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Chinatown Farmers Market Every Thursday, 3:00pm to 7:00pm Chinatown Business Improvement District For Information (213)_ 680-0243 May 15 through January 15, 2006 Milton Quon: A RetrospectiveThis retrospective exhibit will showcase the broad range of Milton Quon’s practice from fine art tocommercial work,much of which is on public display for the first time.A quintessential Los Angeles artist,Quon was born in 1913 and raised in Los Angeles. After graduating from the Chouinard Institute of Art,Quon’s career in the commercial arts took him to Walt Disney Studios where he worked as a designer andpainter. From the 1940s to the ‘60s, Quon worked as an art director at ad agency Batten, Barton, Durstine,and Osborn. From whimsical cherubs in Disney’s Fantasia to bold advertising posters, Quon’s commercialwork will be presented alongside the artist’s rich collection of fine art works.
Tuesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Chinese American Museum, 425 N. Los Angeles St.
Suggested $3 donations INFO: 213-485-8567, May 15 through January 15, 2006, A Portrait of My Mother - A Photo Exhibit by Sam LeeThis exhibit features a photographic series, A Portrait of My Mother by Sam Boi Lee, an emerging LosAngeles-based, Chinese American photographer. Lee’s poignant photographic series operates like a photo-essay told through eloquent images of his mother’s world, from everyday objects that are imbued with hismother’s nurturing strength, to his own expressions of loss and love.
Tuesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Chinese American Museum, 425 N. Los Angeles St.
Suggested $3 donations INFO: 213-485-8567, An Assortment of Beauties: Japanese Woodblock Prints Collected by Frank Lloyd WrightJuly 29, 2005 - January 9, 2006The exhibition features Japanese woodblock prints devoted to images of beautiful women. This theme isone component of a school of picture making known as ukiyo-e, which can be translated as "pictures of thefloating world." Beautiful women (bijin) were depicted alone as well as in small and large groups,entertaining themselves by playing games, preparing themselves for the night, or promenading though thecity with their attendants or children. All of the approximately 12 woodblock prints included in this exhibitionwere once owned by the celebrated American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), who was a spiritedcollector of Asian art, including Japanese woodblock prints. Featured artists include Okumura Masanobu(1686-1764), Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806) and Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825).
Images of beautiful women provide an important theme for the Japanese art of ukiyo-e, which can betranslated as "pictures of the floating world." Woodblock prints by ukiyo-e artists became extremely propularduring the Edo period (1600-1868), due to the blending of classical Japanese aesthetics with contemporaryurban themes. In this medium, the hedonistic worlds inhabited by geisha, courtesans and Kabuki actorswere often portrayed. Beautiful women, or bijin, were depicted alone as well as in small and large groups,entertaining themselves by playing games, preparing for the evening or promenading through the city withtheir attendants and children.
All of the prints included in this intimate exhibition were once owned by the celebrated American architectFrank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), who was an avid collector of Asian art, especially Japanese woodblockprints. Wright often incorporated Japanese aesthetics into his own architectural designs. He beganpurchasing prints around 1900 while living in Chicago and expanded his collection considerably during hismany trips to Japan, between his first visit in 1905 and his completion of Tokyo's Imperial Hotel in 1922.
The Norton Simon Museum has more than 350 prints form Wright's personal collection. Featured artists inthis exhibition include Okumura Masanobu (1686-1764), Suzuki Harunobu (1724-1770), Kitigawa Utamaro(1754-1806) and Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825). November 17 Performance – Trade At Highways Performance SpaceInternationally acclaimed dance artist Cheng-Chieh Yu, Faculty at UCLA, Department of World Arts andCultures, presents her first evening of choreography in Los Angeles. Formerly based in NYC, Yu presentstwo new LA gestated dances with a Pacific Rim undercurrent, She Said He Said, He Said She Said, andTrade, Yu brings an exciting cast of both fresh and familiar faces, including a return to LA by Johnny Tumaking a special appearance from Vietnam. She Said He Said, He Said She Said is a 40 min. fullmovement work that opens with a duet Yu choreographed for Tu and Yu in ’04 that has been performed inSingapore and Taiwan. The duet is a re-take on classic partnering being interplay for empowerment thoughvoice. The work then flowers in the 19 min ‘remix’ quintet, which is the product of a one-monthchoreographic residency this past summer at the Yard, Martha Vineyard, MA. Trade a 30 min quintet isbased on our need for visceral exchange sublimated into animal fetishes and a related objectification ofwomen. The dance builds in movement tableaus that reference eros and desire to explore the involuntaryand the voluntary. Trade accounts for what is exchanged in embodiment, and from its loss.
