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On View: Community Circles
Mar
1
to Dec 31

On View: Community Circles

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We are excited to partner with the Boston Children’s Museum to present the BCNC Community Circles exhibit! Children and staff from BCNC created a community art piece led by artist Shaina Lu that will be on display at Boston Children's Museum from March - December 2019. Join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony on March 1st at 5:15pm!

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Lilies
Jul
13
to Aug 3

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Lilies

Loved by many, lilies are delightfully fragrant flowers that come in different colors. They bloom every summer and are instantly recognizable in their elegant stature and strong stems. Come practice your hand at Chinese watercolor and have something to bring home or share as a gift!

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

Class will be held on Saturdays, July 13, 20, 27, and August 3.

Register for the series by Saturday, June 29 at the following link:

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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: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Horses
Aug
10
to Aug 31

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Horses

Humans and horses have had a unique relationship since ancient times. These beautiful and loyal animals have worked with mankind on fields and stood by us as companions in times of adventure or battle. Learn how to paint these elegant and spirited creatures in their element while practicing your hand at Chinese watercolor!

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

Class will be held on Saturdays, August 10, 17, 24, and 31.

Register for the series by Saturday, August 3.

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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: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Gongshi (Scholar's Rocks)
Oct
5
to Oct 26

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Gongshi (Scholar's Rocks)

Gongshi, known as Scholar's rocks in English, are naturally occurring or shaped rocks that are historically favored by Chinese Literati. These fantastically-shaped stones, often placed in traditional Chinese gardens, can be any color, shape and size, and have inspired poets, painters and writers.

Come and try your hand at painting these erratics in Chinese watercolor as they are accompanied by the Four Gentleman flowers: the plum blossom, the orchid, the bamboo and the chrysanthemum.

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

Class will be held on Saturdays, October 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Register for the series by Saturday, September 28.

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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: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Squirrels
Nov
2
to Nov 30

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Squirrels

We are no stranger to squirrels, but did you know that there are over 250 species of squirrels in the world?

Easily recognizable in parks and woodlands with their large, bright eyes, slender bodies and bushy tails, tree squirrels - the most commonly recognizable type of squirrels - are often seen darting and leaping across grass and branches, looking for nuts, acorns, and berries.

Capture these cute, animated creatures as they hunt for food in Chinese watercolor.

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

Class will be held on Saturdays, November 2, 9, 16, and 30.

Register for the series by Saturday, October 26.

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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: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Vegetables
Jun
1
to Jun 22

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Vegetables

Vegetables are a key part of our diet and an important source of nutrients. For our June series, we will be painting particular veggie favorites in the Chinese diet: Bok Choy Cabbage, Chinese Broccoli, Carrots, Turnips, Corn, and Eggplants. Take advantage of the opportunity to paint these Chinese Greens using Chinese watercolor techniques.

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

Class will be held on Saturdays, June 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Register for the series by Saturday, May 25.

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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: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Pandas
May
4
to May 25

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Pandas

Pandas have been admired lumbering around and eating bamboo in the mountains of China. Because of how people are changing the way they live, this species’ survival is dependent on conservation efforts. Take advantage of the opportunity to paint these lovable animals using Chinese watercolor techniques in May.

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

Class will be held on Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Register for the series by Saturday, April 27.

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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: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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Meet the Artists: Chef Jason Wang & Floral Designer Teresa Fung
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Artists: Chef Jason Wang & Floral Designer Teresa Fung

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Ever want to learn how to reach your creative dreams? Come meet two local stars, US MasterChef finalist and TV food personality Jason Wang and floral designer and Instagram star Teresa Fung. These talented artists will share their journeys and demonstrate their craft.

$75 ticket includes wine plus dinner from a local Pan-Asian restaurant. Seating is limited, so register today!

Deadline for registration is Thursday, April 25, 2019. All proceeds support arts programming at the Pao Arts Center.

Special thanks to our hosts: SooJin and Dan Chu, Cindy Liu

 
 
 
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About the Artist: Jason Wang travels nationally and internationally as a chef, television host, food personality and educator.  Born and raised in the Boston area by parents who immigrated from Taiwan and China, Jason is best known for his nature-inspired plated dishes that fuse Western techniques with fresh Asian-themed flavors. In 2017, Jason was Runner-Up on the FOX Network’s ‘MasterChef US’ Season 8 hosted by celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay, Aarón Sánchez, and Christina Tosi. Judges made special note of Jason’s innovative flavors & artistic presentations and commended him for bringing an important global food awareness to American audiences.

