Events and Programs

The Center for Chinese Art will give students and members of the community the opportunity to broaden their understanding of Chinese art and culture through ongoing programs and events.

Distinguished Visiting Artist Series:
Xiaofu Yu, a Master Painter from Shanghai, China

The Art Department and the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University invites Xiaofu Yu, a famous Chinese artist and the Vice President of the Shanghai Artists Association presents an oil painting demonstration for the faculty and students as well as for the local committee.

Xiaofu Yu is the Dean of Fine Arts College of Shanghai Normal University, as well as the vice president of Shanghai Oil Painting & Sculpture Institute. As a well-known Chinese contemporary painter, Yu combines the Humane Care and the Idealism thoughts into the color, composition and lines of his works. Thus, he is also known as “the philosopher doing fine arts”.

Yu Xiaofu is an iconic figure in China’s Shanghai School art scene. Born and raised in Shanghai, he was trained in the prestigious Fine Art Department of the Shanghai Theater Academy. In 1984, his painting Tenderly I Knocked on the Door had created a nationwide sensation in the Chinese art world. Yu also won the Bronze medal of the Seventh National Art Exhibition in 1989; Gold medal of the first Shanghai Art Exhibition in 2001; and silver medal of the Tenth National Art Exhibition in 2004.

Master Painting Demonstration by Xiaofu Yu
Course instructor: Professor Charles Magistro

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
6:00pm- 8:00pm

LocationPainting Studio, #142 Power Art Center, William Paterson University, 25 Power Avenue, Wayne, NJ 07470.

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


CCART Sponsored America Art Exhibition in Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum in China
Poetry of Metaphors: Abstract Paintings - By Kyung Youl Yoon

 

Organized by The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University and Liu Haisu Art Museum

September 18th - 27th, 2013

Curators: Zhiyuan Cong,Rong Xu

Location: Liu Haisu Art Museum 1665 Hongqiao Road,
Shanghai, China 200336

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. You also can call 01186 21 62701018 or Check web www.lhs-arts.org.


Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University 2013, Summer in China

Dean Daryl Moore and Professor Zhiyuan Cong’s visit to Shanghai

June 17– 21, 2013, William Paterson University College of the Arts and Communication: Dean Daryl Moore and the Center for Chinese Art Director Zhiyuan Cong have visited Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum in China. They met with the museum Director Zhang, Jian, Secretary Wang, Xinhua, and Vice-director to discuss and evaluate the collaboration of several projects over the past two years. Both parties were satisfied with the cooperation and hope to establish a long- term, stable and consistent partnership. During the visit, they saw the new museum site under construction, and later on secretary Wang, Xinhua accompanied them to Zhenjiang. They also visited the famous Shanghai artist Chen, Jia Ling, a famous Chinese painter Wang, Meng Qi and a famous printmaker Lu, Zhiping.

Jun 22, 2013, Dean Moore and Director Cong have been invited by Nantong Bencha town government to attend the inaugural meeting of the Bencha Advisory Committee development in Shanghai. Dean Moore made a congratulatory speech, and Director Cong was especially invited to be the adviser.

Dean Daryl Moore and Professor Zhiyuan Cong’s visit to Beijing

June 22-23, 2013, William Paterson University -College of the Arts and Communication: Dean Daryl Moore and Center for the Chinese Art Director Zhiyuan Cong have visited Beijing and made a special visit to William Paterson University in Beijing Advisory Committees Yang, Xiaoyang, Chen, Lusheng, Liu, Yong and Li, Ping in appreciation of their help and support.

Dean Moore and Director Cong visited the National Museum of China in the morning on the 23rd. Chen, Lusheng, the Vice-Director of the National Museum of China and Center for Chinese Art advisory committees invited them to attend Sheng, Meibing’s exhibition opening and later was invited to have lunch together. Dean Moore appreciates Vice- Director Chen Lusheng’s care and support for the Center for Chinese Art, and hope by both joint efforts to promote Chinese arts.

On the afternoon of the 23rd, accompanied by Center for Chinese Art Honorary Director Liu, Yong and advisory committees Li, Ping, Dean Moore and Director Cong visited Yang, Xiaoyang, President of China National Academy of Painting. They have reviewed the past two years’ activities since 2011; they were satisfied with the results of the exchange activities, achievements and good memories. They are hopeful that the future will be carried out consistently with more enhanced education of American culture and art activities.

