ARCHBOLD, OHIO – Northwest State Community College will host a special exhibition depicting The Genesis and Art of Chinese Calligraphy. The exhibit will be housed in the NSCC Library April 7 through April 23. The NSCC Center for Lifelong Learning will be offering a special program featuring lectures by the creator of this exhibit, Dr. SuiWah Chan, on Friday, April 10th as part of the CLL Seminar Series.
The Genesis and Art of Chinese Calligraphy includes 12 large panels (6×3 feet) created by Dr. Chan that traces the long evolution of Chinese writing from its origin in ancient times to present day. The panels offer explanations on how the characters are constructed syntactically and how their meanings are developed semantically. It puts Chinese writing in global context among other ancient writing systems. The exhibit also features examples of the different scripts that illustrate the whole range of historical styles in brush work. Professor He BingWu, a contemporary master of calligraphy from Xian, China, was commissioned to curate the display of 23 works of calligraphy.
Dr. Chan will visit NSCC and be a featured speaker on April 10th for the CLL Seminar Series. The seminar runs from 9am-3pm. The day will also include a presentation by Chris Gohr, the director of import operations at Sauder Woodworking, discussing the challenges and benefits of bridging the cultural gap with partnerships that have strengthened both economies. The day would not be complete without including personal connection; two local families will discuss their efforts working in a special needs orphanage outside Beijing and through the adoption and integration of three Chinese girls with their family in northwest Ohio. For information about the exhibit visit: NorthwestState.edu or call 419.267.5511. To register for the seminar contact: Cecily Rohrs at crohrs@NorthwestState.edu or call 419.267.5502.
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