Mele Hula 音樂之舞Dance/Performance
Mele Hula is led by Tina Hsueh who is the most distinguished Hula dancer in Taiwan. Tina is an innovative choreographer, who has transformed the traditional Hula and given it a new appearance. Her dancing style is a mixture of the best element of various artistic dances, both western and oriental and is uniquely her own. For the past 30 years, she has been performing and teaching Hula with distinction and has visited many countries to perform.She has often been invited to perform and won widespread acclaim.
Veronica Yu-Lei, Tsai
Verona Yu-Lei, Tsai is a talented artist who overcame her illness through art. She was not able to read nor write her daily expressions in words. After having anxieties in both health and her future, she was only able to express herself through brushes with colors, which brought her to a field of artistic creativity. Her work includes graphic, three-dimension and series of contemporary interactive art projects (video link). Moreover, she explores the value of lives in forms of arts, and sharing the beauty of artistry through public service events. She also likes to sketch while traveling, in order to apprehend more cultural, landscape and exploring diversities of artistic expression.
Penghu International Art AssociationCraft/Demonstration
“From a distance, paper-thin metal-master Darfar Hu’s artworks look like oil paintings on canvas. However, as one looks closer, one soon discovers a completely different world of fine-edged artistic creation. Darfar Hu’s artworks are composed of the tin from assorted containers. Each tin container has been carefully cut into many diminutive pieces, whose angles, color and texture are carefully arranged and nailed to wooden board. Organizing original imprinted, lined, colored, and textured tin pieces, and placing them on a wood medium, causes the images of these puzzled and puzzling pictures to form. Darfar Hu calls these works, “”Metal Mosaic.”” Just prior to the turn of the century, in 1996, Darfar Hu, a multi-linguistic individual who successfully conducts a private hardware business in Taiwan, created his “”Metal Mosaic”” artistic style, with neither formal introduction or training in art to fall back upon. The themes of Darfar Hu’s works are derived from his visual childhood memories of Chiufen, a small mountain village located in the northern part of Taiwan. Darfar Hu grew up in Chiufen where he constantly experienced an incredible panoramic view of Jilong Mountain and the shores of Pacific Ocean. In Darfar Hu’s Metal Mosaic, he captures the natural aspects of the mountain village as well as its inhabitants’ life style from 1940’s to 1960’s. Though some might think the subject-matter ancient by contemporary standards, those who know art and humanity recognize our human sense of temporal existence is ironically timeless. Thus, Darfar Hu hopes that by artistically revitalizing human images of his village’s past, people who visit and experience his Metal Mosaic, whether they be within their own villages or without, will fondly remember and consider their recent and distant personal encounters with life and living, on this incredibly beautiful cosmic island we call Earth. “