Atlanta Art Week –
Liu Shiming: Sculpture

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Date(s): 9/29/22
Start time: 5:00 PM
End time: 7:00 PM

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

Type: Museums & Attractions, Visual Arts & Galleries

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Liu Shiming (1926 - 2010) was a member of Central Academy of Fine Art's first generation of Chinese sculptors. He grounded his work in a Chinese local context, developing a folk art style within the Chinese tradition through ancient modeling methods. In 2018, the Central Academy of Fine Arts established the Liu Shiming Sculpture Museum, which is dedicated to researching and investigating Liu’s artworks and their art historical meaning.

The Liu Shiming Art Foundation has generously donated to the development of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design sculpture, ceramics, and textiles programs at Georgia State University with a new scholarship that supports graduate students in the medium. In the coming academic year, Liu Shiming will have a retrospective in the Ernest G. Welch School Galleries

"This generous donation marks a new chapter in our three-dimensional studio program," shared Welch Director Joseph Peragine. "Students recruited with this scholarship will carry on the legacy of Liu Shiming whose work has made a lasting impact on the modern, Chinese Sculpture community. We are grateful to be able to share the gift of the artwork with The School of Music in a space where hundreds of College of the Arts events are hosted each year. We look forward to sharing student success stories with the Liu Shiming Art Foundation for years to come."

Gallery events are free and open to the public.

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