Thursday, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PMHighways Performance Space _1651 18th Street_Santa Monica, CA 90404Tickets: $18.00 general, $16 members, students, seniors Tel: November 18, Only Sound RemainsWorks by Snaith/Sorensen/YadegariAn interdisciplinary evening of music, dance, video, and technology.
Presented by the Persian Arts Society.
Friday, at 8pm Aratani/Japan America TheatreTickets $45 - $ November 19 Sangama: An Educational Seminar on the Art and Culture of South India. At LoyolaMarymount UniversityA Two-Day Seminar on the Confluence of Art and Culture in South India. During the Vijayanagara Periodseen in Monumental Temple Architecture and Sculpture - Made Alive Through Dance, Theater and Poetry.
Seminar schedule: November 19,2005 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. November 20,2005 10:00 a.m. to 4:30p.m.
Kala Sangama program at Lacma on day 1 of the seminar, and Guided Tour of South Asian Art Collection inLACMA. Due to the technical content of the seminar, children under 12 may not understand the seminar.
Website link : registration available between August 1,2005 and November 17,2005To register online please visit tickets2events@com ( credit card ) Please register by Nov.1st to ensureseats. Onsite registration on the day of the event, if space is available (cash or check ) Refund Policy: Fullrefund of the registration before November 17,2005. No refunds after Nov 17.
Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PMLoyola Marymount University_Ahmanson Auditorium, University Hall 1000_1 LMU Drive_Los Angeles,CA 90045Special InstructionsSeminar Registration Fee: $ 40:00 Includes lunch at LMU for both the November 20 30th Anniversary CelebrationKenny EndoGuest Artists:Masakazu Yoshizawa, bamboo flutes, taiko, percussionYoshinori Nomi, Latin & Japanese percussionEric Chang, taiko and percussionHitoshi Hamada, vibraphonesShoko Hikage, kotoHiroshi Tanaka, taikoIn a true fusion of musical styles, Kenny Endo and featured members of his three taiko ensembles spanningthe globe from Honolulu to Los Angeles and Tokyo will celebrate his 30 years of taiko drumming with anationwide tour. The "East Meets West" tour features some of the world's most innovative and talentedmusicians and artists playing original compositions for taiko, koto (Japanese zither), bamboo flutes,vibraphones and Latin, world and Japanese percussion instruments.
The program represents Endo's interest in contemporary taiko performance, combining Japanese classicaldrumming with world music and western jazz styles.
A J-Town Beat EventSunday,2005 at 4pm Aratani/Japan America Theatre$35 orchestra, $32 balcony $30, $27 JACCC Members, Groups 10 or more, Students with Nov 18 to Feb 12, 2006 Place/Displace, Three Generations Taiwanese Art exhibit at the Pacific AsiaMuseum NOV. 19th (Sat) & 20th (Sun), JAPAN EXPO 2005, Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall AJAPAN EXPO is the largest US-Japan event that was initially started in an effort to strengthen the ties offriendship with the United States. Last year we have successfully concluded our 25th anniversary andwe thank you for your continuous support, as we could not have come this far without your cooperationand devotion.
We are committed to advance our two great nations, U.S – Japan relationship to the next level.
A wide-range of exhibits is in store for the The 26th JAPAN EXPO as well as presentation of Japanesetraditional culture, handicrafts, and various regional products.
We will also introduce Japan’s latest technology, such as game softwares, comics and high-efficiency“Made in Japan” products. We will also provide a section where attendees can relish in the aesthetics ofJapanese cuisine. On the main stage of Japan Expo there will be some of Japan’s traditionalperformances that will be presented in a grand style, thus far, a program that is rich in content. In 2005,we are planning to invite one of the KABUKI master for their unforgettable performances.
