East Asia Library hosts exhibition of student paintings

November 14, 2017
Joshua Capitanio

During the week of November 4 - November 10, the East Asia Library hosted a pop-up exhibition of Chinese brush paintings created by the students in ART 243: The Art of Peony in Chinese Brush Painting, a course taught through the Continuing Studies program by Dr. Felix Chan Lim and Dr. Bobbi Makani-Lim.

Chinese brush painting belongs to a venerable living tradition of Chinese visual art, and the peony, known as the "Queen of Flowers," is one of the most revered subjects in Chinese painting.  In ART 243, students are given the opportunity to learn and practice the fundamentsl techniques of Chinese painting, and are introduced to the basic elements, concepts, and composition of traditional peony paintings.  At the end of the course, students were given the opportunity to display their work in this pop-up exhibition at the East Asian Library, curated by Dr. Lim and Dr. Makani-Lim.

Student artists whose work was featured in the exhibit include:
Bo, Beth
Chi, Adele 
Kalnay, Tomoe 
Papanicolaou, Linda
Pasti, Pamela  
Piazzale, Deidre Devlin
Poletti, Susan Beatenbough
Sung, Virginia 
Ueberwasser, Karen Elizabeth
Vasatka, Calli 
Willoner, Lisa Lan
Xin, Ran 
Xu, Shiqin 
Zhang, Luwei 

Dr. Bobbi Makani-Lim and Dr. Felix Chan Lim showcasing their students' artwork



Student paintings from ART 243




Joshua Capitanio

Joshua Capitanio

Public Services Librarian, East Asia Library
Bibliographer, East and Southeast Asia (Western languages)
Subject Specialist, Religious Studies