Asian Arts Going Green

Posted by Erica Minutella

In the 1980s, while Americans were experimenting with colorful wardrobes and experiencing John Hughes movies for the first time, Taiwan was undergoing an environmental awakening.

As a part of this movement, Taiwanese artists have sought inspiration from the natural materials used in traditional Chinese culture. To celebrate this recent re-exploration of the natural world in art, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and the Asian Arts Initiative have partnered with the Taipei Cultural Center in New York City for the exhibition Going Green: New Environmental Art from Taiwan.

The opening reception for Going Green will be held at the Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street, on Friday, August 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. A panel discussion will feature visiting Taiwanese artists Chao-chang Lee and Ping-yu Pan, among others.

Guided tours of outdoor installations at the Schuylkill Center, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road, will take place on Saturday, August 7, 3 – 5 pm. Further works will be on view at Asian Arts. The exhibition will remain on display through August 20. More information can be found by clicking here

Karen Freedman is recognized for her vibrant abstract geometric paintings that explore the interaction of color and its ability to alter perception.
Karen Freedman
Karen Freedman

Karen Freedman is recognized for her vibrant abstract geometric paintings that explore the interaction of color and its ability…

Karen Freedman is recognized for her vibrant abstract geometric paintings that explore the interaction of color and its ability to alter perception.…

Karen Freedman is recognized for her vibrant abstract geometric paintings that explore the interaction of color and its ability to alter perception.…

Candace Karch, Gallery owner, artist, vintage clothing hoarder, knick knack specialist, animal lover, nurse maid, and sometimes prison warden has an outstanding collection of art. She has curated shows at her former  gallery Bambi Gallery as well as "Pop Up" galleries around Philadelphia.
Candace Karch
Candace Karch

Candace Karch, Gallery owner, artist, vintage clothing hoarder, knick knack specialist, animal lover, nurse maid, and sometimes…

Candace Karch, Gallery owner, artist, vintage clothing hoarder, knick knack specialist, animal lover, nurse maid, and sometimes prison warden has an outstanding collection of art. She has curated shows…

Candace Karch, Gallery owner, artist, vintage clothing hoarder, knick knack specialist, animal lover, nurse maid, and sometimes prison warden has an outstanding collection of art. She has curated shows at her former gallery…

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Scott Troxel
Scott Troxel

Scott Troxel draws on the aesthetics of bygone technology and the forward-looking designs of the Atomic Age and mid-century…

Scott Troxel draws on the aesthetics of bygone technology and the forward-looking designs of the Atomic Age and mid-century modernism to make dynamic, retrofuturist wooden wall sculptures that evoke nostalgia…

Scott Troxel draws on the aesthetics of bygone technology and the forward-looking designs of the Atomic Age and mid-century modernism to make dynamic, retrofuturist wooden wall sculptures that evoke nostalgia for the past…

Bomze sees painting as mark making, where drawings become meshed into paintings.
Rachel Bomze
Rachel Bomze

Bomze sees painting as mark making, where drawings become meshed into paintings.…

Bomze sees painting as mark making, where drawings become meshed into paintings.…

Bomze sees painting as mark making, where drawings become meshed into paintings.…

Emilio Maldonado
Emilio Maldonado
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