The JAPAN EXPO attracted more than 30,000 consumers in 2004, and we expect to surpass thatnumber, it will give you a new exposure that will be beneficial to you. We believe it is an excellent venueto test market your products and services. November 19 Workshop - Multicultural Drumming for KidsAt Japanese American National MuseumAges 6–9 at 1:00 PM; ages 10–13 at 2:30 PM, In conjunction with the exhibition Big Drum: Taiko in theUnited States. Explore the diverse and wonderful world of drums with Chris Reid, master percussionist andfounder of Bang-A-Drum. Kids will use instruments and learn songs from all corners of the globe.
Instruments provided.
Saturday, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMJapanese American National Museum, 369 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012$8 for National Museum members; $12 for non-members. Space is limited. November 27 Fourth Annual Vietnamese Holiday Gift Sale At VinotasCHEER for Viet Nam cordially invites you to our fourth annual Holiday Gift SaleReflections of Viet Nam_Traditional and Modern CraftsFeaturing beautiful hand-woven silks, embroidery, carved stoned boxes, lacquer ware, jewelry…crafted byVietnamese artisans__Purchases and donations are tax-deductible and support CHEER programs in VietNamCHEER (Cultural, Health, Education and Environmental Resources) for Viet Nam is a non-profit, tax-exempt,501(c)3 organization based in Los Angeles.
Sunday,11:00 PM - 5:00 PMVinotas 1025 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA Special InstructionsRefreshments December 2 Linda's Wondrous ViolinFriday at 12:30 pmShumei Hall, 2430 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91107Free AdmissionA brilliant violonist, Linda Wang made her solo debut with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehtawhen she was nine years old. She will present a celebration of violin music from the 17th century to thepresent. Children will learn about the history of the violin and witness its wondrous capabilities.
Reservations can be made by calling at 626 584 8841.
This concert is supported by the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts. December 3 Zuiho-Daiko & Iwami KaguraA special performance of taiko and Kagura,"music of the gods," a Shinto ritual theatre prominent in theIwami region of Japan. Kagura performances reenact well-known Japanese legends.
Performed by the YouthFor information contact Ritsuko Powell at (310) 525-1670 x273.
Saturday, at 2pm & 5pm Aratani/Japan America Theatre$25 orchestra $22 balcony $24 General Dec 6 Lecture- "Japanese and Chinese Gardens: Are They Different?"At The Huntington LibraryA series of public lectures on Chinese gardens and related topics begins this fall at the Huntington Library,Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Addressing different aspects of the history, art, and culture of Chinathat are closely linked to traditional garden designs, these lectures will help create the historical and culturalcontexts for the Huntington’s own Chinese garden, which is currently under construction. The first series,consisting of four lectures, will focus on defining the characteristics of Chinese garden design. The lecturesare free. All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in Friends’ Hall at The Huntington.
Kendall H. Brown, professor of art history at California State University, Long Beach, will discuss the stylesand designs of Japanese gardens both in and outside of Japan, and will provide insights into how aJapanese garden differs from a Chinese garden. The topic is particularly interesting as it relates to TheHuntington, where a Japanese style garden established nearly 100 years ago will soon be joined by aChinese garden. In addition to his renowned scholarship in Japanese prints and painting, Brown is also awell-known speaker and writer on Japanese gardens.
Tuesday, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PMThe Huntington Library_1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108Cost: FreeFor more information please contactLisa Blackburn Tel: (626) 405-2140 [email protected] Dec 17 Fourth Annual HIROSHIMA "Spirit of the Season" Holiday ShowIntroducing singer/songwriter, Justis Kao Special Guest Stars:Jim Gilstrap, vocalistDiane Louie, composer/conductorDave Honjio, trumpetSpecial Appearance by On Ensemble"Spirit of the Season" is one of the finest CD collections to date by Hiroshima. . . Full of imagination andvigor . . . a joy to hear. Hiroshima is one of the best jazz groups recording today, each musician is a masterof his instrument!" - www.jazzreview.comHiroshima brings special guest stars to celebrate the holiday season with the community - legendary studiosinger, Jim Gilstrap; band leader and trumpeter of Carry On, Dave Honjio, and one of the most brilliantmusician/ arranger/composer/conductors in the world, Ms. Diane Louie with more special surprise guests tobe added.
