111 Camp Street
San Antonio, TX 78204
11:00 a.m. Sunday, May 13, 2012
Galleries | Art,
The Linda Pace Foundation announces a reading by author Wang Ping at CHRISpark on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. The reading is free and open to the public.
Following the reading, a workshop entitled “Kinship of Rivers,” led by Wang Ping, will take place at the San Antonio River Foundation, 100 East Guenther Street, San Antonio at 1:00 p.m.
Born in China, Wang Ping came to the United States in 1986. Her publications include American Visa (short stories, 1994), Foreign Devil (novel, 1996), Of Flesh and Spirit (poetry, 1998), The Magic Whip (poetry, 2003), The Last Communist Virgin (stories, 2007) and the upcoming All Roads to Joy: Memories along the Yangtze. Her books have won numerous prizes and she is the recipient of multiple grants, awards and fellowships. Wang Ping collaborated with British artist Isaac Julien on Ten Thousand Waves, a film installation currently on view at the Linda Pace Foundation exhibition space until June 30, 2012.
The Kinship of Rivers project was conceived by Wang Ping to create a sense of kinship among the people who live along the Mississippi and Yangtze Rivers through sharing and exchanging art, poetry, stories, music, dance and food. Families, children, seniors, writers and artist are invited to help make river flags which will serve as kinetic ambassadors of peace, joy and harmony. Flags will be decorated with beautiful poems and images about rivers — to travel, install and connect with the river communities along the Mississippi, Yangtze, and other rivers. The workshop will take place at the San Antonio River Foundation, 100 East Guenther Street, San Antonio at 1:00 p.m.