On View: Beginning at the End:  Portraits of Dementia
Oct
18
to Dec 21

On View: Beginning at the End: Portraits of Dementia

  Bixa Liu,  Joe Wallace

Bixa Liu, Joe Wallace

In 2018, 50 million people are living with dementia globally. In the United States, one in three seniors suffers with Alzheimer’s or dementia at the time of their death. And yet despite the millions of individuals and families affected, dementia is often a taboo subject with limited public awareness or discourse. A diagnosis can become a mechanism for segregating those affected from society, making it easy to see only the label instead of the individuals. 
 
Dementia however does not discriminate. These portraits reflect the cross-section of races and ethnicities affected. As a nation of immigrants, so many have struggled and suffered to leave behind one community and embrace a new one. This work honors their legacy and highlights a lifetime of experience.

Opening Reception | Thursday, October 18th, 6 - 8 pm

Photography by Joe Wallace. Curated by J.Sybylla Smith

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About the Artist: Joe Wallace is trained as a writer and spent ten years selling stories in adverting. For the last twelve years he has been telling stories through photographs. His approach to photography applies a fine arts sensibility to the journalist’s eye for storytelling.  Wallace loves crafting an arresting visual narrative and feeds off the spark of collaboration. Whether with his subject, client, or other artists – he finds projects are richer and more rewarding when each person can express their own unique viewpoint.

 
 Author Grace Lin

About the curator: J.Sybylla Smith is an independent curator with over 27 solo or group exhibitions featuring over 80 international photographers exhibited in the U.S., Mexico and South America. Smith consults with individual photographers and arts organizations to develop exhibitions, educational programming and written content including artist statements and marketing material. An adjunct professor, guest lecturer, and thesis advisor, Smith has worked with the School of Visual Arts, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Wellesley College, Harvard University, Emmanuel College. She developed curriculum and teaches Concept Aware ®, a unique creative framework of concept development for artists, which is pending publication.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080

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On View: Made Elsewhere
Oct
26
to Dec 21

On View: Made Elsewhere

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The Statue of Liberty symbolizes the freedom and diversity of America that has welcomed generations of immigrants and refugees. However, many people do not know that French sculptor Bartholdi modeled Lady Liberty on the design of an Arab woman sculpture, which was rejected by another project. Made Elsewhere is a large-scale sculpture of the Arab woman design by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi as an ode to the struggles of refugees and immigrants in the United States. It uses intentionally recycled and repurposed materials including flags to represent the experience and labor of the refugees. The multiple meanings of using discarded materials provide a direct relevance to issues of immigration and globalization.

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About the Artist: Ngoc-Tran Vu is a 1.5-generation Vietnamese American multimedia and transnational artist whose practice draws from her experience as a community organizer and healer. She was born in Vietnam and grew up in Dorchester where she currently calls home. Tran received her MA in Arts and Politics at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and her BA in Ethnic Studies and Visual Arts at Brown University. Tran facilitates workshops on the storytelling, digital activism, and Vietnamese healing ceremonies.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Orchids
Nov
10
to Dec 8

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Orchids

Orchids are thought of as exotic but they also grow worldwide. Bring a friend this fall for a class or the entire series to learn how to paint these beauties before snow settles in New England.

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Class will be held on Saturday, November 10, 17, & December 1 and 8. *No class on November 24.

Register for the series by Saturday, November 3.

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About the Artist: Xiaoyong Liu emigrated to the United States in 2008. In 2009, he started teaching children and adults Chinese painting of landscapes, flowers, and birds. In recent years, his students have exhibited their art and participated and won awards in the National Teenagers Calligraphy Contests. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Bundle-Making Workshop
Nov
15
to Dec 20

Bundle-Making Workshop

  Credit: Yu-Wen Wu

Credit: Yu-Wen Wu

Join our new Artist-In-Residence Yu-Wen Wu in a free bundle-making workshop!

Inspired by the tradition of storytelling while making, the bundle-making workshop engages women from various immigrant and refugee communities in the making of symbolic “bundles.” Through the act of making together, participants can share stories as they wish, and share their bundles with each other and the artist. These anomalously shaped cloth wrapped bundles may represent what is left behind, and what may be carried in migration – survival, hope, dreams. Throughout these sessions, these bundles will be exhibited collectively in public spaces to generate conversation, dialogue, and bridges across experiences, generations, and ethnicity. The bundles will contribute to Yu-Wen’s project, Leavings/Belongings.

Workshops will be held on Thursdays, November 15 & 29 and December 6 & 20. Materials and light refreshments will be provided.

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About the Artist:

Yu-Wen Wu is a Boston-based interdisciplinary artist. Born in Taipei, Wu came to the United States at the age of seven. Her work is informed by this bi-cultural upbringing — the eastern and western influences in life and art.

