Flushing celebrates Lunar New Year

February 25, 2013 by  

The Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts has served the area for three decades with its commitment to the city revitalization and continues to do so with the Lunar New Year celebration schedule.

Many events and exhibits are scheduled now through March in recognition of the Chinese Lunar New Year. The famed New Year Prints display will be available through March 10 and is provided by the Taipei Cultural Center. It includes a full exhibition of the venerable form of Chinese art that reflects emotions and lives of people. The collection showcases winners from the past three years participating in the Taiwan New Year Prints Contest held annually.

The prints contain a broad variety of printing techniques, including digital printing, silk screen, woodblocks, foil, and intaglio. Sophisticated print companies often provide a variety of standard and unique printing techniques that are applied to modern day usage.

Continuing with recognizing the Chinese New Year, a workshop took place yesterday (February 25) consisting of an interactive hands-on experience as attendees learn how to appreciate the beauty within the prints while learning about Chinese New Year Prints culture and how to apply techniques.

Lunar Lantern Making, a family workshop, is scheduled for March 3 at 5:00 pm and will explain the ritual of lighting a lantern in the shape of a lotus for the belief of devoting one’s efforts to performing good deeds and bringing light to the world where it is needed by humanity. Children are encouraged to participate with their parents. Complete materials will be provided in the class.