Well-known internationally for his abstract painting and calligraphy, Professor Lampo Leong, Chair of the Department of Art at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will hold up a calligraphy workshop at Chinese Culture Center on November 4 (Sunday), from 1 PM to 3PM.
Cost: $ 40 CCF members/$ 50 Non-members
Dating back more than 5000 years, Chinese calligraphy involves the use of bold, expressive brushstrokes to portray the essence of a given word while simultaneously revealing the spirit and expression of the artist. This workshop combines lecture and practice; it serves as an introduction to Chinese calligraphy, including its techniques, concepts, aesthetic, philosophy and history, as well as its relationship to Chinese brush painting. In the first part, participants will concentrate on the appreciation of Chinese calligraphy through examination of some best examples in Chinese art history. In the second part, Professor Leong will lead the workshop participants through exercises to experience the creation of various scripts of Chinese Calligraphy. This workshop is open to participants of all levels; no Chinese language background nor prior experience in calligraphy is necessary. Materials will be provided.
Professor Lampo Leong, Ph.D.-ABD in comparative study of calligraphy and painting from the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, is an internationally renowned painter and calligrapher, who is currently Art Department Chair at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has been invited for more than 100 lectures at universities and museums across the United States and Asia and served as judge for many art competitions nationwide. His work has been shown in more then 300 exhibitions and featured in hundreds museum and corporate collections internationally. Leong’s artistic contributions have earned him more than 35 awards, and over 800 feature stories in newspapers, magazines, web, and television. His ø26’ calligraphy in granite is permanently installed in a city park (few blocks from the CCC on Powell at Jackson) by the San Francisco Art Commission. With his distinctive knowledge, Leong’s teaching is informative, inspiring and enlightening. To see samples of Leong’s painting and calligraphy, please visit www.LampoLeong.com. Currently, Professor Leong’s paintings and calligraphy are featured in a solo exhibition by the University of California at Berkeley until December 14, 2007, for further information, please visit http://ieas.berkeley.edu/events/2007.09.17.html and
About the instructor
Professor Lampo Leong, Ph.D.-ABD in Art Theory and Practice from the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, is currently Chair of the Department of Art at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Leong’s work has been exhibited worldwide in more than 55 solo and 250 group exhibitions, featured in hundreds museum, corporate and private collections, and earned him more than 35 awards. His Ø26’ calligraphic granite medallion is permanently installed in a city park by the San Francisco Arts Commission. Besides teaching at UMC, Leong had been invited for more than 100 lectures in universities and museums across the United States and Asia and served as judge for many art competitions. His achievements have been featured in more than 800 reviews and publications in newspapers, magazines books and websites. In 1999, the Mayor of San Francisco proclaimed November 19 to be Lampo Leong Day.
To see more his art work samples, please visit www.LampoLeong.com.