Uniquely Decorated Angels Created by Chinese-American Artists Honor This
Multicultural Jewel of the City of Angels
WHAT: Chinatown will mark the 64th anniversary of its founding by
unveiling the three angel statues that will be on display in
this historic district during this summer's installation of the
largest and most popular public art exhibit ever staged in the
City of Angels.
The trio of angel statues, each decorated by a Chinese-American
artist, was created specifically to honor this multicultural
jewel of Los Angeles. Sponsored by the Chinatown Business
Improvement District, Quon Yick Noodle Co. and Best Western
Dragon Gate Inn, the angels include:
-- "Angel of the People," by Jack Liang, is based on the
imagery of a Chinese opera singer and includes Confucius'
words on "The Commonwealth State" in both English and
-- "Phoenix Rising Angel," by Cindy Suriyani, features the
phoenix, a strong female symbol that represents "good
times" and protects children -- the future of Chinatown.
-- "Angel of Virtues," by Shan Chao, which represents
"rebirth," as Chinatown embarks on a 10-year effort to
revitalize this district.
Chinatown's 64th anniversary celebration -- complete with the
traditional lion dance -- will take place at Chinatown's new
WHO: >Senator Jack Scott and members of the 2002 Miss Los Angeles
Chinatown court will assist with the unveilings
>Artists Shan Chao, Jack Liang and Cindy Suriyani will reveal
the inspiration for their angels
>The Immortals Gung-Fu Lion Dancers will dazzle the audiences
with their ceremonial dance, colorful costumes, and
traditional Chinese instruments
WHEN: Thurs., June 20, 2002, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Public Parking Lot at 727 N. Hill Street in Los Angeles
Chinatown (between Alpine and Ord)
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SOURCE Los Angeles Chinatown Business Council