We hope you are well and adapting to the changed world of COVID-19. In response, CSAA is reorganizing 2021 – 2022 programs. We want to share CSAA’s program information with you:
“Asian Maritime Travel Posters”, an exhibit of graphic depictions of Asia travel, is planned for November 2021, in cooperation with the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
“Ink Dance: 50 Years of Calligraphy by Yim Tse” is now scheduled at the Asian Centre and Asian Library at the University of British Columbia, with accompanying programs, in the spring of 2022.
“Mokuhan: Woodblock Prints by Naoko Matsubara and Noboru Sawai” is scheduled for the fall of 2022, in cooperation with The Nikkei Museum in Burnaby. These celebrated artists, active in Canada, have married traditional techniques with contemporary expressions.
Asian Illuminations Series:
Virtual programs in spring 2021 included: Ink Dance – a talk and video demonstration of Chinese calligraphy; Scott Williams on the west coast Manila Galleon shipwrecks; and Bird Tracks in the Air, a book launch of Chinese poetry. The events were held in cooperation with the Asian Library, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Maritime Museum and Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society, respectively. Recordings of the events will be available soon on the website.
Upcoming 2021 programs include a video production on calligraphy with Ink Dance exhibit highlights and a tour of a Bonsai Garden and Nursery with accompanying lecture.
Several talks and demonstrations are also under development, including events on Japanese Kodo or Incense Ceremonies, Japanese Noh Mask Carving, the Art of the Tokonoma, the Cham Culture of Vietnam, Asia Pacific Folk Masks and Design in the Nitobe Garden. Programs offer rare opportunities to experience these art forms with Asian art and culture specialists.
Check the website for updates, to become a member, donate or sign up for event notices. All programs will follow BC Health guidelines. CSAA will continue to increase program accessibility by offering more virtual online events.
CSAA acknowledges we are all in challenging times. We are committed to continue CSAA’s presentation of Asian art and culture programs in 2021 and in the future.
Take care – we look forward to seeing you soon, in person or virtually!
— The CSAA Board