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CCC newsletter-Winter 2010

CCC newsletter-Winter 2010

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ChineseCultureCenterNewsletter
TheCenterfortheAdvancementofChineseandChineseAmericanArtandCulture
Crouchingtiger,
KanKwokFan
MasterWorksbyKanKwokFan
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By:TereseTseBartholomew
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(CuratorEmeritus,AsianArtMuseumofSanFrancisco)Fanbecameveryexcited,andwasdelightedtolearnthattheartistwhopaintedthecalendarwasindeedaliveandteachinginHongKong.KanbecameProfessorChaoShao-an'spupilandstudiedwithhimforovertwentyyears.FatedecreedthatKanKwokFanwouldbecomeChaoShao-an'sstudent.WhenKanwasinChina,hefoundatorncalendarinZhongshanwithalandscapepaintingofmapleleavessigned"Shao-an."KanKwokFanhadneverheardofthisartist;hedidnotknowhissurnameorevenwhetherhewasstillalive.Allheknewwasthathelikedthisstyleofpaintingandhewantedtostudyit.ProfessorChaoShao-anwasthemasteroftheLingnanSchoolofpainting.HisstyleisclearlyexpressedinKanKwok-fan'spaintings:inhisbirdsandinsects,hiscolorfulpalette,andhisuseofthe
shanmabi,
abrushwithstrongbristlesthatgiveshisgrassesandleavesthetypical
feibai
or"flyingwhite"appearance.KanKwokFanmovedtoHongKongin1968.Onedaywhenhewastalkingwithafriend,thenameChaoShao-ancameintotheconversation.KanKwok
Continuedonpage6
"MasterWorksbyKanKwokFan"isonviewJanuary30,2010-March28,2010.Exhibitisfree
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thepublic.Schoolsgroupsarewelcometorequestacuratedgrouptourbycalling(415)986-1822,ext.24.OurGalleryisopenTuesdays-Saturdays,10:00am-4:00pmandSundays,12:00pm-4:00pm."WorksbyKanKwokFan"
OpeningReceptionfeaturingtheMaster,KanKwokFan
Date:Saturday,February6Time:2:00pmLocation:ChineseCultureCenterGallery750KearnyStreet,3rdFloorSanFrancisco,CA94108AllCCCMembersandGuestsarewelcome!TakeGuzheng
CiS"$)
ClassesatCCC!HaveyoueverwantedtoplayatraditionalChineseinstrument?CCCiscurrentlyofferingGuzheng(Chinesetableharp)classesforbeginners!TheinstructorisDavidWong.HehasstudiedguzhengandguqinundermastersintheU.S.andChina.HeisaleadingmemberoftheS.P.GuzhengMusicSociety.TuitionforWinter,SpringandFall2010Quarters(10weeks)Days:TuesdaysandThursdaysTime:4:30pm-5:30pmCCCmembers:
$400/person
Non-members:$450/person
Call
toRegister:
(415)986-1822,
x23
Issue
1
ExecutiveDirector'sMessage2WelcomeNewBoardMembers2CCC's2010SpringFestival!3ALookatourEvents
&
Activities3ChineseTranslation4-5Harmony
&
Bliss'09PhotoAlbum6WorksbyKanKwokFan(contd.)6
Roots
Updates&DonorList7DonorList(contd.)8
 
