10/21/2010 — 11/26/2010
Ben Shahn Art Gallery, William Paterson University
Nantong is located in the southeast of China with the Yellow Sea to its east and the Yangtze River to its south. With the easy reach of Shanghai across the Yangtze River, Nantong has long been regarded as a bright pearl and the first window in the Delta.
Here we have invited the four artists who have the most solid foundation and best represent the art level of the Nantong Institute of Calligraphy and Chinese Painting. Apart from being artists, they are the main leaders of the institute.
Rong Kang, Professional Painter, Director of Nantong Institute of Calligraphy and Chinese Painting, Director of Geyi Art Museum and Vice Chairman of Nantong Artists Association. He took part in the national and international art exhibitions several times. He held a solo exhibition in Nanjing Museum in 2006.
Dejian Hou, Honorary Director of Nantong Institute of Calligraphy and Chinese Painting, Chairman of the Nantong Association of Fine Artists. He took part in the national and international art exhibitions several times and held solo exhibitions. He won a second-class award at The Second National Picture-story Book Exhibition in 1981 and the First Prize at Jiangsu Provincial Picture-story Book Exhibition in 1984. He was awarded the First Prize at the All-China Fine Art Exhibition in 1991.
Jianzhong Zhu, Deputy Director of Nantong Institute of Calligraphy and Chinese Painting and Vice Chairman of the Nantong Association of Fine Artists. His works were selected for The Exhibition of Arts of Four Seasons in China and won the Gold medal in 1991. His works received Nomination Reward at the 11th National Fine Art Exhibition and the Gold medal at Jinling China Exhibition of Traditional Chinese Paintings in 2009.
Chengwei Dong, who served as Deputy Director of Nantong Institute of Calligraphy and Chinese Painting and Director of Nantong Geyi Art Museum, is now a member of the Jiangsu Provincial Association of Fine Artists. His works were chosen for the First Nationwide Joint Exhibition of Works of Calligraphy and Painting Institutes and won Award for Excellent Works in 2003. He won a Bronze medal at Jiangsu Provincial Exhibition of Traditional Chinese Paintings in 2000.
10/21/2010, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
By Visiting Artists from Nantong, China
A panel of featured artists discussed traditional art making techniques used to present themes from modern life in China with a question and answer session.
Host and Curator: Zhiyuan Cong
Panelists: Rong Kang, Dejian Hou, Chengwei Dong, and Jianzhong Zhu
South Gallery, Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts, William Paterson University
William Paterson University
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