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“The Way of Chopsticks” Events and Programs

SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 – DECEMBER 29, 2013


The Way of Chopsticks


The Way of Chopsticks events at PAA

This fall, please join us for programs and special events including artist talks, food tastings, gallery tours, and hands-on workshops for the whole family. For ticketing and more information, click on the titles below:



A Discussion with Song Dong, Yin Xiuzhen, and Philippe Vergne

The University of the Arts, Caplan Center for Performing Arts, Terra Hall 211 S. Broad St, 16th & 17th Floors.
Philadelphia Art Alliance senior curator Sarah Archer and Philippe Vergne, Director of the Dia Art Foundation, New York, host a conversation with Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen about The Way of Chopsticks and how the artists have balanced family life with thriving careers.

Philip Tinari on the Beijing Art Scene
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3 // 7:00-8:00PM
$20 ($10 for members)
Writer and curator Philip Tinari, director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, discusses the art scene in modern-day China.


DesignPhiladelphia: The Five Tastes of Chinese Cuisine with Chef Joseph Poon
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 // 6:00-8:00PM
$20 ($10 for members)

Setting the Chinese Table: A Tasting and Conversation about Food and Design with Michelle Liao and Chef Joseph Poon
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 // 6:00-8:00PM
$20 ($10 for members)

Third Thursday Gallery Tours
SEPTEMBER 19 // OCTOBER 17 // NOVEMBER 21 // DECEMBER 19 // 2:00-3:00PM
$10 (FREE for members)
Join Philadelphia Art Alliance senior curator Sarah Archer for a personal guided tour of The Way of Chopsticks.


Saturday Family Workshop Series
10-11:30AM //  $10 per child ($5 for members)
Programs are designed for families with children ages 5-8 years of age.
For more info, click here.

The Art of Shadow Puppets
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 // 10:00-11:30AM
Join artist, performer and educator Hua Hua Zhang to learn about the Chinese tradition of shadow puppetry and to make a shadow puppet of your own.

The Way of Calligraphy
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 // 10:00-11:30AM
Hua Hua Zhang will introduce the Chinese art of calligraphy, in which beautifully crafted characters provide both visual and verbal expression. This workshop is for adults and children ages 7 and up.

Creating a Family Story with Robin Markle
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 // 10:00-11:30AM
Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen worked with their daughter Song ErRui to create this exhibition. Be part of our storytelling workshop and create your own mixed-media art project that tells your family’s story.


Shadow Puppet Performance
$12 ($10 for members), adults and children welcome
Enjoy an original work of shadow puppet theater, written and performed by artist, performer and educator Hua Hua Zhang, in the intimate setting of the PAA.


The Way of Chopsticks has been supported by Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from the Mindspring Foundation, and the Asian Cultural Council.

Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen are represented in New York City and Beijing by Chambers Fine Art.

To request photos, interviews and more information, please contact: Canary Promotion, 215-690-4065; Carolyn Huckabay, To download a copy of the press release, click here.

The Philadelphia Art Alliance is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. (closed on Mondays).

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors and free for members. For more information, please call 215-545-4302.


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