Harmony and Bliss 2011 is here! Join us on Saturday, October 15for our 46th annual gala featuring a five course Chinese banquet and wine pairings and exciting live auction. This year we are thrilled to honor three lifetime advocates of art and culture in the Chinese and Chinese American communities:
Rolland C. Lowe, M.D.: In his Chinatown-based private practice, Dr. Lowe provided high-quality health care to low-income residents and mentored young doctors, until his recent retirement. Dr. Lowe was the first and only Chinese or Asian American to serve as the President of the California Medical Association. He also served on the board of the Chinese Culture Foundation for 18 years, acting as the President three separate times. His family fund started the Foundation’s endowment, and his visionary leadership has resulted in the establishment of the “Friends of CCC.”
Cecilia Chiang: Chiang opened San Francisco’s legendary The Mandarin restaurant in 1960, introducing Beijing and Sichuan cuisine to the city. The Mandarin was the first Chinese restaurant in San Francisco to be owned by a woman, and the first to open outside of Chinatown. To this day, Chiang continues to serve as a consultant for San Francisco’s Betelnut Restaurant and her son Philip’s restaurant chain, P.F. Chang’s. Chiang’s bestselling 2007 memoir and cookbook, The Seventh Daughter: My Culinary Journey from Beijing to San Francisco, was nominated for the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award.
Ruby Yang: Yang is a noted Chinese American filmmaker whose work in documentary and dramatic film has earned her an Academy Award and numerous international awards. Along with producer Thomas Lennon, Yang founded the Chang Ai Media Project (formerly The China AIDS Media Project) in 2003. The Blood of Yingzhou District, which Yang directed as part of the project, won the 2006 Oscar for Documentary – Short Subject at the 79th Academy Awards in February, 2007. In 2009, Yang completed A Moment in Time, a one-hour documentary about the experience of the Chinese in San Francisco’s Chinatown, told through the films they loved.
As part of the festivities, the CCC is proud to present From Then ‘Til Now: 46th Anniversary Auction Showcase, running from September 25 through October 13. This reflective exhibition documents 46 years of artwork collected by CCC partners, curators, and board, and represents decades of CCC”s, and the community’s, artistic process. All pieces will be available to for bid and immediate purchase. The exhibition includes a variety of paintings, prints, photography, and clothing and accessories. Don’t miss this chance to own a piece of CCC history!
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM
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