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Works by Young Asian Americans on Display at the Chinese Culture Center

Exhibition: August 16-24, 2002
Reception: August 16, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Chinese Culture Center will be hosting a week-long exhibition entitled: GOT ART? Showcasing Works by Emerging Asian Artists, from August 16-24,2002. This exhibition highlights various types of artistic designs from young Asian American artists.

While there is nothing new about Asian art categorically speaking, themes and techniques maintain a continuity that surpass many other current artistic genres of the world. There is something special and unique about the art that is emerging among young Asians today. New technologies, innovative themes, and fresh perspectives have paved way for an invigorating new approach to personal expression; and Generation X is leading the way in broadening the definition of art.

As inheritors of the legacy of Asian-American legends like Dong Kingman, Chang Dai Chien, and others who came before them, this new generation excels at traditional arts: watercolors, brush painting, photography, sculpture and the like; but they also embrace digital imagery, computer animation, and other cutting edge mediums. They are now coming into their own, integrating themes and genres and expressing themselves in their own unique way.

The Chinese Culture Center, in its continuing mission of promoting Chinese and Chinese-American art, is pleased to provide a forum for these emerging artists. This particular exhibit includes flash and other computer animation, digital images, and short film, along with more traditional media such as photography, watercolors, and others.

A special reception will be held on Friday, August 16, 2002 from 6:30 to 8:00pm to kick-off the exhibition week. We invite you to come and meet the artists and enjoy their works.