20 December 2020 | 2:00 p.m.
Chinese Brush Painting on Paper and Rock, Installation Artwork, Bilingual Poetry in English & Chinese, Original Music Composed and Performed.
Painting: Sharon Cook
Poetry: Dr. Lien Chao
Opening Remarks: Mr. Justin Poy, Honourary Patron, Asian Heritage Month-CFACI
Sharon Cook’s/柯雪倫 portfolio spans contemporary art disciplines including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, music, filmmaking and performance art. Since the early 1990s, she has been pursuing Classic Chinese ink painting. She has developed a body of new work that bridges contemporary art with Chinese Ink painting mediums and techniques. She exhibits her artwork annually with AHM.
Lien Chao/趙廉 is a bilingual poet and an award-winning Canadian author. Her publications include Beyond Silence: Chinese Canadian Literature in English (1997), winner of the Gabrielle Roy Prize for Canadian Criticism; Tiger Girl: Hu Nü (2001); The Chinese Knot and Other Stories (2008); and three collections of bilingual poetry: Maples and the Stream (1999), More Than Skin Deep (2004), and Salt in My Life (2019). She has also published bilingual art books on sculpture and Chinese brush painting.
As interdisciplinary artists, Sharon and Lien will bring an artistic feast they have been working for months to the audience on the AHM digital platform. This virtual gathering will also be an end-of-year rendezvous and celebration for all AHM artists and friends before the holiday season.
Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Toronto Public Library; York Centre for Asian Research, York University; Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto; Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University; Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists’ Group; Social Services Network; Cambridge Food and Wine Society
Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Asian Canadian Artists in Digital Age is funded by Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund