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When One Door Closes…

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April 10, 2019

After twenty-four years, we have decided to sell our gallery/building and dedicate our attention to our expanding projects in China. This was a very difficult decision for our family.

Throughout the past two decades, Door County has been our American touchstone. Our two boys, Shane and Bryce, spent every summer…


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The Linden Centre: A Tour Through Yang Pin Xiang’s Home

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May 30, 2018

The Linden Centre: Yang Pin Xiang overlooking the rice fields. 

The Linden Centre Yang Pin Xiang historical residence was originally owned by Mr. Yang Pinxiang, a member of the 8 “middle-tier” wealthy families of Xizhou. In 2001, the courtyard was selected as a Nationally Protected Heritage Site. Since then, after…


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A Party at the Linden Centre: A Reflection

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April 20, 2018

On April 14, 2018 we held a Crafts Fair and Organic Market event in collaboration with Chai Mi Duo at the Linden Centre: Bao Cheng Fu. Chai Mi Duo is an organic farm and restaurant located in Dali Old Town that is…


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Art Events The Linden Commons

Film Workshop Part III: Screening

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February 15, 2018

“I hope the students will go into the world with open eyes” – Daniel Che Hermann
 

The sounds of chairs scraping the stone floors of the third courtyard of the Linden Commons fill the air as parents, teachers, local community members, and kids choose their seats while they wait for…


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Film Workshop Part II: Filming on Location

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February 10, 2018

After scouting locations and identifying interview subjects, the students head out to do some quality filming!
 

On the first day of the workshop, the students were introduced to art of the documentary film, and spent the second half of the day scouting locations and talking to locals. The students then…


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Now Showing: 2018 Dali Youth Film Workshop

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February 8, 2018

The Linden Centre and Planet Why are proud to present: the first annual Dali Youth Film Workshop!

On February 6, twelve high school students coming from as far as Guangzhou and as close as Xizhou’s own Wu Tai high school assembled at Yang Zhuo Ran, the Linden Centre’s educational program…


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Art Artist In Residence Humans of Xizhou

Talking about Family, Home: Artist in Residence Matthias Jochmann Brings Conversation to Xizhou

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January 25, 2018
This article discusses Matthias Jochmann's time at the Linden Centre as our recent Artist in Residence.


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Art U.S.-China Relations

Cross Cultural Creation: Focus on Artist-in-Residence Josh Hadar

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November 13, 2017

As you walk toward the Linden Centre, you can’t help but notice that next to the iconic orange wall of the Centre stands a statue made up of black, brown, and copper tones. To many it looks strange, but to locals, the form of the statue is obvious: it’s…

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