In August, Kean University held a spectacular exhibition in one of its auditorium which had a history of almost 200 years. A great number of Chinese calligraphy and painting masterpieces were displayed in the auditorium, like a gust of warm Chinese wind breezing across the famous university in the United States. More than 120 people, including Zhejiang–based overseas Chinese and innovative representatives and political and commercial celebrities from New Jersey, gathered together to join the Sino-US cultural feast…
This was an exhibition for calligraphy and painting masterpieces of Wenzhou which was most recently held by Kean University. In this exhibition, it was the first time for Kean University to introduce Chinese calligraphy and painting masterpieces into campus.
This exhibition was presented by a special guest – Che Jun, Secretary of Zhejiang Party Committee. Looking at those decoration walls with Chinese features, he was deeply touched. He pointed at the calligraphy “Chun Hua Qiu Shi” which was created by Wang Sheng, a Wenzhou calligrapher, and introduced it to the guests: “In China, Spring means sowing seeds and Autumn means rich fruits after hard work…” Just as he said, WKU was established by predecessors jointly with Kean University 11 years ago, implying sowing seed, and grew into a famous university in China after 11 years, implying that the seed has grown up sturdily and borne abundant fruits.
In the exhibition, Dawood Fallahi, President of the Kean University, expressed gratitude to WKU for such significant event to bring Chinese calligraphy and painting into American campus and feast their eyes.
All the works displayed on the exhibition, including the works of Mr. Fang Jiong, were provided by famous calligraphers and painters for free.
It’s said that WKU will hold a 6 or 8-week Chinese calligraphy and painting exhibition in Kean University on January 2019. Rose Gonilla, Vice President of the Design College of Kean University, said that, she was glad to see Chinese arts and culture could enter American campus continuously and she also hoped that American culture could be brought to China, so that Sino-US cultural exchanges could become a regular interactive program between them.