For immediate release: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Contact: Sarah Knab, Overture Center, 608.258.4438 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Taiwanese Culture Featured at Overture October 19-November 2, 2016
Two-week limited showing in Overture’s Playhouse Gallery with reception and puppetry performances
Madison, Wis. – As part of the City of Madison and UW – Madison celebration of “Taiwanese Culture in Madison 2016”, Overture will present an exhibition from October 19 – November 2, with open reception on Friday, October 28, and Taiwanese puppet shows October 28 and 30. The celebration honors and shares traditions and contemporary practice of arts and culture from Taiwan.
Schedule of events at Overture Center:
Art Gallery | Playhouse Gallery | Wednesday, October 19 – Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Over the course of his life that was cut short with a tragic ending, Chen produced many artworks representing scenes of life and landscape in Taiwan infused with his personal vision, and conveyed them to the world. Chen’s artistic creation and serve as a window through which later generations could view the development of Western art in Taiwan.
Reception & Music for Cheng-Po Chen’s Artworks | Playhouse Gallery | Friday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m.
“A Sea of Puppets” | Rotunda Stage | Friday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, October 30 at 1 p.m.
Taiyuan Puppet Workshop | Rotunda Studio | Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m.
The celebration will include Taiwanese cinema film screenings at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the art exhibition of a prominent Taiwanese artist Chen, Cheng Po (1895-1947) and a local Taiwanese artist Dr. C.K. Chang in Overture Center Playhouse Gallery, a concert to honor the brilliant artworks of Chen, Cheng Po, series of academic lectures focusing on designs and culture and a final component of the diverse program, the Taiyuan Puppet Theater Company’s performance of “A Sea of Puppets”, which will showcase the unique artistic brilliance and an everlasting tradition of Taiwan.
Admission is FREE and open to all ages for all programs. For more information about “Taiwanese Culture in Madison 2016”, please visit MadAboutTaiwan2016.wixsite.com/home
OVERTURE CENTER FOR THE ARTS in Madison, Wisconsin features seven state-of-the-art performance spaces and five galleries where national and international touring artists, ten resident companies and hundreds of local artists engage people in over half a million educational and artistic experiences each year. Overture.org