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Master calligrapher's work on display

(HawaiiNewsNow) - Chen Wei-Teh is a renowned Chinese master calligrapher. Starting February 25, his work will be on display at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. He joins us this morning with Daniel Kwok from the University of Hawaii to help us translate.

Chinese Calligraphy
Chen Wei-Teh

  • Feb 25 - June 20
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts
  • February 27 at 4pm
  • FREE Lecture

Chinese Calligraphy
Chen Wei-Teh

  • FREE demonstration
  • Friday at 4pm
  • Chinatown Cultural Plaza

Living Tradition: The Calligraphy of CHEN Wei-Teh

Dr. CHEN Wei-Teh, a most renowned Chinese master calligrapher from Taiwan, will be exhibiting his calligraphy at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Maurice J. Sullivan Gallery from February 25 to June 20, 2010.

Dr. CHEN, one of the leading contemporary Chinese calligraphers in the world, is an expert on Chinese literature and Confucian philosophy. Dr. Chen is Director of the Department of Chinese Literature at Mingdao University, an Advisor to the Ministry of Education and former President of Chinese Calligraphy Association. His artistic accomplishments in Chinese calligraphy have garnered him numerous national awards, such as the "Dr. Sun Yat-sen Literary Award", the "National Literary Award", and the "Mr. WU Shan Lian Award." His work has been praised as "(being) graceful and refined," while at the same time emphasizing strength, boldness and grandness.

Chinese calligraphy, considered for centuries one of the highest art forms in East Asia, is a fundamental foundation of Chinese culture. It establishes a link between the visual and the literary arts. Together with poetry and painting, these three art forms are the "Three Perfections" in Chinese literature, culture and art. The calligraphy exhibition will present different types of scripts, Regular script(ž²‘)AClerical script(诏‘)AOracle bone script(bœ•¶)ACursive scrip(‘‘) and Running script(s‘) written on scroll, bamboo halves or vase.

Dr. Chen will also be sharing his insights on "Characters and Calligraphy: The Richness and Appeal of the Chinese Written Language" "’†š •¶Žšäo‘–@" on February 27, 4:00 pm at the Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts. Admission is free. Seats limited.

In order to expose the art of Chinese Calligraphy to the people of Hawaii, Dr. Chen and his students will demonstrate the art of Chinese calligraphy on February 26, 4:00 pm at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza, Room 202. This event is hosted by the Chinese Culture Service Center. Admission is free.

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