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Iconic Taiwanese artist's life depicted in new WUD Art exhibition

Posted: 12/02/16

chenchengpo coverphotoThe Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Art Committee will celebrate the opening of its new exhibition titled “Across the Sea” by Taiwanese artist Chen Cheng-Po with a reception on Dec. 9 from 6-8 p.m. in the Class of 1925 Gallery in Memorial Union.

This historic exhibition depicts the iconic Taiwanese artist’s life over time. Cheng-Po, who lived from 1895-1947, traveled from Tokyo to Shanghai and Taiwan with a goal of reforming aesthetic education in Taiwan.

“The exhibition shows pieces from different stages of his life, and the differences in his experiences and locations are reflected in these works,” said Haley Fuhr, WUD Art’s associate director of marketing.

The opening reception is both free and open to the public. It will also feature light refreshments. Cheng-Po’s exhibition will remain open until Feb. 20.

WUD Art is a student-run committee that manages all aspects of exhibitions, from artist selection and installation to marketing efforts. It is also responsible for programming shows in the Wisconsin Union’s two galleries: the Class of 1925 in Memorial Union and Gallery 1308 in Union South.

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