Posts Tagged 'Asian Festival'

Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

In celebration, the greater Dallas community came together this past Saturday to enjoy Asian Festival 2017 in Fair Park. We hosted our very own art-making booth, where kids could craft their own paper scroll inspired by Enomoto Kikaku’s “Mushrooms,” a haiku poem. Check out the video below to see what we were up to!

This free, family-friendly festival showcased cultural performances, arts and crafts, cuisine, and more from the many, many cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Thank you to the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce for allowing the DMA to participate!

Angela Medrano
McDermott Intern for Gallery and Community Teaching

Friday Photos: Asian Festival

Springtime brings green grass, sunny weather, and fun festivals around the Metroplex.  Go van Gogh provides art activities for visitors of all ages at annual arts and cultural festivals including the Asian Festival, CityArts, Juneteenth, Discovery Days at the Museum of Nature and Science, and the Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair.

This past Saturday, we participated in the MetroPCS Asian Festival, which took place in Main Street Garden in downtown Dallas.  Visitors to our booth were welcomed with images of “Mushrooms”, a Haiku Poem, a scroll from our Japanese collection.  The scroll features a haiku written in Japanese calligraphy accompanied by an illustration of mushrooms, the poem’s subject.  View pictures of our visitors below as they draft their haikus, carefully write and illustrate their poems on delicate rice paper, and mount their poems with printed origami paper.  Ending the slideshow is an image of dancers from Ka Pā Hula O Manulani, Texas Hawaiian Culture and Hula School. 

If you’d like to visit the DMA booth at an upcoming festival, check our web site to see where we’ll be next! 

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Melissa Nelson
Manager of Teaching in the Community


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