The Dallas Chinese Community Center Spring Painting Class starts on Feb. 29, 2012 from 1:00 pm thru 3:00 pm. This class teaches the traditional Chinese brush painting by using Ink-and-Water, as well as Blue-and –Green landscape brushwork. The ink-and wash landscape relied on vivid brushwork and varying degrees of intensity of ink to express the artist’s conception of nature, and his or her own emotions and individuality. Other artists have often mixed colors to obtain more natural and richly varied subjects, such as plum blossoms, orchids, bamboo, chrysanthemums, pines and cypresses. The painting process is full of fun and enjoyment. Please contact DCCC for the class at 972-480-0311 or Ms. Lin Yi-Wen at 972-918-0838 if you are interested.
The second annual children’s singing competition hosted by the DCCC will be held on Saturday, May 5th 10 am. Children of age from 3 to 11 are welcome to participate. The registration fee is $10 per child. They will be grouped by age: The Little Angels are age 3, 4, 5 and 6 years old; The Stars of Tomorrow are age 7 to 8, 9 to 10, and 11 years old. Each group is up to 12 participants and all solos. To encourage learning Chinese children songs, the selections will be limited to Chinese songs.
Each participant selects its own song in the first round of competition. The top 5 winners of each group will advance into the second round or final competition. The finalist must choose a different song from the first round. Each participant has to bring its LD, VCD or DVD. There are plenty rewards to the winners. All participants will receive gift. The Center is taking registration. Please call to get the registration form. 972-480-0311.
The Dallas Chinese Community Center will hold its annual Chinese Cultural Festival on April 21 (Saturday) from 10 am to 3 pm outdoor at the Richardson China Town located at 400 N. Greenville Ave. in Richardson Texas. The Festival will showcase various Chinese regional food, as well as booths of gifts and crafts. Karaoke music will be provided for entertainment. There will be games and activities for the children and the whole family, and an excellent opportunity for Mother’s Day gift shopping.
In the mean time the Sino-US Cultural Exchange Association and the Dallas Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Association will jointly organize a Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition indoor at the Center. Artists will demonstrate Chinese brush painting and calligraphy. This is a wonderful opportunity to witness the masters at work. An exhibit of their art work and their students’ will be held at the Center. Everyone is welcome to attend. City of Richardson is a long time supporter of the Chinese art program of the DCCC.
Individuals, business and organizations are welcome to participate in the Cultural Festival. The registration and booth rental fees are: individuals and organizations, $ 20 per booth, $ 35 for two booths, $ 45 for three booths; business, $ 50 per booth, and $ 90 for two. 10% to 20% of the gross sales proceeds will be donated to the event organizer, Dallas Chinese Community Center for its operating costs.
DCCC will open a children’s Chinese painting summer camp. The first ever such camp for children in Dallas is to introduce the ancient art to the youth so that they can enjoy first-hand the beauty of Chinese culture.
Session I : 6/20/2011 to 6/23/2011
Session II : 6/27/2011 to 6/30/2011
Time : 1:00 pm -3:00 pm (Monday through Thursday)
Pre-requisite: Elementary to college students, no previous art experience required.