Wu’s current work explores the issues of Displacement, Assimilation and Individual and National Identity. Through video, installation, drawing and sculpture she challenges our impressions of accuracy and storytelling. Compositing imagery, she draws together the natural world and social movement, on both a personal and global scale. She approached her own experiences of immigration and other culturally specific happenings by presenting them as a series of inevitable occurrences. 

She is the recipient of numerous awards, exhibiting museums and galleries nationally and internationally, and in many public and private collections.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080

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Inside Chinatown Project
Jan
1
to Jun 30

Inside Chinatown Project

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Credit Katie Salisbury

Ever wanted to tell your own Boston Chinatown story? Learn how you can develop your photography and storytelling skills with the Pao Arts Center, UMass Boston, and photographer Katie Salisbury.

The Inside Chinatown project, which will take place from January to June 2019, invites 10 - 12 community members to tell their story and history through photography. Learn about photography and how to contribute to the history of Chinatown.

Each participant will receive a $350 honorarium.

Participants will:

  • Attend 6 workshops (once a month) from January to June 2019

  • Learn about history and contemporary culture of Chinatown

  • Learn how to take photographs from a professional photographer

  • Take photos of Chinatown

  • Meet with mentors to talk about the photos

  • Select photos which will go on display at the Pao Arts Center in Fall 2019.

To learn more and to apply:

PDF Application form in English and Chinese.

Apply online by November 15.

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About the Artist: Katie Salisbury is a storyteller based in Brooklyn, NY. She's a writer, editor, and photographer whose work has appeared in Marie Claire, VICE, Refinery29, Lucky Peach, Roads & Kingdoms, On Being, The Rumpus, the Asian American Writers' Workshop, and elsewhere. Most recently, she was an editorial fellow at Guernica magazine. As a Spring 2017 TED Resident, she gave a TED Talk titled "As American as Chop Suey" about her photojournalism project on Chinese restaurant workers in New York. In 2016 she contributed to the documentary project She Is Syria, which chronicled the stories of women and girl refugees. Previously, she edited award-winning books for Amazon Publishing and HarperCollins. Originally from Southern California, Katie is half Chinese and half Anglo-Irish.

This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080

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API Arts Network Presents: "Storytelling and Activism: What's Your Truth?" Workshop with Sara Porkalob
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

API Arts Network Presents: "Storytelling and Activism: What's Your Truth?" Workshop with Sara Porkalob

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11.6.18 - REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL ! Please email cynthia.woo@bcnc.net to be added to the waiting list.

Don't miss the opportunity to work with Sara Porkalob, award-winning storyteller activist based in Seattle. Storytelling is one of the most rigorous tools we have to fight oppression and social injustice and this three hour workshop provides accessible creative strategies to individuals interested in pairing activism with their specific practice via storytelling. In partner and individual exercises, we will engage in a series of written and performative fast-paced content generative prompts. You’ll learn how to create a dynamic physical world out of nothing and play multiple characters, all the while using YOUR unique strengths and truths to engage your audience towards a shared goal. Stories can change the world. Share yours.

Participants will need: something to write with, something to write on (ideally not an electronic device), a water-bottle, and comfortable clothing.

Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Suggested Pay-What-You-Can Donation: $20 including dinner and workshop

About Sara Porkalob:

Sara Porkalob is an award winning storyteller activist based in Seattle. She served as Intiman Theatre's 2017 Co-Curator and is the Managing Director for their Emerging Artist Program. Dragon Lady, her first full length work, has garnered a Seattle Times Footlight Award, Broadway World Award for “Best New Play”, and is nominated for three Gregory Awards (Best Musical Production, Outstanding Actress in a Musical, and Outstanding Sound/Music Design). She was one of the first recipients of a Village Theatre Original Writers Residency and is a Nominee for the 2019 Americans for the Arts Johnson Fellowship for Artists Transforming Communities. In spring of 2019, American Repertory Theatre will produce Dragon Lady and Dragon Mama, the first two solo-shows in her family trilogy THE DRAGON CYCLE . Her new play 7th and Jackson--a coming-of-age tale about three young women set in 1940's Seattle's International District and accompanied by live music--will be produced by Nordo's Culinarium in July 2019. This fall and winter, she is teaching and focusing on writing her family memoir/cookbook/graphic novel.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9071

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Inside Chinatown Project Kick-Off & Thank You, Enjoy Opening
Nov
8
4:00 PM16:00

Inside Chinatown Project Kick-Off & Thank You, Enjoy Opening

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  Credit Katie Salisbury

Credit Katie Salisbury

Ever wanted to tell your own Boston Chinatown story? Learn how you can develop your photography and storytelling skills with the Pao Arts Center, UMass Boston, and photographer Katie Salisbury.

The Inside Chinatown project, which will take place from January-June 2019, invites 10-12 community members to tell their story and history through photography. Learn to capture what Chinatown is today from your point of view. Each participant will receive a $350 honorarium.

