Wild Horses

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    Paint a lively horse to take home!  Artwork by Tom Tong.

January 19, 2014 11:00am-05:00pm
Honolulu Museum of Art

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday event information

Ring in the Year of the Horse with hands-on cultural activitiesdesign your family crest, and learn calligraphy and Chinese brush painting. Entertainment includes lion dances, martial arts demos and Chinese folk dancing.

Note: Activities end at 3pm


Brush painting: Using sumi ink and watercolor brushes learn how to paint a horse so lifelike it'll seem to jump right off the page!

Create a personalized seal stamp: East-Asian painters have used seal stamps for thousands of years. Using a rubber block, design and carve one out for yourself.


Chinese calligraphy: See ACUW members practice the art of Chinese calligraphy. Members will write auspicious words and sayings on red paper to give to visitors. Put it on your front door for good luck throughout the year. Limited quantity, one per family. 

Chinese knot:
 Chinese knotting can range from simple to complex designs all made from a single rope. Learn the meanings behind the varying designs then try your hand at tying one to take home

Narcissus plant carving: The art of carving narcissus bulbs is an ancient Chinese tradition done to create unusually shaped narcissus plants. See how narcissus bulbs are carved and try it out yourself.

Chinese paper cut art: Learn how to fold and cut a piece of red paper into an ancient Chinese word symbolizing happiness and good luck. Once you're finished learn about your zodiac from a free hand out.    

Traditional jai: Learn all about jai, a vegan Chinese New Year dish meant to cleanse the soul. Take away a free booklet about jai, including a recipe.

Special thanks to ACUW
Associated Chinese University Women (ACUW) is a non-profit organization working to promote and support the education of Chinese culture.


Guang Zhong Chinese Music Ensemble
Founded in 1995 with Harry C.Y. Wong as the leader, the group is comprised predominantly of local retired educators. Their repertoire includes traditional and modern Chinese music as well as western music and music of other ethnic groups.

noon-12:30pm: Lion dance 
Gee Yung Martial Arts, Dragon & Lion Dance Association joins us with a Chinese Lion Dance through the museum starting from Banyan Courtyard to bring us all good luck!

12:30-1:30pm: Martial Arts / 24 seasonal drums demonstration 

The Lion Dance leads onlookers to the Central Courtyard for a display of amazing local martial arts talent.

1:30-2pm: Chinese lion pole performance 
Presented by Gee Yung Martial Arts, Dragon & Lion Dance Association

Qigong demonstration (Falun Gong)
Cultivate your mind and body as the Falun Gong group demonstrates Falun Gong Qigong exercises involving regulated breathing and meditation. 


11:10am + 1pm: We screen See The World: Live Action Shorts From Children's Film Festival Seattle$3 adults, $1 children (13 + under).


For kids (ages 1-17): 
The museum gives contestants a theme and drawing supplies. 
The winner receives a Supporting Membership to the Honolulu Museum of Art ($100 value), and his or her artwork is used to create the following month’s event brochure and is posted on the museum's website.

For adults (age 18 and up):
The museum gives contestants a theme and drawing supplies.
The winner receives a gift certificate for a Lauhala and Lunch picnic for two at Spalding House ($30 value, good for six months from receipt).

Congratulations to last month's contest winners!

Kid contest: Paxtyn Lum, 6, from Honolulu:


Adult contest: Naoko Angelicus, from Honolulu: