Friday, April 5, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013, Noon-2:00 p.m.
NEW VENUE IN CASE OF RAIN:
Vance Hotel Lobby, 525 2nd St., Old Town, Eureka
A last update as we head into this rainy weekend — yes, the forecast this weekend is for rain — so no tea outdoors beneath the cherry trees. But we're very fortunate to have the lovely Vance Hotel lobby as our new and larger alternate venue! The Vance is located at 525 2nd St. (between F and G streets) in Old Town, Eureka. Many thanks to Eureka Main Street and the Vance Hotel!
Please join us this Sunday, bring a friend and come adopt an origami crane! Proceeds benefit the Eureka-Kamisu Sister City Association and the Ink People Center for the Arts. See our Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/520822421292902/) .
If you can't make it this weekend, try to take a moment — soon — to appreciate the beautiful cherry trees on the Gazebo. They're magical!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
We're celebrating with a Japanese Tea Ceremony and Taiko Demonstration!
Enjoy the cherry trees on Eureka's Old Town Gazebo with a demonstration of the Japanese Tea Ceremony and traditional Taiko drumming on Sunday, April 7 from noon to 2:00 p.m., Second and F streets in Old Town, Eureka. This event benefits the newly-revitalized Eureka-Kamisu Sister City Association. Kimono or other traditional attire is encouraged.
Presented by the Horai Center for the Study of Pacific Culture, a DreamMaker program of the Ink People Center for the Arts.
Friday, March 15, 2013
The wind of Mount Fuji
I've brought on my fan
A gift from Edo
A breath, a breeze. That's how brief it seemed as we presented an introductory course on "Chado: The Japanese Way of Tea" through Humboldt State University's OLLI program.
There is so much to learn about the Way of Tea that it seems impossible to even contemplate such a course, but our intrepid class seemed to enjoy the presentations — from the first aisatsu to the influence of Zen. Each of three two-hour class meetings incorporated a slide show and discussion of history, philosophy and aesthetics followed by a presentation of usucha, or the thin tea ceremony.
|Harvey discusses wabi as part of the the philosophy |
of Chado. Wabi is always a topic of particular interest,
but is a such a difficult concept to explain!
|Awesome hanto prepared many bowls of tea in the mizuya.|
|A makeshift tokonoma with a Valentine's Day theme.|
|Laura and Harvey present usucha, the thin tea ceremony|
|So many books to read!|
|Laura and Pia in a four-and-a-half mat "room"|
|Laura and Pia in a four-and-a-half mat "room"|
|Holly makes tea for Laura and Pia|
|Pia prepares to make tea for some of the students|
|Laura, Pia and Holly (Ann, not pictured, was a|
hard worker behind the scenes.)
Of the many joys of Chado is the sharing of poetry and art. Several students read haiku in class, and two students were inspired to bring hand-made cards with the haiku featured in this post. Another shared a reading from a book on shodo and ink painting. Before and after class we discussed travel, gardening, pottery … as we should at any tea gathering.
So many memories
flood my mind —
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Pan-Asian Pacific Islander Perspectives week-long festival, sponsored by the HSU Asian Pacific Islander American Student Alliance (A.P.A.S.A.) will gather together, on one common calendar, different events around pan-Asian Pacific Islander (API) ethnicity, and share pan-API resources in Humboldt.
Most events are free and open to the public.
The events throughout the week highlight some different API people in Humboldt County, their perspectives and experiences. It will bring us together to enjoy different cultures, draw attention to the local API community (which can be invisible to many), and to have opportunities for dialogue around what it means to be "Asian Pacific Islander."
Come participate and enjoy music and dance performances, workshops, lectures, art showings, and dance classes, including:
- Tuesday, March 26, 5 pm, HSU Science B 133: Key Note by Betty Chinn: "Turning Hatred Into Hope, Perspectives of a Survivor of the Cultural Revolution"
- Thursday, March 28, 7:30 pm, HSU Jolly Giant Commons: Non-Stop Bhangra and Dohlrhythms Dance Company, live from SF!
For a full calendar of events, visit the online Zine at http://agoile.wix.com/pan-api. On the online Zine, you will also enjoy articles, art, and sharing of reflections highlighting the API community in Humboldt, as well as API resources.
Also visit the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AsianPacificAmericanStudentAlliance.
Persons who wish to request disability-related accommodations, should contact the MultiCultural Center 707-826-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Sponsored by HSU Diversity, Associated Students, Dept of Theatre, Film & Dance, MultiCultural Center, Wells Fargo Bank, and All Under Heaven
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
|Pearl Weng-Liang Huang|
Presented by guest artist Pearl Weng-Liang Huang.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
D Street Neighborhood Center, Arcata
Registration: Contact All Under Heaven, (707) 825-7760
$50 Enroll by March 15
$65 Drop in day of workshop
$5 for discount with Student ID
Cost includes all art supplies needed for class. No previous experience needed.
Chinese Folktale Storytelling with Pearl Weng Liang Huang
Meet Pearl for an evening of sharing and reading folk stories from her childhood in Chinese and English. Free and open to the public.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Goodwin Forum (Nelson Hall)
Humboldt State University
About the artist
Pearl Weng Liang Huang will introduce the concept and method of working with brush and ink as a form of moving meditation. Group and individual participation will integrate the practice of chinese calligraphy with Tai Ji and Qi Gong.
Born in China, and trained in Chinese calligraphy, music and the arts, Pearl's life long practice of brush calligraphy as Tai Ji/Qi Gong moving meditation is the tradition of her family’s Living Tao Tai Ji form, and the teachings of her elder brother, Tai Ji Master, Chungliang Al Huang.
“Qi Gong is life force, and Tai Ji movement is the living form of life’s dance harmonizing with nature. Chinese brush calligraphy is Tai Ji and Qi Gong in motion, which can enhance our energy and maintain physical, emotional and spiritual balance.”Many of the original forms and spiritual meanings of the powerful images of Chinese written language have sustained throughout the ages. Learning to create the symbols of the Chinese language through brush calligraphy is not only an aesthetic expression; it is also a way of life. It can express beauty, emotion, and primordial life force. Practicing Chinese calligraphy is a meditation for us to harmonize with nature and the Dao.
Pearl lives in Taos, New Mexico and offers classes and workshops in her studio, Ru Yi. For more information: www.ruyistudio.com or the HSU APASA Site: http://agoile.wix.com/pan-ap
This workshop is sponsored by All Under Heaven and is being presented in conjunction with Humboldt State University's Asian Pacific Islander American Student Alliance. This and other events are part of a weeklong festival March 25-30, 2013.