2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the Chinese Fine Arts Society. In honor of such an occasion, the Chinese Fine Arts Society presents the Five Elements Project. The five elements: metal, wood, water, fire, and earth are used in Chinese philosophy, art, and science to describe natural phenomena. Inspired by our late founder Barbara Tiao, who many considered to be a “force of nature,” the Chinese Fine Arts Society’s Five Elements Project is a yearlong celebration of concerts, lectures, and events inspired by these elements. This ancient concept provides a rich platform to broaden knowledge of Chinese culture and pave the way for further exploration of our 5000 year old artistic heritage.
Five Elements Project: Water (Series Premiere!)
April 27th, 2014 at 3-4 PM
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts University of Chicago
915 E 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Five Elements Project: Earth and Wood
May 18th, 2014 at 3PM
Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
The Chinese Fine Arts Society celebrated the 2014 Lunar New Year, Year of the Horse at the Richard J. Daley Center and Navy Pier. Our events featured performances by lion dancers, martial artists, traditional Chinese instrumentalists, and dance troupes. Our Navy Pier event also featured crafts and a marketplace, where guests could browse a diverse range of Chinese goods. Check out pictures from the events below. All photos are available for download by right clicking on the image.
On Thursday, February 6th, the Chinese Fine Arts Society in partnership with Deloitte and Pagoda Red hosted a cocktail reception to ring in the Year of the Horse. The event took place at Pagoda Red and featured music on the guzheng from Yen Xu, performances from CCCI lion dancers, martial artist Sean Quan, dancers Amy Xie and Dollie Diaz, and winning cellist from our annual Music Festival in Honor of Confucius, Ifetayo Ali. Photos are available for download by right clicking on the image or on our Facebook. To learn more about our 30 x 30 Challenge and how to support us, please visit the following page.
Didn’t catch us on the news in celebration of Chinese New Year this past weekend? Don’t sweat it because we’ve compiled a list of our media appearances for you below.
Watch Julie Tiao Ma at the Peninsula Hotel on CBS Chicago, January 31, 2014:
Don’t forget about coverage of our Chinese New Year Kickoff Celebration at the Daley Center on CBS and WGN, January 31, 2014:
According to the lunar calendar, Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, falls on January 31st this year and extends for two weeks. One of the most popular aspects of Chinese New Year is the twelve zodiac animals. The year 2014 corresponds to the Year of the Horse. To learn more about the mythology behind the twelve zodiac animals and traditional customs for the new year, click here.
In honor of the new year, the Chinese Fine Arts Society will be hosting a variety of programs throughout the Chicago area. Come join us in celebration of the year of the horse!
Chinese New Year Kickoff Celebration
Richard E. Daley Center
January 31 from 12 pm – 1 pm
50 W Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Chinese New Year Lantern Celebration
Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens
February 16 from 12 pm – 3 pm
Chicago, IL 60611
Thanks to all, we had a highly successful 29th annual MFHC Winners Concert! We’d like to sincerely congratulate all performers on their incredible accomplishment and thank parents and teachers for their ongoing support. Not least, thanks to all old and new CFAS supporters for their attendance at the concert. Pictures from the event are now available on our Facebook page. Take a look and don’t hesitate to add your own!
Our next events will be in celebration of the 2014 Chinese New Year, year of the horse. Please check our calendar to the right of our webpage for more information! We hope to see you there.
2013 Music Festival in Honor of Confucius Winners Concert
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Preston Bradley Hall
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602
The Chinese Fine Arts Society would like to remind all participants, their family and teachers, as well as our supporters of the upcoming 2013 MFHC Winners Concert. We’d like to congratulate all participants on their hard work and the concert will be a wonderful opportunity for first place winners to showcase their achievement.
Come join us for an afternoon of music!