Tag: Asian art

Plano Art Association April programs on Chinese Art

Members’ Meetings: Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Our April Members Meeting will be combined with the “Eastern Impressions” event at Willow Bend. It will include a brief business meeting where our nominating committee will present a slate of officers for election at our Annual Meeting in May. An exciting program on Chinese art will be the feature. See North Texas Center for Performing Arts address above in story about the exhibit.

“Eastern Impressions” Exhibit: April 1 – May 30

PAA will be hosting a major two-month-long event featuring exhibits, demonstrations, presentations and pageantry by local Chinese arts groups. This will be an exciting opportunity for members to experience art from an Eastern perspective. The event is titled, “Eastern Impressions” and is at the new North Texas Center for Performing Arts in Willow Bend Mall.
The Plano Art Association is sponsoring “EASTERN IMPRESSIONS,” a special art exhibition of the works of Chinese artists in North Texas. It is being held during the months of April and May in the North Texas Performing Arts Center at Willow Bend Mall in West Plano.

This exhibition is an example of how Plano Art Association strives to fulfill its mission of providing artists in the community the opportunity to exhibit their work. The Chinese art community has enthusiastically embraced participating in this special exhibition. It is being staged with the full collaboration of four area art organizations in addition to Plano Art Association:

North Texas Asian Photographers Association
Fusion Art Group
Volunteers Promoting Chinese Culture
Dallas Chinese Art Association
“Plano will experience a unique treat to see this very interesting exhibit. These artists and photographers are amazing in the dazzling style and quality of the art they create,” said Ken Wheatley, Plano Art Association Board Member.
“We greatly appreciate Plano Art Association’s effort to showcase the cultural diversity in our local community. Our artists feel energized and included in the art community of Plano, and look forward to contributing more to the diverse local art scene,” stated Heather Wang, member of Plano Art Association Advisory Council.
Exhibition Dates: April 1 to May 30, 2018
Daily Exhibition Hours:
         Weekday Hours – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
         Evening and weekend hours vary.
Call ahead to 972-422-2575
In April, the exhibit will feature more than 70 pieces of original artwork including drawings, paintings, calligraphy and calligraphy on bamboo.
In May, the exhibit will exclusively feature photography. Activities during the two-month exhibit will also feature demonstrations, presentations, musical and dance performances.
The North Texas Performing Arts Center is located in
The Shops at Willow Bend
2nd Floor near Dillard’s

6121 W Park Blvd., Suite B216
Plano, TX 75093       972-422-2575

Many thanks to the PAA volunteers who helped make this amazing exhibit possible: Ken Wheatley (lead developer of the exhibit), Maureen Jistel, Linda McCarley, Heather Wang, Ruth Siddiqi and Louise Dillard.

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Hidden Nature Sopheap Pich at Crow Collection of Asian Art, opens Saturday, June 24, 2017



Hidden Nature Sopheap Pich

June 24, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Crow Collection of Asian Art
2010 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 979-6430

Image Credit:  Sopheap Pich, Rang Phnom Flower, 2015. Bamboo, rattan, metal wire, plywood, steel, metal bolts. 325 x 180 x 65 inches (825.5 x 457 x 165 cm) (approximate). Image courtesy of Tyler Rollins Fine Art.

The Crow Collection of Asian Art is pleased to announce the presentation of a solo exhibition of the work of Sopheap Pich, recognized today as Cambodia’s most internationally prominent contemporary artist. This exhibition will feature his large-scale sculpture, Rang Phnom Flower (2015), his most ambitious single-form sculpture to date. Twenty-five feet in length, its complex construction is composed of hundreds of strands of rattan and bamboo. The sculpture is that of the cannonball tree (“rang phnom” in Khmer), which in Southeast Asia is associated with the sal tree under which the Buddha was born. This tree is often planted near Buddhist temples; many can be found around the temples near Pich’s studio on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. In fact, the plant originated in the Americas and was introduced by Europeans to Sri Lanka, where it was soon revered for its resemblance to the sal tree, which does not grow in tropical climates. It was then brought to Southeast Asia by Sri Lankans, who were responsible for the revitalization of Buddhism in that region. Pich’s tree is created at enormous over-sized scale, which conveys the power of nature, but also brings forward the plant’s abstract qualities by using precise grid–like structure and geometric shapes, in order to consider concepts of scale, the natural and the industrial, and the large that can be found within the small.

Hidden Nature: Sopheap Pich will be on view from June 24, 2017-January 7, 2018 in the Mezzanine.

About the Artist:

Sopheap Pich (b. 1971) is recognized today as Cambodia’s most internationally prominent contemporary artist.  Born in Battambang, Cambodia, he moved with his family to the United States in 1984, and received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999.  In 2002, he returned to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he continues to be based.  Pich is known for working with local materials such as bamboo, rattan, burlap from rice bags, beeswax and earth pigments gathered from around Cambodia and making sculptures that are inspired by bodily organs, vegetal forms, and abstract geometric structures.  His childhood experiences during the genocidal conditions of late 1970s Cambodia has had a lasting impact on his work, informing its themes of time, memory and the body.

His work has been featured in numerous international museum exhibitions and biennials throughout the world, notably Documenta 2012, and a 2013 solo exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Cambodian Rattan: The Sculptures of Sopheap Pich), which was the museum’s first solo show given to a contemporary Southeast Asian artist.  Major museum collections of his work include The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), M+ Museum for Visual Culture (Hong Kong), Singapore Art Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), and Cleveland Museum of Art.  Most recently, he has been selected to present in the main exhibition at this year’s 57th International Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia), Viva Arte Viva, curated by Christine Macel.

Rang Phnom 1

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SOLUNA at the Crow Collection: Struck’s Soundscape We Know You’ve Got Soul

MAY 16 – JUNE 4 
We Know You’ve Got Soul


Henri Scars Struck’s meditative soundscape, entitled We Know You’ve Got Soul, is inspired by our current exhibition, Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney, and the Crow Collection’s architecture.


We Know You’ve Got Soul confronts traditional and contemporary art practice and Eastern and Western sensibilities.This project is co-commissioned by the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family, SOLUNA International Music and Arts Festival and the Crow Collection of Asian Art.



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Tibetan Sand Painting at the Crow Collection Apr. 25 – May 3

Presenting again the Mythical arts of Tibet.


Tibetan Buddhist Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery return to the Crow Collection of Asian Art for their annual week-long residency to construct a magnificent mandala sand painting. Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2010 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201

Saturday, April 25 – Sunday, May 3

Prices vary.For more info and to purchase tickets: http://crowcollection.org/learn/mystical-arts-tibet/?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alert2135

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