Praised by Gordon Ramsay for having an encyclopedic food knowledge, Jason currently travels around the world giving lectures, holding classes and appearing as a frequent television guest on food-related programming. His ongoing projects include hosting his own show ‘Jason on Mission - 傑出任務’ on the FOX Taiwan Networks and other food and travel programs throughout Asia. Jason’s passion is to teach people how to incorporate unfamiliar ingredients into everyday cooking with an artistic eye for presentation.

When not working in the food world, Jason can be heard as a classical vocalist with Boston Baroque and other professional music ensembles in the Boston area. For more information: @jasonjangywang

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About the Artist: Teresa Yang Fung is principal & owner of Mimosa Fresh Flower Design located in Boston’s South End. Twice-named by Boston Magazine as Best of Boston Wedding Florist and also one of the top 10 Best Wedding Instagrammers, Teresa is known for bringing lush, textured, and organic floral design to high-end weddings and events in Boston. Teresa also has a heart for helping at-risk girls in Boston and gives 10% of Mimosa’s proceeds to organizations helping these girls. She also employs at-risk girls in her business, and is currently in the midst of connecting other small businesses with similar interns. As a child Teresa studied classical piano and voice for many years. She majored in International Relations at Tufts University and holds an M.Ed in International Education Policy from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Floral arranging was a hobby she picked up after college, doing flowers for friends' weddings. She is mostly self-taught, but has taken classes over the years with: Sarah Winward, Amy Merrick, Amy Osaba, and Michael George. Her most recent floral work can be seen here: @mimosaboston

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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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Trumpet Vine
Mar
30
to Apr 20

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Trumpet Vine

Trumpet vine is a wild growth that rambles up structures and trees. The vibrant sunset flowers that bloom each year are unmistakable and truly a sight to behold. Create beautiful paintings to practice your hand at Chinese watercolor and have something to bring home or share as a gift.

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

Class will be held on Saturdays, March 30 & April 6, 13, and 20.

Register for the series by Saturday, March 23.

PLEASE NOTE: APRIL 6 SESSION IS FULL. NO WALK INS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

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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: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Butterflies
Mar
2
to Mar 23

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Butterflies

Butterflies have long captured the imaginations of people across the world in stories and as symbols. They play an important role in ecosystems regenerating every spring. Awaken your appreciation for nature and culture with Xiaoyong Liu as you paint these colorful insects using Chinese watercolor materials and techniques.

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

Class will be held on Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, and 23.

Register for the series by Saturday, February 23.

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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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Meet the Artists: Chef Irene Li of Mei Mei Kitchen and Food Artist David Ma
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Artists: Chef Irene Li of Mei Mei Kitchen and Food Artist David Ma

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Mix and mingle with James Beard Rising Star Chef Irene Li and Food Artist, David Ma for a very lively and unforgettable evening of eating and food play. Local chef Irene Li dispenses anecdotes of her career, the popular food truck and line out the door, Mei Mei Kitchen as well as their first cookbook, Double Awesome Chinese Food. Food artist, David Ma, shares his creative journey from film director to Instagram star along with demonstrations and tips on making food drool-worthy and Instagrammable.

$75 ticket includes autographed copy of the book, Double Awesome Chinese Food, delicious bites from Mei Mei Kitchen and drinks. Seating is limited, so register today!

We have a few seats left so register today!.

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About the Artist: Irene Li operates Mei Mei Street Kitchen & Mei Mei Restaurant in Boston. The award-winning food businesses merge modern techniques and multicultural cuisine with local foods and sustainable business practices. Mei Meiʼs creative, farm-driven, Chinese American food has been featured in Food & Wine, Eater Boston & Eater National, The New York Times, Restaurant Hospitality, People, Bon Appetit, The Boston Globe, and more. Ireneʼs life experiences range from organic farming to prison education and many things in between, and while she never expected a life in the restaurant industry, her desire to create change and care for those around her remains constant. She is an Eater Young Gun winner, Zagat and Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree, and a four-time James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef semi-finalist. @meimeiboston

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About the Artist: David Ma brings a mix of fun, style, and character to his film making. David’s unique approach to food, is due in large part to his unique background. He began his culinary career as a food stylist, with an eye for finding the beauty in all foods—from high-end dishes to a grilled cheese. Before entering the food world, he also worked as an agency creative at Droga5, TBWA & 360i, which taught him the importance of both a great concept and the execution of that idea. David aims to create films as fun as they are drool-worthy. His latest viral project, Food Films, was an original series that transformed dull cooking videos into the styles of iconic directors like Wes Anderson, Michael Bay, Quentin Tarantino and Alfonso Cuaron. The project received over 10 million views on Facebook and YouTube. @davidma

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.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR BETTY SZETO!

