Previous Events and Programs from Fall 2011 to Spring 2012

MINGSHENG LIU AND YONG LIU DISTINGUISHED VISITING ARTIST SERIES
Professor Shiguang Qiao and his Assistant Xianlin Kong from Tsinghua University, China

 

A demonstration and lecture and presentation.

Shiguan Qiao & Chinese Modern Lacquer Painting

Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, April 9th, 2012
144C Power Art Center, 25 Power Ave, Wayne, NJ, 07470

Professor of Tsinghua University is a renowned Chinese artist and one of the pioneers in Chinese modern lacquer painting. He is also an active board member of the Chinese National Artist Association and serves as the President of the Lacquer Painting Committee at the Beijing Arts And Crafts Institute.

Chinese lacquer painting has a long history that can be traced back to ancient China. It utilizes a natural painting material refined from the sap of a special kind of tree. As famous as other unique inventions like the making of silk and honey, together they come down through history as the Chinese “Three Treasures”.

Sponsored by The Department of Art and the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University

For more information about this event, or about the Center for Chinese Art, please call the Center at 973.720.2799 or email ccart@wpunj.edu.


Symposium: New Beauty of China - Contemporary Art and Artists
Visiting Artists from China National Institue of Art

 

Thursday, May 10, 2012
2:30pm-5:00pm: Symposium
David and Lorraine Cheng Library, Auditorium

The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson and the Chinese Contemporary Culture and Arts Foundation, USA are hosting a symposium.

The China National Academy of Painting is one of the supreme professional art institutions in China for over three decades. The delegation will includes Jiangzhou Zhang - Vice President, China National Academy of Painting; Ma Shulin - Vice President, National Art Museum of China; Jiancheng Zhao - Director, Art Creation Department, Chinese National Academy of Arts; Lianbin Ji - Director of Creation Research Department, China National Academy of Painting; Fan Yang - Council Member of China National Artists Association; Zeng Laide - Director of Calligraphy and Seal Caving Department, China National Academy of Painting;Kong Zi , Research Fellow, China National Academy of Painting; Wu Xun, Research Fellow, China National Academy of Painting; Wang Yongliang, Research Fellow, China National Academy of Painting; Li Xiaojun - , Research Fellow, China National Academy of Painting; Li Ping , President of Suimo Yonghe Art Foundation?

Panelists for the University symposium will include: Chinclude Xiaoyang Yang,
president, China National Academy of Painting; Jiangzhou Zhang, vice president,
China National Academy of Painting; and Zeng Laide, director of Calligraphy and Seal Caving Department, China National Academy of Painting. Cong will moderate the panel discussion, which will conclude with approximately 25 minutes for questions and answers.

6:00pm - 9:00pm; Banquet
Faculty Dining Room, Speert Hall

There will be a Presidential Dinner in honor of President Yang Xiaoyang and a delegation of visiting artists from the China National Institute of Art.

For more information about this event, or about the Center for Chinese Art, please call the Center at 973.720.2799 or email ccart@wpunj.edu.


The Chinese New Year 2012, Year of the Dragon Celebration

 

February, 23rd, 2012
144C Power Art Center, 25 Power Ave, Wayne, NJ, 07470

In celebration of the 2012 Chinese New Year, year of the dragon, the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University in collaboration with the Department of Art and the College of Arts and Communication, will host an evening of celebration events and performances.

2:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.: Chinese painting reproduction exhibition courtesy of the Beijing Palace Museum Collection.

2:30 P.M.: Appreciation and appraisal of Chinese painting Lecture, by Mr. Arnold Chang, pre-director of Chinese Art Department, Sotheby, NY

4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.: Chinese Art book fair from Science Press USA. The proceeds will all be donated to the Center for Chinese Art, and WPU foundation.

5:00 P.M.: Start celebration with short introduction.

5:30 P.M.: Celebration party with Chinese food, and performances by the Sino-American Musician Association, with Ke Pei, Weiling Shao, YongDong Chen, Dongi Zhang, Mingyuan Li, & more.

All events and performances are open to the public and are free admission.

For more information about this event, or about the Center for Chinese Art, please call the Center at 973.720.2799 or email ccart@wpunj.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chinese Art Exhibition - Zhiyuan Cong
Presented by the Louis Bay 2nd Library and Community Center

February 6th to March 2nd, 2012
Located at 345 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne, New Jersey, 07506

The Louis Bay 2nd Library in Hawthorne is delighted to present a solo exhibition of Chinese artwork by world renowned artist, Zhiyuan Cong, Director of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University of New Jersey. Professor Cong's works have been selected for display at numerous national art exhibitions and museums in both China and the United States, including the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The exhibition is part of the library's Celebrate China focus for the month of February.

