COVID-19 and 2020 Programming
We hope you are well and adapting to the changed world of Covid-19. In response, CSAA is re- organizing 2020 programs and developing future plans.
We want to share the following information with you:
The “Ink Dance: 50 Years of Calligraphy by Yim Tse” exhibit, scheduled for a May 24th opening is on hold. We are in discussion with the Asian Centre and the Asian Library at UBC to select a new opening time for the exhibit and the accompanying programs. The comprehensive display, with calligraphy accoutrements, will be enriched with a full catalogue.
Also planned is an illustrated talk by Scott Williams on the west coast Manila Galleon shipwrecks, presenting new research and Asian ceramic finds. Scott’s talk in 2018 was standing room only. A lively and engaging speaker, he is returning by popular demand, in cooperation with the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
The 2020 program schedules will be announced, as health guidelines inform our options.
In 2021, an exhibit, “Mokuhan: Woodblock Prints by Naoko Matsubara and Noboru Sawai” is tentatively scheduled for March – May, in cooperation with The Nikkei Museum in Burnaby. The celebrated artists, active in Canada, have married traditional techniques with contemporary expressions.
Several talks and demonstrations are also under development, including a Japanese Kodo or Incense Ceremony and Japanese Noh Mask Carving. Both programs offer rare opportunities to experience these art forms in Vancouver.
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CSAA acknowledges we are all in challenging times. We look forward to sharing Asian art and culture with you in the future.
The CSAA Board