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Spring 2007 A newsletter for friends of the Asian Arts & Culture Center www.towson.edu/asianarts Asian Arts & Culture Fired with Passion: Contemporary Ceramics of Japan From the Director On Saturday, Feb.10, 2007 the Asian Suewhei Shieh Also included in this exhibition are Arts & Culture Center will open an works by leading woman artists. Their According to the Chinese zodiac exciting ceramics accomplishments are signifi- calendar, 2007 is the year of the pig. Where: Asian Arts Gallery Traditionally, the pig is considered exhibition, Fired with cant because women have Center for the Arts trusting and generous, which describes Passion: Contemporary had to overcome rigid Towson University the programs that we have planned for Ceramics of Japan. When: Feb. 10-May 11 societal obstacles, which This will be the very you this spring. We trust that you will be Reception: Feb 10, 3-5 p.m. traditionally barred women delighted with our generous schedule of first exhibition of its Tickets: Free from becoming professional events that revolves around the fabulous kind in the Baltimore- potters. contemporary ceramics exhibition, Fired Washington region that highlights more Fired with Passion showcases with Passion: Contemporary Ceramics than 50 works created by modern dynamic ceramic works which will of Japan. Please come to view this ceramic masters of Japan. delight and may even challenge your historical exhibition and attend the Japan has the oldest pottery-making sensibilities. This significant installation corollary programs that are made avail- tradition in the world. Thus far, the is organized by Guest Curator Beatrice able free of charge for you or at nominal oldest archaeological pottery found Chang of Dai Ichi Art Gallery, New fees, with a generous grant from the anywhere in the world is Japanese York, who recently co-authored a book E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Jomon pottery, which dates to 13000 on the subject. Foundation. B.C. Following this long indigenous Beatrice Chang will speak at the As so many of you know, the Many archaeological tradition and histori- Members Preview Reception on Moons Festival 2006 was held in the cally acquiring many pottery and Saturday, Feb. 10, from 2-3 p.m. new Center of the Arts, on September ceramics traditions from China and Following that is an opening reception 30, in celebration of our 35th anniver- Korea, the ceramics arts of Japan have from 3-5 p.m. in the Asian Arts Gallery. sary. Nearly 2,000 visitors attended the developed into sophisticated art forms. In celebration of the opening of this festival, leaving the experience with a Over the centuries, Japanese cerami- landmark exhibition, an entertaining highly charged appreciation for the rich cists have created refined and distinc- family program for the young and the and diverse culture of Asia. We are tive aesthetic forms and techniques, young at heart, Tales from the Land of grateful to the many artists, vendors and which are appreciated internationally. the Sun Goddess, will be presented by organizations that joined together and made this exuberant and festive day In the devastating aftermath of Eth-Noh-Tec Storytelling Movement such a memorable experience for all. World War II, in 1945, the old systems Theater of San Francisco on Saturday, We appreciate the generous support were seen to have failed, and long-held February 10, 3:30 p.m. in the Marder of our members and grantors from values deemed obsolete. Japanese Studio Theatre, Center for private foundations and public agencies artists began to search for a new sense the Arts, Towson Univer- who have provided funds to sustain our of identity. Over the post-war decades, sity. Admission is free. vigorous programming. In the spirit of innovative forms sprang from inspira- connecting art with the community, I tion not constrained by tradition. This exhibition and corollary wish you a Happy New Year! Artists were energized with programs are supported in part by grants from the E. Rhodes the opportunity in which & Leona B. Carpenter they could exercise new Foundation, the Japan found freedom by Foundation and |the shaking off the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency shackles of strict funded by the state tradition, which of Maryland and resulted in the the National creation of bold Endowment for the Arts. sculptural ceramic forms. Tashimi Imura Ceramics Calendar of Events Fired with Passion: Donors Appreciation Dinner Contemporary Ceramics of Japan In appreciation for our supporters, February 10- May 11, 2007 we will host our annual Donors’ Asian Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts, Towson University Recognition Dinner on Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. in the Atrium of the Center for Curator’s Talk and Members’ Preview Reception: the Arts. Members of the Dragon and Saturday, February 10, 2 - 3 p.m. Phoenix Circle, Tiger Society, and Opening Reception: Saturday, Crane Club are invited to an evening February 10. 3 - 5 p.m. of great entertainment. Guests will savor Asian cuisine and enjoy the Organized by Guest Curator performance, Poetry in Motion: Beatrice Chang, Japanese Dance and Music, by this historical Sachiyo Ito and Company, in the exhibition features Kaplan Concert Hall, Center for the more than 50 Poetry in Motion: Arts at 8 p.m. ceramic works Japanese Dance and Music Tea, Flower and Music created by modern Saturday, March 31, 2 p.m. masters of Japan. Saturday, February 24, 8 p.m. Marder Studio Theater Installation is The Kaplan Concert Hall Center for the Arts Center for the Arts supported by Sachiyo Ito and Company, based in Audiences will enjoy an afternoon for Japan Society . New York, will perform works in both presentations of Japanese tea ceremony by Sueharu Fukami, 2002, porcelain Japanese classical and contemporary styles. Masako Miyahara, the art of flower Described by the Village Voice as,”an arranging by Emi Furukawa and a Tales from the performance of Japanese music by Yoshio expressive and powerful performer is at Land of the Sun Goddess Kurahashi, Ayako and Miyuki Yoshikami. the same time, touchingly deli- Saturday, February 10 cate.” Sachiyo Ito combines Admission: Free for flower art; $5 for 3:30 p.m., Marder Japanese formality with the tea ceremony; $5 for music program. Studio Theater fluidity of modern dance. (Free admission for AA&CC members Live music features and TU students) Center for the Arts A free, family shakuhachi by Distant Voices and program of stories James Schlefer and koto Sounds of Thunder and legends from by Mutsuhito Takamizu. Japan will be $15 general;$12 seniors presented by Nancy and students; $10 AA&CC Wang and Robert members; $5 TU students with Kikuchi-Yngojo of ID. Tickets: 410-704-2787 Eth-Noh-Tec or www.towson.edu/ Storytelling centerforthearts Movement Theater from Artist in Residency San Francisco. February 28–March 4 The artists weave music, dance, rhythmic Wednesday, May 2, 7 p.m. In collaboration with the Department Potomac Lounge, University Union dialogue and lively facial expressions to of Art, a five-day residency by Peter inspire the imagination and bring their Callas, New York-based ceramic A theatrical retelling of the experience stories alive, accompanied by musical artist whose works have been strongly of a Japanese American during the WWII instruments such as Japanese taiko drums influenced by Japanese sculpture tech- Internment and beyond based on the and bamboo flutes of Asia. Open to the niques. Through the residency’s master personal diary of Hiroaki Nishimura. A public at the opening of Fired with classes, workshops and seminars, ceramic performance of Japanese taiko drumming Passion. Free. students and regional artists will gain a will follow Distant Voices after an inter- sense of Asian aesthetics and how contem- mission/reception. In cooperation with the Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday Office of Residence and Campus Life. porary artists meld traditional techniques 11 a.m.– 4 p.m. Saturday, 1–4 p.m. with Western sensibilities. For schedule $10 general; Free for AA&CC members For information: 410-704-2807 or of activities please e-mail Richard Holt and TU students with ID. www.towson.edu/asianarts at email@example.com. This programming is made possible through the support from members of the Asian Art & Culture Center, Gilbert Brungardt; Yu-Wen and Rose Chang; Chi-Shang and Wan-Yu Chen; Yao-King and Celia Hsu; Steve and Mei-Jung Shen; Wyman and Alsona Wong; The E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation; The Japan Foundation; McCormick & Company, Inc. and The Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts. Grants and Support A Grand Success “Truly enjoyed it. I hope Towson can In support of the historical exhibi- continue doing it and bringing such tion, Fired with Passion: