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The Art of Chinese Calligraphy with Weiming Lu

In the coming year, the Confucius Institute will be collaborating with the University of Minnesota Department of Art and other artists and institutions for a thematic focus on the art of Chinese calligraphy. In this first workshop of the collaboration, renowned calligrapher Mr. Weiming Lu will introduce Chinese calligraphy as an art form and lead participants in some hands-on activities. This workshop is intended for K-12 Chinese language teachers as well as art teachers. Limited space is available.

Weiming LuAbout Weiming Lu

Renown artist and architect Weiming Lu studied and practiced traditional calligraphy of Liu Gong-Quan and Wang Xi-chi since his school days, and studied with contemporary Master Wang Dong-Ling of China in the 1990’s.

He had his first exhibit with painter Wucius Wong and poet/calligrapher Pat Hui in Minneapolis in 1985. Since then, he has exhibited in art centers and galleries in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Japan, and China, including the Phipps Center for the Arts in Wisconsin; Alumni Gallery at Augsburg College; SONY Gallery in Osaka, Japan; an invited Solo Exhibition in the China National Academy of Arts in 1997; and invited to participate in the International Calligraphy Exhibitions at the Academy in 2005 and 2010.

His works were published in China, Taiwan, and Japan including the Contemporary Calligraphy magazine in China and the Sumi Calligraphy magazine in Japan. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the China National Academy of Arts have acquired a number of his works.

Of calligraphy, Weiming Lu believes: "Calligraphy, like dance, is an art form concerning movement. Each stroke in a character must simulate life in motion, and the overall design must achieve a dynamic equilibrium. Well-executed calligraphy can effectively express one's emotion. Strong calligraphy must begin with inner energy. And great calligraphy, like great music, is created only when that vision is interpreted with depth, understanding, and feeling."

Schedule

Saturday, May 5, 2012
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fee

FREE, but registration required

Location

Regis Center for the Arts - In-Flux space
University of Minnesota West Bank campus
405 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Registration

To register, call (612) 625-5080 or e-mail confucius@umn.edu with your name, email address, phone number and the title of the course(s) you would like to attend.