Asian Heritage Month-CFACI | Virtual Museum of Asian Canadian Cultural Heritage (VMACCH)

Artist Irene Hung and Writer Lien Chao

Lien Chao and Irene Hung
Left to right: Lien Chao and Irene Hung

Arts & Expression, East Asian, Visual Art

Irene Hung is a Canada Council for the Arts certified visual artist. She works with ink, oil and acrylics in the field of abstraction. Irene’s first solo exhibition in 2008. She exhibits her artwork with Asian Heritage Month, local and international art events. Irene’s paintings embodied a deep joy of a creative artist who is always fascinated with vibrant, ever-changing movements in the world within and beyond the visions of the naked eyes.

Irene Hung’s website
Video on Irene Hung and her works

Lien Chao is a certified professional writer and inter-art artist by the Canada Council for the Arts. She is a bilingual poet and an award-winning Canadian author. She has published in the fields of fiction, creative nonfiction, literary and art criticism, bilingual poetry, and four art books on Chinese brush painting in English/Chinese. Her first book, Beyond Silence: Chinese Canadian Literature in English, won Gabrielle Roy Award for Criticism in 1997.

With a strong belief in cultural sharing, Lien and Irene have taught more than one hundred art workshops for Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) and the Toronto District School Board schools during 2017-2019 before COVID-19 shutdown all in-person teaching and learning activities. In May 2021, during Asian Heritage Month, the two artists delivered eight virtual Art Workshops to TCDSB students with hundreds of students participating virtually.

The Virtual Museum of Asian Canadian Cultural Heritage (VMAACH) was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.