The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University is dedicated to preserving and sharing the artistic heritage of China and integrating its rich tradition into the University's curriculum. Students will not only have the opportunity to view Chinese art, but draw upon its philosophy and incorporate its techniques in order to participate effectively in the increasingly global world of visual arts. The Center also aims to create an appreciation of Chinese art in New Jersey, as well as cultivate a deeper understanding between the United States and China.


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Chinese Dance Poem " National Beauty "   Successfully Performed at William Paterson University 

On December 11, 2019, under the promotion of the “Dance in China” brand of China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd., China (CAEG); “National Beauty”, a performance of traditional Chinese music and dance was hosted by Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University and performed by the Chinese Oriental Song and Dance Troupe. The performance center, which was the Shea Center for Performing Arts, was crowned with over 900 attendees from New York, New Jersey and the East Coast of the United States. The actors received endless applause with high praise and full satisfaction from the audiences by their superb art and dedicated performance. The audience was amazed, excited, surprised, and touched that they could have the opportunity to watch such a superb international level authentic Chinese dancing in the United States. 


Dr. Richard J. Helldobler, President of William Paterson University and Mr. Liyan Li, Cultural Counselor, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York, delivered their opening speeches. Dr. Helldobler also took part as he showed his gratitude and welcomed the artists. He pointed out:“Tonight’s performance also continues our celebration of the 10th Anniversary of our Center for Chinese Art here on campus. At William Paterson, we believe strongly in the power of art and in the value of cultural exchange, as tonight’s performance  and the Center, which is making it possible, both demonstrate.” He also took a moment to extend a special thanks to Professor Zhiyuan Cong for his leadership of the Center, “And I’d like to take a moment to extend a special thanks to him for his leadership of the Center, as well as for all of his work in arranging for tonight’s performance.” 


On behalf of Mr. Ping Huang, Consul General, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York; Counselor Liyan Li warmly welcomed the Chinese artists visit to the United States. A bridge of art and friendship was formed which added a new splendor to the 40th Anniversary of Establishment of China-US Diplomatic Relations. He thanked the administration of the university and the local community for their support of the Center for Chinese Art. The center carries out various forms of art exchanges and cooperates actively, as well as making positive contributions to promoting mutual understanding and communication between China-US in the past 10 years since it established. He also thanked Madame Margaret Lam & Mr. David Yen, Honorary Director of CCART for their additional efforts. 


National Beauty is a dance poem directed by the famous director Chen Shen, performed by 30 top level young Chinese dancers including Ke Liu, Huizhi Zhuang, Peng Sun and Gen Sun. It’s not only in the plot structure and the presentations are integrated with Chinese-style aesthetics and philosophical concepts, and also have unique Chinoiseries in the application of artistic elements. The performance selects the most representative Chinese cultural symbols such as white and blue porcelains, the tea ceremony, bamboo painting, cheongsam, the art of calligraphy. Kunqu Opera. It captured the color elements, use dance as the language, and emotion as the main body, present the state of etiquette in Chinese eyes and the color of China in the eyes of the world. 


On December 10th, 2019, the" National Beauty " troupe began their visit to the United States under the leadership of Jia Xiuling, director of Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd., China. Visiting the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University was their first stop. Professor Cong, director of CCART welcomed everyone. He told that CCART is  a home for everyone coming to the United States and aims to exchange views on contemporary art and Chinese contemporary dance, as well as the feasibility for further cooperation between the two sides in the future. Later, the dancers visited the University Gallery and the exhibition of American artist Ben Shahn. They also visited the earliest industrial city in the United States, the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, as well as the university library named by the Chinese-American couples of David and Lorraine Cheng. 


In the afternoon of December 11, CCART at William Paterson University held a reception for dancers in the President's office building-Hobart Manor. President Helldobler; Dr. Joshua B. Powers, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Pamela Ferguson, Vice President for Institutional Advancement; Professor Daryl J. Moore, Dean of the College of the Arts and Communication; Director Cong; Madame Lam & Mr. Yen, and Mr. Ip-Wing Kong, Honorary Directors of CCART at WPUNJ, were among the 60 guests attended the reception. President Helldobler addressed the guests by informing them of the Shea Center and how it has hosted many other prominent artists, performers, and speakers, including former U.S. Presidents, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, and world-renowned musicians, singers, and dancers. He then stated that it will be where they will be performing that evening and that he is honored the Chinese Oriental Song and Dance Troupe will add to the great tradition here at William Paterson. He also added to this by sharing the history of Hobart Manor with all of the guests invited to the manor itself. William Paterson University traces its beginnings to the year 1855, but it moved here to Wayne, New Jersey in 1951, to the former estate of the family of Garret Hobart. Hobart was the twenty-fourth vice president of the United States, who served under William McKinley, and this was his family’s home. 


Professor Cong, the person in charge of this event of the university, was very excited about the successful performance. He deeply felt that the success of an event has been devoted to helping and hardworking of people in many aspects. He sincerely appreciated the cooperation and support from at home and abroad, whether it be Inside and outside school. The performance will also perform at Yale University, Columbia University and other universities. 




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



Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series

Artistic Development in Cross-Cultural Context The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson successfully held the 4th National Chinese Art Professors Seminar and Exhibition 

“Artistic Development in Cross-Cultural Context: the Fourth Chinese-American Art Faculty Symposium" was successfully concluded at William Paterson University, November 23, 2019. The symposium was co-organized and sponsored by the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson (CCART), Chinese-American Art Faculty Association (CAAFA), and New York Gallery of Chinese Art. There were twenty-nine representatives and specially invited representatives of CAAFA from twenty-five United States art universities who attended the meeting. These attendants were: Dr. Joshua B. Powers, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs WPUNJ; Professor Daryl J. Moore, Dean of the College of the Arts and Communication, WPUNJ; Mr. Liyan Li, Cultural Counselor and Mr. Tianbai Wang, Deputy Cultural Counselor and Consul General of The People’s Republic of China in New York; Ms. Margaret Lam & Mrs. David Yen, Honorary Director of the Center for Chinese Art at WPUNJ; Mr. Yerong Kuang, Director of the Center for Chinses Art; Professor Zhaitan Cong, Chairman of Chinese-American Art Faculty Association; Josh Z. Yu, President of the Advisory Committee of Chinese-American Art Faculty Association; and Professor Jiawei Gong, Director of the Advisory Committee of Chinese-American Art Faculty Association.


