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January 11, 2012

Chinese New Year – 2012: Year of the Dragon

Events for Chinese New Year 2012 – Year of the Dragon
Enter the Dragon to 2012

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — January 11, 2012 — The Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art is hosting its 7th annual Chinese New Year art competition, “Enter the Dragon to 2012” and Family Day Celebration.

A student art competition invited over 100 submissions and the competition submissions are being displayed at Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art, now through January 31, 2012. The public is encouraged vote, as winners will be determined by popular vote. Art Competition winners will be announced at Belz Museum’s Annual Chinese New Year Family Day Celebration on Saturday, February 4, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Winners will be chosen from four categories based upon current school level. All participants are welcome to attend the museum’s celebration where they can receive free admission, participate in arts and crafts, enter a raffle and learn about Chinese art and culture.

The Dragon is the fifth sign in the cycle of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 animal signs. A powerful sign, those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon are energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic. They’re natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what’s necessary to remain on top.

Sponsors and partners for the annual celebration include 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. (

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