Alfred Art Walk
Third Thursday of every month 5-8pm
Sponsored by the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum
September 20, 7pm
In celebration of the opening reception of Reclaiming Splendor, Zhongbei (Daisy) Wu will delight opening reception attendants with a short concert in the Museum.
Wu will perform "Flowers and Moonlit Night on Spring River"; one of the top ten traditional Chinese classics. The melodious rhythm vividly pictures a charming and silent night on the south of Yangtze River. The music begins with the sound of bells and drums on the river bank at sunset then comes various kinds of scenes of the river under moonlight. Small boats sail down the river and boats sail down the river and boatmen sing until mid-night.
Wu is an award-winning Guzheng (or Chinese Zither, a traditional Chinese instrument) artist. She is now the Associate Director of the Confucius Institute at Alfred University, a Visiting Associate Professor of Music in the Performing Arts Center of Alfred University, and the Founder and Artistic Director of Alfred University Guzheng Ensemble.
Daisy is a master of Chinese traditional music and her music deeply rooted in Chinese culture. Daisy is also a master of contemporary music. She has been exploring new directions for Guzheng and combinations with other instruments in a contemporary experimental way. From jazz to concerto with symphony orchestra; from concretive improvisation to electronic music; she is a dynamic performer and innovator.
Rediscovering Traditional Chinese Culture
Friday, September 21, 4:30pm
Room C Binns Merrill Hall 106, Alfred University
Chunmao Huang (MFA ’03) is considered to be China’s number one tableware designer. He is chief designer for Yong Feng Yuan Co., Ltd., a leading china manufacturer founded in 1795. His place settings have graced the tables of state banquets attended by many high-level international leaders.
Born in 1971, Huang grew up on a tea plantation. After receiving a BFA in ceramic design from the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, he came to Alfred in 2000, thanks to a grant from the Asian Cultural Council of the Rockefeller Foundation awarded to the NYSCC, Division of Ceramic Art. Huang has become lead faculty for the ceramic design program at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), regarded as China’s number one art school. Alfred’s program, ALFRED-CAFA: Ceramic Design for Industry has an annual exchange student component between countries.
16th Perkins Lecture:
Back-and-Forth: Chinese and Global Clay, 17th– 21st century
Denise Patry Leidy: Ruth and Bruce Dayton Curator of Asian Art, Yale University Art Gallery
Wednesday, October 10, 4:30 pm
Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center, Alfred University
in conjunction with