The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University is dedicated to preserving and sharing the artistic heritage of China and integrating its rich tradition into the University's curriculum. Students will not only have the opportunity to view Chinese art, but draw upon its philosophy and incorporate its techniques in order to participate effectively in the increasingly global world of visual arts. The Center also aims to create an appreciation of Chinese art in New Jersey, as well as cultivate a deeper understanding between the United States and China.
Celebration for the Grand Opening of the Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation
Thursday, June 12, 2014, 2:00pm -6:00pm
Location: Shanghai International Conference Center, Conference Hall 5th Floors, 2727 Pudong Binjiang Avenue, ShanghaiOrganizer: Shanghai William China Arts Foundation
Sponsor:Shanghai Leci Pension Enterprise Management Co.,Ltd.
Shanghai WY Real Estate Comp.LTD.
Nantong Weipeng Shipping Project Co., Ltd.
Acknowledgement:National Museum of China; Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum; Nanjing Arts Institute; William Paterson University and Chinese American Art Faculty Association
Celebration for the Grand Opening of the Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation
MC: Ching Yiu,President of the EMBA Alumna Association of Shanghai Jiaotong University
Remarks: Zhipeng Ding, Chair of the Shanghai William China Arts Foundation
William Chinese Art Foundation will be a fund to support the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University to introduce Chinese culture and art, to help them understand the essence and characteristics of Chinese art, to promote the cultural and artistic exchange and enhance the understanding between the American and the Chinese people.
Remarks by Dr. Kathleen Waldron, President of William Paterson University
"It is a great honor to be here to formalize the relationship established between the Shanghai William Chinese Foundation and William Paterson University. Your generous support and commitment to the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University will enable the Center to expand its programs of inviting important Chinese artists to the United States for exhibitions, lectures, class visits and interaction with our faculty and 11,000 students."
"The Center for Chinese Art was established on September 9, 2009 under the directorship of Professor Zhiyuan Cong, through the generous contributions from Margaret Lam and David Yen.The Center has hosted many world renowned artists including YANG Xiaoyang, President at the China National Academy of Painting, WU Weishan, President of the Academy of Chinese Sculpture, and YU Xiaofu, Dean of Fine Arts College of Shanghai Normal University, and a well-known Chinese contemporary painter; visiting artists from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, National Printmaking College and Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum of China for exhibitions and symposiums on master drawings, printmaking, Chinese Opera Painting and many others."
"We are so grateful to our new generous benefactors and partners, Ms. Ching Yiu, Mr. Zhipeng Ding, Mr. Shengzhan Ding, and the Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation. Through your commitment we will be able to provide more programs and continue to invite important Chinese artists to share their knowledge and culture with our students, faculty and community."
"We look forward to many years of successful collaboration in promoting Chinese art and culture through knowledge,international awareness,and through our celebrated faculty and visiting artists."
Remarks by Zhipeng Ding, Chair of the Shanghai William China Arts Foundation
"Dear President Kathleen Waldron, ladies and gentlemen: Good afternoon! This is a day of celebration. Everyone here can witness the Grand Opening Ceremony of the Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation, in world famous Shanghai International Convention Center. On behalf of the Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation, I truly appreciate your coming, which brings energy and honor to our ceremony.
Two years ago, I met Prof. Zhiyuan Cong in Rudong. His art skills and personality greatly impressed me. Since Prof. Zhiyuan Cong had made great progress in promoting Chinese art and culture in the U.S., we started to explore the feasibility of working together, in order to develop the intercultural and art communication between China and the U.S..
Last year, we did several in-depth conversations in Shanghai with many friends, including Mr. Hakman Wing and President Ching Yiu, and Chairman Xilong Xu. We all agree that the establishment of the first center for Chinese art in the U.S., which was created by Prof. Zhiyuan Cong, is crucial and valuable.
My brother Shengzhan Ding's family and I visited William Paterson University and the Center for Chinese Art this spring. We were deeply impressed by the efforts and achievements of the Center, as well as the leadership of Prof. Zhiyuan Cong. Moreover, Prof. Zhiyuan Cong's efforts are highly valued by President Kathleen Waldron, professors and students. With the help of Chinese Consulate General in New York and the local community, the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University has significant influence in the great New York area and even in the U.S.A..
Since the whole society contributes to the development of our enterprise, it is our responsibility to give back to the society. There is a Chinese old saying: “A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives away roses.” The Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation is able to raise funds for the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, in order to promote Chinese art and culture.
We believe that we can do our best for the development of Chinese art, as well as the cultural exchanges between the two countries, and it is definitely an honor for us to do so. We also hope that our efforts will affect more entrepreneurs to support Chinese art, and the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University will surely have a better tomorrow."
Collision and Confluence: Symposium on Sino-US Arts ExchangeModerators: Zhiyuan Cong, Director, Center for Chinese Art at William PatersonUniversity
Lusheng Chen, Vice President, National Art Museum of China
The symposium invites university presidents, deans, museum curators, professors and artists to explore the Sino-US art exchange experience, to provide a platform for the art exchange, and to enhance mutual understanding between the Chinese and the American people.
Jianqin Fen, Chairmen, Lacquer Painting Committee, National Artists Association, Former President of Nanjing Arts Institute.
Collision and Confluence: Chinese-American Art Faculty Exhibition and Symposium
Exhibition: November 7-16, 2014; Symposium: November 6-8, 2014
Distinguished Visiting Artist Series:
Xiaofu Yu, a Master Painter from Shanghai, China
Ding's Brother Visit CCART
Mingsheng Liu and Yong Liu Distinguished Visiting Artist Series
Huangsheng Wang, a famous Contemporary Chinese Artist visits William Paterson University
Dr.Huangsheng Wang,Director of Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing China and Deputy Director of the Art Museum Committee of China. In 2004 he obtained the Knight medal of Art and Literature awarded by the French government. In 2006 he obtained the Knight medal awarded by the President of Italy. He was the director of Guangdong Museum of Art from 2000 to 2009. Wang's artworks are collected and treasured by the Victoria and Albert Museum (England), Uffizi Gallery (Italy), Mantova Museum (Italy), the China National Museum of Fine Arts, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong Provincial Museum, Anhui Provincial Museum, etc.
Chinese Ink PaintingDemonstration
American and Chinese Visual Arts Education: A Comparative Dialogue
CCART Sponsored America Art Exhibitionin Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum in China
Poetry of Metaphors: Abstract Paintings - By Kyung Youl Yoon
Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University 2013, Summer in China
Awards in 2012
At the Center for Chinese Art we have been striving for excellence not only in connecting the United States to China, but in everything we do. In 2012 we have been rewarded for these goals and honored for them. In the picture you will see the following awards: Gold Award, for Summer Art in China Study Abroad Program, William Paterson University by The 27th Annual Educational advertising Higher Education Marking Report, GA, 2012; Ground Award in APEX 2012, the 24th Annual Award for Publication Excellence Competition by Communications Concepts, VI and Two Silver Awards for 2011 Summer Art in China Catalog and Program: Monographs, William Paterson University by 49th Annual Award Show, ADCNJ, The Place for Creative Professionals, NJ 2012, and Chinese Cultural Ambassador Award to Zhiyuan Cong, New Jersey Chinese-American Chamber of Commerce, 2012.