Get a preview of the project and be inspired by Salisbury's work, Thank You, Enjoy, a project that tells the stories of Chinese immigrants who work in restaurants and takeouts in New York through photos and detailed, bilingual captions. The kick-off will include time to learn more about the project and to meet with Salisbury, and UMass Boston and Pao Arts Center staff.

Want to participate in the Inside Chinatown project but can’t attend the Kick-Off Event? Learn more about how to participate.

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About the Artist: Katie Salisbury is a storyteller based in Brooklyn, NY. She's a writer, editor, and photographer whose work has appeared in Marie Claire, VICE, Refinery29, Lucky Peach, Roads & Kingdoms, On Being, The Rumpus, the Asian American Writers' Workshop, and elsewhere. Most recently, she was an editorial fellow at Guernica magazine. As a Spring 2017 TED Resident, she gave a TED Talk titled "As American as Chop Suey" about her photojournalism project on Chinese restaurant workers in New York. In 2016 she contributed to the documentary project She Is Syria, which chronicled the stories of women and girl refugees. Previously, she edited award-winning books for Amazon Publishing and HarperCollins. Originally from Southern California, Katie is half Chinese and half Anglo-Irish.

This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080

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In the Kitchen: Mantou
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: Mantou

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Food has the unique power to bring together family, neighbors, and strangers. The In the Kitchen series highlights the stories, knowledge, and recipes from residents, artists, and Chinatown community members. Drop in for 1 or all 3 classes that feature the culture-rich foods of the Asian community and connect with other participants and the instructor while enjoying your edible creations. 

Mantou is slightly sweet, steamed Chinese bread that has a lot versatility in Asian cuisine. Learn a beloved family recipe and fill your own buns with your choice of fillings-- such as Char Siu (Chinese roast pork) from a local barbecue spot, cool cucumbers, scallions, and 5 Spice Tofu.

Other In the Kitchen Classes:

October 20: Art of Spices

Materials will be provided. Please inform us if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Register by October 27.

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About the Artist: Vania Chan completed the Professional Preparatory Program at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. In addition to circus, she has worked in sustainability and continues to work with immigrant communities. Her early roots as an Asian American who grew up in Massachusetts make her passionate about equity. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Season Preview:  Three Asian American Women in Arts
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Season Preview: Three Asian American Women in Arts

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Mix and mingle with a trio of inspiring female creators as they share their artistic journeys and give you a taste of their creative practices. Asia Mei, Chef & Owner of Moonshine 152, provides delicious bites; Lenora Lee, Artistic Director of Lenora Lee Dance, presents an overview of her provocative works; and Yu-Wen Wu, Visual Artist & Pao Art Center’s 2018-19 Artist-in-Residence, shares her latest project, Leavings/Belongings.

$75 ticket includes dinner and drinks. Seating is limited, so register today.

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Chef Asia Mei grew up in Fremont, California in the Silicon Valley. Her competitive nature always resulted in thriving in school, gymnastics and martial arts. These disciplines would later influence her culinary career and success on the line. Asia landed herself in the Boston restaurant world after graduating with degrees in Economics and Biology at Boston College while working as a stuntwoman in LA.  Her impressive resume includes being a chef at Hammersley’s Bistro, Franklin Southie, Sibling Rivalry, and Sam’s on the Waterfront. Asia proudly owns Moonshine 152.

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Lenora Lee is a dancer, choreographer, and artistic director who works in San Francisco, LA, and New York. She has been an Artist Fellow at the de Young Museum, a Djerassi Resident Artist, a Visiting Scholar at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and, is currently an Artist in Residence at the Dance Mission Theater. The mission of Lenora Lee Dance (LLD) is to create large-scale multimedia performance works integrating dance, music, video projection, text and music to culture, history, and human rights issues. LLD weaves multiple artistic disciplines together with socially conscious work, pushing the relevance of arts across the country.

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Yu-Wen Wu is an award-winning Boston-based interdisciplinary artist. Born in Taipei, Wu immigrated to the United States at the age of seven. Her work is informed by this bi-cultural upbringing of eastern and western influences in life and art. Wu’s current work explores the issues of Displacement, Assimilation, and Individual and National Identity. Through video, installation, drawing and sculpture she challenges our impressions of accuracy and storytelling.  While in residency at the BCNC’s Pao Arts Center, Wu will continue her work on Leavings/Belongings. Inspired by the tradition of storytelling, the project engages women from various immigrant and refugee communities in the making of symbolic “bundles.”

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080

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BAAFF 10th Anniversary Celebration
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

BAAFF 10th Anniversary Celebration

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The Boston Asian American Film Festival is honoring 10 years of connecting through film! Join filmmakers, fans, leaders and volunteers for a celebratory reception with performances.

