Virtual Studio Visit with Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong


Grab a cozy mug of tea and join artist Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong along with staff from Pao Arts Center and the Greenway Conservancy for a virtual Community Studio Visit on March 3 from 6-7pm. In a casual setting, Cheryl will lead a conversation about her creative practice, her love of Chinatown, and her inspiration for the YEAR OF THE TIGER pavilion, coming to Mary Soo Hoo Park on The Greenway in Spring 2022.

As part of an annual series honoring the Chinese Zodiac on The Greenway, Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong has been commissioned to create an artwork celebrating the Year of the Tiger in partnership with Pao Arts Center. Throughout her practice, artist and architect Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong creates transformative spaces and explores how we can share space together. Her upcoming artwork, YEAR OF THE TIGER, is a community pavilion and a site-specific public artwork that creates a new, intergenerational hub to gather outdoors, perform or engage in public programs. 

“Boston’s Chinatown, like so many other North American Chinatowns, is a vibrant community, founded within a bitter history of exclusion. I’m incredibly excited to have the honor of creating new public artwork for Mary Soo Hoo Park, in the heart of Boston’s Chinatown,” said artist Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong. “My hope is that YEAR OF THE TIGER can embody the spirit of the tiger (this year’s Chinese zodiac animal) and activate the park as a vibrant community gathering hub. I can’t wait for all of the amazing programs, performances, and meals that will be shared here!”

This free virtual event will be taking place via Zoom; a link will be shared with participants via email. Mandarin and Cantonese interpretation will be available through Zoom.


  • Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong, Artist
  • Sheila Novak, Associate Curator, Greenway Conservancy
  • Cynthia Woo, Director, Pao Arts Center 

Public Art in Chinatown on The Greenway is funded exclusively through grants and private sources, including generous support from The Barr Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation, the Paul & Edith Babson Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Boston Cultural Council/Reopen Creative Boston Fund administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.