The three-day intense and substantial schedule of the symposium entailed the exchanges of art and artistic achievements of the professors; " Artistic Development trend in Cross-Cultural Context symposium; Exchange of teaching experience between Chinese and American art education and the challenges and experiences of the curriculum teaching education of students with different cultures and educational backgrounds". Simultaneously, professors also took advantage of a rare opportunity to summarize and evaluate the work of the association over the past two years, and elected the chairman and members of the fourth executive committee of CAAFA. The representatives visited the New York Gallery of Chinese Art, and participated in the opening of “Unbounded Extension: Chinese-American Women Artists Digital Media and Installation Art Exhibition”, on the third day of the symposium. All attendants had gained enriched enlightenment and solidarity by being a part of this symposium.


Yu Zhengu, The Chairman of Chinese-American Art Faculty hosted the symposium on November 22. On behalf of William Paterson University, Dr. Joshua B. Powers welcomed the representatives of art professors from all over the United States. He particularly emphasized the importance of mutual respect and understanding in a multicultural context, and sincerely congratulated the symposium for its success. On behalf of Consul General of The People’s Republic of China in New York, Mr. Liyan sincerely congratulates the success of the symposium. He especially thanked the Chinese art professors in the United States for their important role in multicultural communication in the present globalized world. He also thanked the professors for their unremitting efforts and unique contributions to the spread of Chinese culture and art on the front line of American university podiums. These cultural exchanges have promoted a deeper understanding between two countries and enriched the colorful cultural world of mankind. Mr. Dean Moore has made many speeches and participated in symposium activities from beginning to the end. He believes that the members of Chinese-American Art Faculty Association are the first group of Chinese people in China to stand on the Western art education podiums. They are the main force for the communication and dissemination of Eastern and Western cultures and arts in the West. They are also bridging the bonds that promote the communication and development of culture and arts in China today.


The first chairman of Chinese-American Art Faculty Association and the current chairman of the association, Professor Cong Zhaitan introduced the history of the association and the symposium. CAAFA was formally established in 2013 and is the first officially registered, non-profit academic platform in the history of modern Chinese art in China; something that Cong Zhaitan is proud to be a part of. CAAFA serves the academic exchange of overseas Chinese art professors, with three climaxes of studying abroad in in the contemporary eras of China. The first climax was studied in Europe in the 1920s; the second climax was in the Soviet Union in the 1950s; the third one was in the United States in the 1980s. Due to historical reasons, there were few international students could stay aboard after graduated during the first and second climaxes. For the third climax, a group of Chinese students obtained university teaching positions after completed their studies, especially in the United States and North America, thus forming a unique art education group. According to Zheng Wang, visiting scholar and associate professor of Beijing Jiaotong University preliminary research on big data: from 2017 to 2018, there were 23,981 Chinese students studying art in the United States (including music, dance and fine arts), and there are 84 art professors (including painting, design and history) now in United States universities. Our association has captured more than 70 of them.


“Unbounded Extension: Chinese-American Women Artists Digital Media and Installation Art Exhibition” opened at the New York Gallery of Chinese Art on November 23. The opening ceremony was hosted by Professor Zhiyuan Cong of the CCART department. Mr. Liyan Li, Dean Moore, and Mr. Yerong Kuang, the director of New York Gallery of Chinese Art, delivered not only their speeches but also their congratulations. Professor He Zhang hosted the works introduction which included eight female artists/professors. The eight artists: Smow Yunxue Fu, Qin Han, Xia Gao, Guoqing Heaton, Qian Li, Qin Liu, Leah Lihua Wong, and Yida Wang, used their opportunity at the exhibition to showcase their installations and new media works. Their works were founded in their deep Chinese cultural heritage, inspired by the cross-cultural personal experience, and driven by the will of transcending oneself, gender, national boundaries, traditions, time, and space, the professors explore and use a variety of techniques to present rich, humanistic thoughts and new and old media.


The exhibition will run until January 10, 2020. Location: New York Gallery of Chinese Art, 91a Allen Street, NY, NY 10002, Tel: (646) 639-0873, Web: Website: www.nygcart.com. For more information, please contact the Center for Chinses Art at William Paterson at 973.720.2799 or email ccart@wpunj.edu, or visit the website wpunj.edu/ccart.


Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series

Chinese Oriental Song and Dance Troupe to Present “National Beauty,” A Performance of Traditional Chinese Music and Dance, at William Paterson University on December 11

The Chinese Performing Arts Group, China’s premier music and dance troupe, will prese nt “National Beauty,” a performance of traditional Chinese music and dance, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at William Paterson University in Wayne. The program is presented at part of the 10 th anniversary celebration of the University’s Center for Chinese Art.


The performance will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Shea Center for Performing Arts on campus. Tickets are $35 for adults, $20 for children and William Paterson University alumni, and free for William Paterson University faculty, staff, and students.


“National Beauty” will feature oriental songs and dances created by famous Chinese artists in the folk - art style unique to China that epitomizes their deep love of culture, music, and dance. In addition to traditional, ethnic and modern Chinese dances, the performances will include music performed on traditional Chinese instruments, as well as by acclaimed Chinese singers Jinying Wei, Niu Niu, Zilun Huai, and Siyu Huo.


Among the dance performances will be “Green: An Intoxicated Moonlit Night,” meant to evoke the joy of dancing under the moon; “Golden: The Wonder of Traditional Chinese Medicine,” which tells a story of bringing forth health and happiness; “Rainbow: Elegan ce of the Peking Opera,” a celebration of a renowned performance by Mei Lanfang in 1930 in the United States created a sensation; and the traditional Jasmine Flower Dance.


The Chinese Oriental Performing Arts Group is a national level performing art and c ultural group directly under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China. The group has performed throughout China, where it has participated in many important national events, and has represented the China in nearly 100 countries and regions around the w orld.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact William Paterson University’s Shea Center Box Office at boxoffice@wpunj.edu, call 973.720.2371, or visit wp - presents.org




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


Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series

Artistic Development in Cross-Cultural Context: The Fourth Chinese-American Art Faculty Symposium and Exhibition

Organizers:

Center of Chinese Art at William Paterson University

Chinese-American Art Faculty Association

New York Gallery of Chinese Art


Symposium:

November 21-23, 2019. William Paterson University


Exhibition:

Unbounded Extension: Chinese-American Women Artists Digital Media and Installation Art.

November 23, 2019 – January 10, 2020.

