The Great Race


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Exhibition: The Great Race
February 2 – March 30, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2, 6 – 8pm

The Great Race we will be telling the story of the Great Race – a short story narrating the travels of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals to the Jade Emperor to solidify their place in the calendar. Each ceramic artist has chosen one animal of the zodiac to represent in clay – their own unique history shapes their contemporary interpretation. While the story of the Great Race will be outlined throughout the gallery, each artist will provide information as to why they chose each animal and how it is relevant to contemporary culture. Clay Art Center will be using its exhibition space to understand and celebrate cultural heritage.

Participating Artists: Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Ayumi Horie, Sin-Ying Ho, Adam Chau, Patti Warishina, Steven Lee, Hatsumi Suyama, Kenjiro Kitade, Vipoo Srivilasa, Sunkoo Yuh, Kyungmin Park, Kensuke Yamada, and Adriel Tong

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Chinese New Year Banquet
Dinner Event – Tuesday, February 5

To celebrate Chinese New Year, Clay Art Center is hosting an intimate banquet in our gallery. Serving a special meal, our chef will be serving food on dishes created by Nikki Lau (a current CAC artist-in-residence), which guests will take home at the end of the evening. Three artists from the exhibition will give gallery talks during cocktail hour.

Stories in Clay: The Great Race
Throughout The Great Race exhibition, a performing artist will tell the story of The Great Race. This program will be focused on students in 2nd and 3rd grades, combining the art of storytelling with visual arts. Students will be prompted to describe how the anthropomorphized characteristics of each animal are represented in specific artwork.

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