China in Kirksville! (and Gallery receptions!)

Careful readers of the Art Department blog will know that this Fall is a great time to explore China right here in Kirksville!  Last month, the University Art Gallery featured a retrospective exhibition of Lampo Leong's artwork, and our own Prof. Wynne Wilbur spent the month in Jingdezhen studying porcelain.

This week, two exciting new exhibitions open that feature in whole or in part work from China.

The first of those exhibitions, entitled "Cross Connections 2012" has been curated, in part, by our own Prof. Ping Xu (Visual Communications).  The exhibition is an international exchange event that presents a significant overview of international graphic design trends, featuring work by faculty and student, from eight institutions that are making their mark in graphic design within their respective countries. 

The eight universities are: The University of Texas-Arlington; The University of Texas-Pan American; Truman State University; China Central Academy of Fine Arts; China Luxun Academy of Fine Arts; Shanghai University; Sint-Lucas Ghent Belgium; National School of Fine Arts Mexico.

The exhibition will be held at UTA's Dallas-Fort Worth campus, UTPA's Edinburg campus, Truman State's Kirksville campus, CAFA's Beijing campus, LAFA's Dalian campus, Shanghai University's main campus, Sint-Lucas's Ghent campus, and ENAP's Mexico City campus.

In addition, "The China Trade", curated by Dr. Sara Orel (Art History) will open in the Spotlight Gallery–stay tuned for more information on that exciting show.

The Opening Reception for both exhibitions will be Tuesday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Gallery (OP 1114);  as always, this Gallery opening is free and open to the public.  Hope to see you there!