Arts

Asian Youth Talent Competition

11/15/2015-03/12/2016
5:00 am
Smithwick Theater
Los Altos Hills 

Vocal
Instrumental
Dance

Highlights
__ In partnership with American Fine Arts Festival
__ Sponsored by Steinway & Sons Los Altos
__ Showcase of Asian American youth talent
__ Encouragement and positive experience for all contestants
__ Inspiration through judges’ mentoring
__ Support for underprivileged students in Chinese rural area
__ Covers San Francisco, Peninsula, South Bay, East Bay & Central Valley
__ Professional Media Coverage of students, families and sponsors
__ Connecting Bay Area Asian Americans
__ Funds raised – 65%: building schools in China, 35%: American scholarships

當代水彩畫展覽

01/22/2016-02/21/2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sanchez Art Center
Pacifica 

當代水彩畫展覽
即日起至2月21日
逢星期五,六,日 1pm-5pm
Sanchez Art Center
1220 B Linda Mar Blvd
Pacifica
(650) 355-1894
www.sanchezartcenter.org
www.artguildofpacifica.org

「紐約角落」畫展

02/05/2016-08/22/2016
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cantor Arts Center
Palo Alto 

「紐約角落」畫展
即日起至8月22日
逢星期二至日 11am-5pm
Cantor Arts Center
Stanford University
328 Lomita Drive
Palo Alto
museum.stanford.edu

MCD Craft Lab: Vintage Atlas Bouquets and Valentines

02/11/2016
12:00 am
Museum of Craft and Design
San Francisco 

San Francisco paper artist Marissa Carter joins MCD to make valentines and origami flowers from vintage maps. Want to join the party, but are opting out of the craft? MCD now offers the option to enjoy our exhibitions, refreshments, and evening programming without getting your hands dirty!
21+ only, please.

$10 non-crafters, $13 non-member craft, $5 members, $5 veterans.

Presented by Museum of Craft and Design

Asian Heritage Street Celebration Poster Design Contest

02/14/2016
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Oakland  

Share Your Art with the Community and Win $500

The Oakland Asian Cultural Center in partnership with the Center for Asian American Media and Kearny Street Workshop bring to you a poster design contest to represent the 12th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC).

Organizers are looking for innovative graphic artists to create an exciting and unique poster to promote this year’s Asian Heritage Street Celebration. The winning artwork will become part of the personality for this year’s event and will be featured in a wide-scale multi-media marketing campaign in both the mainstream and Asian Pacific markets in a combination of posters, postcards, Muni bus ads, BART banners, bus shelters, newspaper ads andin a TV commercial. The winner will also earn a $500 grand prize.

For poster contest rules and guidelines please visit http://www.asianfairsf.com/media/poster-contest/

Come join the Palo Alto Philharmonic for a night of classics

02/20/2016
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
Mountain View 

Pianist Daniel Glover will perform Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, written by our own composer-in-residence, Lee Actor. Glover, who debuted the work in 2013, has described the work as “a major addition to the piano concerto repertoire. It offers the pianist everything a fine concerto should offer: lyrical themes, stunning virtuosity, a finely molded and impressive cadenza, as well as gripping emotional depth. The piano writing is idiomatic and the orchestration is full of brilliant splashes of instrumental color…I sincerely hope that it becomes a standard repertoire piece for pianists worldwide.” Mr. Glover is a highly acclaimed artist who has performed in 42 states and 26 countries throughout Euro
pe, Asia, South America and the Caribbean. The San Jose Mercury News has hailed him as “an incisive, exciting, and apparently tireless player…a natural for hyper-virtuosic challenge.”

The concert will also feature Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 1, a piece originally written for piano 4 hands (one piano, played by two pianists).The composition was inspired by Europe’s Roma (gypsy) culture, which he experienced first hand while still in his youth. The energetic piece imitates the unpredictable spirit of Hungarian folk music. Brahm’s Hungarian dances are considered among his most popular works.

Symphony No. 7 by Antonin Dvorak will also be performed, which has been described as his greatest symphony, although not as widely performed as his 9th symphony. Dvorak wrote the piece relatively quickly, inspired by the political struggles of his beloved country. The symphony also reflected his personal struggle in reconciling his simple and peaceful countryman’s feelings with his intense patriotism and his wish to see the Czech nation flourish.

TICKETS: General admission tickets are: General Admission $24, Seniors $20, and Student tickets $12. Tickets are available in advance from www.paphil.org or at the door one half-hour before the performance.

ACCESSIBILITY: This concert venue is wheelchair accessible.

MCD Library MakeArt: Story Quilt Squares

02/27/2016
12:00 am
Potrero Branch Library
San Francisco 

Create your own story quilt square with paper,fabric, pastels & paint, inspired by the work of award�-winning artist Faith Ringgold, who originated the medium and is known for such books as “Tar Beach” and “Underground Railroad in the Sky”. Feel free to bring in any fabric or paper scraps you might like to include in your artwork! Scraps should be at least 2″ wide.

Free, Please RSVP.

Presented by Museum of Craft and Design