The (nearly acoustic) concert features cuts from the band's latest CD "Obon" and selections from theircritically acclaimed CD "Spirit of the Season," both on Heads Up International.
8pm Aratani/Japan America Theatre$35 orchestra, $30 balcony$32, $27 JACCC Members, Groups 10 or more, Students with IDCheck our website at December 18 The World of the Geisha "Gion Bayashi"Lecture by Andrew Maske A recognized scholar of Japanese art who has held positions at the PeabodyEssex Museum, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Harvard University, Andrew Maske presents alecture on the fascinating and often misunderstood entertainers known as geisha. The explanation providesbackground and context for the movie, "Gion Bayashi."Presented by The Japan Foundation of Los Angeles.
Sunday, 1pm Aratani/Japan America Theatre$7 General Admission and $5 JACCC Members, December 18, "Gion Bayashi" ("Gion Festival Music/aka A Geisha")Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi 1953In Japanese with English subtitlesSet in Kyoto and Tokyo in the early 1950's "Gion Bayashi" ("Gion Festival Music/aka A Geisha"), starsWakao Ayako as a young geisha, training in traditional Japanese arts and challenged by the culture sheenters. The film explores the clash of pre-war traditionalism in the pleasure quarters with the newatmosphere of individual liberty and equal rights for women in post-war Japan.
Sunday, 3pm Screening Aratani/Japan America Theatre$7 General Admission and $5 JACCC Members Oshogatsu Workshops for ChildrenEnjoy a one-day workshop while learning about the symbols and festivities surrounding Oshogatsu orJapanese New Year. The fun, hands-on educational program will include craft activities andworkshop/demonstrations by local artists and community members. For more information or to registerplease call Sara Rodriguez at (213) 628-2725 x142.
Session 1Tuesday, December 27 10 am - 3pmSession 2Wednesday, December 2810 am - 3pm Conference Rooms, Second Floor$25 Non Members, $20 JACCC MembersChildren ages 7 - 12Limited to 30 participants per session January 8, 2006 Messengers from Forbidden MountainJapanese American Cultural and Community Center and The Japan Foundation of Los Angeles Present:KOTOHAJIME Both solemn and festive, the closing of an old year and the beginning of a new one areviewed as a time of reflection as well as festivity. Kotohajime is the JACCC's annual celebration of traditionaland contemporary performances in observance of the New Year. Messengers from Forbidden Mountain.
This year's celebration includes the performance "Messengers from Forbidden Mountain" on Sunday,January 8, 2006 from 1 p.m. and a Shikishi exhibition at the George J. Doizaki Gallery. This year's Shikishitheme is Hatsu-hanashi (First-story) will be exhibit from January 8th through January 29th.
Viewing Los Angeles as the contemporary Silk Road: where the routes for commerce, culture, language,and arts, intermingle as they migrate, "The Messenger from Forbidden Mountain" performance features aneclectic blend of traditional and contemporary arts.
"Messenger" features Masakazu Yoshizawa's expertise with Japanese wind instruments, Shakuhachi andNohkan, Yuval Ron's unique mix of traditional and contemporary Middle Eastern music, and the Japanesearchery group IKKYU.
Yoshizawa, along with his group Kokingumi, set a strong foundation with their blend traditional andcontemporary Japanese music for this performance. Joining Yoshizawa in Kokingumi are Hiromi Hashibe onthe Koto and Takeo Takahashi on the Tsugaru Shamisen.
Ron is an international composer, performer, educator and record producer. His ensemble includes Arabic,Israeli and Jewish musicians as well as Christian Armenian artists. Ron is dedicated to building musicalbridges between people of Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths.
Presented by The Japan Foundation of Los AngelesSaturday, at 1pm. JACCC Plaza Admission is Free January 21 THE SHAPE OF MEMORYTHE SHAPE OF MEMORY: Okinawan American oral history workshop and visual art installationA visual art installation that will exhibit objects created by workshop participants of Okinawan descent.
These objects will be placed as "shapes of memory" on a map that connects Okinawa, the U.S., LatinAmerica and other spheres of the Okinawan Diaspora.
This workshop series invites those of Okinawan descent to come together to share stories from their liveswhile constructing objects made from paper and clay to represent moments from their past, present andfuture.
