Previous Events and Programs from Fall 2015 to Spring 2016
Master of Ceremonies:Zhiyuan Cong, Professor and director, Center for Chinese Art Speakers:Daryl Moore, Dean of the College of Arts and CommunicationLvsheng Chen, President of the Chinese Han Art Association of China and pre-vice director of the China National MuseumChan Liu, Researcher and consultant at the Liu Haisu Art Museum in Shanghai, and daughter of Master Liu HaisuAnna Zhang, Director of Oil Lamp Art Museum, pre-director of the Liu Haisu Art Museum in Changzhou, China
Liu Haisu (1896 – 1994) was a prominent twentieth-century Chinese artist and noted art educator. In 1912 he founded the first school of fine arts in modern China, the Shanghai School of Fine Arts. He initiated coeducation, and pioneered human body model and traveling painting from nature. He was a brilliant artist who used his unique blend of European and Chinese techniques to revolutionize art education in China.
Mr. Chen, Ms. Liu and Ms. Zhang are invited to participate the Commemorative activities, symposium and presentation at the UN, Sina Vision and China Art Institute in New York City this week. We are fortunate to have these notable proponents of Chinese art visit William Paterson University to present A Drop in the Ocean: A Celebration of Chinese Art Master Liu Haisu's 120th Anniversary and answer questions from our community and the media.
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At the invitation of Guizhou Minzu University and on behalf of Prof.Daryl Moore, dean of the College of the Arts and Communication at William Paterson University, Director of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University Zhiyuan Cong visited Guizhou Minzu University June 23 - 25, 2016. Mr. Xueli Zhang, chairman of the University Council and President Mr. Wenliang Tao met with Prof. Zhiyuan Cong, both praising the long term student and faculty exchange programs between Guizhou Minzu University and William Paterson University, and speaking highly of their collaboration for art exhibitions and the 2015 Summer Art in China Program. Continued exchange and collaboration between the two universities is much desired. Vice President Jianrong Tang, Jianshan Wang, dean of the Art College, and Zeng Li, director of the International Exchange Center discussed future cooperation with the Center for Chinese Art with Prof. Zhiyuan Cong. Chairman of the Artists Association of Guizhou Province Hongwei Chen and Vice Chairman of the Artists Association of Guizhou Province Qiongde Cao exchanged plans and ideas for further collaboration and exchange programs between the Artists Association and William Paterson University. On June 23rd Prof. Zhiyuan Cong spoke on the topic Hallmark of the Era: New York Contemporary Arts, and on August 12th he visited Capital Normal University in Beijing, where he discussed student exchange programs for Fall 2017 with Deputy Dean of the Art College Wei Chen and Prof. Xinggang Wang.
Demonstration: Life DrawingWednesday, 2:30 - 4:30 PM, April 13, 2016 Location: Ben Shahn Visual Art Center B-216
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Demonstration: Flower and Bird Chinese Ink PaintingTuesday, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, April 12, 2016 Location: Ben Shahn Visual Art Center B-216
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Thursday, February 11, 2016Power Art Gallery, 25 Power Avenue, Wayne, NJ 07470
Lecture and PresentationThursday, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, February 11, 2016
Chinese Art Education and Appreciation in AmericaBy Zhiyuan Cong
Cong is currently Professor and Head of the Printmaking Program, Director of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, and Chair of Chinese - American Art Faculty Association. His prior positions include consultant to the Indianapolis Museum? of Art and Qinghai Province Museum, and professor of Nanjing Arts Institute. He has held more than 30 solo exhibitions and over one hundred group exhibitions, including those at the United Nations, New York, The Olympic Fine Arts Exhibition 2012, London and National Art Museum of China, Beijing. Cong has also received numerous major media reports and reviews for his art works and achievements, including The New York Times, The Star-Ledger, The Record, World Journal, Chinese News Net, People’s Daily, NJN, BBC, CNN and CCTV-4.
Chinese New Year CelebrationThursday, 5:00 - 8:30 pm, February 11, 2016
I.New Year Messages 5:00 - 5:20pm
II.Exhibitions Opening Ceremony 5:20-5:35pm
Kemin Dong, Director, Chinese Ancient Town Institute, Xian, China Laruen Razzore, Professor and Chair, Department of ArtJennifer Hastings Students Representatives
III. Student Exhibition Award Ceremony 5:35-5:45pm
Award Presented by: Kathleen Waldron, President
The First Place Award: Lindsay Gotthold The Second Place Awards:Michelle LeGrand, Robert Madson The Third Place Awards:Benjamin Lin, Dean Fiorellini, John J. McElrone
IV. Chinese New Year Celebration Performances 5:45-7:00pm By the CBA Culture and Arts Center, NYC, and WPUNJ Students
Chinese Lion Dance performance by Shikui Sun etc. Chinese Red Silk Dance by Beibei Zheng Male and female Chorus by Mark Dellanno and WPUNJ Students Chinese music ensemble of traditional instruments by CBA Hula hoop performance by Mary Angus, WPUNJ student Traditional Chinese music instrument, Flute Solo by Qinghua Zhang Traditional Chinese music instrument, Pipa Solo by Ran Guo Chinese Fan Dance by Beibei Zheng Traditional Chinese music instrument, Erhu by Baoan Cao Monkey King Opera Performance by Yingxin Ren
V. Chinese New Year Celebration Banquet 7:00 - 8:30pm
All events, open to the public and free of charge, will take place in the Power Arts Center at 25 Power Avenue, Wayne, NJ 07470. All guests will receive recent publications by the Center for Chinese Art as gifts.
Professor Peichen Xu, Chinese painter and Mr. Mengjie Ma, Chinese calligrapher, as invited guests, came to visit the Department of Art at William Paterson University on February 3rd.
