News: "Reshuffling the Past" Contemporary Chinese Ink Painting Exhibit Opening Ceremony Held at Roberson Museum
March 24, 2015: At 3:00 PM on Tuesday, March 24, CICO held the opening ceremony of "Reshuffling the Past," a unique contemporary Chinese ink painting exhibit, at Roberson Museum in downtown Binghamton. "Reshuffling the Past," organized by the Confucius Institute HQ/Hanban, features works by eight Chinese artists, one of whom—Huai Yi—came to Binghamton especially to hold a lecture during the event. At the opening ceremony, over 200 guests enjoyed snacks and time to stroll through the paintings and take in the features of each distinctive work.
Audience members attending the opening ceremony and enjoying the paintings
Huai Yi gave a lecture called "The Ink Stone and Chinese Culture," which gave an in-depth discussion of the relationship between the ink stone in Chinese ink art and the spirit of Chinese scholars.
In addition to Huai Yi, guest speakers at the ceremony included Dr. Donald Nieman, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Binghamton University; Terry McDonald, Executive Director of Roberson Museum; and Quansheng Chang, Education Consul from the Chinese Consulate General in New York.
Binghamton University Provost Don Nieman
Roberson Museum and Science Center, a popular and historic museum located in downtown Binghamton, was a superb venue for this exhibit and event. Binghamton University faculty, staff, and students, as well as members of the local community arrived at the Sawtelle Gallery and were impressed by the forty works by Huai Yi, Jin Weihong, Li Jin, Liu Qinghe, Qian Zhongping, Shen Qin, Wu Yi, and Yi Liao.
Dejun Cao, Linghui Tu, Zu-yan Chen, Huai Yi, Terry McDonald, Harvey Stenger, Dan Zhu, and Bing Han
"Reshuffling the Past" will be displayed at the Roberson Museum from March 20 to June 21, 2015, and this traveling exhibit is a great opportunity to experience Chinese culture and art.
May 9: CICO performs at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church in Binghamton
March 24: CICO holds the opening ceremony of "Reshuffling the Past" contemporary Chinese ink painting exhibit at Roberson Museum and Science Center
March 1: CICO performs at Phelps Mansion Museum in Binghamton
February 28: CICO performs at the STCCA Chinese New Year Celebration
February 21: CICO teachers perform at SUNY Albany; CICO also participates in Binghamton University's "Day at the Mall"
February 8: CICO Performance Group performs at Colorado State University
February 7: CICO Performance Group performs at the Community College of Denver
September 28: CICO Professors perform and lecture at Stony Brook University
September 27: "Confucius Institute Day" held at the Oakdale Mall
September 20: CICO Performance Group performs at the University of Idaho
March 22: CICO participated in the MRC's Asian-Pacific Heritage Month event
Dec 16 - March 10: CICO-organized exhibit on famous Chinese playwright Cao Yu (read about it at the Broome County Library website here)
Feb 22: BU Day at the Mall
Feb 9: CICO Performance Group performs at the Community College at Denver
Feb 8: CICO Performance Group performs at Colorado State University