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Chinese students, professors visit Ohio University

ATHENS, Ohio (July 17, 2006) -- A group of design students and professors from China will visit Ohio University July 19-28 to study interior architecture and sample American culture.

Hosting the group of 13 from Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication will be David Matthews, associate professor of interior design in the School of Human and Consumer Sciences.

The Chinese visitors’ agenda includes a tour of the Athens campus, lectures and studio projects on interior design, workshops on English language and American culture, excursions to Cincinnati and Columbus, and a visit to Fallingwater, the renowned Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in western Pennsylvania.

The group will also collaborate on a design project with Ohio University students and will be on hand for several events open to faculty, staff, students and the community, including the following:

  • Welcome reception
    When: Thursday, July 20, at 3:30 p.m.
    Where: Alden Gallery on the third floor of Grover Center


  • Lecture on Chinese calligraphy and painting
    When: Wednesday, July 26, at 4 p.m.
    Where: Grover E206
    What: Guest lecture by Professor Tian Zhongli, dean of the School of Art and Design at Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication. An introduction of verified Chinese calligraphy, especially focusing on traditional Chinese painting, including scenery, flower-and-bird and character painting.


  • Lecture on Chinese traditional graphic and modern visual design
    When: Thursday, July 27, at 4 p.m.
    Where: Grover E206
    What: Guest Lecture by Professor Wang Yu, School of Art Design at Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication. An introduction of various kinds of Chinese traditional graphic arts, such as daily-life, festival, amenity, etc., as well as their application in modern visual design.


  • Furniture exhibit opening
    When: Friday, July 28, at 11 a.m.
    Where: Alden Gallery on the third floor of Grover Center
    What: This will be a display of drawings of furniture designs that have been produced as a result of collaboration between the Chinese and Ohio University students.

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Media Contact:   Coordinator of International Outreach Vicki Seefeldt West, (740) 597-1540 or westv@ohio.edu, School of Human and Consumer Sciences Associate Professor David Matthews, (740) 593-0701 or matthej3@ohio.edu, or College of Health and Human Services Director of Communication Jody Grenert, (740) 593-1433 or grenert@ohio.edu

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