AAWAA  Asian American Women Artists Alliance

Rural Life: Celebrate Chinese Women’s Peasant Art
AAWAA 2008 Cultural Exchange Program
AAWAA will present Chinese Women Peasants' Art at four venues in New York City.

February 2 - March 2, Chinese Peasant Women Art Exhibit at the Brooklyn Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery, Brooklyn Botanical Garden. View Artwork here

March 4 - April 8, in Celebrating Women's History, three exhibits simultaneously at AAWAA Gallery, Donnell Public Library, Gallery 1199 - Bread and Roses Cultural Center.

AAWAA needs volunteers to help in various aspects of this exhibition.
Please contact Yan Kong 718-788-6170 or info@aawaa.org.

Chinese peasant art possesses a long and rich tradition dating back to many millenniums.  It was the Peasant Revolution of 1947 that Peasant Art became a political means to celebrate the Chinese Communism ruling. Today the Chinese peasant art is enjoying a renaissance, shedding the political propaganda to favor
joy and celebration of nature and everyday life among the ordinary people.  These self-taught and talented artists are predominantly women. They make up 60% of the labor force working on the fields and they also look after elderly and young children at home.
Asian American Women Artists Alliance (AAWAA) will bring part of the 06 Peasant Art exhibited at Beijing National Museum to NYC. The 104 artwork will consist of gouache paintings, cut paper and object sculptures, from many diverse regions and peasant traditions, reflecting the richness and vitality of Chinese peasant art today.

As part of the exhibition program two Peasant women artists will come from China to hold ten Folk Arts Workshops for Brooklyn Public School Students in March08.

Folk Arts Workshop Program Schedule>> click here.

This exhibition program is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Brooklyn Arts Council; JPMorganChase/BAC, China Peasant Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition Committee, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Donnell Public Library, Bread and Roses Cultural Project, 1199SEIU Healthcare Workers East, AAWAA and the David Schwartz Foundation.


AAWAA Gallery I and II
136 15th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
F train to 4th Ave., or R/M train to Prospect Ave.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday - Thursday, 1-6PM
Friday - Saturday, 6-10PM
Gallery closes on all public holidays.

 

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