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Community Festival Celebrating the Center for Asian Art

When:
May 15th
@
Time:
10:00am – 2:00pm
Past Event
Family Friendly
Free with Museum Admission
Contact:
Where:
Museum of Art

 

Join us for the grand opening of the Center for Asian Art in the Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt Gallery of Asian Art. Come and explore the arts and culture of Asia in the new galleries. Enjoy Asian music and dance performances, martial arts workshops, Asian inspired art activities, family-friendly scavenger hunts, ikebana demonstrations, kimono display, a live exhibit of silkworms, tea sampling and more.   

Performances
11:00 | The Ramayana by Purnama Sari Balinese Performing Arts Company
Location: Tent

12:00 | Bollywood and Traditional Indian Dance by Spinning Canvas
Location: Tent

12:45 | Indian Tabla and Vocal Performance by Shankh and Friends
Location: Tent

1:30 | Community Performance of the Ramayana by Purnama Sari Balinese Performing Arts Company
Location: Tent

Rotating Performances
| Japanese Taiko Drumming by Distance Matters Inc.

| Chinese Lion Dance by Mt. Song Martial Arts Academy

Classes
10:30 | Karate Workshop by Pangai-Noon Karate 
Location: Chao Lecture Hall

11:30 | Qi Gong Workshop by Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA
Location: Chao Lecture Hall

12:30 | Kimono Demo by Manatee/Sarasota Kimono Society 
Location: Chao Lecture Hall

1:30 | Qi Gong Workshop by Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA
Location: Chao Lecture Hall

Continuous Activities
Ikebana Demonstration  by Sarasota Sogetsu Study Group,  International Ikebana Society, Japan
Location: Center for Asian Art, Ground Floor

Asian StoryTime
On :15 and :45 of the hour
Location: The Ringling Art Library

Asian Art Activities 
Location: Johnson-Blalock Education Center Classroom

Tea Sampling with Local Tea
Location: Next to pond at the Center for Asian Art 

Silkworm Show and Tell 
Location: Center for Asian Art, Third Floor

Flying Photo Op by Go11
Location: Center for Asian Art Forecourt


Support for this event is provided in part by:

Gulf Coast Community FoundationPNC Wealth Managament

Saks Fifth Avenue      ♦      Bank of America     ♦     WUSF Public Media

 

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