Chinese Artist Peichen Xu
Chinese Calligrapher Mengjie MaMr. Mengjie Ma gave a calligraphy demonstration. He also wrote the Chinese names for every student present. He wrote the Chinese word for happiness, as a New Year blessing. Mr. Ma, an outstanding calligrapher and poet, currently serves as Deputy Director of Chinese Couplet Calligraphy Association, Deputy Secretary General of Yanhuang Art Foundation and Research Fellow of Tianjin Chinese Art Research Institute.
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October 26 - November 14, 2015
Printmaking carries a spiritual charm that’s irreplaceably everlasting and distinctive. If we compare painting and Chinese painting as artworks created with a brush to mathematical addition, then printmaking as artworks created with a matrix or a prepared screen undergoing a printing process can be likened to mathematical multiplication. Printmaking is, in essence, painting with a plate. It’s an art form accessible to all in artistic and cultural exchanges. Be it intaglio, relief, planographic, or stencil, they are all highly valued by artists and connoisseurs, east and west alike. Printmaking is also one of the sources and catalysts of innovation and evolution for modern visual arts, such as painting, sculpture, photography and digital art. We therefore welcome more printmaking exhibitions.
Art of printmaking in China has made progress by leaps and bounds in the past decades, and has drawn attention from the west. In 2013, the Chinese printmaking exhibit organized by the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University and the Printmaking College of National Art Institute at the South Graphic Association International Printmaking Conference in Wisconsin was one of the highlights of the conference, giving the attendees of more than 1,300 artists and scholars a heated topic of discussion.
This summer, at the China Print Art Nomination of Painters born in 1950s, I had the privilege of meeting so many of the well-known artists and masters, and of studying their works. I was so excited. We are honored to invite many of them here to this exhibition, to show their superb works of art to colleagues and art lovers of the New York metropolitan area and to share their experience as creative artists.
Cong Zhiyuan Professor and Director Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University
Organized by the Municipal Government of Nantong, the National Chinese Painting Association and the Nantong Central Art Museum of China
This is Professor Zhiyuan Cong’s traveling exhibition, which is hosted by the National Museum of China, William Paterson University, the National Artist Association Art committee and Chinese-American Art Faculty Association in June 2015. This exhibition show more than 80 pieces of paintings, which demonstrate Cong’s creative efforts and experiments through the years, from traditional to modern, Oriental to Western.
Opening reception: 3:00pm-6:00pm, 09/29/2015Location: The Nantong Central Art Museum of China
Mr. Zhipeng Ding, Chair, and the foundation board members Mr. Xilong Xu and Mrs. Yihong Zhao visited William Paterson University.
Foundation Donors meet with University President Waldron to discuss and evaluate the donating to and collaboration with CCART. Dr. Kathleen Waldron, President of William Paterson University hosts the special guests. Meeting and Banquet includes: Mr. Zhipeng Ding, Mr. Xilong Xu, Mrs. Yihong Zhao, Ms. Xinying Xu, President Waldron, Dean Moore, Professor Cong, Mr. Zhesu Xie, and Ms. Yuanmen Xu.
Eight outstanding Chinese artists from Nanjing, China visit the Center for Chinese Art for an art exhibition. Meeting, interview and panel discussion, will be from July 23rd to August 23rd, 2015. Professor Zhiyuan Cong is the exhibition curator and catalog essay contributor.
Ping Wang, Dean of College of the Media and Art at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China Yexiang Wang, Deputy Director of the Figure Painting Department at Jiangsu Chinese Painting Institute, China Xiaoyuan Zhu, council member of Chinese Painting Institute of Jiangsu Province, China Yi Zhang, Professor of the College of Media and Art at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, ChinaJianguo Sang, Deputy Director of the Figure Painting Department at Jiangsu Chinese Painting Institute, China Fei Han, Professional Painter at the Modern Art Museum Jiangsu, ChinaYingchun Zhang, Professional Painter at Suzhou Chinese Painting Institute, ChinaLe Fani, council member of the Chinese Painting Institute of Jiangsu Province, China
May 17 - June 20, 2015 (May 23 - June 12, 2015 in China)
Sponsored by Center for Chinese Art, Art Department, College of the Arts and Communication, and Center for the International Education at William Paterson University.
Supported student scholarships and funded the program publication by Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation. The program faculty: Professor Zhiyuan Cong and Professor Lauren Razzore
Message from President Kathleen Waldron
"Guided by Professor Zhiyuan Cong, Director of the Center for Chinese Art and Professor in the Department of Art, twenty William Paterson University students and faculty journey through China’s cultural capitals including Shanghai, Guiyang, Chengdu and Beijing. Meeting with artists and art professionals at both provincial and national museums, universities, and other cultural institutions, the participants are provided unusual and privileged access.
This year’s emphasis is on Chinese culture from urban to rural, from Chinese to ethnic minorities, from ancient to modern, from natural landscape to cultural landscape. This program will lead the group to sites of historic interest such as Three-Star Piles, to Miao minorities villages, to monasteries and Buddhist temples on the Emei Mountain, to the Leshan Giant Buddha and to the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base.
Our students become cultural delegates of American education in general and William Paterson University in particular. They return home with a broader and deeper understanding of the challenges of a complex world and the future roles they may assume in it.
I am especially proud that the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University provides this opportunity. I wish to acknowledge Honorary Directors Ms. Ching Yiu, Mr. Zhipeng Ding, and Mr. Chengzhan Ding and the Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation and its members for their generous support of student scholarships and for funding the publication of this book."
Dr. Kathleen Waldron President of William Paterson University
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