Spirited Calligraphy at Ernest G. Welch

Spirited Calligraphy: Texts Marks and Meanings – East & West
October 7-November 19

Drawing and calligraphic mark-making are as essential in Western art as they are in Eastern art. Evident in the works of early American abstract expressionists, calligraphic mark-making continues to be a significant component in contemporary art across all media produced in the East and the West. Today American, Asian and European artists employ drawing and mark-making methodologies outside the formal, figurative, and representational art approaches and aesthetics. Some integrate new media and digital technologies while others consider more direct applications using a variety of media, materials and production processes. Explore contemporary interdisciplinary and multimedia drawing and mark-making applications in this exhibtion.

October 7 – Opening Reception & First Thursday’s Downtown Arts Walk
10 Peachtree Center Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303

October 8 – Calligraphy in Action Performance & Symposium
30 Courtland St., Atlanta, GA 30303

Speakers:
Kevin Hsieh – “Origin and Stylistic Development of the Chinese Writing System”
Craig Drennen – “The East West Fusion”

Calligraphy Performers:
Tsai YuLung (China) – “Heart Sutra”
Michiko Hamazaki (Japan) – “Taichee-Integrated Calligraphy”
Sogen Hirano (Japan) – “Sumi Ink & Brush Performance”

Moderator:
Junco Pollack

All gallery events are free and open to the public. Free evening event parking in the United Way building at Auburn Ave. and Courtland St.

Georgia State University
Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery
10 Peachtree Center Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30303

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