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Chinese Gardens

 


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Post Office Box 3706

Portland, OR 97208

tel  503.228.8131

fax  503.228.7844

www.lansugarden.org

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October 4, 2010

 

 

Dear sir or madam,

 

Lan Su Chinese Garden is located in the heart of downtown Portland. We receive over 150,000 visitors annually. The Garden is a nonprofit organization and we rely on many revenue sources to maintain our annual budget. I am writing to share the success we have had in increasing the retail revenue of our Garden Shop by including an exhibit of the King Silk Art as a part of our summer programming.

 

Lan Su is an authentic Ming Dynasty style Garden patterned after the Master Fish Net Garden in Suzhou China. It is the Gardens mission to include programming that reflects the richness of Chinese culture and history. As silk embroidery has been a renowned art form in China for over 2000 years, we were pleased to be able to include an exhibit as a part of our “Celebrate the Scholars Arts” programming in August and September 2010. With the quality and affordability of the King Silk Art, the Garden was able to sell over 30 framed pieces of art during this two month show with over $17,000 in sales. As a nonprofit, this was a beneficial boost in revenue during these difficult economic times.

 

Suzhou silk embroidery, also called SuShiu in Chinese, is handmade embroidery made from pure silk. It is one of the most traditional folk arts that originated in Suzhou. The exhibit of King Silk Art has offered the ideal selection of traditional images that fit perfectly in our Garden. You may learn more about King Silk Art at www.kingsilkart.com or by contacting Allen DeWitt at 1silkart@earthlink.net .

 

You may learn more about the Lan Su Garden at www.lansugarden.org. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about the King Silk Art or if you would like to receive additional information about all the programming we offer at Lan Su.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Gary Wilson

Director of Events & Culture Programs

gary@lansugarden.org

503.228.8131 ext 1010

 

Post Office Box 3706

Portland, OR 97208

tel  503.228.8131

fax  503.228.7844

www.lansugarden.org

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