Families with Children from China New England

Traditional Chinese Folk Art at Boston Children’s Museum

  • 18 Apr 2015
  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Boston Children's Museum

Don't miss this opportunity: Boston Children’s Museum will welcome a delegation of eleven folk artists from China traveling to the United States who will demonstrate their crafts in order to deepen understanding of traditional Chinese folk art by people outside China and help preserve and protect folk arts that are at the brink of extinction. These arts and artists represent a diversity of Chinese culture from the fifty-six ethnic groups in China including Han, Tibetan, Korean, Miao and Manchu.


The following artists will demonstrate their art with presentations that include four workshops - two for woodblock prints and two for Chinese opera mask painting:

Liping Tai
Chinese New Year wood block printing artist, Master of Chinese Arts and Crafts, 20th generation of Fengxiang woodblock prints, entitled “First Class Folk Artist” jointly by UNESCO and Chinese Folk Art Association.

Shuiguan Song
Olivepit carving artist, National Artist of Arts and Crafts, and top winner of Chinese arts and crafts awards – the Mountain Flowers Awards.

Yuanshan Jin
Outstanding patchwork artist, recipient of UNESCO’s “Outstanding Handmade Goods Certification”, known as the “key person who can represent the artistic level of China’s handmade quilts.”

Yongcai Jin
Distinguished black copper expert from Yunnan Province and entitled the “Representative Figure in the China Arts and Crafts Industry”.

Huazhen Yang
Widely admired Tibetan master embroiderer, a Chinese National Cultural Heritage successor and a UNESCO folk art member.

Huifen Yao
Suzhou style embroidery artist, 4th generation of the “Needle God” Shen Shou, specializing in portraits and Chinese ink painting embroidery.

Ying Huang
Master paper-cutting artist, president of Mianyang Folk Literature and Art Association.

Yanling Sun
China’s Intangible Cultural embroidery successor, specializing in Bohai Mohe court and folk embroidery, a 1300 year old ancient art. She founded Embroidery House, to train tens of thousands of embroiderers to keep this ancient art alive.

Lanfang Liu
Qingyang Sachet artist, skilled at a large variety of embroider stitching methods.

Zhongchang Liu
A distinguished inheritor of the Miao embroidery craft and National Intangible Cultural Heritage Successor.

Hongkui Lin
Celebrated Beijing Opera mask painter.

More information about Boston Children’s Museum can be found at www.BostonChildrensMuseum.org.

Free with Museum Admission: Adults, $14, children (1-15) and senior citizens, $14; children under 12 months and Museum members are always free.


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