2016 Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Monkey

Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University


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

Lecture and Presentation

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Power Art Gallery, William Paterson University
Chinese Art Education and Appreciation in America by Zhiyuan Cong

Zhiyuan 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 100 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 Celebration

5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Power Art Gallery, William Paterson University

New Year Messages
Kathleen Waldron, President of WPUNJ
Yongji Xu, Education Counselor, Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in NY
Margaret Lam and David Yen, Honorary Directors of CCART

Exhibitions Opening Ceremony
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

Chinese New Year Celebration Performances
By the CBA Culture and Arts Center, NYC, and WPUNJ Students
Chinese Lion Dance performance by Shikui Sun and others
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

Chinese New Year Celebration Banquet
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.