Register Here

The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) empowers the Asian American community through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community. Our film selections highlight both historic and contemporary stories in an effort to deepen understanding and appreciation of Asian American experiences. Hosted in Boston, Massachusetts, this festival attracts people from all over the country every year.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Karthik Submaranian | 617-863-9072

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Chinatown Presents: Personal Storytelling for Social Change with PRX Podcast Garage at Pao Arts Center
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Chinatown Presents: Personal Storytelling for Social Change with PRX Podcast Garage at Pao Arts Center

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Chinatown Presents two nights of storytelling across neighborhood borders with partners PRX Podcast Garage and Dudley Café.

What if we treat our life stories like the most powerful tools for social change we have? PRX Podcast Garage, the BCNC Pao Arts Center, and Dudley Café join together to showcase ten stories about immigration, cultural visibility/invisibility, multicultural parenting and representation in education as told by everyday community members.

After four weeks of storytelling workshops, ten participants are ready to share their personal stories!

These stories will be shared at Dudley Café on October 19th and at the BCNC Pao Arts Center on October 26th. We hope you can join us at both locations and celebrate these stories with us!

  • Dudley Café

    • Colgan Johnson

    • Rosann Tung

    • Katherine Djom

    • Tammarrah A. Lee

    • Jane Reed

  • Pao Arts Center

    • Monica Scrobotovici

    • Nanthana Nicol

    • Julia Chen

    • Bo

    • Krina Patel

Suggested donation: $10

About PRX: PRX is a leading media company, shaping the future of audio by connecting talented producers with their most engaged, supportive audiences. PRX builds technology and creates cutting-edge content that reaches millions of listeners worldwide.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Karthik Submaranian | 617-863-9072

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Chinatown Presents: BAAFF at Pao Arts Center
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Chinatown Presents: BAAFF at Pao Arts Center

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Show your support for Asian American Filmmakers by coming to see these short films!

Shorts: Peace Of Mind

Sometimes the most hard fought battles we face are the ones that can feel invisible to everyone else. Whether it’s battling against mental illness, the stigmas around mental health, or feelings like overwhelming heartbreak, this series of shorts focuses on the battles we fight to try to find some Peace of Mind.

Shorts will include:

  • Bloom

  • GAPS

  • Share

  • On My Mind

  • Looking for Luke

Followed by a Q&A with Lauren Cheung, Director, Faiyad Ahmad, Assistant Director – Bloom, Mental Health Professionals – Looking for Luke, and Pata Suyemoto - TEAM

Click here to register and to find out more about the shorts. Fee is Pay-What-You-Can.

The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) empowers the Asian American community through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community. Our film selections highlight both historic and contemporary stories in an effort to deepen understanding and appreciation of Asian American experiences. Hosted in Boston, Massachusetts, this festival attracts people from all over the country every year.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Karthik Submaranian | 617-863-9072

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Chinatown Presents: BAAFF at Pao Arts Center
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Chinatown Presents: BAAFF at Pao Arts Center

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Show your support for Asian American Filmmakers by coming to see these short films!

Shorts: Re: Home

How do you internalize race when your adoptive family is a different race than you? How do you find a sense of community when you straddle different worlds? Centered around Korean Adoption, this series of shorts examines the complexities that come with being adopted away from your birth country.

Shorts will include:

The event will be followed by a Q&A with Julie & Glenn Morey, Directors – Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage, Eric Elizaga, Director – The Beach House.

Click here to register and find out more about the shorts. Fee is Pay-What-You-Can.

The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) empowers the Asian American community through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community. Our film selections highlight both historic and contemporary stories in an effort to deepen understanding and appreciation of Asian American experiences. Hosted in Boston, Massachusetts, this festival attracts people from all over the country every year.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Karthik Submaranian | 617-863-9072

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In the Kitchen: The Art of Spices
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: The Art of Spices

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Food has the unique power to bring together family, neighbors, and strangers. The In the Kitchen series highlights the stories, knowledge, and recipes from residents, artists, and Chinatown community members. Drop in for 1 or all 3 classes that feature the culture-rich foods of the Asian community and connect with other participants and the instructor while enjoying your edible creations.

Love the flavors of South Asian food and want to know how the right combinations and ratios so you can make delicious dishes at home? Come to this workshop to learn about 5 spices that are commonly used in South Asian kitchens.

Materials will be provided. Please inform us if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Other event in this series: November 3: Mantou

Register by October 13.

About the Artist: Diya Reshamwala, MA is an artist and art therapist living in the Boston area. Painting has been her companion from her early years of covering every wall with crayons, to her graduate degree, most recently taking on a new life. Beginning in life, her paintings transform to hold the stories that were conjured by the act of making the mark. In the moment when a painting is complete, she revels in how close the world is to her. Her primary focus is on her canvas and oil paints. As an art therapist, she explores various materials with the primary intent of discovering the connection between the act of creating and the physical self. Diya has spent the past 8 years honing her skills to understand the needs of a group and offers solutions in art making to move forward toward achieving future goals.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Chinatown Presents: Personal Storytelling for Social Change with PRX Podcast Garage at Dudley Cafe
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Chinatown Presents: Personal Storytelling for Social Change with PRX Podcast Garage at Dudley Cafe

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Chinatown Presents two nights of storytelling across neighborhood borders with partners PRX Podcast Garage and Dudley Café.

