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Chinese Calligraphy and Brush Painting Demonstration

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Gathering Space, John E. Robbins Library


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Join the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee in celebrating Asian Heritage month by attending a demonstration by Becky Chinn. Becky will demonstrate simple Chinese calligraphy as well as bamboo and orchid brush painting, while discussing the history and technique of this art form.

Becky Chinn was born and raised in San Francisco. As a child she learned Chinese calligraphy in Chinese school. In 2006 and 2007 she studied Chinese brush painting/calligraphy with BU visiting professor Xiren Qian from Nanjing for two semesters. 

As a professional violinist she has performed in a number of professional orchestras. She has been a violin teacher at Brandon University Conservatory since 1984. Between 2007 and 2014 she taught many classes in watercolour, Chinese brush painting, calligraphy and origami to adults and children at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba. In 2011 she received a Manitoba Arts Council grant to participate in a watercolour workshop with Alvaro Castagnet in Vancouver. 


Who should attend?

Open to all members of the university community.


****Please RSVP to ParkL@BrandonU.ca or call 204-727-9785 so we can ensure there is enough space for all who are interested****


Accessibility Considerations?

To ensure these opportunities are available to all, please advise of any accessibility needs prior to the event. Contact Lisa Park at ParkL@BrandonU.ca or 204-727-9785.

Brandon University is committed to being an accessible institution. To ensure that any event is available to all who are interested in attending, please advise us in advance of any accessibility considerations. Accessibility contact: communications@brandonu.ca


Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
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Diversity and Human Rights Advisor