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Family Program: Himalayan Animal Stories -- Compassion for Endangered Species

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Sunday January 17, 2010 2:30-4:30




Participants will discover the endangered animals of the Himalayas and write and illustrate their own animal story. Artist and Books for Children Founder, Rima Fujita, will read her children's books including a true story of the Dalai Lama's dog, and will lead participants in creating their own hand-made books. Recommended ages: 8 - 12. Admission, $10 for adults, $8 for members and children.

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Rima Fujita was born in Tokyo and has lived in New York since 1979. She studied at Parsons School of Design and received her B.F.A. in illustration and painting and has exhibited her work internationally to much acclaim.

In 2001 Rima established Books for Children, an organization that produces children's books and donates them to orphans and poor children around the world. Her first book, Wonder Talk, was officially selected as recommended reading by the United Nations, and TB Aware has received various awards in the United States.

In 2006 she designed the signature poster for the International Peace Summit in Hiroshima, Japan, where she received special recognition from several Nobel Peace Laureates including the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Betty Williams.

Her published books include Simple Meditation, The Little Black Box, Wonder Talk, Wonder Garden and TB Aware. For more information about Rima please visit: www.rimafujita.com



The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art was founded in 1945 to foster awareness and preservation of Tibetan art and culture. Public programs at the Museum are funded, in part, by funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Located at 338 Lighthouse Avenue, the Museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For further information, please call 718-987-3500 or visit the museum’s website at www.tibetanmuseum.org.

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http://www.rimafujita.com
http://rimafujita.blogspot.com
~10th Anniversary of Books for Children~
http://www.rimafujita.com/bfc/index.html
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RISE&FALL: A REVOLUTIONARY ART AND MUSIC
NIGHTLIFE EVENT SERIES COMMEMORATES THE 20THANNIVERSARY OF
THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL

Events to Take Place November 5-28, 2009 Throughout The United States


Rise&Fall in NYC
November 5 @ Public Assembly, $8
70 North 6th St. Brooklyn, NY 11211

Rise&Fall (http://www.rise-fall.com) is a revolutionary art and music event series commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This mobile art installation and electronic music event features artwork displayed on digital frames interpreting the theme ‘breaking down barriers’
collected through a public call for submissions and will include music performed by renowned Turkish-German-Queer and Muslim DJ/Producer, DJ Ipek Ipekcioglu (http://www.djipek.com). Her performances are the embodiment of contemporary Germany (post-Wall), smashing musical, cultural and social barriers through an eclectic mix of Middle Eastern sounds and Berlin Electro, drawing on minority subcultures and pop culture in Germany.

Additionally, international bilingual art magazine COOL (http://www.cool-ny.com) will present a live painting performance called "Rise&Fall" by Japanese street artist PESU (http://www.pesuart.com) in which he interprets the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Rise&Fall is sponsored by The Embassy of the Republic of Germany Washington, DC and Kodak.


LOS ANGELES, October 21, 2009 – LA-based BOA Events announces show dates for Rise&Fall, an art and music event series that commemorates the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This national mobile art installation and electronic music event will feature artwork that interprets the theme “Breaking Down Barriers.” All artwork will be displayed on Kodak S730 and D830 digital picture frames that will showcase the multiple entries that were received during the open call for submissions. The nightlife event will also include music performed by renowned Turkish-German DJ/Producer, DJ Ipek Ipekcioglu.

“During our open call for submissions, we received artwork from 19 countries and 19 states within the United States. Submissions were requested in digital form to be displayed on Kodak digital picture frames throughout the venues because it allows us to showcase creative representations of the broader theme of breaking down barriers to a demographic in venues and volume we otherwise could not,” added Mikaela Pollock, co-director of BOA.

Interested individuals are invited to visit the Rise&Fall Web site at www.rise-fall.comto find out more about an event near them. Confirmed Rise&Fall venue and dates are as follows (more to be confirmed on the Rise&Fall Web site):

11/05/09 – Public Assembly featuring live painting from Japanese street artist, PESU – presented by COOL Magazine in Brooklyn, New York (www.publicassemblynyc.com)
11/12/09 – White Room in Miami, Florida (www.whiteroomshows.com)
11/18/09 – DC9 in Washington, DC (www.dcnine.com)
11/19/09 – Enormous Room in Boston, MA (www.enormous.tv)
11/20/09 – Tazza Caffe in Providence, RI (www.tazzacaffe.com)
11/21/09 – Venue TBA in Las Vegas, NV
11/27/09 – The Purple Lounge at The Standard Hotel Hollywood in Los Angeles (www.thestandard.com)

Professional and amateur artists that work in a wide range of mediums were asked to submit digital versions of their work and a short description of what “bringing down walls” or “breaking down barriers” means to them - either as directly related to the Berlin Wall or on a more symbolic, personal, cultural or social level. Digital art itself breaks down the walls of traditional display, allowing more artists to contribute to the project and more people to see the mobile national exhibition. Images and descriptions will be displayed on Kodak S730 and D830 digital frames and projected in event venues during each Rise&Fall event and select images will also be available for viewing online on the Rise&Fall Web site.

The Embassy of the Republic of Germany Washington, D.C. and the Consulate General of the Republic of Germany New York,Miami, Boston and Los Angeles are the official sponsors of the Rise&Fall event series. For more information on this year’s German Mission in the United States theme, “Freedom Without Walls,” consumers can visit: www.germany.info/withoutwalls.

