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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, June 4, 2010

Learn 'Folk Art of Chinese Paper Cutting' at Two Public Libraries

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Barbara Chung Ho


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Barbara Chung Ho will be a featured artist for the 2010 HSPLS Children's Summer Reading Program at two selected public libraries on the island of Hawaii and Kauai in June 2010. Admission is free.

Chung Ho will present "The Folk Art of Chinese Paper Cutting," an interactive and customized workshop, in celebration of this year's summer reading program. Chung Ho will share a brief history of the folk art, and then conduct a step-by-step demonstration on the basic techniques of Chinese paper cutting.

This one-hour workshop is suitable for ages 8 and older. Supplies will be provided.

"The Folk Art of Chinese Paper Cutting" workshop will be offered at these libraries:

June 9, 3 p.m. Kailua-Kona Public Library (75-138 Hualalai Road; telephone: 327-4327). Registration is recommended; please call the Library to register.

June 28, 6:30 p.m. Waimea Public Library (Kauai: 9750 Kaumualii Highway; telephone: 338-6848). This workshop is limited to 25 participants. Registration is required; please call the Library to register.

This 2010 HSPLS summer reading program workshop is funded by a generous grant from the Friends of the Library of Hawaii, Marriott Resorts Hawaii, Ko Olina Resort and Marina, HMSHost, Meadow Gold Dairies, Hansen Foodservice, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Hawaiian Telcom, the UH-Manoa Outreach College's Statewide Cultural Extension Program, and funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Contact the hosting Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

In addition, public libraries statewide are hosting a variety of performers and programs. Visit www.librarieshawaii.org for a complete list of programs and performers, or call your local library to find out their programs.