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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

SUU's Art Insights to Showcase the Contemporary Chinese Printmaker and Painter Wang Jiazeng @ Southern Utah University

OCTOBER 17, 2013 

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: A leading figure in contemporary Chinese art as a printmaker and painter, Professor Wang Jiazeng shares three decades of experience during his presentation when he appears at Art Insights, SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, onThursday, October 17, 2013. The presentation begins at 7pm in the Gilbert Great Hall, located in SUU’s Hunter Conference Center on the second floor. Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend. Arrive early to view more than a dozen of Wang Jiazeng’s works which will be on display prior to his presentation, outside the Great Hall.   
Professor Wang Jiazeng is on the faculty in the School of Arts at China’s Renmin University. His presentation showcase fifteen works from his current series entitled Industrial Journal. The series depicts Chinese figures in identical uniforms, engulfed by immense, dark and foreboding factory walls and workrooms.  This unique exhibition captures both the social and political aspects of life in contemporary China.
Art Insights is a weekly program hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art and Design faculty. Students and community members meet weekly to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work, insights, and attend gallery openings. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.
Experience work from a master of contemporary Chinese art by attending Professor Wang Jiazeng’s Art Insights presentation. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a Center for Shakespeare Studies and a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. The Center for Shakespeare Studies offers a minor in Shakespeare Studies. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at cpvamktg@suu.edu.

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