New York Gallery of Chinese Art 91 A Allen Street, NYC, NY 10002


(names in alphabetical order)


Chief Consultants:

Lyusheng Chen, Margaret Lam, Daryl Joseph Moore, David Yen


Committee Chairs:

Zhiyuan Cong, Jiawei Gong, Josh Z. Yu


Committee Members:

Chung-Fan Chang, Wei Dong, Lian Duan, Yifei Gan, Zhimin Guan, Qian Li, Leah Lihua Wong, Yida Wang, Nengqiang Yang,


“Artistic Development in Cross-Cultural Context: The Fourth Chinese-American Art Faculty Symposium” will convene at William Paterson University from November 21-23, 2019. The two-day conference will include academic and teaching experience exchanges as well as an art exhibition. The main participants will be members of the Chinese-American Art Faculty Association. The members not only have Chinese creative art and art education backgrounds but they have also earned advanced degrees in the US and have teaching experience in art schools, colleges and universities across America. This conference will, through the exchange of Eastern and Western ideas about art, share art education teaching experiences and discuss the development of contemporary art in a cross-cultural context. The conference activities will improve American and Chinese art education quality resulting in deeper understanding between the Eastern and Western arts.


The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University will provide food and accommodation in New Jersey from November 21 – November 23. Participating members will pay out their own pockets if they want to come early or stay late. The Center can help make reservations.


Symposium Agenda:

Artists Intruduction

Host: Professor Josh Z. Yu, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Thursday, November 21, 2019

Location: Power Art Center #143


Developments and Trends in the Contemporary Context symposium

Host: Professor. Josh Z. Yu

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, Friday, November 22, 2019

Location: Hobart Hall Martini Conference Room, William Paterson University


American Art Education and my Teaching Experiences Presentation

Host: Professor Zhiyuan Cong, Director, Center for Chinese Art at WPUNJ

Time: 2:00 – 4:30pm, Friday, November 22, 2019

Location: Hobart Hall Martini Conference Room, William Paterson University


Exhibition opening Reception

Opening Host: Professor Zhiyuan Cong

Panel Discussion Host: Professor He Zhang, William Paterson University

Time: 3:00 – 6:00 pm, Saturday, November 23, 2019

Location: 91a Allen Street, NY, NY 10002


Artists: Snow Yunxue Fu, Xia Gao, Guoqing Heaton, Qian Li, Qin Liu, Ying Tan, Yida Wang, Leah Lihua Wong


Unbounded Extension: Chinese-American Women Artists Digital Media and Installation Art Exhibition” is scheduled from November 23, 2019 to January 10, 2020 at the New York Gallery of Chinese Art. This exhibition will focus on digital media and installation arts by Chinese-American women artists. These artists’ attention to life, love, humanity and other varieties of human nature is related to their unique identity and sensitivity. The knowledge, poetic and narrative expression in their artwork provides viewers an enriched experience and visual engagement, and their work also shows their creative explorations. In the meantime, through the exhibition, viewers will be able to have close interaction with the artwork and to have deeper understanding the artists’ creative thinking, processes, and their teaching specialties and achievements in arts.




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


William Paterson University Successfully Held The 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Center for Chinese Art

On September 9th, 2019, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, a grand ceremony was held at the Ben Shahn Art Center at William Paterson University. The attendees of the ceremony include Dr. Richard J. Helldobler, President of William Paterson University; Dr. Kathleen M. Waldron, President Emeritus of William Paterson University; Mr. Ping Huang, Consul General, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York; Mr. Liyan Li, Cultural Counselor, Consulate General of The People’s Republic of China in New York; Madame Margaret Lam & Mr. David Yen, Mr. Zhipeng Ding, Mr. Ip-Wing Kong, Honorary Director of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University; Dr. Joshua B. Powers, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Pam Ferguson, Vice President for Institutional Advancement; Dr. Stuart Goldstein, Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations; Professor Daryl J. Moore, Dean of the College of the Arts and Communication, and Prof. Zhiyuan Cong, Director of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University. Faculty and students from William Paterson University will also be joining as well as other guests from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.


The ceremony was hosted by Dean Moore, who pointed out in his opening remarks, “The arts represent the soul of our collective humanity and as such, the Center for Chinese Art is a vital conduit to that sacred place, where the creative flame of that humanity burns brightly, introducing us to new ways of seeing and making art — while transcending all borders. We share this auspicious occasion with you, celebrating the many milestones of this unique and essential platform for the visual arts and cultural expression of China.”


President Richard Helldobler, Consul General Ping Huang, Honorary Directors Margaret Lam and David Yen addressed the opening of the ceremony.


President Helldobler warmly congratulated the 10th anniversary of the Center for Chinese Art and gave a heartfelt gratitude to Consul General Ping Huang for his first visit of William Paterson University, who was very pleased with the achievements of the art center. He stated, “When the Center for Chinese Art was first established at William Paterson University in 2009, the University took a leadership role in the State of New Jersey in the promotion and appreciation of Chinese art and culture. Over these ten years, under the guiding hand of Professor Zhiyuan Cong, the Center has matured and grown into an important resource for our students and faculty, and to society at large.” Every president of the university actively supported the strengthening of the culture and art exchange and educational cooperation between the U.S. and China. The establishment and development of Center for Chinese Art greatly enriched culture diversity in the university. The university will continue to support the center to host and organize various activities.”


Ambassador Huang delivered warm congratulations to the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University in his address, where he stated, “Since the establishment of the Center a decade ago, with great support from administration of the university and the community, the Center has successfully carried out various activities including Chinese art exhibitions and China-U.S. culture exchanges, which have greatly helped faculty, students and local community in understanding Chinese culture, building solid bridge that connected people in the two countries together. Although the China-US relationship is going through a trial of complex situations, but the humanities exchanges between the two countries have always maintained a vigorous development trend, there are many impressive stories sprang out in the fields of culture, education and tourism. He wished the center to cultivate more American students who will know and like China, and continue to contribute to the China-US friendship.


Madame Lam and Mr. Yen, on behalf of the honorary directors, delivered their speech: “When we stood here ten years ago to witness the establishment of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, we could not imagine that the Center would have gone so far and developed so advanced. But it has become true now under the leadership of Professor Zhiyuan Cong. We will continue to support the center and wish we could stand here to attend the 20th anniversary ceremony after another decade!”


Mr. Ding Zhipeng, honorary director of the Center for Chinese Art, and on behalf of Mr. Wing, Hakman, Mrs. Ching Yiu, Mr. Xilong Xu, Mrs. Yihong Zhao, and Mr. Shenzhan Ding from Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation, expressed their congratulations of the 10th anniversary of CCART, and made their pledge of $250,000 to William Paterson University. He is happy to witness and be part of the growth of the Center, but moreover, he is proud of the many achievements that the Center accomplished!


