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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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