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The East Brunswick Roots Project: Kick-Off Party, China celebration

The East Brunswick Roots Project: Kick-Off Party, China celebration

Posted December 07, 2013

Launch the E.B. Roots Project in January 3; celebrate the culture of China January 5 and 23.

Come by all January for a series of special events at the East Brunswick Public Library. On Friday, Jan. 3, at 3 p.m., the library will kick off the East Brunswick Roots Project with a party that includes refreshments. The pary will also serve as a reception for the opening of January's exhibit by Master Paper-Cutter Hou-Tien Cheng.

Later in the month are two additional Roots Project events, with more in April, June/July and October.

Hands-on Paper-Cutting Workshop with Master Artist Hou-Tien Cheng

Sunday, January 5 • 2 and 3 p.m.
If you’ve ever cut a paper snowflake, you have engaged in the art of paper-cutting. Learn from Master Artist Hou-Tien Cheng how to take your paper-cutting skills to a whole new level. Two FREE hands-on workshops. High school age and up. REGISTRATION REQUIRED online, by phone 732-390-6767, or at Library information desk. Co-sponsored by the Middlesex County Cultural & heritage Commission.

Living and Laughing by the Chopsticks-Fork Principle With Cathy Bao Bean
Thursday, January 23 • 7 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities
With good humor, participants are encouraged to realize, understand, and laugh about how we all are at least bi-cultural (by ethnicity, gender, etc.) in a way that shatters stereotypes but explains the generalizations.

On Display: The Chinese Paper Cuts of Master Artists Hou-Tien Cheng
Master artist, author, performer and illustrator Hou-Tien Cheng learned his craft in Taiwan as a child and has been exhibiting, teaching and demonstrating the art of Chinese paper-cutting since shortly after his arrival in the U.S. in 1972. He has done one-man shows at the Brooklyn Museum, The Cloisters, West Point Academy, the Pittsburgh Childrens’ Museum and many other venuesm and has been featured on countless TV programs that include major network news segments and “Wonderama.” He is the author of three books published by Holt, Rinehart & Winston: Six Chinese Brothers, Scissor Cutting for Beginners and Chinese New Year.