Professor Cong, the director of the CCART, expressed his gratitude in his statement, “Looking back to the journey of the last decade, the word that comes to mind the most is appreciation. I would like to thank William Paterson University and the three presidents: Dr. Arnold Speert, Dr. Kathleen M. Waldron, and President Helldobler. Thank you to the administration team for the understanding, supporting and guidance you provided to the Center. Thank you to Madame Margaret Lam, Mr. David Yen, and all of our donors for the generous donations, great helps and participations. Thank you to all the outstanding Chinese artists who participated and completed our academic activities. Thank you to all faculties, students and community who actively participated and supported our events.


Professor Cong introduced the special catalog that was edited and published for the 10th anniversary. This catalog is titled " Transcending Boundaries: The 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University" and is prefaced by all the three presidents. It introduces in detail about the events, exhibitions, artists visiting, overseas study program “Summer Art in China” and published books in the decade. This exquisite large catalog creates a complete profile of the center, which will help more people to learn, participate and support the CCART at William Patterson University.


Professor Cong read out congratulation letters and messages from China and America. Former President Dr. Arnold Speert was not able to attend the 10th anniversary ceremony but he sent a congratulatory message, “The Center for Chinese Art was established during my presidency at William Paterson University, and it was a distinct pleasure watching it grow to a well-implemented reality. Professor Zhiyuan Cong’s vision of creating a teaching and learning space that would marry ancient techniques with modern sensibilities has been realized, and I am honored to have been part of its inception.”Other congratulatory letters sent by Xiaoyang Yang, former president of the Chinese National Academy of Painting; Lyusheng Chen, former vice director of the National Museum of China; Daquan Dai, professor of Tsinghua University, associate dean of Printmaking Institute, the China National Academy of Painting; Guohong Chen, vice president of Yangzhou University. Dozens of units and individuals such as Yangzhou University, Guizhou Minzu University, Yinchuan China National Academy of Painting of the Printmaking International Creative Base, Jiangsu Grand Theatre, Jiangsu Printmaking Institute, Nantong Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Institute.


Mr. Zhipeng Ding and Mr. Xilong Xu, on behalf of the Shanghai William China Art Foundation, specially prepared a gift for the 10th anniversary of the CCART. They used professor Zhiyuan Cong’s new painting “Song of the Phoenix: Paper Money Delivered to the West” to make a beautiful silk gift dedicated to all representatives who contribute to CCART. Madame Margaret Lam, Mr. David Yen, Mr. Ip-Wing Kong, Ms. Ping Li, Mr. William Woo, Ms. Jinny Chen, Mrs. Ruikai Zhu, professor Alan Lazarus, and other honorary directors and consultants also donated $12,500 in check and value $12,000 in gifts for the 10th anniversary of the Center.


At the end of the celebration, Ms. Kristen Evangelista, Director of University Galleries introduced the Lines Crossing: The Contemporary Chinese Printmaking Exhibition, and then the guests visited the exhibition.


William Paterson University held a reception to celebrate the 10th anniversary in the evening, Vice President Ferguson, Pamela hosted the banquet. President Helldobler, Cultural Counselor Li, and President Emeritus Waldron delivered speeches respectively.


Professor Cong delivered a ten-year report of CCART. President Helldobler and Dean Moore awarded invitation to the new consultants: Mr. Hakman Wing, Dr. Yong He, Mr. William Woo, Mr. Xilong Xu, Ms. Yihong Zhao and Mr. Sam R.K. Zhu.


The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University (CCART) was established on September 9, 2009. It is the first nonprofit center for Chinese art in the Universities of the United States that aims to academically promote cultural and artistic exchanges between the two countries.



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, or visit web wpunj.edu/ccart.

Transcending Boundaries: The 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University

September 9th, 2019


In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, the Center for Chinese Art will organize series of events that present its ten years’ achievement to the university and all the supportive patrons. These events record our ten years’ history created by all the artists, express gratitude to William Paterson University’s faculty, students and its community, bring more understanding, participation and support for the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, to promote in-depth understanding, culture and art exchange between America and China.


Celebration Ceremony

4:00pm to 6:00pm on September 9th, 2019
Ben Shahn Art Center


The 10th Anniversary Celebration for the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University will include the following events: An Opening Ceremony, the distribution of the Center’s new publication, “Transcending Boundaries: The 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University,” and the exhibition reception for “Lines Crossing: Contemporary Chinese Printmaking.”


The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University (CCART) was established on September 9, 2009. It is the first nonprofit center for Chinese art in the Universities of the United States that aims to academically promote cultural and artistic exchanges between the two countries.


Exhibition

Lines Crossing: Contemporary Chinese Printmaking


September 9 - October 18, 2019
Court Gallery, Ben Shan Art Center
Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm


The exhibition, Lines Crossing: Contemporary Chinese Printmaking, is organized in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University. Ranging from wood engravings to lithographs and intaglios, these artworks were created by a new generation of printmakers who are exploring innovative directions in a medium with a long legacy in China. Artists in the exhibition include: Jingbo An, Ling Ban, En Hao, Xianwu Hu, Xun Li, Yanpeng Li, Lianfang Liang, Bo Liu, Gen Liu, Linge Liu, Yanfei Liu, Haonan Tan, Ruiqing Wang, Shuai Wang, Wufeng Yu, Minjie Zhang, Bin Zhou, Yunzhi Zhou, Hua Zhu, and Jianxiang Zhu.


Catalog Published

Transcending Boundaries: The 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University


Cong, Zhiyuan, Chief Editor. Transcending Boundaries: The 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, 09/09/2009-09/09/2019. Published by the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University. 352 page on color, printed in Beijing, 2019.


Message from President Richard J. Helldobler

When the Center for Chinese Art was first established at William Paterson University in 2009, the University took a leadership role in the State of New Jersey in the promotion and appreciation of Chinese art and culture. Over these ten years, under the guiding hand of Professor Zhiyuan Cong, the Center has matured and grown into an important resource for our students and faculty, and to society at large. 


William Paterson University has always taken seriously its role in the creation and dissemination of the arts in our state and region, and the Center for Chinese Art distinguishes the University as a leader in fostering cross-cultural understanding of this distinctive art form. Through visiting artists, exhibits, and study abroad programs, our community is gaining a deeper appreciation of ancient and modern Chinese art. The distinguished artists, musicians, performers, and craftsmen who have visited our campus and shared their unique talents with our students and faculty have not only enriched the academic climate on campus, but have also created a space for the expression of ideas through forms not familiar to modern American audiences.


Many of our students have enjoyed Chinese art and culture first-hand through the Summer Study Abroad Program. These programs are figuratively opening doors to a culture that is unknown to so many of our students and showing them the value of the learning about those different from themselves. These are enriching experiences that will change their outlooks forever.


