Thursday, October 20, 2005

Chinatown In/Flux 

Dear PhillySound,

As some of you know, I'm on the board of the Asian Arts Initiative, and I'm thrilled to announce that the Initiative's exciting (and long-awaited) public arts project, Chinatown In/Flux, kicks off this weekend--and is featured in today's Philadelphia Inquirer:

Below is the calendar of opening weekend activities, as well as a link to the website for subsequent events. Please feel free to spread the word to friends and relevant lists, and please come!

The Asian Arts Initiative invites you to experience


a community art exhibition

October 21, 2005 - January 29, 2006

With installations by Tomie Arai, Skowmon Hastanan, Mei-ling Hom, Hirokazu Kosaka, Jihyun Park, Jean Shin, Steve Wong

Chinatown In/flux is a community-wide art exhibition created by seven of today's leading artists, investigating multiple layers of change within Philadelphia's Chinatown-the changing demographics of the community, the expanding geographic borders of the neighborhood, and the shifting of perspectives among residents and tourists alike. Chinatown In/flux takes place in sites throughout Chinatown -- storefront installations, woodblock prints in community and educational institutions, redesigned dinnerware in two local restaurants, a public sculpture at the 10th & Vine Street Plaza -- as well as in the Asian Arts Initiative's gallery.

For a map of sites and more information, please visit our project website: www.chinatowninflux.org


Opening Reception

Date: Friday, October 21st
Time: Reception begins at 6 p.m., ends at 8 p.m.
Public walking tour at 6:30 p.m.
Place: Asian Arts Initiative, 1315 Cherry Street, Philadelphia

Chinatown Block Party

With performances, children's activities, and artist talks throughout the day!

Date: Saturday, October 22nd
Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.; public walking tour at 2 p.m.
Place: Future Home of the Chinatown Community Center, 10th and Vine Streets, Philadelphia

For other In/Flux events, artist bios, and walking tour information, see:

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