Chinese New Year in the Arts & Design District

Carmel, IN – In celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Indianapolis Chinese Community Center, Inc. (ICCCI) has decorated the light posts in the Carmel Arts & Design District with red Chinese lanterns. Chinese New Year begins February 23, 2012. It marks the beginning of the year of the dragon according to the Chinese calendar.

A collection of artwork by the Chinese students at ICCCI is also being displayed in the Carmel Arts & Design District in the storefront window across from the Evan Lurie Gallery which is at 30 W Main st. The pieces represent the way the students feel about the Chinese New Year and how important it is to their culture. The lanterns and artwork collection will be displayed until the end of January. Please note the 6 winning pieces of art displayed there.

ICCCI was established in 1995 by a group of immigrant families. It is entirely administrated by volunteers. After a decade of efforts, it has become the largest vocational Chinese language school in the central Indiana, enrolling approximately 290 students in 2009. It runs every Sunday afternoon at Carmel High School.

For more information about ICCCI, please visit www.indy-chinese.com or email iccci@yahoo.com

Many thanks to Jerry Points of Eye on Art Gallery and Robert Shade of ArtSplash Gallery for judging the entries so carefully. The contest is being sponsored in part ArtpSplash Gallery as well.

Click Here to View 2011 Winners

Please visit the beautiful artwork displayed in the Carmel Arts & Design District in the storefront window across from the Evan Lurie Gallery which is at 30 W Main st. The pieces represent the way the students feel about the Chinese New Year and how important it is to their culture. The lanterns and artwork collection will be displayed until the end of January. Please note the 6 winning pieces of art displayed there.


Alexandria Audritsh


Angela Li


Yuli Zhang


Lynn Xiong


Selena Qian


Joie Caoll