Year of the Rabbit

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February 20, 2011 11:00am-05:00pm
Honolulu Academy of Arts

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday event information

Things to see and do:    

11am: The first 200 people through the door get a free Academy publication! Take your pick: Wen Jen Hua: Chinese Literati Painting from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Hutchinson OR Masterpieces of Chinese Lacquer from the Mike Healy Collection

11am-noon: University of Hawai‘i Chinese Ensemble pays the dizi, xiao, erhu and pipa.

11am-3pm: The Associated Chinese University Women will help with the gallery hunt in Galleries 16 and 17, help visitors play mahjong, present the Longevity Table for good luck and long life, pass out their favorite jai recipe, teach visitors how to tie the Chinese longevity knot and, with the Confucius Institute of the University of Hawai‘i, give instruction on calligraphy.
          —Calligraphy in Banyan Courtyard
          —Chinese knot-tying, jai recipes and ACUW information in Kinau Courtyard
          —Mah jong games in Pavilion Cafe
          —Artist in Residence Katie Smalls in Gallery 30 Art Studio

11am, 12:40pm, 1:20pm: Family Film: Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: Celebrate with Kai-Lan. Watch three episodes—one of them is about Chinese New Year!—of this Nickelodeon family favorite.

Noon-1:30pm: Gee Yung International Martial Arts Dragon and Lion Association performs a lion dance and gives a martial arts demonstration. The climax starts at 1pm in Luce Pavilion: Lion dance atop 10-foot-high jongs (poles).

1:30-2pm: University of Hawai‘i Chinese Ensemble pays the yangqin, erhu, percussion and keyboards.

1:45-2:15pm, 2:30-3pm: Musician in the Museum resident John Seymore will play the xiao and ti-tsu flutes in the Chinese galleries.

2-3pm: Corey Wong gives a tai chi demonstration of Yang style, Yang style sword, Huanyuan Chen style, Wudang style, Sun style for arthritis, and defense. He will also give a participatory demonstration of qigong.


Drawing Contest (for kids ages 1 - 17)

Use the supplies provided to draw the theme for next month’s Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday event, Big 84, and leave your entry in the box. One winner will be chosen to have his/her artwork used on next month’s flyer! Read the instructions near the supplies for contest rules.

What you win: The honor of having your artwork featured on the cover of the next Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday brochure and on our website and a Family Level membership to the Honolulu Academy of Arts.

The winner of last month's drawing contest: Matthew Kam, age 11! Thanks for participating Matthew! We hope you come will visit us again soon.