HOPKINS, Minn. – Stages Theatre Company (STC) in collaboration with Mu Performing Arts, presents “Starry River of the Sky,” based on the children’s book, “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” . . .

Carleton College Chinese Music Ensemble won four medals at the 2014 Huain Cup International Chinese Instrument Competition

 Northfield, Minn.- On the very day the 2014 Winter Olympics were getting underway in Sochi, four members of the Carleton College Chinese Music Ensemble were awarded medals of their own at the 2014 Huain Cup International Chinese Instrument Competition at the Le Petit Trianon Theatre in sunny San Jose, California.

President Obama announces his intent to nominate Jane Chu as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts 

President Obama announced on Feb. 12 his intent to nominate Dr. Jane Chu as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

The president said, “Jane’s lifelong passion for the arts and her background in philanthropy have made her a powerful advocate for artists and arts education in Kansas City. 

Talk and sculptures by noted ceramicist Gary Erickson

 By Elaine Dunn

 The Chinese Heritage Foundation Friends will host an evening talk by noted ceramicist Gary Erickson on Friday, Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m., at 6711 Lakeshore Dr., Richfield.

The evening also includes a preview of Erickson’s porcelain sculptures

Gown of Clouds and Rainbow

By Liu Yang, Ph.D., Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Thus is the account of the spiritual beings’ clothing, described in The Lord of the East, a poem written by the great Chinese poet Qu Yuan (340–278 BCE) and translated by Stephen Owen. Ever since, in China a beautiful piece of clothing has often been described as a “gown of cloud and rainbow.” The same laudatory description can be appropriately applied to the magnificent costumes and jewelry of the Miao people from southwest China.
A selection of about fifteen Miao costumes and seventy objects from a group of 1,200 purchased in 2004 will be on view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) from June 1, 2013, through Jan. 30, 2014, in an exhibit titled “Gown of Cloud and Rainbow: Miao Costumes and Jewelry from Southwest China.” 

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