2006-2007

WPI to Host Exhibit of Chinese Landscape Paintings

A new exhibit featuring the landscape paintings of the Chinese Painting Guild of Boston opens Friday, Jan. 12, in the WPI third-floor gallery at Gordon Library. The artists' work blends the values and techniques of traditional Chinese brush painting with Western expression and identity. The exhibit is on display through March 18 and is open to the public.

Featured works by artists from the Chinese Painting Guild of Boston

"Yangzi River" by Ma Qingxiong

What:

"New Visions" is a special exhibition of landscape paintings by the Chinese Painting Guild of Boston. The guild is a collective of artists, all former and present students of Ma Qingxiong, whose work blends the values and techniques of traditional Chinese brush painting with Western expression and individuality. Qingxiong, who has been teaching in Boston since 1991, has had numerous exhibitions of his paintings in China (including at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Beijing) and in the United States. Admission is free.

When:

Friday, Jan. 12, to Sunday, March 18, 2007
Gallery hours follow library schedule: Sunday, noon to midnight; Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
George C. Gordon Library (third floor gallery)
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Mass.

January 5, 2007

Contact: Lorraine U. Martinelle, Public Relations Specialist, +1-508-831-6425, lurbans@wpi.edu Eileen Brangan Mell, Director of Public Relations, +1-508-831-6785, ebmell@wpi.edu