Enjoy Korean American culture and arts in a safe, fun, and inviting environment. At this free event, visitors will have an opportunity experience Korean heritage, culture, and arts through all the senses: visual, auditory, and kinetic. Visitors will be able to view works by local Korean American artists, participate in arts and crafts, read about Korean history and culture, play with traditional musical instruments, and wear traditional clothing.
Fun activities and demonstrations in the room for the whole family will include JongiJulpki (paper folding), making Jangseung (guardian spirit poles) using paper towel rolls, playing the game of Yut, writing your name in Korean, and coloring activities for younger visitors. Everyone will enjoy playing with Korean drums, and wearing traditional Korean clothing. We will also feature performance by Ooleemm on the center stage on Saturday at 4pm and 5pm.
Stop by to see a glimpse of the fascinating 4,000+ year history of Chinese civilization through artistic depictions in various mediums from past to present, as well as interactive demonstrations, like live calligraphy and Tai Chi. Then, try your hand at traditional Chinese arts and crafts. This year, activities will be presented by Mingyuan Evergreen Chinese School, Hua Zhang Mandarin Studio, the Taiwan Culture and Education Foundation and Stanley Ou Yang Tai Chi. We will have Chinese calligraphy, Chinese paper folding, bookmark making (with your Chinese name on it), lantern making, and paper cutting.
JHP Legacy is excited to be representing the African community at this year’s Arts Festival. We encourage you to pass by our culture room to experience the rich culture of the African continent as we showcase some of our unique arts, crafts, and fashion. Finally, we invite you and the whole family to enjoy the beautiful sounds of Ghana by joining us for a free 45-minutes dance and drum workshop. Come prepared to sweat it out! Come ready for a great experience! We guarantee you an afternoon of fun at the Arts Council Festival.
Featuring arts and craft activities, as well as workshops on Fan/Seashell Decor and Philippine Folk dance, like the world famous Tinikling or Bamboo Dance. This cultural room will also include exhibits of modern art, ethnic musical instruments, like the Igorot and Muslim gongs and Drums, and a costume display showcasing indigenous dress through the ages. Featured in their art exhibit is a new medium and that is Ball Point Paintings by a well known artist – Nelly Clavares.
Stop by and get the little ones busy decorating a clay Lucha Libre mask, or get artsy yourself by making a beautiful flower with guest Lupita Ortiz, who developed a love for traditional artcrafts since she was a child, and she now enjoys sharing this tradition with latino families in the area to preserve their culture. We’ll also have the presence of a lovely female dance group called Grupo Folclórico Donaji, a word in the Zapotec language that means “In big soul”.