Upcoming Event series: Hong Kong Art, Design and Consumption with renowned designer Tommy Li (beginning 10 July)

7 Jul 2008 - 7:17am
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alicia filipowich
2008

CONNECTING WORDS AND IMAGES
Exhibitions, Lectures and Screenings on Hong Kong Arts, Design and
Consumption

The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) and the Department of Design at
York University proudly present a vibrant programme connecting exciting
visual images and thought-provoking words on Hong Kong arts, design and
consumption.

The "Connecting Words and Images" event series includes two exhibitions by
globally renowned Hong Kong designer Tommy Li and a lecture series
designed to enhance understanding of Hong Kong arts and design. The free
events run from July 9 to August 24, 2008 in downtown Toronto and are open
to the public. The event series continues on September 26 and 27 at York
University and includes a lecture by Professor Rey Chow of Brown
University.

EVENT SCHEDULE
1) Opening Lecture: The Experience of Design Business Promotions: Canada
and Hong Kong/China
Date: Thursday, July 10, 2008 from noon to 2:30 pm
Venue: Room 310, Metro Hall, 55 John Street (at King), Toronto
Capacity: 50 people (first comes first serve basis)
Speakers:
* Arlene Gould, Strategic Director, The Design Industry Advisory Committee
(DIAC)
* Wendy Wong, Department of Design, York University
* Tommy Li, Tommy Li Design Workshop, Hong Kong
** Light lunch included, RSVP to ycar at yorku.ca

2) Opening Reception for "Creative Works of Tommy Li" exhibitions
Date: Thursday, July 10, 2008 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Venue: Chinese Contemporary Xchange, INDEXG, 50 Gladstone Ave., Toronto
** RSVP to ycar at yorku.ca

3) Creative Works of Tommy Li, Part 1: Mao Series
Date: July 9 to July 20, 2008
Venue: Chinese Contemporary Xchange, INDEXG, 50 Gladstone Ave., Toronto
Gallery hours: 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm (closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)

4) Creative Works of Tommy Li, Part 2: Commercial Design
Date: July 9 to August 25, 2008
Venue: Urbanspace Gallery, Studio 117, 401 Richmond St West, Toronto
Gallery hours: Weekdays 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
(closed Sundays and Public Holidays)

Tommy Li graduated from the School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic
University. Over his career, he has received almost 500 awards worldwide.
Li is a member of the esteemed Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) and
his company, Tommy Li Design Workshop Limited, is a leading brand and
image consultant for many prestigious corporations in China, Hong Kong and
Japan.

For more information, please visit
http://www.yorku.ca/ycar/Events/Connecting_Words_and_Images.html or
contact Wendy Wong at wsywong at yorku.ca.

Organizers:
York Centre for Asian Research, York University
Department of Design, Faculty of Fine Arts

Sponsor:
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office

Acknowledgements:
City of Toronto Metro Hall,
Urbanspace Property Group
Chinese Contemporary Xchange INDEXG
Design Industry Advisory Committee (DIAC)
Chinese Canadian Advertising, Marketing & Media Association (CCAMMA)
Asian Heritage Month-Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central
Ontario) Inc,
Asian Institute at the University of Toronto.

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York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR)
York University
Ste. 270, York Lanes, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON Canada M3J 1P3
Telephone: 416 736 2100 ext. 44068
Fax: 416 736 5688
ycar at yorku.ca

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