Contact: Jean Quintal | 617-603-2540

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Winter Warmup
Jan
18
to Mar 1

Winter Warmup

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Brr! It is freezing outside! Huddle indoors as New England overwinters. Keep your mind and body active as we play while perhaps longing for a warm spring and summer. Activities provided by and supported by The Greenway Conservancy. Available play equipment includes: The Greenway Conservancy's Imagination Playground and The Greenway Conservancy's Nature Build Kit.

*Children must be accompanied by an adult during the entire time they spend at Winter Warmup. Come play with us on Friday afternoons from 4:00pm- 6:00pm on: January 18, February 1, February 15, and March 1st!

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About The Greenway Conservancy: The Greenway is the contemporary public park in the heart of Boston. The Greenway Conservancy is the non-profit responsible for the management and care of The Greenway.

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.

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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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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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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, MA 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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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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Chinese Brush Painting: Sparrows
Aug
4
to Aug 25

Chinese Brush Painting: Sparrows

By Xiaoyong Liu

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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)

Photo credit: Kippy Goldfarb

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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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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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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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. 

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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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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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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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Sing Home Pop-Up Concerts with Artist in Residence Shaw Pong Liu
May
3
to May 31

Sing Home Pop-Up Concerts with Artist in Residence Shaw Pong Liu

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image courtesy of Tina Xu. 

Join BCNC Pao Arts Center Artist In Residence Shaw Pong Liu for a series of pop-up concerts and song-sharing during Greenway Play Sessions in Chinatown Park on the Greenway.  

Live music will fill the plaza to inspire musical conversation and memory sharing with your friends, old and new! 

May 3, May 10, May 24, May 31, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm.

Part of Shaw Pong Liu's Sing Home project!

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Palaver Strings Community Concert and Workshop (Jan)
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

Palaver Strings Community Concert and Workshop (Jan)

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At a time when immigration policy is at the forefront of our national politics, Palaver Strings hosts two free performances workshops in preparation for their February concert, Seeking Sanctuary, which will showcase the experiences of Irish, Cape Verdean, and Chinese communities. It will feature new music compositions and spoken word personal narratives inspired by the incredible stories of immigrants and their descendants.

Participants will work with Palaver Strings musicians to explore the impact and presence that the music and art of their country of origin has on the city of Boston. Through a performance of music and personal narratives, participants will also be invited to share reflections with an interactive art installation. This art collage, representing the cultures of Ireland, Cape Verde, and China, will be displayed at Palaver Strings’ concerts at the Boston Center for the Arts. Participants will receive free admission to Seeking Sanctuary at the Boston Center for the Arts on February 11.

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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Making a Movie
Nov
18
1:30 PM13:30

Making a Movie

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Learn the ropes of what it takes to create a video with Mandy Chan—a filmmaker who specializes in action movies with roots in Boston and Hong Kong. The seminar will cover equipment, lighting, software, and what you can do with the most basic recording device: your smartphone.

 

Fee: $25
Ages 15 and up. 
Fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

About the artist: Mandy Chan is a filmmaker who specializes in action films. He has been both behind the camera as a director and in front of the camera as an actor, stuntman, choreographer. He grew up in Boston’s Chinatown alongside pals such as Donnie Yen 甄子丹 and John Tsang (currently the Secretary of Treasury in Hong Kong). At the age of 20, Mandy moved back to Hong Kong to begin his movie career. His mentors and colleagues include the Yuen brothers (also known as “The Peace Family”): Yuen Cheung-yan 袁祥仁and Yuen Woo-ping 袁和平.

Currently, Mandy owns SkyLab Entertainment, where he produces affordable videos without compromising professional quality from short films to documentaries and from ads to wedding ceremonies. He also tutors students at Bunker Hill Community College, MA and runs an on-going martial arts film production program at Chinese Martial Arts of Acton, MA.

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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In the Kitchen: Sticky Rice Dumplings
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: Sticky Rice Dumplings

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Learn how to make your favorite Chinese delicacies! Local residents share their techniques to satiate your mouthwatering cravings.

