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FREE Asian Spring Family Festival

Date

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Time

10:00 AM–04:00 PM

FREE Asian Spring Family Festival Come celebrate the colors, sights, and sounds of Asia.  Connect with China, India, and Japan through costumes, music, dance, and storytelling from these far-away lands!  Create artwork inspired by ancient traditions and learn amazing techniques from local artists.

Special Performances

11:00 a.m., Spilling Ink performing Katha: Tales from India
1:00 p.m., Hua Sha Chinese Dance Center performing Traditional Chinese Dances
3:00 p.m., GRAND FINALE: Taikoza, performing Japanese Drumming
 

Special Guests Throughout the Day

10-3 p.m., Stephen Parlato, providing demonstrations from his book, Dragons Love
10-3 p.m., Deborah Quirk provides Yoga demonstrations
12-3 p.m., Shizumi, providing hands-on demonstrations of Japanese origami and costume
12-3 p.m., Priya DasSarma, providing Indian sari demonstrations

Art Activities and More

10-3 p.m., Scale a Dragon collaborative art activity
10-4 p.m., Indian and Tibetan inspired Sand Paintings and Chinese inspired Calligraphy Brush Painting
10-4 p.m., Seek, Find, & Pose activity
 
10-3 p.m., Early Childhood Area in collaboration with the Enoch Pratt Free Library, inspired by One Leaf Rides the Wind

Special Exhibitions and Launch of Asian Art Family Guide

10-5 p.m., Crossing Borders, Photographs and poetry by Patterson High School, Refugee Youth Program students during a 6-week VisionWorkshops program
10-5 p.m., Japanese Cloisonne Enamels from the Stephen W. Fisher Collection
10-5 p.m., Pick up a copy of the new Asian Art Family Guide!
 
For more information, contact 410-547-9000, ext. 300 or familyprograms@thewalters.org.