CAFAM Artist’s Talk: This Thursday

Dear CAFAM Members,

Please join us for a special CAFAM lecture:

Contemporary Chinese artist Haitao Pang
Thursday, March 30th, 7-8 pm
USM-Portland, Luther Bonney Hall, Room 100

Haitao Pang will be speaking about traditional Chinese art and its influence upon the arts throughout East Asian countries.

He will bring some materials to demonstrate his painting and encourages audience participation and questions. There will be interpreters present, since Mr. Pang speaks Mandarin.

Mr. Pang is from the Hebei Province in China, where he is founder and director of Shi Er Feng Art Gallery. He received an MFA in oil painting from Beijing National Art Institute and has studied under several famous Chinese artists. His work has been exhibited across China, in France and Canada, and he was won numerous awards. He is visiting Maine this month and teaching at Bates College.

CAFAM Lecture Series Welcomes

Chinese Contemporary Artist: Haitao Pang

Where: University of Southern Maine, Luther Bonney Hall, Rm 100

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7 pm to 8 pm

Haitao Pang will be speaking about traditional Chinese art and its influence upon the arts throughout East Asian countries.

He will bring some materials to demonstrate his painting and encourages audience participation and questions. There will be interpreters present, since Mr. Pang speaks Mandarin.

Mr. Pang is from the Hebei Province in China, where he is founder and director of Shi Er Feng Art Gallery. He received an MFA in oil painting from Beijing National Art Institute and has studied under several famous Chinese artists. His work has been exhibited across China, in France and Canada, and he was won numerous awards. He is visiting Maine this month and teaching at Bates College.

The event is free to the public. Chinese snacks will be provided.

This lecture is sponsored by Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine (CAFAM); cafammaine.org

CAFAM March 2017 Newsletter

Dear CAFAM Members,

We invite you to enjoy the CAFAM March 2017 Newsletter, http://wp.me/p1tPuO-12X which is full of information, including:

* New Mainers in the spotlight

* Author Bill Lascher this week, March 8th, for a book signing & reading

* Golden Dragon Acrobats, April 6th, with discounted tickets for CAFAM members

* Chinese New Year wrap-up and photos

* Profile of Viveca Kwan

* Chinese poetry: Famous female poet Li Qingzhao

Also, please stay tuned for information about an upcoming CAFAM lecture, featuring Chinese artist Haitao Pang, on March 30th.

Happy almost-Spring!

CAFAM board

Book Signing at MCA

Dear CAFAM members,

An interesting event with ties to China coming up next week:

Bill Lascher will be in town, Wednesday, March 8, at 6 pm, for a book signing and reading of his book Eve of a Hundred Midnights. The event will be at Maine College of Art, in the PhotoLab, lower level of the Porteous Building. Free and open to the public.

Lascher’s book tells the true story of two newlywed war correspondents’ journey across the Pacific after the fall of Manila. The book charts the career of Melville Jacoby, who covered China and the Philippines during World War II, and recounts how Mel’s love for China and journalism led him to scriptwriter-turned-journalist Annalee Whitmore, who he married in Manila barely a week before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Lascher, a relative of Jacoby’s and a 2002 graduate of Portland’s Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, will discuss the book and how journalists brought the conflict in China and the Philippines to U.S. audiences.

Online Survey

Dear CAFAM members,

A graduate student at Fudan University in Shanghai is requesting participants
to take a survey as part of his research on how people of Chinese origin adapt to American culture.

The survey is at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/375KMZS

If you have any questions, contact Darnell Gardner: dlyndongardner(at)gmail.com.

Thank you!

Cycling the Silk Road

Dear CAFAM members,

The World Affairs Council of Maine presents Cycling the Silk Road.

Peter Robbins will share stories and photographs about his bike trip from China to Italy via the Silk Road.

Thursday, February 9 at 5:30 at Oxbow Brewing and Bottling, 49 Washington Avenue in Portland.

Free, no registration required. More info at www.wacmaine.org

Reminder: Chinese New Year Celebration

Dear CAFAM members,

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year on Saturday, February 4, 10 am-3 pm, at Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Westbrook.

We have an exciting day of programs for adults and children, including:
Dance performance and lion dancers, arts & crafts, Chinese food, games, vendors, talks and demonstrations.

The talks and demonstrations include a range of interesting topics, including:
– US/China Relations
– Chinese Pop Divas
– Tai Chi
– Screening and discussion of the documentary Plastic China
– Acupuncture
– Traveling up the Yangtze River
– Chinese Tea

Activities and crafts will be available throughout the day. Chinese food will be on sale beginning at 11:30.

The event is sponsored by the Chinese and American Friendship Association of Maine and USM Confucius Institute.

Don’t miss CAFAM’s biggest event of the year!

For more information, contact Susan Lieberman at liebs @ maine.rr.com .

Year of the Rooster: Chinese New Year Celebration

Dear CAFAM members,

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year on Saturday, February 4, 10 am-3 pm, at Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Westbrook.

We have an exciting day of programs for adults and children, including:
Dance performance and lion dancers, arts & crafts, Chinese food, games, vendors, talks and demonstrations.

The talks and demonstrations include a range of interesting topics, including:
– US/China Relations
– Chinese Pop Divas
– Tai Chi
– Screening and discussion of the documentary Plastic China
– Acupuncture
– Traveling up the Yangtze River
– Chinese Tea

Activities and crafts will be available throughout the day. Chinese food will be on sale beginning at 11:30.

The event is sponsored by the Chinese and American Friendship Association of Maine and USM Confucius Institute.

Don’t miss CAFAM’s biggest event of the year!

For more information, contact Susan Lieberman at liebs

Chinese New Year Presenter Needed

Dear CAFAM members,

Each year, the French school in Freeport (L’Ecole Francaise du Maine http://www.efdm.org/) holds a Chinese New Year celebration and meal for their students. In past years, they have asked CAFAM to offer a presenter to talk about Chinese customs and holiday traditions during the celebration.

Is anyone interested in giving a presentation this year? It can be anything, from stories to lessons on Chinese phrases to music–just to add some Chinese culture to their celebration. The students are grades K-6, and some teachers and parents will be there as well.

The event is Jan 30th, at 12 noon, and requires only about 10-20 minutes presentation.

If you are interested and available, please contact Cindy Han cindyhan09 (cindyhan09atgmaildotcom) by Thursday, January 19th.

Thank you!

CAFAM Board

Chinese New Year Helpers Needed II

Correction:

In the last message requesting helpers for Chinese New Year, we sent out an incomplete email address. If you are interested in helping with preparing food, working with crafts, teaching a workshop, decorating or any other activity, please email Cindy Han, cindyhan09. ( cindyhan09 at gmail dot com )

The event is on Feb 4th, 10-3, at Westbrook Performing Arts Center. We need YOU!

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