Zhiyuan Cong, Director of Center for Chinese Art’s lecture in China 

On May 30th Director Cong was invited to visit the University of Nantong, and gave a lecture entitled, “ Art of life: an ordinary person’s struggle”.  During his stay in Nantong, he also visited the Nantong Institute of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting.

On June 6th, Director Cong visited Nanjing, and was invited by Nanjing Ninhai Middle School to make a speech on his art life journey. President Huang, Wenwu awarded Professor Cong with a commendation as the school’s special instructor. During his stay in Nanjing, he visited the Nanjing Arts Institute, Feng Jianqin, a famous oil painter and director of China Lacquer panting Committee, a famous printmaker Cheng, Mian, the Jiangsu Department of culture Deputy Director Gao, Yun, art director Chen Jianhua, and Nanjing Municipal Bureau of culture, deputy director Xu, Kaili, a famous printmaker Chen, Chao.

On June 14th, Director Cong visited Guizhou National University and Guizhou Artists Association, and was invited to Guizhou National University to held a lecture, "The United States of America Prints: twenty-first Century printmaking’s world vane". Vice President Yang, Changru awarded Professor Cong as honorary professor for the University. At Guizhou National University Professor Cong Zhiyuan met with Foreign Affairs Office’s director, Lu, Yinghong, deputy director Zeng, Li, and the Academy of Fine Arts Dean Wang, Jianshan. They discussed and exchanged the education in art; they all hope that in the University printmaking, especially for a graduate course, they can have substantial cooperation in the future.

On July 3rd Professor Cong visited Beijing Normal University, which was invited to give Princeton University in Beijing’s students a special art lecture series entitled "the Endless life of Chinese art: Conflict and balance". The topic carried on with Princeton University’s teachers during the Dinner section. While in Beijing professor Cong also paid a special visit to the Chinese Artists Association Executive Chairman Wu, Changjiang, China Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum Curator Wang, Huangsheng, Tsinghua University Professor and Vice President of China Printmaking Committee Dai, Daquan, and China Academy of Chinese Painting Institute Vice President Fan, Yang, to communicate and discuss the possibility of further mutual cooperation and exchanges.

On July 1st, Professor Cong was invited to visit Ningxia Yinchuan. While in Ningxia the Professor made a special visit to a famous printmaker and Ningxia Artists Association Chairman Luo, Guirong and his studio, and also observed his students' artwork. Professor Cong also met with Northwest National University International office Director and Academy of Fine Arts Director, to have conversation about both University’s art education curriculum. During his visit of the Western Xia imperial tombs, he received a special interview with the Ningxia TV station and the Ningxia evening news program.

Special Interviews

Professor Cong, as an artist and Director of William Paterson University Center for Chinese Art, has accepted some special interviews and media news reports during the visit in China.

Mingsheng Liu and Yong Liu Distinguished Visiting Artist Series
Organize International Exhibition and invite Distinguished Visiting Artists from China

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The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University in collaboration with SGC International Wisconsin 2013 and College of Printmaking, China National Art Institute to invite a group artists for an artists residency program, an international printmaking exhibition and an international panel presentation from March 9th – March 25, 2013.

Golden Prize Winners of China National Printmaking Exhibition, Guirong Luo, Chao Chen visit William Paterson University

Guirong Lou, a Researcher of Printmaking College of China National Art Institute is the First-Class of the National Artist and Vice-president of Yingchuang Artist Association. He has totally won 15 medals such as the gold, silver and bronze medal of the National Arts and Printmaking Exhibition, the Guanlan International Printmaking Award, Chinese Arts Goldcolor Prize, The Luxun Printmaking Prize and so on since 1990.

Chao Chen, a Researcher at the China Jiangsu Printmaking Academy, Jiangsu Art Museum is a first level Chinese artist at the national level. Frequently exhibited in national and international art exhibitions, Chen’s works have won various awards such as Gold Medal of the 16th China National Printmaking Exhibition, 2011; Bronze Award of the 10th and the 11th China National Printmaking Exhibition, and the highest honors The Luxun Printmaking Prize by China Printmaking Society.

Master Printmaking Demonstration: Lithograph, and Woodcut I

     Location: Printmaking Studio Room 143
                      Power Art Center

     March 11, 2013
     11:00am – 12:30pm
              Printmaking demonstration: Reduction Woodcut
              By Guirong Lou
     2:30pm – 4:00pm
               Printmaking demonstration:Lithograph
               By Eileen Foti
    
     Open only to art students and faculty. For outside
     visitors, please call 973 720 2799 for register.