Contempo- high quality performances.” rary Ceramics of Japan and its “Extravagant performances, acces- corollary programs, generous grants sible, informative, high quality. Caught have been received from the E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation everybody immediately” ($15,000) and the Japan Foundation “Wonderful opportunity to introduce ($1,500). With the assistance of Gean- Asian culture to our children.” the Many Moons Festival held on nine Callaghan, TU Development “The Festival was terrific. It was a September 30, 2006 in celebration of the Office, the proposals were conceived great crowd, all the children were Asian Arts & Culture Center’s 35th and written to seek external funding engaged and I just wish I could have anniversary. Nearly 2,000 attended the to cover the costs for the exhibition attended more of the presentations. festival; 98% of the feedback ranked the installation, educational programs and Congratulations!!” These are some of the program “excellent.” (Find more materials. We are grateful for the written comments from the audiences at comments at www.towson.edu/asianart.) Carpenter Foundation and the Japan (continued) Foundation for their generous re- sponse to our request and will put the Board Notes: Susan Behm funds to great use. We would also like to acknowledge My interest in the Asian Arts & Culture Center began nearly a gifts from The Ro & Marius P. decade ago. As an artist and art teacher, I enjoy the rich variety of Johnson Charitable Trust, McCormick Asian arts that the center presents. Director Suewhei Shieh & Co., Inc. and the Maryland State welcomes my art classes to the center, and my students benefit from Arts Council, an agency funded by the art exhibits and even Chinese painting demonstrations by Suewhei. state of Maryland and the National Six years ago, I joined the center’s Advisory Board. My years of Endowment for the Arts. service have been exhilarating! Playing a part in the Asian Arts & Culture Center’s growth and its move to a handsome new location Contributors (continued) We are grateful to our donors for their contributions. Your generosity supports the intellectual and cultural life of the Towson University community and the dynamic programming which takes place each year. On these lists, we recognize our friends who contributed to the Asian Arts & Culture Center from July 1, 2006 to January 22, 2007. We would appreciate your sharing any errors or omissions with us by calling 410-704-2807. Thank you. DRAGON CIRCLE Kit Spicer Ron Shieh Ching-Cherng Lee Kathleen Shiota Tsongie Hamilton Gil Brungardt Albert S.C. Sun Sol Su Lily Lee Ruth Sidorowicz Her-Huy Hsiao Rose Chang Chen-Chih Sun Jean Su Yung K. Lee Vastala Srinivas Tzong-Yang Hsiao Yu-Wen Chang James Tang Ock Kyung Lee Ellen E. Stokes Rong Yew Hsu TIGER SOCIETY Chi-Shiang Chen Irene Tang Beverly Leetch Kanji Takeno Pilan Hsu James Albrecht Wan Yu Chen Kenneth Lew Alvin Wagenheim Takeru Igusa James Anthony CRANE CLUB Celia Hsu Carol Lew Chai Seng Wang Catherine Renggli Dyan Brasington James Bonner Yao-King Hsu Mingo Lin Shih-Hui Wang B.J. Jeng Robert Caret Cathy Bonner Mei-Jung Shen Marita Lin Chen-Yu Yen Helene Jeng Elizabeth Caret Beverly Brandau Steve Y. Shen Chao Lu Ray-Whay Yen Quincey Johnson Calvin Chin Bruce Chang Alsona Wong Peggy Lu Tung Lin Yu Leslie Wong Kitty Chin Mary Chang Wyman Wong Ruth Marder Kit Keung Kan Wayne Ching Chia-Ling Chien DUAL/ FAMILY Wayne McWilliams Yuen-Han Kan PHOENIX CIRCLE David Chiu Christina Chien Stephen Anderson Junko McWilliams Mubina Kirmani Carl Behm III Jean Lee Elizabeth Chung Naoko Anderson Louise Miller Sanallah Kirmani Susan Behm Shwu Lee John Fix Fontaine Bell Gabriel Purviance Daniel Lau James Blum Schue-Yuan Liao Dorothy Fix Ellen Bell Tracy Miller Kyle Ergler Bud Cornell Su-Chin Liao James Furukawa Timothy Carr Ada Montessoro Karl Larew Dean Esslinger James Lin Emi Furukawa Kathy Carr Sally Moran Marilynn Larew Sandra Esslinger Nancy Lin J.R. Galloway Mical Carton Janene Oettell Aaron Levin John Gilmore Ford Boon H. Loo Robert Grenell Larry Carton Robert Omata Jill Levin Berthe Ford Robert Maranto Dena Grenell James Curtis Hiroko Omata Bonnie Lowe Mien-Door Kioune Carolyn Maranto Frank Heintz Jocelyn Curtis Phyllis Patteson Jan Lowe Tsui-Mei Chang Terry L. O’Brien June Heintz Mary Fissell Steven Phillips Juanita Rockwell Dan Jones David Rehfuss Kenneth Hsu Jean Foley Lois Rosenfield Chas Marsh Daisy Jones Hedy Rehfuss