12:00pm - 4:30pm - Reception: Saturday, February 18th

1:00pm - 3:00pm - Lecture: Appreciation of Chinese Painting, & Chinese Ink Painting Demonstration: Lotus Flower

For more information about this event, please call 973.427.5745 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne, New Jersey 07506, or contact the Center for Chinese Art, at 973.720.2799 or email ccart@wpunj.edu.


MINGSHENG LIU AND YONG LIU DISTINGUISHED VISITING ARTIST SERIES
Professor Dawn Chen-Ping from Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan, China

Thursday 5:30 - 8:30 PM, February 9th, 2012
Located in the Printmaking studio at the Power Art Center.

The Department of Art and the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University present a demonstration of Mono-silkscreen by professor Dawn Chen-ping, former provost and currently the professor and director of the printmaking department at Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan, China. Professor Dawn Chen-ping is also an internationally known contemporary artist.

For more information about this event, or about the Center for Chinese Art, please call the Center at 973.720.2799 or email ccart@wpunj.edu.

 

 

 


Center for Chinese Art Donation Ceremony

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

John Victor Machuga Student Center

A generous commitment from Mr. Mingsheng Lui
and Mr. Yong Liu to donate $300,000 to the
Center of Chinese Art over three years.

"I am indeed honored to recognize Mr. Mingsheng Liu and Mr. Yong Liu, for their generous pledge to William Paterson University’s Center for Chinese Art, which continues to expand the dialogue of communication between east and west and brings together the best of each world.

"Their commitment provides us with the resources for the Center to move forward, benefiting both the University’s students with new learning opportunities, while also reaching and educating others in the broader community about Chinese art and culture.

"Specifically, we will continue to integrate the richness of Chinese art into our curriculum, developing more diverse courses devoted to traditional Chinese methods, practices and theories.  The Center will also offer students exciting opportunities to view important exhibitions of Chinese art, engage with visiting Chinese artists, and learn their techniques for artistic media such as woodblock, painting, drawing, and seal carving.

"We will also further expand the Center as the premier location dedicated to the appreciation of Chinese art in northern New Jersey, a place where this rich tradition is exhibited, taught, and discussed.  Ultimately, through its activities and resources, the Center will cultivate a deeper understanding between the United States and China.
"William Paterson University is deeply appreciative to Mr. Mingsheng Liu and Mr. Yong Liu for their support as we strive to deepen and expand our understanding of Chinese art and culture.

"I would also like to recognize and thank Dr. Zhiyuan Cong, a distinguished artist and professor of art at William Paterson University, for his vision, dedication, and leadership of the Center"

-President Kathleen Waldron at the CCART Donation Dinner, November 9th, 2011


Demonstrations: Printmaking and Life Drawing

 

October 26, 2011

Demonstration by Visiting Artists from China Central Academy of Fine Arts

Professor Sun, Jiangbo, Vice President of Academic Board, Professor Zhou, Zhiyu, Chair of Department of Foundation, Associate Professor Wang, Yuping, Painting Department

-Printmaking Workshop

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 11:00am to 1:00pm

Power Art Center, P143, Printmaking Studio, 25 Power Ave, Wayne, NJ, 07470

-Life Drawing Demonstration

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts, B-216, William Paterson Univeristy, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ, 07470

For additional information, contact CCART at ccart@wpunj.edu.


Symposium: The Importance of Drawing in Foundation and Contemporary Art

 

2:30-4:30, October 24, 2011

Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts B-146

Moderator: Zhiyuan Cong
Panelists: Professors from China Central Academy of Fine Arts 
Professor Sun, Jingbo, Vice President, Academic Board
Professor Zhou, Zhiyu, Chair, Department of Foundation 
Professor Wang, Yuping, Painting Department
Professor Wang, Chunchen, Art Museum

Professors from William Paterson University 
Professor Alejandro Anreus, Chair of Art Department 
Professor Zhiyuan Cong, Head of Printmaking Program Professor Ming Fay, Head of Sculpture Program 
Professor Charles Magistro, Head of Painting Program Professor He Zhang, Art History


Celebration of Summer Art in China 2011 with Photo Exhibition Reception

 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Join us while we celebrate the success of our Summer Art in China 2011 study abroad program. We will be honoring the founders Margaret Lam and David Yen for their generous providing of student scholarship funds, as well as funding for the publication of this year's book.

4:00 to 6:00 P.M.  
Summer Art in China 2011 photo exhibition reception
Summer Art Experience panel discussion 
Signing for the Center’s newly published book: Summer Art in China 2011

Our new Summer Art in China 2011 book will be available, along with refreshments.

This event is open to the public and free of charge.

Location: Power Arts Center, 25 Power Avenue, Wayne, NJ

For more information about this event, or about the Center for Chinese Art, please call the Center at 973.720.2799 or email ccart@wpunj.edu.

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