The W.O.W. Project x Lucky Risograph
Lunar New Year Arts Afternoon

3 February 2024
11am–1pm

Lucky Risograph and The W.O.W. Project come together to host an afternoon of activities to celebrate the year of the wood dragon. We invite you to imagine what an abundant new year might look like for the Chinatown community through red envelope making and more!

This workshop is presented in conjunction with From Chinatown, With Love, a collaboration between Abrons Arts Center and Wing on Wo’s The W.O.W. Project.

RSVPs will be honored on a first come, first served basis.

Image by Marion Aguas

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Activities

Participants are invited to create their own red envelopes using recycled materials from our 2024 calendar and write notes of blessings to put inside. We honor the custom of giving out red envelopes (紅包) during LNY as a symbol of good wishes and luck.

In the spirit of the wood dragon, we are hosting a collective dragon-making workshop. Participants are invited to create scales for the dragon, with the prompt: What powers do you want to grow in the community in connection to the year of the wood dragon?

We invite participants to engage in an imaginative exercise through writing and drawing on a provided postcard: What could be in place of the Chinatown jail? Responses will be shared and hung on the exhibition wall.

About Lucky Risograph

Lucky Risograph is a POC-owned print, design studio, and publisher based in DUMBO, NY. Primarily working through the medium of risograph printing, we create a wide variety of printed matter ranging from postcards to art books. Since our establishment in 2018, we have continued to incorporate risograph’s eco-conscious and affordable nature into our everyday practice, working with diverse artist communities. In addition, we also offer in-person and virtual workshops, DIY lessons, and open studio hours.

About The W.O.W. Project

The W.O.W. Project is a women, non-binary, queer, trans-led, community-based initiative that works to sustain ownership over Chinatown Manhattan’s future by growing, protecting and preserving Chinatown’s creative culture through arts and activism. The W.O.W. Project envisions a future of Chinatown that centers young women and nonbinary youth in building intergenerational bridges of understanding, collective empowerment, and solidarity across Asian American communities and beyond. Their programs include artist residencies, youth programs and internships, public artworks and events, and mutual aid.

About From Chinatown, With Love

A collaboration between Abrons Arts Center and Wing on Wo’s The W.O.W. Project, From Chinatown, With Love honors and supports Chinatown businesses at the start of each Lunar New Year. Each business engages in a creative project led by Abrons and W.O.W.’s cohort of social practice artists.