April 12, 2018

Chinese art and culture presentations in April

The International Education Committee at Kishwaukee College is hosting two events celebrating Chinese arts and cultural traditions in April. Chinese Calligraphy and Art will be presented on April 19 from 11:00a.m. – noon and a Chinese Tea Ceremony will be held on April 26 at 12:30p.m. Both events will be held in Room C1130 (the Student Lounge) located in the Kishwaukee College Student Center. Both events are free and open to the public.

Chinese Calligraphy and Art will be presented by Shei-Chau Wang, Associate Professor in the School of Art and Design at Northern Illinois University. Wang will be joined by two visiting art scholars who are lecturers in their home universities in China: Ms. Ma Jing, School of Architecture and Design, Southwest Jiaotong University, and Ms. Li Yuan, School of Art and Design, Xi’an University of Technology. The event will include a presentation on Chinese Calligraphy and Art and a demonstration of techniques.

The Chinese Tea Ceremony will be hosted by Hong Yu who currently lives in Sycamore. Ms. Yu holds an MA in Ethnology from Ningxia University in China, with a specialization in National Culture, Business Anthropology, Anthropology of Foodways, and Dungans National Culture in Central Asia. The tea ceremony plays an important role in Chinese culture with many stylized rituals involved in the process of preparing and presenting tea. Ms. Yu will include a multi-media presentation on the tea ceremony and will also demonstrate the traditional ceremony, sharing tea with participants.

For more information, contact Tammy Tiggelaar, Chair of the International Education Committee at Kishwaukee College, at ttiggelaar@kish.edu or at 815-825-9478.