© 2015 Wichita Asian Association.
Designed by Stacy Mar

Background Photo Credits: Paul Adams Photography

Slideshow Credits: Tim Ziegelbein, George Keomany

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Past Events

In 1993 with the intention of expanding the scope of WAA and to present more diversifies events it sought grant from the Kansas Arts Commission and other sources. These grantors did not have any difficulty in recognizing the merit of WAA and encouraged by their support.

 

By the support of the Kansas Arts Commission, the Mid America Arts Alliance, the Greyhound Charities, the Boeing Company and the Annie Foundation, Kansas Humanities Council and community donations the following programs were presented.

  • Chinese American photographer Pok Chi Lau’s slide presentation

  • Chinese American painters Martin Cheng and Norman Gee presented painting demonstrations and slide presentations

  • Chinese brush painting workshops

  • Japanese flower arrangement and tea ceremony 

  • Asia night – a variety of dances by various Asian dancers

  • Five out of six types, Bharata Natyam, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Kathak, and Manipuri, of India classical dance presentations – with lecture demonstrations.

  • Indian classical music concerts – both Hindustani and karnatic styles 

  • Khac-Chi – Vietnamese traditional instrumental music concert

  • Lecture on Islam and Hinduism

  • Folk dances presentation for entertainment for fund raising dinner of Botanica

  • Several types of Indian percussion music concerts

  • Whistle music concert

The audiences were both Asians and non- Asians. We receive extremely good evaluations not only from Asians but non-Asian also. Most of all they want the WAA to present similar programs as often as possible.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month at Wichita Botanica Chinese Garden

Free Asian food and tea tasting with performances

Held in May 2018 and 2019

Explore Asia at Mark Arts

Free family event

Held on May 4, 2019

Check out our GALLERY to view images from our past events.