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Professors' Oriental Abstract World: Exhibit opening, in Art Library, Fri. Dec. 10th

Zhiyuan Cong
Chinese ink on rice paper

The Libraries invite you to attend the opening reception for the exhibition, "Professors' Oriental Abstract World," on Friday December 10th in the Art Library. The reception will begin at 6:00 pm.

The "Professors' Oriental Abstract World" exhibit will feature the Chinese brush calligraphy and painting artworks of two university professors in New Jersey.

Zhiyuan Cong is a professor and the director of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University. His work has been featured in exhibitions in the United Nations, Indianapolis Museum of Art, the New Jersey State Museum, the Newark Museum, the Montclair Art Museum, McDonough Museum of Art in Ohio, Elizabeth Wang Gallery in New York, Fine Art Gallery of Lane Community College in Oregon, and the National Art Museum in Beijing, China. He has conducted art demonstrations and lectures at the Chicago Art Institute, Princeton University, University of California-Berkley, and the University of Oregon. To review samples of his work, see:

Yi-Zhi Huang is a mathematics professor at Rutgers University. He is a third generation calligrapher and has been refining his craft since he was eight years old. He has presented lectures and demonstrations on calligraphy in noted venues in Shanghai, China, New Jersey, and New York. His artworks have been exhibited in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and in the United States. To review samples of his work, see:

The opening reception will include demonstrations by both artists and a 21-string Zither music performance, presented by the Yang Yi Guzheng Academy. The reception is cosponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center with assistance from International Faculty and Student Center at Rutgers University.

The "Professors' Oriental Abstract World" exhibit will run December 10, 2010 - June 30, 2011 in the Art Library. The Art Library is located next to Voorhees Hall, at 71 Hamilton Street in New Brunswick, on Rutgers' College Avenue Campus.

For more information on the opening reception or the exhibit, contact Connie Wu at

Yi-Zhi Huang
A Poem from Tang Dynasty
Official Script

Posted October 25, 2010