Previous Events and Programs from Fall 2011 to Spring 2012

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

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

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