Support your community and expand your cooking repertoire. Learn to make a portable dim-sum favorite that is bound, cooked, and eaten in a biodegradable bamboo wrapper. Local resident and BCNC parent, PoChun Chow, will guide you through a step-by-step process of assembling these seemingly complicated bundles.

Fee: $30. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC. Materials will be provided. 

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: Ink Spots Series with Fresh Ink Theatre
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

Chinatown Presents: Ink Spots Series with Fresh Ink Theatre

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Two part series.  Drop in for one, or sign up for both below!

Join the Pao Arts Center and Fresh Ink Theatre in this play development process. The Ink Spot staged reading series is a platform for playwrights to hear their scripts out loud and with an audience – often for the very first time! Join us for these one-night-only events to be part of the development process and share your thoughts about the play with the creators.

Greg Lam - Repossesed | November 16| 6:30-8:00pm

Rich and Gretchen have the ideal marriage...until the company that manufactured and implanted that marriage into their heads inform them that they can no longer afford it. Will their marriage survive when their memories and personalities are repossessed by the company that owns them?

This is part of series. Click here for more information on the first workshop with Hortense Gerardo - The Token Fallopians of Middleton Heights | November 2 | 6:30 - 8:00pm

The Token Fallopians of Middleton Heights is a dark comedy that follows Meena and her Filipino family as they assimilate to life in a Midwestern suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.  The play traces the historical events that reflect the political divide in America today, refracted through the lens of the Asian-American immigrant experience.

About the Playwright:  Greg Lam is a playwright, screenwriter, and board game designer who lives in Boston, MA. He is currently working to launch a podcast in 2017 called "Boston Podcast Players" which will present excerpts of new full length plays by Boston playwrights in podcast form. Greg was a member of the 2016 Company One Playlab for the development of Boston area playwrights. His works have been produced by Company One, Aching Dogs Theatre Company, The Boston Theatre Marathon, The Pulp Stage, Malarkey Films, Argali Films, Suffolk University Theatre, Shadow Boxing Theatre, and others. You can read a selection of his plays at his New Play Exchange profile or see works of his that have been filmed, including the webseries he created, on YouTube

About Fresh Ink Theatre:  Fresh Ink Theatre Company is committed to developing new work with theatre artists in the New England area. We seek to empower writers with the tools to craft plays that showcase their creative vision, and we challenge the Boston community to engage in the evolution of dynamic new work as it transforms from first draft to first production, and beyond. We value artistic excellence, institutional transparency, community involvement and ongoing collaboration.

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 Subramanian | 617-863-9072

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 Chinatown Presents: Speak Your Genki
Nov
4
4:30 PM16:30

Chinatown Presents: Speak Your Genki

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Experience the power taiko (Japanese drumming) has to bring people together with The Genki Spark. One year after the election, The Genki Spark ask, "How can we build communities of respect?" Through performance, spoken word, creative story telling, and audience engagement come meet new people, share your thoughts, get inspired, and contribute to creating a positive environment. 

All ages welcome.

Suggested Donation of $10 to support the performance. THIS PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT! LIMITED NUMBER WALK INS MAY BE AVAILABLE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. 

About the Artists: 

Launched the summer of 2010 with a workshop hosted by the Asian American women's organization, ASPIRE and a performance with the Boston Asian American Film Festival, The Genki Spark is a multi-generational, pan-Asian women's arts and advocacy organization that uses taiko drumming, personal stories, and creativity to build community, develop leadership, and promote respect for all.

The Genki Spark has provided programming for hundreds of universities and schools, community events, and cultural celebrations throughout the greater Boston area and as far as California and the UK. They are celebrated and recognized as a leader in the greater North American and International taiko 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: Karthik Submaranian | 617-863-9072

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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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Chinatown Presents: Ink Spots Series with Fresh Ink Theatre
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

Chinatown Presents: Ink Spots Series with Fresh Ink Theatre

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Two part series. Drop in for one, or sign up for both below!

Join the Pao Arts Center and Fresh Ink Theatre in this play development process. The Ink Spot staged reading series is a platform for playwrights to hear their scripts out loud and with an audience – often for the very first time! Join us for these one-night-only events to be part of the development process and share your thoughts about the play with the creators.

