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  

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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Gallery Talk and Photo Walk
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

Gallery Talk and Photo Walk

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David Sun Kong, featured photographer of Living In Color, guides participants in an interactive discussion about his work in the exhibition. Afterwards, David shares tips on how to capture the perfect shot with your iPhone and camera on a photo walk on Chinatown.  

Living In Color is on view through December 16, 2017.

Ages 12 and up.

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About the Artist: David Sun Kong is a synthetic biologist, community organizer, musician, and photographer. He conducted his graduate studies at MIT’s Media Laboratory, receiving a Master’s degree in nanotechnology and a Ph.D. in synthetic biology. This will also be a night to reflect on and celebrate the meaning of family, friendship, and community in a time that calls for unity and support.

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 x 1028

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Print Making Workshop with Salvador Jiménez-Flores
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

Print Making Workshop with Salvador Jiménez-Flores

 detail,  Resilient Current,  2017. 

detail, Resilient Current, 2017. 

Resilient Current lead artist Salvador Jiménez-Flores leads us in a drop-in print-making workshop. Come by to make a print and enjoy the last day of Resilient Current.  

Resilient Current is a print making installation in the shape of a fan that contains over 130 original relief prints from the fifth graders of the Josiah Quincy Elementary School. Since the Chinese character for “fan” and the character for “kindness” share the same sound [Shàn], lead artist Salvador Jimenez-Flores thinks of kindness and generosity as a central to the project, using it to speak against hatred, misogyny, and xenophobia.

About the Artist: Salvador Jiménez-Flores is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised is Jalisco, México. Since coming to the United States, Jiménez-Flores has contributed to the Midwest art scene by producing a mixture of socially conscious installation, public, and studio-based art. He has presented his work at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, and Casa de la Cultura in Jalisco, México amongst others. He is currently Resident Teaching Artist at Urbano Project and instructor at both Wheelock College and Harvard Ceramics Program, Office of the Arts at Harvard University. Jiménez-Flores received his MFA from Kendall College of Art and Design in Drawing and his BAS from Robert Morris University in Chicago, IL. He was recently a 2016-2017 Boston Artist in Residence through Mayor Martin J. Walsh's office.

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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On View: Living In Color
Sep
14
to Dec 16

On View: Living In Color

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This exhibit celebrates the movement, color, and light of our living world. Chosen from the collective works of David Kong and his mother Wen Kong, each photograph expresses vivacity, playfulness, contemplation, and celebration—recorded with love, living in color.

Opening Reception | Thursday, September 14 | 6:00-8:00pm

Gallery Talk and Photo Walk with David Kong | Saturday, November 4 | 3:00-4:30pm

Closing Celebration | Saturday, December 16 | 3:00-5:00pm

Wen Kong.jpg

Wen Yuan Kong is a retired math professor who loves traveling and taking photographs. She is inspired by the interplay of light and reflections, by interesting perspectives of everyday objects, and by the changing of scenery in sunlight.

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David Sun Kong is a synthetic biologist, community organizer, musician, and photographer. He conducted his graduate studies at MIT’s Media Laboratory, receiving a Master’s degree in nanotechnology and a Ph.D. in synthetic biology.

This will also be a night to reflect on and celebrate the meaning of family, friendship, and community in a time that calls for unity and support.

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 x 1028

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On View: Resilient Current
Sep
9
to Oct 21

On View: Resilient Current

 detail,  Resilient Current,  2017. 

detail, Resilient Current, 2017. 

Resilient Current embraces the past and present immigrant communities that have transformed Chinatown. A print making installation in the shape of a fan contains over 130 original relief prints from the fifth graders of the Josiah Quincy Elementary School. Since the Chinese character for “fan” and the character for “kindness” share the same sound [Shàn], lead artist Salvador Jimenez-Flores thinks of kindness and generosity as a central to the project, using it to speak against hatred, misogyny, and xenophobia.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 22, 2017 | 4:30-7:00 pm

Drop In Printmaking Workshop: Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 3:00-4:30pm

Salvador Jiménez-Flores is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised is Jalisco, México. Since coming to the United States, Jiménez-Flores has contributed to the Midwest art scene by producing a mixture of socially conscious installation, public, and studio-based art. He has presented his work at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, and Casa de la Cultura in Jalisco, México amongst others. He is currently Resident Teaching Artist at Urbano Project and instructor at both Wheelock College and Harvard Ceramics Program, Office of the Arts at Harvard University. Jiménez-Flores received his MFA from Kendall College of Art and Design in Drawing and his BAS from Robert Morris University in Chicago, IL. He was recently a 2016-2017 Boston Artist in Residence through Mayor Martin J. Walsh's office.

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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What’s in a Voice? An Oral History Workshop and Artist Discussion with Wen-ti Tsen
Aug
26
11:30 AM11:30

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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Pop Up At the Pao:  The Chinese and the Iron Road
Aug
22
to Aug 26

Pop Up At the Pao: The Chinese and the Iron Road

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Don’t miss the opportunity to catch this traveling exhibit from the Chinese Historical Society of America. In partnership with the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, Boston Lodge.

Reception Saturday, August 26 | 4-5:30pm

Refreshments provided by The World Kwong Tung Community Association of New England

Catch The Chinese and the Iron Railroad, Fantasies of Spring: Chinese Painting by Mei Ching and “Inside/Out: Portrait of Vivian Lee” all closing on August 26!

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.

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Contact: Cynthia Woo

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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

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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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