Chinatown to Unveil Its Trio of Angel Statues at Its 64th Anniversary Celebration During the New Chinatown Farmers' Market
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 Chinese. -- "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 Farmers' Market. 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) MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X63252355
SOURCE Los Angeles Chinatown Business Council
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