Confucius Institute Calligraphy Exhibit Opening Dec. 8

| December 4, 2012

The Confucius Institute is sponsoring a three-month exhibit of calligraphy, “Connecting Cultures, the Way of Calligraphy.” The opening reception will be Saturday, Dec. 8, 3 – 5 p.m., in the East Academic Building Commons.

The pieces on display are the work of Yanzi Geng and her student, School of Education professor Ron Diefenbacher, who is also a master of woodworking and furniture design.

A short video showing the process of calligraphy will be on display as well. It highlights the four treasures of calligraphy: brush, paper, ink and ink stone, and describes how to make the strokes, in which order, and how individual strokes are composed to create a unified character.

Attendees will have the chance to try their own hand at calligraphy. Zhou “Sylvia” Xuan and Guo “Antrea” Qian, new teachers who recently arrived from China, will be present to offer some tips on the technique. They will offer further instruction this spring at an informal calligraphy class on campus.

Traditional Chinese tea and light refreshments will be served. Please join us for this celebration of Chinese culture. To RSVP or for more information regarding calligraphy classes, please contact Christi Castonguay at ccastonguay77@webster.edu or 314-246-7705.

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