October 1-November 9, 2013
Yang JiKui is a prominent Chinese painter, well known for his elegant ink brush paintings of traditional subjects such as exotic flowers, birds, fish, and garden foliage. His paintings are bold in scale and execution. His masterful technique demonstrates the power and nuances available to an artist with his understanding and experience.
Yang JiKui’s exhibition has inspired a lecture series that will coincide with his visit to Plymouth State University: “Adventures in Chinese Culture,” featuring presentations by eight distinguished scholars on many topics.
Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 1, 4-6p.m.
Adventures in Chinese Culture Lecture Series:
“Art That Transcends Borders: A Personal Cross-Cultural Appreciation of the Paintings of Yang Jikui,” Roger Dunn, Tuesday, October 1, 5:30 p.m.
“A Brief Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy,” Zhizhang Shen, Tuesday, October 8, 5:30 p.m.
“Living Confucianism: Growing Up in Malaysia and America, ” Peng-Khuan Chong, Thursday, October 10, 7:00 p.m.
“Chinese Culture Through the Eyes of a Young American English Teacher,” Jonathan Higgins, Tuesday, October 15, 5:30 p.m.
“Chinese-American Contributions to The United States of America,” Stacey Yap, Thursday, October 17, 5:30 p.m.
“Chinese Painting Demonstration,” Master Yang Jikui, Wednesday, October 23, 4 p.m.
“Frans Masereel and the Woodcut Movement in China,” David Berona, Thursday, October 24, 5:30 p.m.
“Chinese Paintings: Traditions and Continuities,” Dick Hunnewell, Tuesday, October 29, 5:30 p.m.
“Understanding Traditional Eastern Humor Through Chinese Crosstalk,” Chen Wu, and “Chinese Tea Art,” Cao Hui, Thursday, November 7, 5:30 p.m.