Facilitated by performance artist-in-residence Denise Uyehara with visual artist Lee Ann Goya. This freeworkshop takes place on Saturdays October - November. To sign up please call (310) 285-3698.
This project is supported in part by the Department of cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.
Saturday,, 12 pm2 pm Reception George J. Doizaki GalleryAdmission is Free--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nov 10 Staged Reading by East West Players Writer’s Gallery at the JANM, 7:30PM.
Developing new works and introducing new talent is vital to the creative process at East West Players.
Promising new scripts are presented to the public as staged readings offering a tantalizing glimpse of works,which may be developed for the main stage.
Presented in association with East West Player Writer's Gallery. Screening- First Morning At UltraStar CinemasThe film is 90 minutes, Rated PG-13, In Vietnamese and English with English SubtitlesORANGE COUNTY, Starts November 11, Regal Cinemas Garden Grove 16, 9741 Chapman Ave., GardenGrove, CA 92841 tickets & showtimes: (714) 534-4777"First Morning" begins when a young man returns home on the threshold of the Lunar New Year and findshimself a stranger within his own family. The cold silence surrounding the disappearance of his youngersister forces him on a quest for answers. Through his search, we are given a glimpse of the family'sfragmented past. From their perilous escape from Vietnam, to their separation, to their struggles withmarred relationships, the family continues to endure the tragedies of false expectations. "First Morning" is amovie about the path from lost identity to self-discovery -- from alienation to hope and rebirth. The filmreceived the Best Feature Film Award at the San Diego Asian Film Festival and was an official selection atthe Newport Beach Film Festival as well as other Asian film festivals in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Torontoand Chicago. Victor Vu, born after his parents immigrated to the U.S. in 1975, sees his family's history asthe inspiration for making the film: "There have been countless films about Vietnam, most of which deal withthe war. I was more interested in telling a personal story about the destruction of family and the difficultjourney towards healing in the aftermath of war."The film, which opened earlier in San Jose, bumped "Charlie And The Chocolate Factory" to a smallertheatre for a special 'red carpet' screening attended by "First Morning" stars Kathleen Luong and Dang HungSon. The sold out event expresses the popular following for this film, its revealing story, and its talentedcast and filmmaker. The Metro Silicon Valley Weekly called the film ".heartfelt, serious, and deliberate",while the San Diego Asian Film Festival labeled it "A powerful story with an equally powerful cast". The filmcontinues its tour with engagements planned in Vietnamese populated areas such as Washington D.C.,Dallas, Los Angeles, and Minnesota.
Credits include Philip Silverman, Executive Producer; Victor Vu, writer/producer/director; and Peter Soto,director of photography.
UltraStar Cinemas_7510 Hazard Center Drive_San Diego, CA 92108For more information please contactTickets and Showtimes Tel: (619) 685-2841, Nov 12 15th Anniversary ConcertHabing SayawitCulture. Creation. Connection.
Kayamanan Ng LahiPhilippine Folk ArtsJoel Jacinto and Barbara Ele, Artistic DirectorsTranslated as woven dance and song, Habing Sayawit weaves an array of Philippine dance, song and music into a seamless tapestry of cultural reflection. The concert highlights the essential themes ofPhilippine culture and honors the works of luminaries who helped create the renaissance of Philippine folkdance in recent history - all this is presented through the connection Kayamanan Ng Lahi has madebetween its Filipino heritage and Filipino American experiences.
2pm and 7pm Aratani/Japan America Theatre$50 VIP seating for both showsGeneral Admission 2pm: $20, $17 JACCC Members, Seniors and Students7pm: Gala $25, $22 JACCC Members November 12 Symposium - The Great Goddess At The Norton Simon MuseumDr. Gerald Larson, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Santa Barbara; Dr. Susan S. Bean, Curatorof South Asian and Korean Art, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; Dr. Rajeshwari Ghose, IndependentScholar; Dr. Gautama V. Vajracharya, Independent Scholar; and Dr. Pratapaditya Pal, Fellow for Research,Norton Simon MuseumThis one-day symposium explores topics such as the religious background of Durga, her complexiconography and other important manifestations of the Great Goddess. Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMThe Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA Special InstructionsAdmission is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for seniors. Members, students with I.D. and patrons ages 18 andunder are admitted free of charge. Admission is free for everyone on the first Friday of every month from6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Free parking is available and no reservations are necessary.
