Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Art Collaborative - 2nd exhibit: ARTSRENDEZVOUS

S.T Gallery is pleased to collaborate with Asian Spectrum and Malden Asian Pacific American Coalition (MAPAC) to co-present ARTSRENDEZVOUS, an arts event will be held at S.T Gallery in Malden from October 22 - December 2, 2000.

ARTSRENDEZVOUS was initiated to promote and make the arts more accessible to the Malden community. Through this arts event, we also seek to enhance understanding of all cultures in the community at large.

We will continue planning a series of multidisciplinary arts and culture events to be held at S.T gallery and other venues in Malden. Interested artists residing in and outside Malden can seek support from one another locally and contribute to the community at large in the most creative way. We envision a diverse and multi-disciplined expression of arts, culture and community in Malden.

Image: Tea Master James Hsu demonstrates the traditional Chinese tea preparation at S.T Gallery in Malden.

For ARTSRENDEZVOUS, we have scheduled some activities for the opening reception on Sunday, October 22, 2000, including James Hsu, our Chinese tea connoisseur will demonstrate the traditional Chinese Tea preparation, brewing and etiquette with his superb choice Oolong tea and Gao San Cha (High Mountain Tea). There are Yixing Tea Pots and Tea books on displayed. A translator will be on hand translating the tea tasting demonstration.

Image: Kenneth Chan plays yangqing.

For the music lovers, we will present a young talent, Kenneth Chan, who will play his YangQin (dulcimer) as well as a classical music performance by renowned flute soloist Cy Gilbert and violinist XiaoDan Liu.

For the literary minded, we invite you to listen to the words read by poets L'Merchie Frazier, Christina Bechstein, and Meng Lang, the Executive Editor of "Tendency Quarterly", a journal of literature and the humanities.

All these activities are enhanced by the finest visual work of 19 dedicated artists featured in the art space and in the surrounding environment. The 2D visual art includes paintings, drawings, mixed media collage work, photography, large scale Chinese Contemporary ink paintings, computer generated images, and artist book. 3D work includes mixed media installation and sculptures.

19 Exhibiting Artists:

Ahmed Abdalla, Somerville
Susan Alport, Boston
Christina Bechstein, Jamaica Plain
Laura Benedict, Boston
David Fallon, Quincy
Qin Feng, Boston
L'Merchie Frazier, Boston
Wes Kalloch, Malden
Joanna L. Kao, Jamaica Plain
Kevin Lair, Medford
Jeremy Liu, Jamaica Plain
Moni Oolyonghai, Brookline
Elise Mannella, Cambridge
Angela Peeples, Boston
Heather Pilchard, Cambridge
SAND T , Malden
Jonathan Santos, Boston
Wei-Xin Wang, Boston
Lawrence Wong, New Bedford

Image: Participating artist Wes Kalloch views his work on display at S.T Gallery in Malden.

Image: Cy Gilbert, flute soloist and XiaoDan Liu, violinist play at ARTSRENDEZVOUS.

Poets and Musicians:Kenneth Chan, YangQin (dulcimer)
Cy Gilbert, flute soloist
XiaoDan Liu, violinist
L'Merchie Frazier, poet
Meng Lang, poet


Image: Photo & Poem by Josh Silverman

any space for art
leave the space for art
don't forget the space
find the space and
the art will find you

turning planes in flight
crickets signal oncoming night
a neighbor showers her lawn
the sunlight catches the spray
light getting stronger in dust
do everything not to waste the day

This collaborative arts program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council and Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Image: Melody Tzang of Asian Spectrum TV interviews Richard Cheng member of the Malden Asian Pacific American Coalition (MAPAC).


The Asian Spectrum TV Program ( located 145 Pleasant St., Malden MA 02148) is cablecast live from MATV on Channnel 3, on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 8-9pm. The Program will be rebroadcast on the following days: the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 9:30-10:30pm. On BNN Channel 23, Monday at 1pm & Friday at 6pm. The Program is rebroadcast twice weekly. Asian Spectrum is a Chinese/Cantonese cable TV series sponsored and produced by the Malden Asian Pacific American Coalition.

The Malden Asian Pacific American Coalition (MAPAC) is a volunteer, non-partisan community organization formed to address issues pertinent to Asian Pacific Americans living and or working in the City of Malden. Formed in 1995, MAPAC has sought new and creative ways to bring Asian culture and tradition to the larger Malden community. This includes the annual Chinese New Year Celebration which MAPAC first organized four years ago. MAPAC also produces Asian Spectrum, a bimonthly live talk program on Malden Access Television. This highly acclaimed program works to inform the local Asian community of issues pertinent to Malden and is cablecast on Channel 3 on the first and third Tuesday of each month. MAPAC has also recently helped to established a weekly badminton program at the Salemwood School.

S. T gallery (a non-commercial art space est. 1998) This alternative art space is operated on a voluntary basis. It has been making today's art accessible to the community-at-large by donating space for ongoing art exhibitions and collaborating on related events within the community. S.T Gallery has created a common ground for everyone to come together for art appreciation, an educational experience, and information sharing as well as networking. S.T Gallery encourages others to come play a vital role in establishing a vibrant artist community in Malden.



Wang, WayXin - Culture Diversity, ARTSRENDEZVOUS at S.T Gallery - The Epoch Times, Boston, MA. 11/11/00
Tang, Carrie - ARTSRENDEZVOUS at S.T Gallery, Malden - The World Journal, Boston, MA. 11/03/00