Thursday, May 19, 2011.
A benefit for the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund
750 Kearny St. San Francisco
Featuring art by Zheng Chongbin
& jazz by the Francis Wong Unit
Asian Improv aRts, Francis Wong
On Thursday May 19, the Chinese Culture Center will present its first installment of Art at Night, a series dedicated to providing the community with space to enjoy great art and great food, and contribute to a great cause. This inaugural event will pair the opening of the Center’s 2011 XianRui (Fresharp) artist’s series, Zheng Chongbin’s White Ink, with an exclusive concert, Sumie Sounds, by renowned jazz ensemble, the Francis Wong Unit. Tickets to Sumie Sounds are $25 and include light hors d’ oeuvres, a glass of wine and entry for an 8pm raffle generously sponsored by the Hilton San Francisco Financial District hotel. The winner and a guest will receive complimentary airfare for two and a 2 night stay in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront (must be present to win).
All proceeds will benefit the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund created by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC). Inspired by the fluidity, innovation, and pulse of ink painting, this event pays homage to shared Japanese and Chinese artistic traditions and to Asian American community solidarity.