Tel: (626) 449-6840, Nov 12 Third Los Angeles Makoto Takenaka Charity Jazz Concert at Marsee Auditorium, El Camino Collegein Torrance at 16007 Crenshaw Blvd. 90506. 2PM, tickets $30, call 323-980-7516. Guest performersinclude Koto player Mme. Yoko awaya, Yubibue flute player Memi Matsushima, and ikebana artist YukouKitajima.
Nov 12 Martial Arts History Museum Demo EventAt Valley Martial Arts SupplyNovember 12Learn basic Mandarin Chinese and enjoy two martial arts demos. 40 Minutes of MandarinChinese will be followed by a 20 - 25 minute demo by Master Dave Burgett and his Master Don Baird on theChinese influence on their art Pyong An Do Won. - more at The day will finish witha presentation by Tim Cartmell on two of his books; Practical Chin Na and Effortless Combat Throws. Mr.
Cartmell has a Master's degree in Kung Fu San Soo as well as many years of teaching experience in BaGua Zhang, Xing Yi Quan, Tai Chi Quan and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Mr. Cartmell has also translated Chinesemartial arts texts on Xing Yi and other arts into English. - more at Please don’t miss thisfabulous opportunity.
Saturday, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMValley Martial Arts Supply, 5638 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601Special InstructionsFREE TO MARTIAL ARTS HISTORY MUSEUM MEMBERS WITH ID $5 FOR NON-MEMBERSTel: 818-769-0436 November 12, Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts At Aratani / Japan America TheatreJoin us, Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts, as we celebrate the diversity and richness of Philippineculture, the creative works of folk art icons and the connection we have made between our Filipino heritageand our Filipino American experiences. Translated as woven dance and song, “Habing Sayawit” willshowcase traditional Philippine as well as Filipino American cultural folk dance, song and music by weavingthem into a seamless tapestry of cultural reflection while honoring the works of luminaries who have helpedbring about the renaissance of Philippine dance in recent history. Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Artswill be joined on stage with the musical styling of Rondalla Club of Los Angeles With every purchase of aGala ticket, you’ll receive a one free lucky draw raffle to enter in Kayamanan Ng Lahi’s Lucky Draw for tworound-trip air tickets to the Philippines courtesy of Cathay Pacific Airways . Lucky draw open to all others fora donation $1.00 per ticket. Winner need not be present. Drawing will be held during intermission at the7:00pm Gala performance. Other consolation prizes to be awarded. “Habing Sayawit is funded in part byKayamanan Ng Lahi’s grant awarded by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Organizational GrantProgram I. Habing Sayawit is a JACCC API/2 Event supported by grants from The James Irvine Foundation,the National Endowment for the Arts and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. JACCC programs aremade possible by the grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the Cityof Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Supervisor DonKnabe, Aaroe Associates Charitable Foundation, The Boeing Company and the Employees CommunityFund of Boeing California, Citigroup Foundation, The Japan Foundation Los Angeles Office, The JapanFoundation, Performing Arts JAPAN, The SBC Foundation, Safeco Insurance, the Union Pacific Foundation,and the Western States Arts Foundation (WESTAF).
Saturday, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMAratani / Japan America Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012Cost: $20Special Instructions7:00pm Gala Gala: $25* VIP Reserved Seating: $50Tel: 310-391-2357, [email protected], Nov 13 26th Hana no Kai Recital (Osaraikai)Under the direction of Madam Wakayagi,Hana no Kai presents a classical Japanese dance recital as part ofher ongoing 25th Anniversary celebration. 1pm George J. Doizaki Gallery$10 General Admission$5 JACCC November 13Lecture - The Arts of Asia: Materials, Techniques, StylesAt Pacific Asia MuseumThe first book to analyze and survey the arts of this vast region by material. Celebrate the internationallaunch of The Arts of Asia: Materials, Techniques, Styles, the new book by Meher McArthur, curator of EastAsian art, on Sunday, November 13, 2005 at 2 pm at Pacific Asia Museum. McArthur will present a talk withslides about the materials of Asian Art. Published by the world’s leading art book press, Thames andHudson, The Arts of Asia is the first book to present Asian art by material, technique and style. Throughouthistory, the beauty and value of the arts of Asia have been derived largely from the exquisite quality of thenatural materials from which they are crafted. Materials have spiritual significance in the Asian cultures thatuse them, and the art is often born from that significance. For instance, jade, because of its hardness anddurability, has long been associated with immortality in China, while bamboo, which bends and sways in the strongest winds, symbolizes flexibility in East Asian cultures.