What if we treat our life stories like the most powerful tools for social change we have? PRX Podcast Garage, the BCNC Pao Arts Center, and Dudley Café join together to showcase ten stories about immigration, cultural visibility/invisibility, multicultural parenting, and representation in education as told by everyday community members.

After four weeks of storytelling workshops, ten participants are ready to share their personal stories!

These stories will be shared at Dudley Café on October 19th and at the BCNC Pao Arts Center on October 26th. We hope you can join us at both locations and celebrate these stories with us!

  • Dudley Café

    • Colgan Johnson

    • Rosann Tung

    • Katherine Djom

    • Tammarrah A. Lee

    • Jane Reed

  • Pao

    • Monica Scrobotovici

    • Nanthana Nicol

    • Julia Chen

    • Bo

    • Krina Patel


Suggested donation: $10

About PRX: PRX is a leading media company, shaping the future of audio by connecting talented producers with their most engaged, supportive audiences. PRX builds technology and creates cutting-edge content that reaches millions of listeners worldwide.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Karthik Submaranian | 617-863-9072

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Opening Reception of Beginning at the End: Portraits of Dementia
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception of Beginning at the End: Portraits of Dementia

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Beginning at the End: Portraits of Dementia is a photographic project humanizing people affected by Alzheimer’s and Dementia by challenging the viewer to consider the entire subject and their lifetime of experience even if the subject can no longer access or share their memories. Meet the artist Joe Wallace and curator J.Sybylla Smith at this opening reception.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Chrysanthemums
Oct
13
to Nov 3

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemum is a food and herb in Chinese culture. Learn to paint the radial disk like blooms of the chrysanthemum flower along with insects, goldfish, and sparrows this fall before the chills of winter hit New England. 

Class will be held on Saturday, October 13, 20, 27, and November 3. 

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Register for the series by October 6.

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About the Artist: Xiaoyong Liu emigrated to the United States in 2008. In 2009, he started teaching children and adults Chinese painting of landscapes, flowers, and birds. In recent years, his students have exhibited their art and participated and won awards in the National Teenagers Calligraphy Contests. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Meet the Author:  Number One Chinese Restaurant
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Author: Number One Chinese Restaurant

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Join us for a meet & greet with Lillian Li, author of the hit debut novel, Number One Chinese Restaurant. Tickets $30 per person includes book and light dinner.  Seating is limited. Purchase your ticket by Wednesday, October 10th. All proceeds support BCNC programs for children, youth, and families. 

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About the Author: Lillian Li is the author of the novel Number One Chinese Restaurant (Henry Holt). Her work has been published in GuernicaGranta, Glimmer Train, Bon Appetit, and Jezebel. Originally from the D.C. metro area, she lives in Ann Arbor.

Reviews of her first book:

Named a Summer Must-Read by TIME, Buzzfeed, The Wall Street Journal, Star Tribune, Fast Company, The Village Voice, Toronto Star, Fortune Magazine, InStyle, and O, The Oprah Magazine

"A joy to read―I couldn't get enough."
―Buzzfeed

"This novel practically thumps with heartache and sharp humor."
―Chang-rae Lee, New York Times bestselling author of Native Speaker 

An exuberant and wise multigenerational debut novel about the complicated lives and loves of people working in everyone’s favorite Chinese restaurant.
 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Jean Quintal | 617.603.2540

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Experience Chinatown After Dark
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Experience Chinatown After Dark

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The Pao Arts Center transforms into the place to be After Dark featuring multimedia, jazz, and folk performances by the newest Asian American artists. Sit back and discover something new at this ticketed event.

$30 a ticket includes 1 drink and light refreshments. Cash bar available. Ages 18 and up.

Featuring:

FREE: Premiering Outside at One Greenway Park:

With/Out Water by Yu-Wen Wu

Experience a series of multiple video projections about environmental awareness and climate displacement. Be the first to see this new work by artist Yu-Wen Wu, in collaboration with Asian Community Development Corporations’ ANCHOR initiative, BCNC's Pao Arts Center, and Chinatown residents.  

Stay up to date by joining the Facebook event page. Limited seating so get your ticket today! 

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Exhibition: WITH/OUT WATER
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Exhibition: WITH/OUT WATER

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FREE: Premiering Outside at One Greenway Park (66-88 Hudson Street)

Experience a series of multiple video projections about environmental awareness and climate displacement. Be the first to see this new work by artist Yu-Wen Wu, in collaboration with Asian Community Development Corporations’ ANCHOR initiative, BCNC's Pao Arts Center, and Chinatown residents.  

