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Southwest Chinese art exposes ´Another China´ at Connecticut College

NEW LONDON, Conn. - Contemporary prints from China´s ethnic southwest will be on display at Connecticut College Feb. 25-April 1 in the Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room. The exhibition is a collaboration between Connecticut College and Art China Now, an art salon and gallery based in Cambridge, Mass. "Though Southwest Chinese art is an increasingly hot trend in the international art scene, its range and diversity has not been fully showcased in the West," Chinese Professor Yibing Huang said. "This exhibition will expose students and the public to the richness and vitality of art created from a different China--a China that is not Beijing or Shanghai and that has its own distinctive cultural and ethnic characters." The exhibition, "Another China: Contemporary Prints from the Ethnic Southwest," features 40 works ranging from landscapes of Southwest China´s countryside to strong and intense self portraits. The pieces are by artists from China´s ethnic regions, Guizhou and Yunnan provinces, including Yang Yongsheng, Wang Jianshan, Ma Li, Li Haiping, Wang Yan, Zhao Jianghua, Zhang Qingxue, Wei Qicong, Wang Yuhui and Zhang Xiaochun. On Feb. 25 at 4 p.m., Show Yang, owner of Art China Now, will open the exhibition with a lecture about Southwest Chinese art. There will be a reception immediately following the lecture. The exhibition is free and open to the public during library hours. For the library´s hours, visit About Connecticut College Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college´s 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning. For more information, visit --CC--

February 22, 2010