Previous Events and Programs from Fall 2008 to Spring 2010

Printmaking from William Paterson University

Reception: May 6, 2010 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Exhibition Date: May 6 - June 27, 2010

Location:  Riverdale Art Center Gallery
                 2 Newark Pompton Turnpike
                 Riverdale, NJ 07457-1139



The Riverdale Art Center, Department of Art and the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University cordially invite you and your guests to the opening reception of the Printmaking Exhibition from William Paterson University. There are more than 50 monoprints, etchings, lithographs, and screen prints by faculty and students from William Paterson University at the Riverdale Art Center Gallery, Riverdale, New Jersey.

For more information please call 973.513.9250 or email

Center for Chinese Art Grand Opening: March 8, 2010

Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University Grand Opening Ceremony

Date: March 8, 2010
Location: Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts


Tradition and Trend: The Position of Chinese Painting
in the New Century

Date: March 8, 2010
Location: B100, Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts

A panel of featured artists will discuss contemporary art in China with a question and answer period.

Panelists: Zhiyuan Cong and visiting artists

Printmaking Workshop

Date: March 8, 2010
Location: Printmaking Studio, Power Arts Center

This demonstration provides an experience for the combination of Chinese artistic creation and printmaking techniques, modern and traditional printmaking mediums, and the combination of eastern and western art forms.  Visiting artists from China will demonstrate Chinese painting images on printmaking plates and WPUNJ students will make the images into etching prints.

Instructor: Zhiyuan Cong

Visiting Artists:
CHEN Lusheng: Assistant Director of National Museum of China, Beijing.

FANG Chuxiong: Professor of Guangzhou Art Institute, Guangzhou.

LIN Shuran: Director of Lingnan Painting Art Museum, Guangzhou.

WANG Huansheng: Director of the Art Museum of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing.

Chinese New Year Celebration: February 17, 2010



Lecture and demonstration

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Power Art Center

Chinese Art Appreciation and Ink Painting Demonstration

by Zhiyuan Cong

A particular emphasis will be placed on painting materials, techniques, and a cultivation of specific artistic tastes in the appreciation of Chinese painting.

The Celebration Party with Performances and Chinese Food

5:00pm – 7:00pm
Power Art Center

Chinese music instrument: GUZHENG
by Yang Yi

Yang Yi is a highly appreciated Guzheng virtuoso, distinguished Guzheng educator and frequent lecturer both in China and in the USA.

Jazz by The William Paterson University Jazz Ensemble

The William Paterson University Jazz Ensemble is one of 25 ensembles that form the core of the internationally known Jazz Studies Program. 

Chinese Opera: Changing Faces
by Zhao Naiyi

Zhao Naiyi is a famous opera actor from Beijing, China.  Changing Faces is an art form used in the Sichuan Opera.

University Establishes Center for Chinese Art on Campus
September 9, 2009

Dr. Arnold Speert, President of William Paterson University, hosts a banquet honoring Margaret Lam and David Yen for their contrabution and support for the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University.

Margaret Lam and David Yen have donated an initial $150,000 to the University to establish the center on campus over the next two years. The gift will support the University’s Chinese art curriculum, provide students with opportunities to learn Chinese art techniques, and cultivate a deeper understanding between the United States and its Chinese residents.

Funding will support several new initiatives including; the Summer Art in China program; courses in Chinese art; classes in traditional techniques such as ink painting and calligraphy; Chinese art exhibits; visiting artists.

Exhibition Reception and Book Signing

Date: December 12, 2008
Location: Ben Shahn Art Gallery

5:00pm - 7:30pm

For celebrating the success of the Summer Art in China 2008, William Paterson University  Study Abroad Program, the program faculty and students host a photo exhibition and book signing at the Ben Shahn Art Gallery of William Paterson University.

Speeches were given by President Arnold Speert, Provost Edward Weil and Dean Raymond Torres-Santos. Program faculty and students shared their program experience with the audience.

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