Posted by: QQmei | February 26, 2013

Hello from Jane 策展人和小朋友說哈囉

Jane and Tim

Jane and Tim

Hello to all the Children in Cheng Long Elementary School,
哈囉,成龍國小的小朋友,大家好!!

I am Jane, the Curator for the Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project, and I think most of you know me already because I come there with the international artists each year since 2010. I also came there one other time to make the paper birds art installation at the bird blind. That was really fun to work with many children and community people to make bird sculptures of paper and wire and paint them in bright colors to install around the bird blind. Some of these birds may still be there!
我是艾婕音(Jane奶奶),成龍溼地國際環境藝術計畫的策展人,我想大部分的人都已經認識我了,因為我從2010年起,每年都和國際藝術家來到成龍濕地。還有一次,我去賞鳥牆那裡進行一項紙鳥的裝置藝術,那次真的很有趣,能夠和小朋友及社區居民一起用紙及鐵絲製作鳥的雛型,然後再為它們塗上明亮的色彩,最後再把它們裝置在賞鳥牆周邊,我想,有些鳥應該還在那裡吧!

I am living in California now in the small city of Santa Rosa that is about 1.5 hours north of San Francisco. Everyone knows San Francisco because it is famous for its many steep hills and cable cars and also the Gold Rush of 1849 inAmerica’s West. There is a big Chinatown in San Francisco where many people of Chinese background live. You can find lots of good Chinese food here! We like to eat fish, shrimp, clams and crabs in the San Francisco area, and we can get lots of fresh seafood here. The bread in San Francisco is also very famous, and we like the special sour dough bread from San Francisco.
我現在住在加州的聖塔羅莎,這個小城位在舊金山北邊約1.5小時的車程。每個人都知道舊金山,因為它以陡坡、纜車(叮噹車),以及1849年美國西部的淘金熱而聞名。在舊金山有一個中國城,那裡有很多的華人,你可以在那裡吃到很多很棒的中國菜! 我們喜歡去舊金山吃魚、蝦、蛤蜊和螃蟹,在那裡可以買到很多新鮮的海產。舊金山的麵包也很有名,我們喜歡吃舊金山特有的酸麵糰酵母麵包。

One of the environmental problems in the San Francisco area is about water pollution, and there are some rivers and bays that are polluted. People are trying to clean up the rivers and it is getting better, but in California and other parts of America we need to work more at preserving the water resources.
舊金山地區的環境問題之一就是水汙染,許多的河川和海灣都被汙染了。人們正試著清理河川,現在情況稍有好轉。但是,在加州還有美國的其他地區,我們仍需要更加努力保護水資源。

My husband Tim and I are living now in the same house with our daughter Jennifer and her two children, our grand daughters; one grand daughter is named Emily and she is 5 years old and goes to Kindergarten. The other grand daughter is named Sarah and she is 3 years old. They both like to talk on Skype, and we plan to do a Skype phone call with them so that Cheng Long children can say Hello to Emily and Sarah.
我的先生Tim和我,現在跟我們的女兒Jennifer還有她的兩個小孩(也就是我們的孫女)住在一起。大孫女叫Emily,今年五歲,上幼稚園了。小孫女叫Sarah,今年三歲。她們都很喜歡用Skype講電話,因此我們也打算在成龍用Skype打電話給她們,這樣成龍的小朋友就可以跟Emily還有Sarah聊天囉!

Some of you will remember my husband Tim with the big moustache! Tim will come with me to Cheng Long this year because he has retired from teaching English at the university in Taichung where we lived last year. He wants to help teach some English to the Cheng Long children while he is with me in Cheng Long. Tim will also take many photographs of the Cheng Long art project and help the artists too while he is there in Cheng Long.
你們有些人應該會記得我的先生Tim,他留了個八字鬍!Tim今年會跟我一起到成龍,因為他已經從台中之前教英文的大學裡退休了。他希望跟我去成龍的這段時間,他可以幫忙教小朋友英文。同時,Tim也會幫忙拍照及協助藝術家。

My job as curator during the time the artists are there in Cheng Long is to help them make their works and see that everything goes smoothly. We hope that the artists and the children and the whole community will really have a good time again this year during the 2013 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project.
我身為一個策展人的工作,就是要幫助藝術家們在成龍的這段時間完成他們的創作,並且讓這整個活動順利進行。我們希望2013成龍溼地國際環境藝術節會再次讓所有的藝術家和孩子們,以及當地的社區居民,都有一段美好愉快的時光。

In the next few Blog Posts, we will put up a Hello Message from each of the selected artists along with photos of each artist so that you can start to get to know them. They are all very excited about coming to work with you in Cheng Long and will be arriving there on April 11!
在接下來的部落格中,我們會讓獲選的藝術家一一向大家問好,並且附上他們的照片,這樣你們就可以開始認識他們了。他們都非常興奮即將來到成龍和你們一起工作,並且在4月11日就要抵達囉!

See you soon,
期待早日見面

Jane


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