The Confucius Institute at the University of Saskatchewan held the “Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition from Collection of Mr. Wang Xinyuan” from July 17 to 28, 2017 at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery.
Mr. Wang Xinyuan is the Honorary President of Tianjin Jiuhe Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Study Association, the member of Tianjin Collectors’ Association, and the president of Wang Xinyuan Private Gallery. He has held exhibitions of his collections in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, and many other places, all of which have received great success and overwhelming compliments.
Mr. Wang’s collection covers the works of a number of famous Chinese calligraphers and painters such as Huang Qi, Liu Wenxi, Mi Nanyang, Wu Yuru, Li Henian, Liu Bingsen, to name just a few. It also covers many different calligraphy styles such as regular script, cursive script, official script, seal character, slender gold, and various painting styles such as sketchy and concise freehand brushwork in traditional Chinese painting, fine brushwork, line drawing in traditional ink and brush style.
The reception for the exhibition held from 4:00pm to 7:30pm on July 21, 2017 attracted more than 50 participants. The U of S Associate VP Darcy Marciniuk, Head of Department of Art and Art History Tim Nowlin and Director of the Gordon Snelgorve Gallery Marcus Miller made the opening remarks respectively. Mr. Wang Xinyuan extended his great gratitude to the U of S CI and made brief introduction to some of the works on exhibition. Then Mr. Wang demonstrated his own great skill in Chinese calligraphy and presented some of his collections to the U of S , the U of S CI, the Department of Art and Art History, and some of the distinguished guests. Mr. Tim Nowlin also presented his own works to Mr. Wang as return.
Opening Remark by Associate VP Darcy Marciniuk
Opening Remark by Director of Gordon Snelgrove Gallery Marcus Miller
Opening Remark by Head of Department of Art and Art History Tim Nowlin
Opening Remark by Mr. Wang Xinyuan
Demonstration of Chinese Calligraphy by Mr. Wang Xinyuan