Reinhardt celebrating Year of China with show
by Cherokee Tribune Staff
October 18, 2012 01:01 AM | 993 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As a part of the school’s celebration of the Year of China, Reinhardt University will present a Year of China Photography and Video Exhibition featuring images of China and Tibet by Reinhardt’s faculty, staff, students and others, recorded during trips.

An opening reception is tonight from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and will introduce all works and artists.

The exhibit will remain open to the public until Nov. 14 in the Fincher Visual Arts Center on Reinhardt’s campus in Waleska.

The exhibit is also a part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival, a celebration of the visual arts that began in early September and ends late October, with many exhibitions continuing well into December.

Atlanta and surrounding areas have been and will be transformed by photography events and exhibitions; anywhere and everywhere with a flat surface becomes a venue for art.

“We hope that many people will come see the exhibition at Reinhardt, where they will witness first-hand, through these photos and short videos, how diverse life is in China and Tibet,” said Larry Webb, assistant professor of communication and the event’s coordinator.

“Our small, assorted group of photographers and video-makers, a mix of faculty members, a staff member’s spouse, and a Reinhardt student, presents a wide range of images for the viewers’ pleasure.”

The images of China and Tibet, whether urban or profoundly rural, reveal vivid details about life in this diverse region of the world, he said.

Each academic year since 2003, Reinhardt has designated a region of the world for students to learn more about.

Some of the ways the year has been celebrated include through music, a film-and-discussion series, faculty and guest lectures, student-created videos and live presentations, a travel tour, personal and classroom in-depth study, and hands-on interaction.

A few of the most recent “Year Of” studies have included 2011-12 as the Year of Ireland and Irish Heritage; 2010-11 as the Year of Oceania; and 2009-10 as the Year of North American Indigenous Peoples.

The 2012-13 year is the Year of China: Rising Dragon at Reinhardt.

Events will be scheduled throughout the academic year and include lectures, music, a film-and-discussion series, a travel tour, and many others.

For more information about Year of China Events, go to www.reinhardt.edu/yearof.
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