Hortense Gerardo - The Token Fallopians of Middleton Heights | November 2 | 6:30 - 8:00pm

The Token Fallopians of Middleton Heights is a dark comedy that follows Meena and her Filipino family as they assimilate to life in a Midwestern suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.  The play traces the historical events that reflect the political divide in America today, refracted through the lens of the Asian-American immigrant experience.

Greg Lam - Repossesed | November 16 | 6:30 - 8:00pm

Rich and Gretchen have the ideal marriage...until the company that manufactured and implanted that marriage into their heads inform them that they can no longer afford it. Will their marriage survive when their memories and personalities are repossessed by the company that owns them?

About the Playwright:  Hortense Gerardo is a writer and anthropologist. Recent produced works include: The Song Of Odd at the MBL Club, Death In Venice Beach at the 44th Annual Playwrights’ Platform Festival, Shadow|Proof House at the Spadina Museum as part of the Nuit Blanche Festival, Toronto, Kith And Tell at the Boston Theater Marathon and the Playwrights’ Platform Summer Festival, Family Tree at the Hovey 24-Hour Playfest, For The Love Of Egon at the Boston Theatre Marathon, Random Thoughts On Contemplating The Possibility Of Love At First Sight While Viewing Art at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, The Day Project, a video installation work exhibited at the Buzzards Bay Film Festival, Model Behavior and The Last Glance at La Mama E.T.C., NYC. Her puppet play, The Rosewater of Dona Felicidad was produced at MIT and at Lasell College. Her feature-length script Dancing In Exile won a screenwriting award at Woods Hole Film Festival. The feature film of her screenplay Fourhand, won the Audience Choice Award in the Woods Hole Film Festival, and two awards in the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre Filmmaker Takeover. Her short film, Infinite Corridor, premieres in 2017 at the Performance Mix Festival 31 in NYC. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, The International Center for Women Playwrights, current Chairperson of the Playwrights' Platform, and Director of the non-profit organization, in vivo Productions. 

About Fresh Ink Theatre:  Fresh Ink Theatre Company is committed to developing new work with theatre artists in the New England area. We seek to empower writers with the tools to craft plays that showcase their creative vision, and we challenge the Boston community to engage in the evolution of dynamic new work as it transforms from first draft to first production, and beyond. We value artistic excellence, institutional transparency, community involvement and ongoing collaboration.

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 Subramanian | 617-863-9072

 


 

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Meet the Children's Book Authors: Susan Tan and Debbi Michiko Florence
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

Meet the Children's Book Authors: Susan Tan and Debbi Michiko Florence

Children’s book authors Susan Tan and Debbi Michiko Florence introduce their heroines, Cilla Lee-Jenkins and Jasmine Toguchi, in this family-friendly book reading with fun hands-on activities. Books will be available for sale (or pre buy your book below) and Susan and Debbi will be on hand to autograph them. 

$10 suggested donation per family. All ages welcome.

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About Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire: Priscilla "Cilla" Lee-Jenkins is 50% Chinese, 50% Caucasian, and 100% destined for literary greatness.  She’s also on a deadline -- Cilla needs to become a bestselling author before her baby sister is born and her family forgets all about her. So she writes about what she knows best—herself! Join Cilla as she writes her memoirs, makes friends, and considers what it means to be an older sister.

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About Jasmine Toguchi Super Sleuth: Jasmine Toguchi is a flamingo fan, tree climber, and top-notch mess maker. Join this spunky 8-year-old Japanese American girl as she challenges her bossy big sister, makes up with her best friend, and celebrates Japanese traditions with friends and family. In SUPER SLEUTH, Jasmine must figure out why her best friend is mad at her in time to celebrate Girl’s Day.

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About the Authors:

Susan Tan has lived many places in her life, but calls Concord, Massachusetts, home. She grew up in a mixed-race family, and, like Cilla Lee-Jenkins, had very little hair until the age of five. After studying at Williams College, she earned her PhD from the University of Cambridge, where she studied children's literature. She currently lives in Somerville, enjoys frequent trips to Chinatown to eat tzuck sang, and teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire is her first book.

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Debbi Michiko Florence is the author of a new chapter book series about a Japanese American girl. Before starting her writing, she worked at a pet store, volunteered as a raptor rehabilitator, interned as a zookeeper’s aide, taught fifth grade, and was the Associate Curator of Education for the Detroit Zoo. A third generation Japanese-American and a native Californian, Florence was born in San Francisco and raised in Los Angeles.

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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