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Students Celebrate Chinese New Year with Dragons and Dance

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Chinese New Year is an exciting time of celebration, honoring the past and looking forward to the future.  One school in San Francisco is celebrating this year—the Year of the Horse—with art and song and dance.  AntiquityNOW invited the Chinese American International School (CAIS) to share the festivities with us and let us showcase the remarkable student artists in their midst.  One project involved having the students from different grades work together to create their own dragon mural in honor of the New Year.  The scales on this elaborate creature were made by the kindergarten and first grade classes and the head was painted by the second grade gold class.  As you can see, their dragon is colorful, imaginative and full of historical symbolism—a splendidly sinuous being that reminds everyone of the ancient heritage that still resonates today. Continue reading