Considered one of the best Asian art shows in America, the 16th Annual San Francisco Arts of the Pacific Asia show, Feb. 3-5 featured more than 70 private and international galleries, showcasing over 10,000 pieces of museum-quality textiles, sculptures, jewelry and antiques from mainland and Pacific Asia.
A rare viewing opportunity was the special exhibition of Tibetan rugs, “Sacred and Secular, the Piccus Collection”, the first-time Exhibit of Chinese contemporary artists’ work in America and the Asian American women in the Arts Association in San Francisco.
Some very fine antiques, exquisitely crafted and stunning in beauty were showcased by the A.B. Levy Gallery from Florida, Fleurdelys Antiquites of London, The Jade Dragon Gallery from Michigan, Lotus Gallery of Texas, Rudolf Smend from Germany, Axel Michels of Japan, Hagop Manoyan of New York, and altogether 70 top-notch galleries of the world.
Opening Night Preview was a fabulous all-Asian foods gala to benefit the Education Programs of the Asian Art Museum, Chong Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture.
Feb. 18, 11 AM – 5 PM: Bring the family together to enjoy the Chinese New Year celebration at the Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 H Street, across from CSU Sacramento. All kinds of cultural entertainment, lion dance, vendor booths, community exhibits, children’s games, food vendors. Tickets are only $6 for adults and $1 for children.
Feb. 25, noon to 5 pm: Learn about Chinese American history. The Chinese American Museum of Northern California in Marysville’s historic Chinatown, is organizing a day of free public talks and workshops under the theme “Staking a Claim in Chinese American History”. Speaker presentations and participatory workshops are to inform all who are interested in preserving and promoting Chinese American history.