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Sac State has global art partnership


Sacramento State’s College of Continuing Education hosted a collection of art from Yunnan, China.

Sacramento State’s recent exhibition of art works from China’s Yunnan Province illustrates how the University is extending its reach and influence beyond Sacramento, the state and even the nation, becoming part of the international community.

Yinxin, photography; Hu Xiaoxing, watercolor; Hekun, woodcut; and Chen Hongling, calligraphy and Chinese painting, displayed a total of more than 80 pieces Sept. 9-10 at Sacramento State’s College of Continuing Education in Napa Hall.

Chinese officials wouldn’t allow the work to be out of the country for more than six days, says Hong Kong resident and alumna Winnie Leung. She and her husband Ken were instrumental in making sure the artists’ first show outside their native country was at Sacramento State.

Yunnan Provincial Government CPPCC President Wang Xue Ren, several other Chinese officials and all four artists attended the Sept. 9 opening ceremony.

“I applaud your efforts to share these amazing works with an international audience,” University President Alexander Gonzalez told the crowd.

Gonzalez also noted that Yunnan is home to more than 50 tribal nationalities. “We share your passion for educating a diverse population, and we want to do everything we can to enrich our students’ lives through cultural exchange.”

The exhibit was co-sponsored by the College of Continuing Education at Sacramento State, the Yunnan Overseas Economic Cooperation Association and the Yunnan Overseas Culture Exchange Association.