China’s Intangible Cultural Heritage: Traditional Chinese Papercutting Workshop ~Jianzhi (剪纸)-
with Weiwei R. Zhang
China, where paper was invented, has a long history of the decorative folk art “ psaligraphy” or, jianzhi , which means ‘cut paper’. Paper cuts can represent wishes for good health, good fortune and are used as decoration during the Chinese New Year and other festivals as home décor and are also used as patterns for other artwork. One of the most popular of the decorative arts, it is such an intrinsic and important part of Chinese culture that it is recognized as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage” by UNESCO in 2009. Join Ms. Zhang in a hands-on workshop as she demonstrates how to create your own “jianzi” and shares the history of this traditional art form.
All are welcome, no charge.
Date: September 27, Friday, 4:00-6:00 PM
Location: Stony Brook University, Wang Center Room 201, 100 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Contact: http://www.stonybrook.edu/confucius/ or 631.632.5477