Carole Hsu Thomas Foley Cecil Rush Stephen Schlaikjer Donna Dashiell Mayer Deborah Ross S. Lup Jung Julia Fultz Betty Rush Imoi Schlaikjer Anthony Montcalmo Phillip Ross III Mary Jung Donna Burns Alan Shecter David Schlessinger Bonnie J. Moncalmo Gregory Schaffer Robert Kurrus Paz Galupo Joanne Shecter Alice Schlessinger Mary Defreest Spicer Peggy Schaffer Paula Kurrus Douglas Hamilton, Jr. Yoshinobu Shiota (continued) Contributors (continued) Collaborative Work Success (continued) A. Harvey Schreter Joy Hare Faculty members have integrated Our heart-felt thanks go to the many Phyllis Schreter Allyn Harris AA&CC exhibitions and programs into volunteers who helped make this event a Madeleine Shea Edwin Hirschmann their curricular assignments. Students have monumental success and the generous Curt McKnight James K Hom responded that the assignments prove to be support from our sponsors: McCormick & Ie-Ming Shih Christina Huang interesting and result in a deeper apprecia- Co., Inc., T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Tian-Li Wang Edda Jakab tion for the arts and cultures of Asia. Foundation, the Macht Philanthropic Mark T. Timbie Vickie Kaneko Loy Tan Timbie Soon Jin Kim During the course of “Forces of Nature” Fund, the Chinese Language School of Jean Miller Mary Ann Lechowicz exhibition, two dance instructors, Vincent Baltimore, Towson University (TU) James Turpin Freda Lee-McCann Thomas and Nancy Romita held classes in Foundation, TU Office of Student Activi- Hector Veloso Jane Li the Asian Arts Gallery and worked with ties, TU Office of International Programs, Menchie Veloso Audrey Lyden dance composition students to choreograph TU Office of Diversity Resources, and TU Maria Veloso Naoko Maeshiba new dances. Students were inspired by the Multicultural Institute, as well as grants Ike Santos Paul Makosky mural like painting by Marlene Yu, and from the Maryland State Arts Council, John Viles Linda Makosky performed for audiences in the Gallery in the Baltimore Community Foundation Debby Viles Julian Manelli December. and the Baltimore County Commission on Yusan Wang Virgie Mason Arts & Sciences. Jeng-Ping Wang Roberta Wue Mickey Miller Marge Mitchell Board Notes (continued) Keith Corpus Susan Patz in the Towson University Center for the Arts has been a rewarding experience. Charles Yu Xiaoling Pei The future promises to be exciting! I hope to help the center reach out to public and Wing-wah Yu Laura Platter private school art teachers, so that they may discover it as a valuable educational Bina Raval resource for their students. I look forward to continuing my commitment to this INDIVIDUAL Patricia Anne dynamic organization and its truly dedicated team of board members. Katharine Abt Rosenfeld Ann H. Ahern Paula Schmidt Mahnoosh Alemi Gwyn Sirota AA&CC Advisory Board Faculty Advisory Committee Bonnie Allan Gilbert Brungardt, President James Anthony, Chair Jaye Knutson Olin Smith Audrey Anderson John Danz, Vice President Kay Broadwater Naoko Maeshiba Loren Keith Smith Judy Baker Sandra Esslinger, Vice President Tom Casciero Steven Phillips Thea Speicher Tara Balfe-Clifford Anthony Montcalmo, Vice President Jocelyn Curtis Scott Robinson Janet Steinburg Betty Brewer Greg Faller Juanita Rockwell Quinnette Sze Theresa Cancro Mahnoosh Alemi Patty Kirwan Phyllis Freeman June Yum Jennefer Thomas Jing Jy Chen Susan Behm Wayne McWilliams Karl Fugelso Suzanne Updike Hazel Chung Calvin Chin Deborah Novotny Pantaleon Villone, Jr. Staff Shledon Cohen Kitty Chin Stanley Pollack Bright Walker David Chiu Bina Raval Suewhei Shieh, Director Barbara Dotterweich Yvonne Wells Maureen Danz Mei-Jung Shen Donna R. Omata, Assistant to the Director Maggie Faulkner John M. Williams James Flood Young Hee Shin David Firman Lisa Woznicki Bok Im Kim Vatsala Srinivas Gallery Volunteers Mary Jo Fishburn Miyuki Yoshikami Christina Huang Hector Veloso Beverly Brandau Anne Griffith Menchie Veloso AA&CC Advisory Board Members John J Grogan For more information, call 410-704-2807 or visit www.towson.edu/asianarts. NON-PROFIT Asian Arts & Culture Center U.S. POSTAGE PAID Towson University TOWSON UNIVERSITY 8000 York Road Towson, MD 21252-0001 Towson University’s policies, programs, and activities comply with federal and state laws and University System of Maryland regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability, and sexual orientation. DC0107.036
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