[Soasiastudents] NWSANet Calendar 12.11.06
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Mon Dec 11 12:22:59 PST 2006
1) Nov 4- Feb 4, 2007 - Vanished Kingdoms and Sacred Portraits from Tibet
2) Jan 15 (deadline) - Tasveer: Call for submissions for short, documentary, and experimental films
1) Nov 4, 2006 - Feb 4, 2007 Vanished Kingdoms and Sacred Portraits from Tibet
November 4, 2006 - February 4, 2007
Venue - Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, UW
Vanished Kingdoms: The Wulsin Photographs of Tibet, China, and Mongolia, 1921-1925 is an exhibit of 39 compelling color images of rare colored lantern slides taken by two young American explorers, Janet E. and Frederick R. Wulsin, Jr., from the collections of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.
Janet was one of the first American women explorers to reach western China, Inner Mongolia, and Tibet. Together they produced this series of superb photographs of the Ta'er, Labuleng and Zhuoni lamaseries, religious ceremonies, and landscapes they encountered during their expedition for the National Geographic Society in 1923. Shown publicly for the first time, this traveling exhibit is organized by PEM in conjunction with the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.
Vanished Kingdoms showcases 39 stunning prints, on loan from the Frederick R. Wulsin photographic collection at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) commissioned renowned digital artist Fernando Azevedo to create the archival inkjet prints, which reveal, in large scale, the intricately detailed interiors as well as breathtaking landscapes found in the original hand-colored lantern slides.
Augmenting the photographs of Vanished Kingdoms through February 4, is Sacred Portraits from Tibet, a display of Burke Museum thangkas, large, delicately painted Tibetan religious paintings. Thangkas typically feature portraits of arhats or Buddhist saints and important lamas or Buddhist teachers. Paintings made between the 17th and early 20th centuries demonstrate not only the rich iconography of Tibetan Buddhist tradition, but also the exquisite painterly skills in portraiture and illustration.
The exhibit will include a thangka of the four-armed Avalotitesvara, the Bodhisattva of compassion, painted especially for the Burke by local artist and well-known monk, Dhawa Dhondup Ngoche. One of Ngoche's own traditional Tibetan Buddhist altars will also be displayed amongst the thangkas in the exhibit.
Sacred Portraits from Tibet is sponsored by the Blakemore Foundation with support from the Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, the Sidney Fund, and the Silk Road Foundation. Vanished Kingdoms and Sacred Portraits from Tibet have the active participation and approval of Tibetan religious and community leaders in Seattle.
------------------------------------------------------------------ 2) Tasveer- Call for Submissions Tasveer, an independent film organization in Seattle, seeks short films, experimental films, documentaries, and narratives of any length for submission for "Aaina: South Asian Women Film Focus". The event will take place in Seattle in March 2006 on the occasion of International Women's Month. Film themes must have primary focus on issues pertaining to South Asian women (living anywhere in the world). "South Asia" includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet. If you would like to submit your film, please include the following information along with a vhs ntsc/dvd preview copy: title of film, brief synopsis, length of film, production year, country, previous screenings, filmmaker bio, and contact information and send to our mailing address: Tasveer, 9053 36th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98118.Deadline for submissions is January 15th, 2007. If you have any questions, email info at tasveer.org. Website: www.tasveer.org. Keith Snodgrass
Associate Director & Outreach Coordinator
South Asia Center, Jackson School
Box 353650, University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
e:snodgras at u.washington.edu
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