NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- A special Red Envelop show is to be held in New York in honor of 2019 Chinese Lunar New Year, or the Year of the Pig and the 40th anniversary of the Flushing Town Hall in the New York City borough of Queens.
The event, scheduled from Jan. 5 - Jan. 27, 2019, features artwork by local professional visual artists, curated by Bert Chau of Grumpy Bert and community members, according to the historic town hall.
This exhibition is an homage to the red celebration envelopes the Chinese community distributes during the Lunar New Year. Many envelopes will include a special gift for only the buyers to see.
Bert has curated the inventive Red Envelope in the past in NYC borough of Brooklyn, and now the global arts institution is soliciting submissions from local artists, students, and community groups to participate in the exhibition.
Traditionally, money is included in the envelopes, but many past artists have included a special "mystery" gift or prize. This is optional but an opportunity for participants to show their creativity.
A Red Envelope Show workshop will also be held on Jan. 13 by Flushing Town Hall Teaching Artist Tina Seligman.
Submissions by local visual artists will be displayed and for sale in Flushing Town Hall's gallery. All visual artists work will be for sale - with 25 percent of the proceeds going towards Flushing Town Hall's visual arts programming. Pieces by community and school groups will be displayed throughout the building for all visitors to enjoy.
All submissions must be delivered by mail or in person to Flushing Town Hall by Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018.