Through the generous support of donors, led by founding honorary directors Margaret Lam and David Yen, the Center for Chinese Art has been able to expand its impact on the University, and we look forward to many more years of Chinese artistic and creative expression on our campus. The Center for Chinese Art is a great success story, and I thank all of those who have contributed to its realization.


Richard J. Helldobler, Ph.D.
President of William Paterson University

INTO THE GARDEN

AN EXHIBITION OF CHINESE PAINTING BY NINA SUN

Host

Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University


Opening Reception

5/11/2019 2:00 pm-4:00pm

America Bank Gallery

41-06 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

Gallery Hours

5/11/2019—5/21/2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Pure Ink dyes the forest wind -- Jin Ran and Her Paintings

By Zhiyuan Cong, Professor & Director, Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University


Sun Nina, pen name JinRan, currently is the associate professor of Chinese painting at JiangSu Second Normal University in Nanjing and a visiting scholar at the Center for Chinese Art of William Patterson University.

JinRan has a great reverence and deep love for ink painting, she is always addicted to it. As a rare "traveler" among female artists, she often carries her travelling bags with paintings tools and walks all over the mountains and countryside in China. Learned from nature and accompanied by scenery, she freely sprinkles her brushes and practices her ideals with great enthusiasm to expand her extraordinary creativity and understanding for ink art, with which she formed a unique painting style. Her pictures fully embody freshness, momentum, tranquility and elegance. Her landscape paintings evoke certain awe and respect for ink art.

Fu Baoshi (A Chinese- painting master) said painting must have personality at first then it can have a style. JinRanʼs paintings synchronize with her personality, like a cup of tea with simplicity and tranquility, freshness and nature that you can sit with it pleasantly and taste it slowly. At the same time, her paintings are not lack of vigor and spicy. Just as when you engage deep conversation with her, you will feel the true Chinese northerner's forthright and extraordinary temperament in her. To some extent, her paintings are not only a general description but also a reflection of her charm personality which is a remarkably independent character in the current full-of-confusion art criticism era. Employing simple and elegant ink makes JinRan a fresh spring in the complex context of modern ink painting world and brings spiritual sublimation to the viewers. I believe this is the unique value offered to us by JinRanʼs paintings in the context of current ink painting.




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


The Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series:

A Gathering: Face to Face with the Crew of Chinese Folk Dance Drama Princess Zhaojun

On March 19, A Gathering: Face to Face with the Performance Troupe of Chinese Folk Dancing Drama Princess Zhaojun was held at the Shea Center for the Performing Arts in the William Paterson University. Dr. Richard J. Helldobler, President of William Paterson University, Mr. Jin Qian, Deputy Consul General of Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York, Ms. Chunmei Chen, Chair of the Board of Supervisors of Entertainment Group Ltd. (CAEG) , China, Mr. Ning Xu, Vice President of China National Opera and the Dance Drama Theatre, Mr. Xiuqin Wang, General Manager of China Performing Arts Agency (CPAA), Ms. Yi Yang, Director of the Dance Troupe, China National Opera and the Dance Drama Theatre and other guests attended this event. Over 300 university faculty and students as well as art lovers from New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia and other areas participated in the activities.


The event was co-hosted by Prof. Daryl Moore, Dean of the College of Arts and Communication, and Prof. Zhiyuan Cong, Director of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University. President Helldobler gave remarks at the opening. He welcomed all the distinguished guests to William Paterson University and the performers from China National Opera and the Dance Drama Theatre to give lectures. He mentioned that both the performance Princess Zhaojun in New York and the demonstration of Chinese folk dances at the university are of great significance to the faculty, students and the Center for Chinese Art. We sincerely thank the artists coming from afar!


On behalf of Mr. Ping Huang, Consul General of Chinese Consulate General in New York, Mr. Jin Qian expressed his appreciation to William Paterson University for its efforts in promoting community diversity. He introduced that Princess Zhaojun has been regarded as a heroine of wisdom and national righteousness and praised as a messenger of peace and friendship among the Chinese people. Today, nearly 2000 years later, peace and development are still the common pursuit of people of all countries. The development of China-US relations in the past 40 years has benefited from the efforts of countless people who share Zhaojun's views on exchanges and cooperation. He praised Prof. Zhiyuan Cong for his efforts to promote cultural exchanges between the two countries, calling him a "true cultural ambassador."


Yin Zhu, Deputy Director of the Dance troupe of China National Opera and the Dance Theater, who played the role of Huhaanyeke in the dance drama Princess Zhaojun, gave the lecture. He not only introduced the history and evolution of Chinese dance, the characteristics and differences between Chinese and western classical dance, but also introduced the origin and development of Chinese folk dance, as well as its regional characteristics and cultural connotation. He showed pictures, videos, and demonstrated with his dance partners. Ms. Shuanfang Dou and Jiaxin Wang, who play roles of Princess Zhaojun and Mr. Bin Liu as Huhaanyeke in the dance drama, respectively demonstrated Chinese classical, folk solo and a piece of Princess Zhaojun Pas DE deux, interpreting the Chinese classical dance in a dancing language of implicative characteristics, rhythm and oriental beauty. The simple explanation and fascinating dancing won the audience's warm and prolonged applause.


The interaction with the audience attracted many American students and local dance lovers to come on stage and learn the basic movements of classical dance face to face with Chinese actors to experience the "shape, spirit, strength and rhythm" of Chinese dance. Afterwards, the jazz group of William Paterson university, which enjoys a high reputation in the United States, performed original jazz music. They also invited the performers of Zhaojun and local dance lovers to perform impromptu dance on the stage, pushed the atmosphere of the scene to a new climax. In a warm atmosphere, President Helldobler, Deputy Consul General Mr. Jin Qian and Mr. Ning Xu raffled 20 tickets to the audience for the premiere of Princess Zhaojun at Lincoln Center in New York.


President Helldobler and CCART hosted a dinner for distinguished guests at William Paterson University. Ms. Margaret Lam, Mr. David Yen and Mr. Ip- Wong Kong who are Honorary Directors of CCART, Dr. Sandra DeYoung, Acting Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ms. Pamela Ferguson, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Dean Daryl Moore from William Paterson University attended the reception. The dinner was hosted by Professor Zhiyuan Cong. President Helldobler congratulated on the success of the lecture in the afternoon and presented gifts to the Chinese performers on behalf of William Paterson University -- Professor Cong’s exhibition album at the National Museum of China. Ms. Chunmei Chen thanked President Helldobler for inviting the Chinese performers of Princess Zhaojun to visit William Paterson University and do the culture talk. She said the dance drama tells the story of ancient Chinese woman Zhaojun's marriage to the frontier and her quest for peace. Nowadays, there are Zhaojun such as the dancers present here. We came here across the ocean to deepen the mutual understanding between peoples.


