Interview with sculptor and cook Fu-Yung Chang

Date: June 21, 1988

Source: S1618 , Container 5 , Tape 1

Type: Sound

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  • One audio cassette. Born in Taiwan, Chang constructed small sculptures from rice dough. This art goes back over 2000 years in China, though it is rare to find an practitioner of it. Chang learned from a master artist in Taiwan. In the interview, he discusses his immigration to US; education; work in China; cooking; opening a restaurant in US; rice dough sculpting; training with a master artist; sculpting subjects; tools for sculpting; and status of art in the USA. For images of Chang, see S 1577, v. 56. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.

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