Posted 10 Nov 2011
The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) in partnership with the University of Central Arkansas Confucius Institute will open China Wind: The ECNU Exhibit in the AETN atrium Monday, Nov. 14.
China Wind is an exhibition of 43 pieces of traditional and contemporary artwork by the faculty and students from the East China Normal University in Shanghai, China. A public reception marking the opening of the exhibit will be held Nov. 14 from 4-6 p.m. Featured artists will be on hand to discuss their work.
Admission is free, and the exhibition will remain on view through Friday, Dec. 30. Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. AETN is located at 350 South Donaghey Avenue in Conway.
The UCA Confucius Institute for Arkansas was established in 2007. It is the 24th Confucius Institute created within the United States and one of only 200 worldwide. It is the only such institute in Arkansas and one of the very few located in the South. The institute exists to facilitate engagement with China in ways that strengthen the understanding, opportunities and interaction between Arkansans and the people of China. The Confucius Institute concept has developed into a global network of more than 300 Confucius Institutes in 60 countries dedicated to the promotion and development of culture, language and business exchange with the People's Republic of China.
The mission of the UCA Confucius Institute at is to promote Chinese culture within Arkansas. This is done is a variety of ways including cultural training, consultation services, seminars, conferences and language training support, as well as cultural performances and exhibitions. The UCA Confucius Institute exists to strengthen the ties between Arkansas and the People's Republic of China and to enhance the mutual understanding of each respective culture. As such, the institute is firmly committed to public service and community outreach to all segments and constituents of Arkansas.