A8 Art Center (A8藝文中心)
－An art corner hidden in the MRT commercial district.
－Beautiful interaction between art and local living.
An art corner for people to enjoy in a city is the charm of A8 Art Center and also why over 10,000 people have visited here after only one year! A8 Art Center is located on the 3rd floor of the Chang Gung Hospital MRT Station building and is close to the Global Mall, Chang Gung Hospital, and Fullon Hotels & Resorts. The 330-square-meter Art Center focuses on two main themes, contemporary art and local culture, hoping to convey the beauty of art to life through exhibition, cultural and creative activities, workshops, forums and other different ways.
Like the concept of its first exhibition, "Kai Men Jian Feng Tu" (Open the door and See the culture), while starting this Art Center, A8 Art Center was established to promote local culture and hopes to open a door to know our homeland. Every exhibition and show is full of local elements. Local art and specialty stores exhibit the beautiful spark happening between people and land as well as people and people. The exhibition "Yi You Feng Tu" ("Local Yourart") teamed up with "Cha Tzu Tang" and printmaking artist, Mu Ran, to revive the culture of Guishan Camellia tea. The "Chenh Shi ‧ Xin Yi" ("City Affairs ‧ New Memories") exhibition evokes past memories of home through faded pictures, an old ticket, an old poster from a grocery store and such ordinary things in life. The "Yu Zhong Bu Tong" ("Out of the Ordinary") exhibition tells the stories of military dependents' villages by an illustrator's hand to condense time onto paper.A8 Art Center does not only want to be the new highlight of the local culture, but also wants to promote a parent-child bond through art and culture. Therefore, in its "Kai Men Jian Feng Tu" and "Sa Ye" (Spread the nature) exhibitions, independent bookstores were invited to display illustrated storybooks related to the themes. The purpose is to create family bonding time through story- telling, tree-branch pen graffiti, portrait illustration, and print coloring, etc., as well as to inspire children's imagination. Children will learn that everyone can practice art regardless of age. In addition, through doing art, children can experience deeply the outlook of city life they live in.
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