Audience were moved and sighed with emotion when the event was over. A lady from New Jersey said Chinese dance is so rich, charming and fascinating. She saw an American audience move to tears several times, deeply impressed and convinced by Chinese art. Mr. Xue saw the event news and drove from Philadelphia with his wife and daughter, his daughter happily had an interaction on stage with the dancers and he thought it fruitful, too worthy! A faculty of WPUNJ said the performances represented the top art of the Chinese dance and the lecture made us know the rich connotation in Chinese folk dance, congratulations on the success of the event and many thanks to CCART!


Prof. Zhiyuan Cong said it is very honored for CCART to host this event, we especially show our gratitude to Ms. Chunmei Chen, who recommended the Chinese Culture Talk to us, and to the support of Chinese Consulate General in New York, as well as William Paterson University! This year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States, and the 10th anniversary of CCART. It is a great opportunity to do the dance art exchange in the professional field and mainstream society of the United States. We will continue our efforts in launching a series of high-level cultural and artistic exchanges between China and the United States. There will be more wonderful events and surprises waiting for the audience!



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, or visit web wpunj.edu/ccart.

CHINESE CULTURE TALK

A Gathering: Face to Face with the Crew of Chinese Folk Dance Drama Princess Zhaojun

Sponsored by

China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd. (CAEG)

William Paterson University


Hosted by

Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University


Presented by

China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater


March 19, 2019,3:00pm-5:00pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts,

William Paterson University


Members of the elite China National Opera and Dance Drama Theatre will perform selections from Princess Zhaojun at the Shea Center for Performing Arts at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J., on Tuesday, March 19 at 3 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.


There will be three performance selections that will include an introduction to the art of Chinese dancing, Chinese folk dance, and a scene from Princess Zhaojun, as well as audience interaction. The performance includes dance, drama, opulent costumes and live traditional Chinese music. The deputy director of the China National Opera and the Dance Drama Theatre will intersperse the performance with commentary explaining the story and history of the performance.


The centuries-old story of Princess Zhaojun brings to life the real story of one of China's most important heroines, Wang Zhaojun, then an imperial concubine, who sacrifices her comfortable palace life to secure peace on the turbulent border of northern China.


The Chinese performers are among the best in China; their performance at William Paterson University will take place following a run in Boston and prior to multiple performances at Lincoln Center’s Koch Theatre in New York City. This production had its world premiere in 2016 and has since toured throughout China. In 2017, it performed in the National Auditorium of Mexico as a closing performance of “Year of Chinese Culture” in Mexico to wide acclaim.


Faculty and students of William Paterson University, professional and amateur dancers, dance groups, art lovers are cordially welcomed to participate in the art interaction and exchange with the top dance crew and performers from China.


Free, but advance registration is required. Click the button to register. Tickets for the Dance Drama Princess Zhaojun in NYC will be raffled off at the end of the performance.

Register Online


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, or visit web wpunj.edu/ccart.

William Paterson University Study Abroad Program

Summer Art in China 2019: A Fantastic Journey of Art

May 18 - June 22, 2019
(May 26 - June 17, 2019 in China)


Registration Deadline

Begins December 4th, 2018 ends February 23rd, 2019. (Earlier if more than 16 students have registered)


Sponsored By

Center for Chinese Art, Department of Art, College of the Arts and Communication. Center for International Education at William Paterson University.


Program Director

Professor Zhiyuan Cong


Program Faculty

Professor Zhiyuan Cong

Professor Julie Ann Nagle


Program Cost

$4,500 plus Tuition

A $400 non-refundable travel expense deposit is required for registration. Students in the program who register for six credits will be awarded $500 from the Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Fellowship.


Summer Art in China is a unique study abroad program that was founded on the understanding and appreciation of Chinese art, which over the course of the trip will present different lectures, demonstrations and workshops from instructors and master artists in China. The program will enable American students to view Asian culture from a new perspective and to absorb elements in a different cultural tradition from their own artistic articulation and elaboration.


A secondary purpose is to encourage and prompt more frequent art exchanges between the East and West, as well as demonstrate the connection between ancient and modern traditions in the field of Chinese Art. There will also be special activities including visits to the studios of working Chinese artists, and to museums and institutes of traditional and modern art and architecture in Shanghai, Xuzhou, Teng Zhou, Qufu, Mount Tai, Xining, Qinghai Lake, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang and Beijing.


This study abroad program offers over five weeks of intensive classes with faculty from William Paterson University of New Jersey, the Shanghai Art Museum of China in Shanghai, Tengzhou Museum of Han Carved Stone, Confucius Museum, Mencius Museum, Dunhuang Grottoes, and Tsinghua University.


For more information about the trip or to schedule an appointment for registration, please contact the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University by emailing ccart@wpunj.edu or calling (973) 720-2799.


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The Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series:

Mengqi Wang, a leading figure in China’s New Literati Painting circle visits William Paterson University

Feb 05 - Feb 19, 2019


In celebration of the 2019 Chinese New Year, the Year of the Pig, the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University organized an art feast that served communities in both New Jersey and New York. Professor Mengqi Wang, a famous Chinese ink painter and leading figure in China’s new literati painting circle, was invited to the United States to hold his exhibition, demonstrate his skills and lecture about his recent work.


Mengqi Wang was Professor and Chair of the Chinese Painting Department at the Nanjing Arts Institute and Professor of the Fine Art College at Shanghai University. Currently he is a researcher at the China National Academy of Painting in Beijing. Over the past several decades, Professor Wang has been immersed himself in traditional Chinese art and culture, through which he has created a unique artistic language by refining key elements of Chinese ink painting such as form, composition and abstraction. In addition, he has made tremendous contributions to the craft as a whole, especially by further developing different styles of Chinese Literati Paintings. His ink figure paintings, coupled with his views on art and life, have influenced a whole generation of Chinese artists.


On February 5th, the first day of the Chinese New Year, Professor Wang gave a wonderful demonstration of Chinese ink figure painting to the students, faculty and art community at William Paterson University’s Power Art Center. The audience was deeply impressed by his warm personality and elegant brushwork, showing his skillful imagination in painting extraordinary compositions. A professor of animation at WPUNJ mentioned that Professor Wang painted more than ten characters during his demonstration, with each character vividly depicted with their own personality and characteristics. Wang’s talent filled him with great admiration, and the students were encouraged by seeing his process firsthand. It was truly a remarkable opportunity for everyone in the audience, allowing for a new perspective on approaching art.