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TheCCFWelcomesFourNewBoardMembers!
CCFhelditsannualmembershipmeetingonDecember12,2010andamongtheslateofcandidatesthatwereelectedtotheBoardofDirectors,fourarenewtotheCCFfamily.Theybringawealthofexperienceandwisdomandwe'reveryhappytohavethem.OUf,Boardnowtotals20members.
ShermanTang:
"Currently,1amtheChapterPresidentofOCA-SanFranciscoBay.
.I
havebeeninvolvedwithChineseCommunityFamilyAssociationsfortwentyyearsincludingChineseHospital,ChineseCemetery,andtheChineseConsolidatedBenevolentAssociation.1joinedtheBoardoftheChineseCultureFoundationinhopesofhelpingyoungpeopleunderstandthebeautyofChinesecultureaswellasdefining,exploringanddiscoveringthecontemporaryChineseAmericancultureinAmerica."
NormanVee:
"I'vespentmostofmyadultlifeservingthecommunitythat1grewupin,Chinatown.1workedfromdirectlyservingyouthattheChinatownYWCAtoeventuallyhavingtheopportunitytoheadWuYeeChildren'sServices.
In
betweentheseexperiences,ItaughtfortheSanFranciscopublicschools,includingSpringVaIleyElementaryandadulteducationatCityCollege,Chinatowncampus.Presently,1amservingontheSanFranciscoBoard
t..
Educationtohelpimprovepublicceducationorev.erystudent.ServingontheChineseCultureFoundationwillprovideanopportunityformetocontinueservingthecommunity."MaggieMui:
"1
amSeniorVicePresidentandSanFranciscoMarketRegionalPresidentofWellsFargo.1amresponsiblefor20WellsFargostoreslocatedintheSanFranciscoFinancialDistrictandsurroundingneighborhoods.Priortomycurrentrole,IwastheDirectorofSpecializedSolutions,leadingsmallbusiness,consumercredit,investments.acquisition,andretentioninitiativesfortheS.F.BayArearegion.IserveontheBoardofDirectorsatS.F.GeneralHospitalFoundation,Self-HelpfortheElderlyandtheAsianBusinessLeagueofSanFrancisco.ThroughtheChineseCultureFoundation,Ihopetocontinuemyactivededicationtowardsservingthecommunity."
DarinOw-Wing:
"IamcurrentlytheExecutiveDirectorofCommunityEducationalServices.
In
thepast,1servedasChairpersonoftheMayor'sYouthEmployment&EducationProgram.Ialsoco-createdtheChinatownBeaconCenter,theGalileeHealthAcademy,andtheGalileoCollege&CareerResourceCenter.Duringthepastfewyears,Ihaveservedonmanycommitteesinvolvingafter-schoolprograms.Ienjoyastronomy,gardening,andhelpingmykidskeeptheirrabbitshappy."
ExecutiveDirector'sMessagetotheCCCFamily
HappyNewYear!2010marksthe45
th
anniversaryofChineseCultureFoundationofSanFrancisco'sformation.Foroverfourdecades,theCCFhasenjoyedtremendoussuccess,throughthetirelessandselflesseffortsandcontributionsofourfounders,wonderfulpartners,boardmembersandgeneroussupportersinpioneeringtheintroductionofChineseculturetotheAmericanpublic.Today,wehavebecomeadestinationwherepeoplecometoshareourheritage,exploreavibrantChineseAmericancultureandcelebrateartisticexcellence.
MabelTengreceivesaCertificateofHonorfromSupervisorDavidChiuatHarmony
&
Bliss2009.
February
4th
marksthefirstdayofSpring
(iLl'f)
intheLunarCalendarandonFeb.14,weofficiallywelcometheYearoftheTiger,whichissaidtobefullofchallengesandunpredictability.Wewillriseuptothechallengesandcelebrateourachievements.
In
2010,theYearoftheTiger,theCCFwillcelebrate45yearsofservicetothecommunitybyrecommittingtoourcoremissionofpreservingandpromoting.ChineseAmerican.cultureandheritage.Wearepre'p'aredtomakegreatercontributionsthroughboldnewinitiativestoengagethecommunityandthegeneralpublicinourprograms.TheplanningofSanFranciscoChinatown's
first
MusicFetialisalreadyunderway.Renownedjazzpiani
t1compo
erJonJangandhisbandareconfmnedalongwithmastertromboni
t
andproducerWayneWallace.TheMuicFestivalwilluherinCCC'Artist-in-ReidenceprogramintheFall.Tbiyear'sviualprogramswillfeaturemasterworksbythefamousChinesepainteroftheLingnanstyle-Mr.KanKwokFan,creativepaintingsbycontemporaryartist-Ms.StellaZhangandanexhibitionofEmblemsofEtherealGrace-AdornmentsdesignedbyMs.PatTseng.IwouldalsoliketoinviteyoutoexperienceourChinatownHeritageWalkingTourandparticipateinourheritageprograms.Weareplanningawiderangeofactivitiesthisyearthatinclude:bookreading,teatasting,concerts,dance,happyhours,bookfairsaswellaseducationalevents.Our
InSearchofRoots
programisturning20yearsoldandweareintheprocessofselectingour2010
Roots
internstovisittheirancestralhometownvillagesthissummeralongwithour2009interns.Iinviteyoutocomeandjoinusattheseexcitingeventsandwisheveryonearoaringlysuccessfulyear.Thankyou,
Mabel
S.
Teng
 
WeInviteYoutoCelebratetheYearoftheTigeratCCC'sSpringFestival:February27-28!
By:RuthYoungChineseNewYearisalmosthere.TocelebratetheNewYearoftheTiger,joinusduringtheweekendofFebruary
27-28,2010
from
11:00
am-
4:00
pm.WewillbehavingourannualChineseSpringFestival.Therewillbe2daysoffunactivitiesincluding:Chinesemusicanddance,amazingacrobats,TaiChi,andotherexcitingculturalperformances.Therewillalsobeinterestingbooths,fortunetelling,andlanternriddlegameswithprizesforeveryonetowin.OurSpringFestivalisthelargestindoorcelebrationinSanFranciscoanditwillbeheldonthe3
rd
FlooroftheChineseCultureCenter.Wehopetoseeyouthere!Bringyourfriendsandfamily.Admissionisfree.
Thisisthe2010YearoftheTigerStampunveiledbyUSPSatCCCthisJanuary.
RecentEventsandActivitiesattheCCC!
JonJang,acelebratedmUSICIan,performshismusicinspiredbyChinesetraditionsatHarmony&Bliss2009.AuthorHarrisonLim(3rdfromleft)presentshisnewbook,"AThousandYearsofWomen'sTears"onDecember19,2009.HisbookexaminestheheartbreakthatChinesewomenthroughouthistoryexperienceinrelationships.
It
successfullysoldnumerouscopiesattheCenter.TeaMasterJensiWuandotherTeaMastersfromtheNorthAmericanAsianArt
&
CultureAssociationbringtheartofteatoCCc.PeopletastedBao-ChungandDa-Hung-PawteaandwatchedhowteaisservedinChineseculture.BeautifulChinesetraditionalmusicbeingplayedbystudentscanbeheardandenjoyedatCCC'sguzhengclassestaughtbyDavidWong.

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