Renowned Chinese Artist to Demonstrate Modern Lacquer Painting at William Paterson University

Renowned artist Shiguang Qiao, a professor of art from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and one of the pioneers of Chinese modern lacquer painting, will demonstrate this ancient art along with Xianglin Kong, his assistant, on Thursday, April 19, at William Paterson University in Wayne.

The program, part of the University’s Mingsheng Liu And Yong Liu Distinguished Visiting Artist Series, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. in the University’s Power Arts Center and will include a lecture and presentation. Admission is free.

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 an art, it is as well-known as other unique inventions including the production of silk and honey. Together, these arts come down through history as the Chinese “Three Treasures.”

Shiguang Qiao 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.

The event is sponsored by the University’s Department of Art and Center for Chinese Art. For more information about this event, or about the Center for Chinese Art, please call the Center at 973.720.2799, email ccart@wpunj.edu, or visit web at www.wpunj.edu/ccart <http://www.wpunj.edu/ccart> .

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04/12/12