On February 9th, the exhibition “Where the Heart Belongs: An Exhibition of Chinese Ink Paintings by Mengqi Wang” had its grand opening at the New York Gallery of Chinese Art (91a Allen Street, NYC). The exhibition was organized by the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, the New York Gallery of Chinese Art, USA and is sponsored by the Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Research Institute at Beijing Jiaotong University, China.


The exhibition opening brought over one-hundred in attendance to the gallery, all deeply impressed by the work that was on display. While taking in his paintings, viewers could feel a burst of emotion ripple throughout their hearts. Daryl Joseph Moore, Dean of the College of Arts and Communication at William Paterson University attended the exhibition and told reporters that the artist had used such superb brushwork to bring all of his energy into his paintings. The exhibition, which runs until March 10th, features 55 of Mengqi Wang’s most recent works.


February 19th, Professor Wang presented his lecture, “Mengqi Wang and China’s New Literati Painting” to the students at faculty at Power Arts Center at WPUNJ. In the lecture, Professor Wang introduced the materials of Chinese ink painting, the techniques of brush and ink, the six methods of Chinese painting and shared the personal feelings, ideas and thoughts in his works. He also mentioned that in the long history of Chinese art, Dong Qichang and other artists in the late Ming dynasty and early Qing Dynasty were his favorite painters and sources of inspiration.


Professor Zhiyuan Cong, Director of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University and curator of Mengqi Wang’s exhibition and art events, spoke to reporters about his intention behind planning this exhibition. In his opinion, just a few artists from China truly understand Chinese art and are able to reached such a high level of ability and success. We should introduce more Chinese artists like Mengqi Wang to the western countries, who represent the original, essential and top level of Chinese ink painting.


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, or visit web wpunj.edu/ccart.


The Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series:

Where the Heart Belongs:An Exhibition of Chinese Ink Paintings by Mengqi Wang

Feb 09 - Mar 10, 2019

Organized By

Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, USA New York Gallery of Chinese Art, USA


Co-organized By

Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Research Institute at Beijing Jiaotong University, CHINA


Mengqi Wang is a leading figure of China New Literati Painting circle. He was the Chair and Professor of Chinese Painting Department at Nanjing Arts Institute and Professor of Art College at Shanghai University. Currently he is a researcher at the China National Academy of Painting in Beijing. His works have displayed in Chinese National exhibitions and international exhibitions such as China: 5,000 Years, Innovation and Transformation in the Arts at Guggenheim Museum.


For decades, Wang has been immersed in traditional Chinese culture, reading and researching. He created his unique artistic language by refining form and composition, the key elements of Chinese ink painting, into his own personal abstract style, which prompted his paintings with bolder cultural spirit, simpler ink lines and unique style. Mengqi Wang not only inherits the traditional Chinese painting essence but also is fully embedded with contemporary concepts which made him one of the most successful contemporary Chinese painters, also a great contribution to Chinese Literati Painting’s inheritance and development. His figure ink paintings, together with his views on art and life, have influenced a whole generation of China in the field.


Exhibition:

Dates: February 9, 2019 – March 10, 2019

Opening reception: Saturday, 3pm-6pm, 02/09/2019

Location: New York Gallery of Chinese Art

91a Allen Street, NY, NY 10002

Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10:00am–5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm


Lecture and Demonstration by Mengqi Wang

Host and Curator:Zhiyuan Cong

Chinese Ink Painting Demonstration

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 2:00pm–4:30pm

144C Power Art Center at WPUNJ

25 Power Avenue, Wayne, NJ 07470


Mengqi Wang and China New Literati Paintings

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 2:00pm–4:30pm

144C Power Art Center at WPUNJ

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, or visit web wpunj.edu/ccart. You also can call New York Gallery of Chinese Art at 646 639 0873 or email info@nygcart.com, or visit web www.nygcart.com


The Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series

Yangzhou University Delegation Visits William Paterson University

November 4-5, 2018


On November 4 and 5, 2018, a delegation from Yangzhou University led by Guohong Chen, Vice President, Yangzhou University; Weigang Lu, Director of Human Resources; Li Guo, Dean of College of International Exchanges; and Ting Yao, Director of music performance at College of Music; Yan Lu, teaching and research section director of vocal music at College of Music; Di Sheng, Professor at College of Music in Yangzhou University visited William Paterson University at the invitation of Professor Zhiyuan Cong, Director of Center for Chinese art at William Paterson University.


Dr. Sandra DeYoung, Acting Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor Daryl Joseph Moore, Dean, College of Arts and Communication, Dr. Loretta Laughlin Vignier, Associate Dean, College of the Arts and Communication, Professor Diane Falk-Romaine, Chair, Music Department and Professor Cong, met with the delegation respectively. The two sides reached consensus on further deepening the cooperation between Yangzhou University and William Paterson University, and put forward new ideas on exchanges in art, music, education and other areas, as well as faculty and students' visits.


Yangzhou University, founded in 1902,is a public and key university in Jiangsu Province, China, with more than 50,000 undergraduates, graduates, and adult education students. In 2000, Yangzhou University signed a cooperation agreement with William Paterson University to establish a friendly relationship. The two universities had successfully conducted academic exchanges and visits of university administration, faculty and students since then.

The Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series

Visiting Artists Host Chinese Printmaking Demonstration at William Paterson University

10.30, 2018


At the invitation of professor Zhiyuan Cong, Director of Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, a group of 12 Chinese contemporary printmaking artists led by Chao Chen, Associate Director of Jiangsu Provincial Printmaking Academy, visited New York and New Jersey for printmaking exhibition and academic exchange from October 26 to 30, 2018.


The exhibition artists include Daquan Dai, the leading figure in Chinese contemporary printmaking, as well as more than a dozen key figures in Chinese printmaking, including Qinglu Yuan, Minjie Zhang, Guirong Luo, Qiongde Cao, Jianshan Wang, Yanpeng Li, Chengyou Yu, Xu Qi and Chao chen, who have won gold medals at the China and international printmaking exhibitions in recent years. There are also more than 20 rising talents such as Haonan Tan, Jianxiang Zhu, Bin Zhou and Yunzh Zhoui, who won gold and silver medals in China's national printmaking exhibitions and youth printmaking competitions.


