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Three Visiting Artists from China to Share
Culture and Expertise with Chippewa Valley

RELEASED: March 12, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — Three artists from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Sichuan, China, will share their interests and expertise with people in the Chippewa Valley through a series of free lectures and demonstrations March 13-15. The artists are visiting the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in conjunction with an exhibition of photographic works by art faculty and students at the Sichuan Institute now on display at the UW-Eau Claire's Foster Gallery in the Haas Fine Arts Center. The exhibit runs through March 15.

Jian Luo, assistant professor of art at UW-Eau Claire and curator of the exhibit, wants community members to know they are very welcome to attend these lectures and demonstrations.

"The goal of this exhibit is to increase awareness about Chinese culture, art and society," said Luo, "and we want people all over the community to know this is not just for our students."

The schedule of activities follows:

Tuesday, March 13:

  • 9:30-10:45 a.m. — Professor Yang Xiaobin, an expert on Chinese art history and the cultural history of China, will speak about the army at Lintong in Room 101 of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
  • 1-2:30 p.m. — Professor Pang Maokun will present a painting demonstration in the Foster Gallery. Maokun heads the painting department at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.

Wednesday, March 14:

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. — Painting demonstration and discussion of Chinese culture at Memorial Public High School.
  • Noon-1:30 p.m. — Professor Luo Li will lecture on Chinese photography in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Li's photos are included in the Sichuan exhibit.
  • 6-8:30 p.m. — Meet and talk with the artists at a farewell reception at the Chippewa Valley Museum.

Thursday, March 15:

  • 7-8:30 p.m. — Chinese ink-brush work demonstration in the Foster Gallery. All are invited.

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