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August 7, 2007

Photo: (bottom, right) Huang Liancheng, commissioner of Calligraphy Committee of Chinese Yinglian Society, demonstrates his art at a seminar June 23, 2007 at the Iowa City Public Library. Photos courtesy of Jiyan Liu

Renowned Chinese Calligrapher To Demonstrate Art, Showcase Exhibit Aug. 14

Huang Liancheng from Beijing, China, will conduct a lecture and demonstration of Chinese calligraphy, an ancient art that expresses beauty in the visual aspect of words, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 in Room 202 of the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center.

A renowned calligrapher in China, Huang will also present an exhibition of his recent works. The event, sponsored by the University of Iowa Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS), is free and open to the public.

Huang is commissioner of the Calligraphy Committee of Chinese Yinglian Society, a member of the Chinese Calligraphers Association, vice secretary-general of the Literary and Art Federation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, vice president of the Calligraphers Association of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a member of the Chinese National Art Extension Committee.

His artworks are popular among Chinese calligraphy collectors. A number of his works have been displayed in famous gardens and universities. He has been published in Science Times, Beijing Jishi Magazine, the World of Healthy Living and Chinese Tea Art Culture. In addition, his work has been included in several Chinese calligraphy dictionaries, including "Chinese Calligrapher Thesaurus," "Blue Book of Chinese Contemporary Art" and "Thesaurus of Chinese Experts." He has also published a book featuring his work.

For more information about the event or special accommodations to attend this event, contact Dongwang Liu at 319-335-1305 or Ramon Lim at 319-354-7640, both of CAPS.

CAPS is a part of UI International Programs, which enables UI students, faculty, staff and the public to learn from and about the world. Its offices, degree programs and events provide life-changing opportunities on campus and abroad, heighten intellectual and cultural diversity and give all university constituents access to vital international knowledge. For more information, visit http://intl-programs.uiowa.edu/ or call 319-353-2700. International Programs is part of the UI Office of the Provost.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

CONTACTS: Dongwang Liu, 318-335-1305, dongwang-liu@uiowa.edu; Ramon Lim, 319-354-7640, ramon-lim@uiowa.edu; Kelli Andresen, International Programs, 319-335-2026, kelli-andresen@uiowa.edu; Writer: Laura Reeder