San Francisco, California (PRWEB) May 22, 2014
Handmade oilpaper umbrellas, sandalwood fans, brocade textiles and other Chinese traditional arts are on the verge of extinction. In the face of China’s drive toward modernization and mass production, GreatSeed was started to preserve and promote China’s traditional arts and crafts. In the last 10 months, GreatSeed has traveled more than 10,000 kilometers, across 12 provinces, visiting 65 state-level inheritors of folk arts and crafts in China, and documenting artists, their artworks and their techniques. Deng, the founder of GreatSeed, will share some of the local customs and traditions that she learned about, her collections and her mission to preserve China’s traditional folk arts.
Location: SF Club Office, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
See more at: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2014-06-02/preserving-china%E2%80%99s-traditional-folk-arts#sthash.KNtBbBo6.wSoweByd.dpuf.
About Great Seed Inc.
Mission: Transmit Cultural DNA
GreatSeed is dedicated to building a worldwide community for cultural preservation, transmission and innovation.
We live in an era of steep transformation and fast consumption, where cultural heritages and old knowledges all too often get drowned and oblivious at the bottom of the Information Ocean. GreatSeed is dedicated in changing this by bringing cultural heritages and knowledges alive back. Bridging cultural gaps between territories and ethnicities and transmitting cultural DNA from the stem, GreatSeed aims to deliver a better understanding and appreciation of culture heritages and plant a seed of humanity nourished with great cultures into the heart of each individual.
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