Thursday, February 19, 4:30 – 6 pm


Take part in some of the Chinese New Year traditions while snacking on yummy treats!
Then stick around for a talk on Chinese plants.


An Introduction to Plants in Chinese Art
Thursday, February 19, 6 pm
In traditional Chinese art, plants are accurately depicted, but only a few species of plants are included. The same plants appear over and over for their symbolism or meaning. In this amusing and enlightening talk, you’ll learn to read the season from the plants in the art; ideas associated with plants and colors in Chinese art; and changes in plants in Chinese art during the last dynasty and since. Enrich your understanding of the images in Chinese painting and pottery; enjoy a few of the puns of Chinese art; and engage your senses with this rich visual tradition. A talk by Kathy Keeler.