West Chester University’s Department of Art + Design continues the 2018/19 season with the addition of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting, in the E.O. Bull Center’s John H. Baker Gallery. The work will be on display April 8 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., and April 9 and 10 from 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Demonstrations on Chinese calligraphy and painting will take place April 9 and 10 from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. An artist reception will be held on Wednesday, April 10 from 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. All events are FREE and open to the public.
The exhibit brings a group of artists from Beijing Guoyi People’s Institute of Calligraphy and Painting to showcase their skills in a variety of styles of Chinese calligraphy and Chinese painting. Made possible by the John H. Baker Gallery Endowment, the exhibit is a joint venture with the endowment, West Chester University, the College of Arts & Humanities, the Center for International Programs and ABD International, LLC.
“We invite everyone onto West Chester’s campus for this celebration of Chinese art,” says John H. Baker ‘74. “We love to give our students and the surrounding community the opportunity to learn about diverse types of art. Attendees will be able to view Chinese artwork, acquire art directly from the artists themselves, and learn how Chinese calligraphy and paintings are created.”