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Members Mini Exhibition Tour

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

10:30am - 11:00am

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This tour is rescheduled from February 20 due to inclement winter weather. 

Join us in the galleries for an exclusive members only highlight tour of Colette Fu: We Are Tiger Dragon People. Artist Colette Fu traveled several times to China's Yunnan Province where 25 of the nation's 55 minority tribes live between 2008 to 2016. While there, she was able to experience and document the customs of many groups, including the Black Nuosu Yi tribe of which her mother and Roanoke resident Pearl Fu is a member. The artist's long immersion in the unique cultures of Yunnan culminated in a spectacular collection of intricate pop-up books and photo collages called We Are Tiger Dragon People. This exhibition also showcases earlier works inspired by unique destinations around the United States, demonstrating Fu's process from photography to meticulously composed collages brought to life through lightboxes and three dimensional structures. The centerpiece of this exhibit is Tao Hua Yuan Ji, the world's largest pop- up book. At the end of the tour, we will be performing a book opening ceremony! Don't miss it! 

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Above image: Colette Fu (American, Contemporary), Yi Costume Festival (detail), 2014, Pop-up book, 33” x 23”, Courtesy of the Artist

 Colette Fu (American, Contemporary), Tao Hua Yuan Ji (detail), 2017, Pop-up book, 21’ x 13.8’ , Courtesy of the Artist