Chinese New Year Family Day Was Specatcular
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
THANK YOU to everyone who attended the 2011 Chinese New Year Festival. It was a blast!
Patty Carreras - Chinese Zodiac Storyteller
2011 ART CONTEST WINNERS
Category A: Eric Sun
(Grahamwood Elementary, Ann Kling)
Category B: Meghan Liu
(Elaine Neely Studio)
People's Choice: Katie Martin
(Woodland Presbyterian, Sue Spice)
Category C: Gretchen Vogt
(St. Mary's Episcopal School, Elizabeth Garat)
Category D: Virgina Parr
(Elaine Neely Studio)
The Rabbit is the fourth sign in the cycle of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 animal signs. The Rabbit is a lucky sign. According to Chinese tradition, the Rabbit brings a year in which you can catch your breath and calm your nerves. It is a time for negotiation. To gain the greatest benefits from this time, focus on home, family, security, diplomacy, and your relationships with women and children. Make it a goal to create a safe, peaceful lifestyle, so you will be able to calmly deal with any problem that may arise.
Many thanks to the Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis for bringing so many talented artists and for their wonderful demonstrations.
We also give many thanks to all of our sponsors who donated so many great items for the art contest winners. Sponsors and partners for the annual celebration include Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Confucius Institute of the University of Memphis, Art Center Supply Stores, Inc., Belz Enterprises and many more.
About Belz Museum: The collection of Asian art at the Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic art is the largest and most comprehensive in the southern region of the United States. The collection of more than 900 objects, which range in date from 202 B.C. to the early twentieth-century, includes intricately carved jades, ivories, sculptures, paintings, ceramics, lacquer, textiles and funerary art. In addition to the Asian collection, the collection of Judaica (historical and literal pieces relating to Judaism) reflects the artistic journey of some of Israel’s most celebrated contemporary artists including, Daniel Kafri and Ofra Friedland.
Contact museum staff for more information at 901-523-ARTS (2787). Our director, Belinda D Fish, will be glad to answer any e-mailed inquiries. (firstname.lastname@example.org.)