China Photographers Association Exhibit

August 25th, 2010

6.Mount Sanqingshan National Park_PR


Exhibition to feature photographs by China’s most renowned photographers

(San Antonio)-The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Art and Art History and the Confucious Institute at UTSA are teaming up to host Images Speak to the World:  Today’s China, Sept. 1-Oct. 10, in the UTSA Art Gallery on the Main Campus.

The exhibit features 76 photographs showcasing 38 sites in China designated as World Heritage sites. World Heritage sites are selected by the World Heritage Committee of United Nations and are based on cultural significance and outstanding universal value.

The Confucius Institute at UTSA, officially launched in February 2010, promotes the awareness, understanding, and education of Chinese language and culture at UTSA and within the San Antonio community.

“We are honored and proud that UTSA was selected to be the first stop in the United States to host the China Photographers Association exhibit as they kick off a world tour showcasing these amazing photos of their native homeland,” said Don Lien, director of the Confucious Institute at UTSA.

“This exhibition by China’s most renowned photographers captures the cultural history and natural beauty of significant sites in the diverse China landscape.”  The exhibition offers opportunity for audiences to consider unique elements of Chinese traditions in the context of contemporary photography and today’s global society.

At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, six delegates from the China Photographers Association will attend the opening ceremony of the exhibition and provide a public presentation.

For more information, contact Laura Crist <>  at 210-458-4391.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 1, 6:00-8:00 pm. UTSA Art Gallery, Main Campus.  Free parking is available in Lot 8 during the opening reception.

When: The exhibition will run from September 1- October 10, 2010.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 1-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, and by appointment.  The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Where: UTSA Art Gallery, Arts Building, UTSA Main Campus, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249.

Directions: The UTSA Art Gallery is located in the Arts Building on UTSA’s  Main campus. From I-10, take Exit #557 to UTSA Blvd. At the second traffic light, turn right onto James Bauerle Blvd. Turn left onto O’Neil Ford Ave., and then make an immediate right into Lot 8.  The Arts Building will be on your right at the top of the walkway to the center of campus.

The UTSA Art Gallery presents a mix of professionally curated, juried and student and faculty exhibitions with an emphasis on larger and more complex projects. The UTSA Satellite Space in the Blue Star Arts Complex in Downtown San Antonio divides programming between monthly curated exhibitions and presentations organized by graduate students in studio art and art history.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is one of the fastest growing higher education institutions in Texas and the second largest of nine academic universities and six health institutions in the UT System. As a multicultural institution of access and excellence, UTSA aims to be a national research university providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.

UTSA serves nearly 29,000 students in 64 bachelor’s, 48 master’s and 21 doctoral degree programs in the colleges of Architecture, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Honors, Liberal and Fine Arts, Public Policy, Sciences and Graduate School.  Founded in 1969, UTSA is an intellectual and creative resource center and a socioeconomic development catalyst for Texas and beyond.  More information online at <>

Image (for reproduction, courtesy of the artists):
Mount Sanqingshan by Wang, Xiaofeng

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