Funded by the Union of Concerned Scientists as part of Art for Science Rising. 

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Experience Chinatown
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Experience Chinatown

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Discover a new take on Asian American cultures. See, hear, create, and connect. Together, celebrate the rich cultural fabric of Boston Chinatown through free music and dance performances, family-friendly workshops, and pop-up happenings at 3 locations in Boston Chinatown.

Stay up to date by joining the Facebook event.  The party continues After Dark from 7 - 9 pm with performances by Asian American artists. 

SCHEDULE: 

Rose Kennedy Greenway - Chinatown Park, Beach Street
11 am Nüwa Athletic Club - Chinese Lion Dance
12 pm BollyX - Bollywood-inspired Dance Fitness
1-3 pm SaturPLAY Asian CDC - Arts, Crafts, and Games
1 pm Genki Spark - Japanese Taiko Drumming
1:30 pm DBJ Dance Crew
1:40 pm East Side Elements Dance Crew

Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany Street
Theater
11 am DBJ Dance Crew
11:45 am Chinese Lion Dance workshop for kids with Nüwa Athletic Club
12:30 pm East Side Elements Dance Crew
1:15 pm Bollywood-inspired Dance Fitness for kids with BollyX
2 pm Cambodian Dance with Angkor Dance Troupe

Gallery | 11 am – 3 pm
Boston Asian American Film Festival
Friends of the Chinatown Library
Mooneaters Collective 
Tiffany Illustrating

Classrooms | 11 am – 3 pm
Digital Art with BCNC Youth
Zine-making with Lilian Xie
11 am & 1 pm Henna with Sohara Zafar
12 pm & 2 pm Painting and Collage with Chiaoti Chuang

One Greenway Park, 66 Hudson Street | 11 am - 3 pm
- Art-making with The Tower at One Greenway
- Circus Tricks with Circus Up
- Drumming with Jason Fei
- Improv Activities with Bunker Hill Community College
- Kite-making with Museum of Fine Arts
- Musical Exploration with Community Music Center of Boston
- Storytelling with Heidi Shin
- WITH/OUT WATER exhibition and activity by Yu-Wen Wu

Special thanks to our Supporters & Partners:
ArtPlace America * Asian Community Development Corporation Bank of America * Barr Foundation * Bunker Hill Community College * Capital One * City of Boston * Comcast * Creating Connection Experimentation Fund, supported by Arts Midwest Metropolitan Group, and Barr Foundation * Fuller Foundation * The Kensington * Maloney Properties * Rose Kennedy Greenway * The Tower at One Greenway * Tufts Medical Center * Tufts University

Become a Sponsor: Click here or contact Jean Quintal for more information.

Contact: arts@bcnc.net | 617-863-9080

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Mid-Autumn Play Festival with Grace Lin
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Mid-Autumn Play Festival with Grace Lin

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At this free event, families will

  • Experience the family-friendly play Turk, Turk, Turk by playwright Deirdre Girard,

  • Hear story and song selections inspired Grace Lin’s most popular books,

  • Enjoy the work of theater artists Ben Choi-Harris, David Lien, Gary Ng, Michael Hisamoto, Phoebe Kurata-Anthony, Lily Park, Linda Chin, Min Kahng, Neil Gustafson,

  • Taste mooncakes and egg tarts as you view Grace Lin’s exhibit on its last day, and

  • Meet Grace Lin as she shares her newest picture book, A Big Mooncake for Little Star. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Programmed by Linda Chin and supported by the Artist’s Resource Trust, the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and Wheelock Family Theater. Thanks to Dina Mardell & Porter Square Books.

 Author Grace Lin

About the artist: Grace Lin, a NY Times bestselling author/ illustrator, won the Newbery Honor for "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" and the Theodor Geisel Honor for "Ling and Ting." Her most recent novel "When the Sea Turned to Silver" was a National Book Award Finalist. Grace is also a commentator for New England Public Radio, a reviewer for the NY Times, a video essayist for PBS NewsHour, and the speaker of the popular TEDx talk, “The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf.” In 2016, Grace’s art was displayed at the White House where Grace, herself, was recognized by President Obama’s office as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080

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Bamboo Circle BBQ
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Bamboo Circle BBQ

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Join the Bamboo Circle, BCNC's young professionals network, for an end-of-summer rooftop BBQ featuring delicious food & drinks, a raffle with fun prizes, and our famous dumpling-eating contest! Co-hosted by Taiwanese Asian Professionals - Boston

Tickets are $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes all food and drink, and all proceeds benefit BCNC's Youth Center.

Contact: Ally Ang | 857-415-5964

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On View: the SOUND
Sep
8
to Nov 8

On View: the SOUND

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the SOUND gathers voice recordings from immigrant students of the Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINcA) and connects them throughout the city of Boston in a 3-movement interdisciplinary installation of sound, sculpture, and movement. The Pao Arts Center is proud to host part of Movement II: the SOUND [from roots grew branches].