Master Printmaking Demonstration:Woodcut II, Chao Chen

     Location: Printmaking Studio Room 143
                      Power Art Center

     March 13, 2013
     11:00am – 12:30pm
    

     Open only to art students and faculty. For outside
     visitors,please call 973 720 2799 for register.

Panel Presentations: Printmaking in Today’s China

     Location: Ben Shahn Room 146
     2:30am- 4:30pm, Wednesday, March 13, 2013
     Moderator: Zhiyuan Cong
     Panelists:
Chao Chen, Guirong Lou

     Open to Public

Demonstration: Printmaking

    Location: Printmaking Studio Room 143
                     Power Art Center
     2:30am- 4:30pm, Monday, March 18, 2013

     Open to art students and faculty only.

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INTERNATIONAL  PRINTMAKING  EXHIBITION

     Makers in Print: International Exhibition
     January 18 – March 23, 2013
     Hosted by the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
     and Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Wisconsin.

     Coordinated by Center for Chinese Art at William
     Paterson University and the Printmaking College of    National Art Institute

     China Exhibition Curator:  Daquan Dai,
                                               Zhiyuan Cong

Makers in Print explores the vitality of printmaking around the world through the work of artists from South Korea, China, South Africa, Poland, Mexico, and Argentina. Curators were invited to select artists from their countries whose work exemplifies the foremost techniques and concepts in the medium. This presentation is a central component to the national conference of Southern Graphic Council International (SGCI).

Distinguished visiting artists:

Guang Jun, Professor at China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Honorary President of the China National Printmaking Association and Executive Dean of Printmaking College of China National Art Institute.

Daquan Dai, Professor of Tsinghua University, is a Vice-president of the Chinese Printmaking Association, and Associate Dean of the Printmaking College of China National Art Institute.

Qi Chen, Professor And Provost of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, is a Secretary-General of the China National Printmaking Association.

Long Chen, Research fellow of China National Art Institute.

Dongxia Li, Research fellow of China National Art Institute.

Guirong Lou, Research fellow of China National Art Institute, Vice-President of Yingchuang Artist Association.

Yue Yang, Professor and Associate Dean of the Art School of Qingdao University, President of the Qingdao Artist Association.

Yuanfan Zhang, Professor of China Academy of Art, Vice-President of Zhejiang Province Artist Association.

Panel Presentations: Printmaking in today’s China

     Location: The 41st SGC International
     Printmaking Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  

     10:45am- 11:45pm, March 22, 2013

     Panel Chair: Zhiyuan Cong
     Panelists:
Guirong Luo, Chen Chao

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 World of Chinese Ink Painting
By Yung Liu, Shan Li, Hengyi Aisin-Gioro, Zhiyuan Cong and Diana Hsu Kung


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Host by: Sino Literature Award Fund
Sponsor by: Middletown Arts Center
Presented at The Middletown Arts Center
Chinese Ink Painting Demonstration by artists

September 4th - 28th, 2012
Monday - Saturday 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Located at 36 Church St., Middletown, NJ 07748.

Saturday, September 15th, 2012
3:00 - 5:00 PM - Reception

To the Middletown Arts Center,36 Church St., Middletown, NJ 07748

take NJ Transit (Bay Head – Penn Station), off at Middletown Station

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.


 


Mingsheng Liu and Yong Liu Distinguished Visiting Artist Series

Professor Weishan Wu, Academy of Chinese Sculpture, a Lecture and Presentation

Soul of Sculptural Art of Weishan Wu


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September 10th, 2012, 2:30 - 4:30 PM (Monday)
144C Power Art Center, 25 Power Ave, Wayne, NJ, 07470

Professor Weishan Wu, a distinguished sculptor, was invited to have his special solo art exhibition in UN, NYC for this trip. He is the Dean, Academy of Chinese Sculpture and he is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors (FRBS) and the Society of Portrait Sculptors in the UK. Weishan Wu won the Pangolin Award of the British Society of Portrait Sculptors in 2003. He won the Chinese Urban Sculpture Achievement Award the highest award in urban sculpture in China in 2009, and the China Arts Award, a special honor in Chinese literary and art circles in 2011. The Nanjing Museum of China hosts a permanent gallery, called “The Cultural Celebrity Sculptures of Weishan Wu,” and INJE University of South Korea hosts the “Weishan Wu Sculpture Park.”

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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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.


 


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