Free Calligraphy Workshop

Date: 

October 24, 2012 - 7:00pm

Location: 

1117 University Capitol Centre
http://www.uiowa.edu/~maps/u/ucc1.htm

Contact Name: 

Erin Mullins

Contact Phone: 

319-335-3857

UI International Programs’ Confucius Institute will offer a Chinese calligraphy workshop Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre. Participants will learn the art and history of calligraphy while gaining hands–on experience. No prior knowledge of Chinese or calligraphy is required and all materials will be provided.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register via e–mail to confucius@uiowa.edu if you would like to attend.

The workshop will be led by Ramon Lim, M.D., Ph.D., professor emeritus in the UI Department of Neurology. Lim is an expert calligrapher whose work has been exhibited widely in China, Korea, and Japan. He is the vice president of the Calligraphy Society of the Rocky Mountain Area and winner of the 8th International Calligraphy Competition in Shanghai in 2005. Lim’s approach to calligraphy is unique in that he interprets the traditional Chinese brush work from the perspective of western esthetics.