This collection of 5 sculpture + sound installations is located in 5 different Boston neighborhoods including Chinatown, Egleston Square, Jamaica Plain, Uphams Corner, and West Roxbury. Concept. + Sound Art by Beau Kenyon and sculpture by Natalia Zubko.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080

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Comic Book Workshop for Adults
Aug
18
1:30 PM13:30

Comic Book Workshop for Adults

 Artwork by Shaina Lu

Artwork by Shaina Lu

Comics aren’t just for kids! Learn to capture the characters, concepts, and stories you’ve been imagining in panels with this introductory comics workshop.

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

 

 

 

 

 

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About the Artist: Shaina Lu is an educator and artist that lives in Boston. She has experience teaching art and English in both China and Boston and holds a Master’s degree in Arts in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied the intersection of art, education, and activism. Shaina has illustrated and published several picture books and comics, and has created art for projects ranging from computer games to community murals.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073
 

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Storybook Workshop for Kids (ages 5-7)
Aug
18
10:30 AM10:30

Storybook Workshop for Kids (ages 5-7)

 Artwork by Shaina Lu

Artwork by Shaina Lu

When literacy and illustration meet right before the kids swing back into the school year. Let your kids' imaginations run wild as they participate in this free workshop where they will learn to craft their own storybooks. Programming in conjunction with Pao Arts Center exhibition, From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin. 

Materials will be provided. Donations accepted to support Pao Arts Center programming.

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About the Artist: Shaina Lu is an educator and artist that lives in Boston. She has experience teaching art and English in both China and Boston and holds a Master’s degree in Arts in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied the intersection of art, education, and activism. Shaina has illustrated and published several picture books and comics, and has created art for projects ranging from computer games to community murals.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Chinese Brush Painting: Sparrows
Aug
4
to Aug 25

Chinese Brush Painting: Sparrows

 By Xiaoyong Liu

By Xiaoyong Liu

Summer is bursting with the vibrancy of life. Come into the Pao Arts Center (cool off from the humid New England summer in the A.C.) and learn to paint cute, little sparrows in August with Liu Xiaoyong. *The instructor teaches in Mandarin. Please let us know if you prefer to have English or Cantonese interpretation.

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Sparrows: SaturdaysAugust 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 2:00-3:30pm

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About the Artist: Xiaoyong Liu emigrated to the United States in 2008. In 2009, he started teaching children and adults Chinese painting of landscapes, flowers, and birds. In recent years, his students have exhibited their art and participated and won awards in the National Teenagers Calligraphy Contests. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

ContactVania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon: Drama & Movement Workshop (ages 6-16)
Aug
4
10:30 AM10:30

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon: Drama & Movement Workshop (ages 6-16)

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Photo credit: Kippy Goldfarb

Enthralled by Grace Lin's story Where the Mountain Meets the Moon? Come bring the tale to life through a guided workshop in drama and movement with Broadway & Boston actor Caroline Chin Workman and friends* Programming in conjunction with Pao Arts Center exhibition, From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin. 

Materials will be provided. Donations accepted to support Pao Arts Center programming.

*This project has been supported by a grant from the Artist’s Resource Trust. Special thanks to the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Wheelock Family Theatre.

About the Artist: Caroline Workman was recently seen in Cabaret (Boston Center for the Arts)and In the Heights, Billy Elliot, and Mary Poppins (Wheelock Family Theatre). She played the lead role of Minli in Where the Mountain Meets the Moon in both its New England premiere at WFT and Cape Cod Theatre Company. She has taught youth in Reagle’s education program, WFT’s Storytroupers, and Deborah Mason Performing Arts Center and was dance captain for local musical theater productions. Caroline has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association since 2011, when she made her Broadway debut as a ballet girl swing in Billy Elliot the Musical. She will begin a double degree program (BFA/BA) at Boston University this fall. 

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Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Kids & Family Workshop: Mantou
Jul
28
10:30 AM10:30

Kids & Family Workshop: Mantou

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Bring your kids in to make slightly sweet, steamed Chinese bread. Families are welcome to stay and participate as we make the dough together, create fun shapes, steam our edible creations, and most excitingly-- share some bites together! Programming in conjunction with Pao Arts Center exhibition, From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin. 

Materials will be provided. Donations accepted to support Pao Arts Center programming.

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About the Artist: Vania Chan completed the Professional Preparatory Program at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. In addition to circus, she has worked in sustainability and continues to work with immigrant communities. Her early roots as an Asian American who grew up in Massachusetts make her passionate about equity. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Sing (and Slurp!) Home
Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

Sing (and Slurp!) Home

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Celebrate BCNC Pao Arts Center Artist-in-Residence Shaw Pong Liu's Sing Home project with music, food, and friends. Enjoy delicious Zha Jiang noodles (炸醬麵) from Liu's mother's recipe, listen to guest musicians, and be a part of a multilingual community sing-along!