On October 30, the delegation of contemporary Chinese printmakers came to William Paterson University for a day of intensive, fruitful visits and exchanges. The artists visited the campus and Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University in the morning. From 2:00pm-5:00pm, lectures and demonstrations were held at the Power Art Center. Then from 6:00pm-9:00pm they participated the workshop in our print studio with the faculty and students. The students studied and created Chinese printmaking artworks under the guidance of three groups of visiting artists. Chinese artists and our students were all excited and looking forward to more cultural events in the future. Professor Cong said that the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University will continuously plan and organize China-US art exchange activities, and printmaking will be a focus of the center’s projects.


The Chinese artists left New Jersey on Oct. 31. The exhibition continues through January 26, 2019 at the Gallery located at 91a Allen Street in Manhattan. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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, or visit web www.wpunj.edu/ccart. You also can call New York Gallery of Chinese Art at 646 639 0873, or email info@nygcart.com, or visit web www.nygcart.com.

Rhythm of Time: Contemporary Chinese Printmaking Exhibtion in New York

10.27, 2018 — 1.26, 2019


Organized by Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University and New York Gallery of Chinese Art, NYC, sponsored by JSCPA ART GALLERY of China, Rhythm of time: Chinese Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition in New York will be held from October 27,2018 to Jan. 26, 2019. Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University also invites a visiting group of 14 Chinese contemporary printmakers to visit William Paterson university on October 26, 2018, solstice on October 31, 2018. Visiting artists will hold lectures, demonstrations and attend the opening ceremony of the exhibition.


Under the academic guidance of Professor Daquan Dai, Associate Dean of Academy of Printmaking, China National Academy of Painting and Professor Daryl Joseph Moore, Dean of the College of Arts and Communication, William Paterson University, the exhibition is curated by Professor Zhiyuan Cong, Director of Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University and is co-curated by Mr. Chao Chen, Associate Director of Jiangsu Provincial Printmaking Academy. They carefully selected 160 works by 40 outstanding contemporary Chinese printmakers and masters to be exhibited in New York for the first time. These artists include winners of China's national and local printmaking exhibition awards, even winners of national exhibition gold medals, not only the leading figures, but also a number of new talents. This program has received support and funding from Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation of China, JSCPA ART GALLERY of China and Mr. Ip- Wing Kong of New York.


Exhibition Artists (in alphabetical order):

Jinngbo An, Ling Ban, Feng Cai, Qiongde Cao, Chao Chen, Zhiyuan Cong, Daquan Dai, En Hao, Ping Hao, Xianwu Hu, Shicheng Ji, Wuwu Lei, Xun Li, Yanpeng Li, Lianfang Liang, Bo Liu, Gen Liu, Jing Liu, Linge Liu, Yanfei Liu, Guirong Luo, Wei Peng, Xu Qi, Haonan Tan, Xiaoyun Tang, Jianshan Wang, Ruiqing Wang, Shuai Wang, Jiantang Wu, Yuqing Xia, Chengyou Yu, Tao Yu, Wufeng Yu, Qinglu Yuan, Minjie Zhang, Bin Zhou, Yunzhi Zhou, Hua Zhu, Jianxiang Zhu and Shiwei Zhu.


Exhibition:

Rhythm of Time: Chinese Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition in New York

10/27/2018-1/26/2019

Gallery Business Hours: Wed-Sat: 10am-5:00pm, Sun: 11am-6pm

Opening Reception: 10/27/2018, 3:00pm-6:00pm

Location: New York Gallery of Chinese Art, 91a Allen Street, NYC, NY


Lecture and Demonstration:

Present Situation and Thinking of contemporary Chinese Printmaking, by Chao Chen, Associate Director of Jiangsu Provincial Printmaking Academy.

Printmaking Demonstration by Xu Qi, Professor, Art Academy of Chongqing University.

Date: Tuesday, 2:30pm-4:30pm, 10/30/2018

Location: #143 Printmaking Studio, Power Art Center, William Paterson University, 25 Power Avenue, Wayne, NJ 07470


Printmaking Workshop:

Reduction Woodcut & Water Color Woodblock by Delegation of Chinese Printmakers

Date: Tuesday, 6:00pm-8:30pm, 10/30/2018

Location: #143 Printmaking Studio, 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,or visit web www.wpunj.edu/ccart. You also can call New York Gallery of Chinese Art at 646 639 0873,or email info@nygcart.com,or visit web www.nygcart.com.

The Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series

Rhythm of Time: Opening Ceremony in New York

10.27, 2018


The William Paterson University Center for Chinese Art and the New York Gallery of Chinese Art opened the exhibition Rhythm of Time: Chinese Contemporary Printmaking on October 27, 2018 that continues through January 26, 2019 at the Gallery located at 91a Allen Street in Manhattan. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The exhibition is sponsored by the JSCPA Art Gallery of China.


Consular Xiaochen Ma, Chengcheng Liu, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York, Daryl Moore, Dean of the College of Arts and Communication at William Paterson University, Ip- Wing Kong, Director of the New York Gallery of Chinese Art, Sam Zhu, Chairman of Chinese Contemporary Culture and Art Foundation USA, and fourteen exhibition artists led by Chao Chen, Associate Director of the Jiangsu Provincial Printmaking Academy and Ping Gu, assistant of general manager, Jiangsu Center for the Performing Arts. Over one hundred viewers from New York and New Jersey were in attendance for the opening ceremony. Professor Zhiyuan Cong, curator of the exhibition and director of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, presided over the opening ceremony and delivered a speech. He introduced the purpose of jointly planning the exhibition with Mr. Chao Chen. China is the birthplace of printmaking in the world, and Chinese printmaking has developed rapidly in recent decades. In particular, its contemporary woodcut printmaking is unique in the world and occupies a leading position. At the same time of this year's world print fair in Manhattan, New York, we introduced the best contemporary Chinese printmaking and printmaking artists to New York, the center of modern art, and the center of world printmaking, to promote the exchange, understanding and development of east-west culture and printmaking art.


Daryl Moore, dean of the William Paterson University College of the Arts and Communication, and Daquan Dai, associate dean of the Academy of Printmaking at the China National Academy of Painting, organized the exhibition with co-curators Zhiyuan Cong, William Paterson University professor of art and director of the University’s Center for Chinese Art, and Chao Chen, associated director of Jiangsu Provincial Printmaking Academy. The curators selected 160 works by 40 contemporary Chinese printmakers and masters who are first-time New York exhibitors. These artists include winners of China's national and local printmaking exhibition awards, winners of national exhibition gold medals and artists on the rise. The program received support and funding from the Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation of China, the JSCPA Art Gallery of China and Mr. Ip-Wing Kong of New York.


For more information about this event, contact the William Paterson University Center for Chinese Art at 973.720.2799, ccart@wpunj.edu or visit www.wpunj.edu/ccart.

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