Clay Art Center is pleased to present Chinese New Year Dinner Event
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019, 6– 9pm
$160 per person
To celebrate Chinese New Year we invite you to an intimate banquet in our gallery during the exhibit “The Great Race”. Serving a special Chinese meal, the chef from Asiana Cafe in Greenwich, will be serving food on dishes created by Nikki Lau (a current artist-in-residence), which guests will take home at the end of the evening. Guest exhibiting artists from “The Great Race”, Sin-Ying Ho and Adriel Tong will give an artist talk during the cocktail hour.
Information About the Exhibit “The Great Race”:
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2nd, 6 – 8pm
In the Gallery: February 2 – March 30
We will be telling the story of the Great Race that narrates the travels of the 12 zodiac animals to the Jade Emperor to solidify their place in the Chinese calendar. Each ceramic artist has chosen one animal of the zodiac to represent in clay – their own unique history shapes their contemporary interpretation.
The Great Race is the first of four themed exhibits for 2019, a year dedicated to our furry friends, where artists will use anthropomorphism to convey messages about relationships, how we coexist with animals in the wild and in our homes, and the importance of preserving the animal kingdom to maintain the delicate balance of our shared ecosystem. The Great Race we will be telling the story of the Great Race – a short story narrating the travels of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals to the Jade Emperor to solidify their place in the calendar. Each ceramic artist has chosen one animal of the zodiac to represent in clay – their own unique history shapes their contemporary interpretation. While the story of the Great Race will be outlined throughout the gallery, each artist will provide information as to why they chose each animal and how it is relevant to contemporary culture. Clay Art Center will be using its exhibition space to understand and celebrate cultural heritage.
Participating Artists: Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Ayumi Horie, Sin-Ying Ho, Adam Chau, Patti Warishina, Steven Lee, Hatsumi Suyama, Kenjiro Kitade, Vipoo Srivilasa, Sunkoo Yuh, Kyungmin Park, Kensuke Yamada, and Adriel Tong