Thank you to Guilford Central School, Vermont. These projects were part of the culmination of the yearlong teaching of Chinese language, culture and art by Cai Xi Silver. Inspired by Chinese characters, and building on last year's Word Art illustration and poetry project, students at Guilford Central School are designing and making fabric art to adorn the space outside of the school entrance. The sweep of fabric as wind sculpture is inspired by Chinese characters as they sweep across a page when brushed as calligraphy. The fabric sculptures were installed May 30th in time for the annual Chinese Children's Day of June 1st. Teacher and activity coordinator Cai Xi Silver explains further: "This fabric activity carries on a Chinese tradition during both daily life and in special events: hanging auspicious decorations around and near the home: Strings of vegetables drying, laundry air-drying, calligraphy banners, lanterns. All these "decorations" give a sense of uplift and being connected with each other and with the sky and the earth energy. Through this activity students gain a sense of teamwork." For further information, contact Cai at (802) 257-7898, extension 4 or caixiart at gmail dot com or visit caixiart dot com. For more information on other Chinese cooking ventures with Cai, visit dimsumvt dot com.