Many of the materials that are most often used in Asia were actually discovered, invented, or first workedthere, and they pervade every aspect of life—practical, religious, and artistic. Often materials are not whatthey seem to a Western eye. "Rice" paper is made from mulberry wood pulp; jad e is not carved—it is toohard—but abraded. Lacquer, now used for luxury decorations, was originally a protective coating on foodvessels.
The Arts of Asia features work from Afghanistan, Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea,Laos, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tibet, and Vietnam.
Ten chapters, illustrated with over 400 color photographs and illustrations, are devoted to the mostsignificant materials: jade, silk, porcelain, lacquer, ivory, bamboo, paper, gold, wood, and stone. Eachchapter is divided into three main sections: the characteristics of the material, its historical and socialsignificance, its etymology, and its associated legends; the techniques by which it is transformed into artobjects; and, country by country, the principal artistic styles used throughout Asia.
Books will be available for purchase and signing; reception included. Sunday, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMPacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101Special InstructionsThe event is included in museum admission: $7 general, $5 students and seniors.
Tel: (626) 449-274 2, ext. November 15 Mongol 800 Concert With Bleach03Popular rock artists from Okinawa - Mongol 800 and the female trio Bleach03.
Tuesday, at 8pm Aratani/Japan America Theatre$45 orchestra, $35 Last weekend I went to:------------------------------------------------------ Links to selected articles from the LA Times. To actually access the articles, you may have to sign up for afree account.
Nov 8 THE WORLDRioting Youths See 'No Future'Reacting to the first death in France's unrest, they lament joblessness and discrimination.
By Sebastian Rotella, Times Staff Writer,1,907454.story Nov 7 China's Bird Flu Policy Is Under a MicroscopeAssurances by Beijing can't halt lingering fears that a culture of secrecy could hide an outbreak.
By Mark Magnier, Times Staff Writer,1,2261972.story Nov 6 Governor's Battle With Labor Is First Round in a Long BoutSchwarzenegger and unions are going toe to toe over Tuesday's ballot measures, but whatever theoutcome, they'll both be back in 2006.
By Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writer,1,838287.story Nov 6 The Price of Asia's GrowthThe U.S. is no longer the sole power that many nations look to for trade and protection.
By Tyler Marshall, Times Staff Writer,1,1331723.story Nov 5 Bird Flu Scare Stokes Demand for MedicineConcerns about hoarding grow as people seek the antiviral drug Tamiflu as a precaution.
By Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer,1,7961244.story Nov 8 THE WORLDFujimori Lands in Chile, Is Soon DetainedFormer Peruvian president comes to Santiago in an attempt to clear the way for his return. He hopes to runin the spring election.
By Eva Vergara and Patrick J. McDonnell, Special to The Times,1,7551972.story Nov 4 TELEVISION & RADIOTime to add his political voiceGeorge Takei's public acknowledgment that he is gay is connected to a belief in speaking out aboutinitiatives that would limit gay rights.
By Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer,1,2631912.story Nov 2 South Korean Actor Drives Up Heart Rates and Sales in JapanThe star of a popular soap opera has become a one-man franchise that's worth billions.
By Barbara Demick, Times Staff Writer,1,2830995.story Nov 8 ouple Denied Bail in Spy InvestigationThe pair planned to hand-carry sensitive U.S. military data to China, prosecutors say.
By Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writer,1,3507875.story Nov 5 BELIEFSVatican, China Inch Closer to ReconciliationCardinal Mahony is 'very optimistic' after celebrating Mass in Shanghai and meeting Chinese Catholics.
By Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer,1,3091750.story Nov 3 Keeping Tradition AliveMexican and Anglo cultures blend during All Souls Day celebration in the nearly deserted gold countrysettlement of Hornitos.
By Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer,1,496833.story


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