Xi Cai


Painter, t'ai chi master, art & language instructor, and caterer of Asian cuisine, Xi Cai has been giving Chinese cultural and arts performances for 

more than ten years. Her residencies and workshops have collaborated with supervisory unions, elementary, middle and high schools, early childhood, summer and teacher training programs, and community festivals. Her events have included calligraphy and action painting, folk arts and craft projects, song, movement, t'ai chi and t'ai chi sword for health, Chinese calisthenics, dance, dragon-making, mask and puppet making, and culinary arts. She has worked in film, theatre and television doing scenic painting, costume, make-up and stage design. Cai's scope includes traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy, abstract performance action painting, installation work, luminous landscapes, and larger than life portraits. Her live action painting has been presented on YouTube and Flickr, in Boston and Manchester (VT), and in Brattleboro on the New England Youth Theatre stage and filmed live for New York public television and Brattleboro VT public access television. Cai is a Vermont Studio Center Fellow for July 2009. She also undertakes commissions for portraiture, landscapes, still life, and Chinese calligraphy and ink painting. She says: "Everyone is born an artist. Art is everywhere. Learning through art, we achieve and enrich our lives."