(Jan. 15, 2010)--The Institute of Texan Cultures will host the Taichung City Da Dun Cultural Exhibition from Jan. 16 through Feb. 28. The exhibit will showcase a selection of artworks from the Da Dun Fine Arts Festival, which is held annually in Taiwan.
The cultural exchange exhibition in San Antonio incorporates 110 art pieces including some works of previous Da Dun prizewinners and the winning pieces of this year's exhibition. Artworks from 11 categories will be displayed including crafts, sculpture, digital art, photography, printmaking, watercolor painting, oil painting, glue color painting, seal engraving, calligraphy and ink wash painting.
"It is our hope that this exhibition would open a door for the American audience to learn more about the latest artistic development in Taiwan, and that this art exhibition would stimulate great interest for both Taiwan and the U.S. to promote more frequent culture and art exchange," said Jason Hu, mayor of Taichung City.
Established in 1996 as an opportunity for Taiwanese artists to learn from one another, Taichung City's Da Dun exhibition has expanded on a global scale. Its mission is to boost the aura of artistic creation, to cultivate artistic talents and to promote artistic exchanges.
"Da Dun" refers to Taichung city's original name during China's Qing Dynasty. The city is well known for its rich cultural and artistic environment and has earned the name "City of Culture." It was awarded the title of "World's Best Cultural and Art City" by the World Leadership Forum in 2007.
In addition to introducing an American audience to the works of Taiwanese and international artists, the festival organizers hope that an exhibition in the United States would encourage participation by United States artists in future Da Dun exhibitions. The Taichung City cultural exchange in San Antonio was co-sponsored by the UTSA East Asia Institute, the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taichung City and the Taipei Economic and Culture Office of Houston.
The institute is on the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus, 801 E. Durango Blvd., a short distance from the Alamo and the River Walk. Regular hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults (ages 12-64); $7 for seniors (ages 65+); $6 for children (ages 3-11); free with membership, UTSA or Alamo Colleges identification.
For more information, call (210) 458-2300 or visit the Institute of Texan Cultures Web site.
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