Formal program from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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Kids & Family Workshop: Tracing Stories (ages 10-15)
Jul
14
10:30 AM10:30

Kids & Family Workshop: Tracing Stories (ages 10-15)

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Bedtime routines include books and stories of courage, valor, creativity and hope. It’s a time to bond with loved ones, reflect on our day and our lives. It’s when there’s a moment of quiet to decide what to do and how to feel about possible challenges and seek counsel from the reader of the book, as well as the book itself. 

What children’s stories are you influenced by?  Wouldn’t you like to take comfort in hope and inspiration as you go to bed and start your day? Be reminded of who you are with this story time night light! 

The workshop is open to all. If you’re younger than 10 years old, please invite an older loved one to join you. 
 

Materials will be provided. Donations accepted to support Pao Arts Center programming.

About the Artist: Diya Reshamwala is an artist and art therapist living in the Boston area. Painting has been her companion from her early years of covering every wall with crayons, to her graduate degree, most recently taking on a new life. Beginning in life, her paintings transform to hold the stories that were conjured by the act of making the mark. In the moment when a painting is complete, she revels in how close the world is to her. Her primary focus is on her canvas and oil paints. In her most recent years, she has returned to the relics of her internationally nomadic childhood to learn to live from the people, places and artists she visits.

As an art therapist, she explores various materials with the primary intent of discovering the connection between the act of creating and the physical self. Diya has spent the past 8 years honing her skills to understand the needs of a group and offers solutions in art making to move forward toward achieving future goals. She’s worked in clinical settings, community based programs and most recently has focused on broadening the therapeutic landscape by conducting short workshops for adults and children. Trained in Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy, she has served in critical populations, like children and adults with severe, chronic mental illness, adults with mild traumatic brain injury and the elderly with Dementia. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Reading Corner + Craft
Jul
13
to Aug 24

Reading Corner + Craft

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"SWEET TOFU" FROM "DIM SUM FOR EVERYONE!", GOUACHE ON PAPER, GRACE LIN

Read some of your favorite Grace Lin books and create a craft during these fun-filled Friday mornings!

Materials will be provided. Activities and books are subject to change. Donations accepted to support Pao Arts Center programming.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

 

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Goldfish
Jul
7
to Jul 28

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Goldfish

 By Xiaoyong Liu

By Xiaoyong Liu

Summer is bursting with the vibrancy of life. Come into the Pao Arts Center (cool off from the humid New England summer in the A.C.) and the beautiful forms of goldfish and capture its movement through water in the stillness of a painting with Liu Xiaoyong this July. *The instructor teaches in Mandarin. Please let us know if you prefer to have English or Cantonese interpretation.

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Goldfish: Saturdays, July 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 2:00-3:30pm

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About the Artist: Xiaoyong Liu emigrated to the United States in 2008. In 2009, he started teaching children and adults Chinese painting of landscapes, flowers, and birds. In recent years, his students have exhibited their art and participated and won awards in the National Teenagers Calligraphy Contests. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

ContactVania Chan | 617-863-9073

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In the Kitchen: Cold Noodles and Cucumber & Garlic Salad
Jul
7
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: Cold Noodles and Cucumber & Garlic Salad

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Come and learn how to make refreshing and delicious cold noodles and a cucumber & garlic salad. Artist Chris Chou will present a creative and colorful twist on these popular and much-loved dishes.

Materials will be provided. Please inform us if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

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About the Artist: Chris Chou is a painter with roots from Taiwan who has found a home in Boston. Chris completed her B.A. at the National Taiwan Academy of Art and her M.F.A. at Boston University's College of Fine Arts. Her educational background has also been enriched by having completed programs at Kapiolani College, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, and the Office of the Arts at Harvard University. Chris's teaching experience includes Boston University's College of Fine Arts, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, National Dong Hwa University, Central Academy of Fine Arts, and the Art Institute of Boston. Chris has won numerous awards and recognitions for her work-- including the Guggenheim's Fellow Award in 2007. The Mayor's Gallery Boston City Hall is among one of the places she has had the honor of hosting solo exhibitions. The color red--in particular-- is a trademark to the vitality that painting has marked her life.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

ContactVania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Quincy Family Fun Fair
Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Quincy Family Fun Fair

Celebrating Strong Families                         

Bring your family members of all ages to BCNC Quincy's inaugural Family Fun Fair!  

This FREE event will feature: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Performances, Family Competitions, Petting Zoo, Games and Activities, Face Painting, Watermelon Eating Contest and More!

Location: Cavanaugh Stadium is a park located in North Quincy at the intersection of Hollis Avenue and Birch Street. Parking is available on the street and at the Atlantic Middle School.

Sign up here to volunteer for the Quincy Family Fun Fair!

This is event is made possible by our generous sponsors.

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