To add to the creative atmosphere, renowned DJ Ipek Ipekcioglu will be performing. As a daughter of Turkish immigrants to Germany, she personifies the breaking down of cultural barriers and stigma—raised as an ethnic minority (Turkish), religious minority (Muslim) and sexual minority (lesbian). DJ Ipek Ipekcioglu performs a style of music that directly represents her cultural diversity and pride. Her performances are the embodiment of contemporary Germany (post-Wall), smashing musical, cultural and social barriers through an eclectic mix of Middle Eastern sounds and Berlin Electro, drawing on minority subcultures and pop culture in Germany.

DJ Ipek expressed, “Living near the Berlin Wall when it was brought down in 1989, I have a special place in my heart for this anniversary. It was a big challenge for all of us to deal with this wall-less situation. It changed our lives in Berlin. With the opening up of a great city, Germany became even more international. I'm excited to travel the United States with Rise&Fall and, through my passion for music, commemorate this historic occasion with American audiences.”

ABOUT BOA EVENTS
BOA Events (BOA Life LLC) is an LA-based event production, graphic and web design, and artist management company focused on the electronic music industry. BOA’s philosophy has always been that music and art are the best ambassadors, building bridges between cultures and connecting people through common experiences. As scholars of international relations, BOA’s founders believe that, in a highly politicized world divided by ethnic, racial, religious and cultural lines, music and art hold the power to cross these lines and educate on a level that goes beyond the mind to the heart and soul.

Rise&Fall concept and branding created by: BOA Life LLC (dba BOA Events)
Rise&Fall event production by: BOA Life LLC (dba BOA Events)

Rise&Fall: www.rise-fall.com
BOA Life LLC (dba BOA Events): www.boaevents.com
DJ Ipek Ipekcioglu: www.djipek.com
Rise& Fall on Twitter: www.twitter.com/risefall09
BOA on Twitter: www.twitter.com/boaevents


Japanese artist Rima Fujita reads her children's books at the Tibetan Festival on October 3. It is a whole day festival with food, dance, art, crafts and prayers at the Jacques Machais Museum. Her reading will start from 3pm and we will read in English and Tibetan. Lama Pema Wangdak who received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor this year will read the Tibetan part. He is also the one who told me the lovely story of wisdom for my first book, Wonder Talk. I hope you can join

www.tibetanmuseum.org/calendar.htm


日本でも大人気の手編み布草履が、ニューヨークに逆上陸!
着られなくなったTシャツをリサイクルして可愛い布草履を作るワークショップです。
みんなで楽しく簡単エコライフ!

Learn how-to, by following the simple instruction in a very relaxed atmosphere. The best timing to make your own ZOORI, Japanese hand woven cloth sandals.

Date: Thursday, Sep 24th. 2009
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm


Instructor: Kimiko
Materials: Please Bring THREE of your old T-shirts and Scissors

Fee: $45 (includes the ZOORI making instruction) *Please pay at the door

Where: CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)
123 4th Ave, 2nd FL (between 12th & 13th streets)
New York NY 10003
212-677-8621


Contact to register: RSVP to the website, or send the email, zoori@whiteinc.jp
http://groups.to/zoori

In this workshop, we will teach the simple techniques to make a pair of ZOORI using your old, unwanted T-shirts.
*The part of the profits and 1 T-shirt from these workshops
will be donated to the 'LET’S HAVE A DREAM' project.


ZAKKA NYC is pleased to present decob WORKSHOP this weekend. Email sign-up registration now open.

DATE: Saturday Jun 20th, 1-3pm at ZAKKA

FEE: $20 Adults/ $15 Kids, includes Tote bag, Paints and Drinks
INSTRUCTOR: HANAE SASAOKA

HOW TO APPLY:

Send email to cool.decob@gmail.com with following information.
1. Name
2. Number of attendee
3. Email
4. Tel

Hanae Sasaoka
Hanae Sasaoka was born in Saitama, Japan and grew up in west Kanagawa. Before pursuing a career in art she earned her BA of International Business from Aoyama-Gakuin University in Tokoyo, Japan. She worked in Taiwan, China and the UK for eight years in the business field. Since changing her career path she has exhibited her work nationally and internationally throughout Tokyo, the UK and New York. Her work is included in many private collections. She lives and works in Long Island, NY. She’s been chosen as one of the New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artists in the Outreach Initiative Program 2007-2008.  http://www.hanaesasaoka.com

DATE: Sunday Jun 21th, 2-4pm at ZAKKA

FREE EVENT
INSTRUCTORS: White Inc.




ZOORI is our original interpretation of the traditional Japanese “zouri”, simply means “cloth sandals”. These are worn by traditional Japanese more than 200 years ago. However, recently they have gained back the popularity in Japan, but this time round, the sandals are all made with variety of reusable fabrics such as old T-shirts, bed sheets, mops, even socks! They are not only environmentally friendly. They are comfortable to wear indoors, and because of ups and downs weaving patterns, they promote health as the patterns act as massaging points for the sole of the foot.

The team White Inc. has been organized ZOORI workshops in Toronto and New York since April 2009. Their next official workshops will be held at Center for Remembering & Sharing(CRS) New York on  Jun 20th and  27th 2009, and Jun 29th at the Knit Cafe in Toronto Canada. Visit their official Facebook page http://groups.to/zoori/

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