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Asian Arts & Culture Center

Events and Exhibitions FALL 2015

The Asia in Maryland (AIM) Cultural Connection: Cambodian Arts & Culture

Engage with a vibrant artistic community with deep roots in both Cambodia and the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. through a dynamic series of events. Explore the human passion for artistic expression, creativity, and preserving tradition. The Asia in Maryland (AIM) Cultural Connection features local Asian American communities and their artistic and cultural work.

SOUNDING THE SPIRIT OF CAMBODIA:
Khmer Music and Dance-drama in a Mid-Atlantic Community

September 19 - December 12, 2015
Center for the Arts Asian Arts Gallery

Encounter the beauty, history, meanings, and transformations of an ancient Cambodian tradition in the lives of musicians, dancers, and community members in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Discover the intricacies of the musical, theatrical, dance, educational and spiritual dimensions of this art form and explore how it continues to thrive in the contemporary world.

Admission is FREE.
Gallery Hours during exhibition: Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m.
Closed for the Thanksgiving holiday November 25 - 29.


CAMBODIAN CLASSICAL DANCE INTENSIVE
Saturday, September 19, 12:30 - 4 p.m.
Center for the Arts, Asian Arts Gallery and Dance Studios

Use your body to gain a basic understanding of Khmer classical dance through a hands-on training with master dancers from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.

Registration:
Free for TU students. Pre-registration is required.
Check back in August for registration details.

Co-presented with TU Department of Dance.


CLASSICAL DANCE AND MUSIC OF CAMBODIA
Saturday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.
Center for the Arts, Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, CA 3042

Encounter a world of hypnotic, elegant dance and music with roots in Cambodia’s ancient Angkor Empire. Dancers and musicians of Maryland’s own Cambodian Buddhist Society share their exquisite and time-honored art form with this program of traditional and contemporary works.

Tickets:
$15 regular price, $10 AA&CC members and students, $5 TU students with valid OneCard

6 p.m. By invitation only. Pre-Concert Cocktail Reception, Center for the Arts Atrium
for AA&CC current members of the Crane Club, Tiger Society, Phoenix Circle, Dragon Circle, and Jade Circle. RSVP required.


FAMILY ART DAY
October 10 and November 7, 2015, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Center for the Arts Atrium

FREE and open to the public! Experience the joy of thinking like an artist through drop-in interactive art activities, performances, interactive gallery experiences, and story time, all inspired by current exhibitions. Visitors of all ages welcome!
In partnership with the TU Community Art Center, NAEA Towson Student Chapter, Asian Arts & Culture Center, Department of Art + Design, Art History, and Art Education Galleries.

Special Asian Arts & Culture Center Events:

• Nov. 7
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Center for the Arts Atrium
Hands-on Cambodian jewelry making with master artist Sochietah Ung. Made possible by a generous grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

1 p.m. Dance Studio Theatre
Performance and hands-on demo: Dance and music by the students of Cambodian American Heritage, Inc.



CLASSICAL DANCE AND MUSIC OF CAMBODIA
Sunday, November 8, 3 p.m.

Center for the Arts, Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, CA 3042

Experience the celestial sights and sounds of a tradition with origins in Cambodia’s ancient courts. Dancers and musicians of the Cambodian American Heritage present a diverse repertoire from this captivating and vibrant art form that transcends historical and geographical boundaries.

Tickets:
$15 regular price, $10 AA&CC members and students, $5 TU students with valid OneCard


CAMBODIAN CLASSICAL COSTUME-MAKING INTENSIVE
Saturday, November 14, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Center for the Arts, Asian Arts Gallery and Costume Shop

Join master costume-maker Sochietah Ung for a full-day exploration of the intricate costumes worn in Cambodian classical dance-drama. In collaboration with the TU Department of Theatre Arts and made possible through a generous grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

Registration:
Free for TU students with valid OneCard
$5 AA&CC members and non-TU students with valid ID
$10 regular price
Lunch is included.
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required with preference given to TU students. Check back in September for registration information.

Proceeds benefit the Towson University Foundation, Asian Arts & Culture Center.


CAMBODIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC WORKSHOP
Monday, November 16, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Center for the Arts, Recital Hall

Join master musician Chum Ngek and his ensemble for a crash-course in the technique and theory behind the sacred Cambodian pin peat ensemble. In collaboration with the TU Department of Music.

Registration:
Free for TU students with valid OneCard
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
Check back in September for registration information.


STAY TUNED FOR ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING ANNOUNCEMENTS

ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. For information, call 410-704-2807.


Asian Arts & Culture Center
Center for the Arts, Room 2037 (map)
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.;
Saturday 1 - 4 p.m. (during exhibitions)

Phone: 410-704-2807
E-mail: asianarts@towson.edu

 




The Asian Arts & Culture Center appreciates the generous support of the Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel, E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Citizens of Baltimore County, TU Student Government Association, TU College of Fine Arts & Communication, Maryland State Arts Council, Yoshinobu & Kathleen Shiota, Ro & Marius P. Johnson Legacy Charitable Fund, TU Center for Student Diversity, TU Marketing & Communications, Anthony & Bonnie Montcalmo, The Friends of Khmer Culture, Capital Partners Securities, Co., Ltd., Capital Services Group, TU COFAC Diversity Committee, Pepsi, TU Department of Dance, and TU Department of Music.


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