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Yan Sun Art Museum 2014 Exhibitions and Events

Please check Yan Sun Art Museum 2014 exhibitions and related programs: Exhibitions, Lectures, and "Art Lovers Series" events.

Location is 604 Main Street, Zanesville, Ohio. Yan Sun Art Museum's programs are sponsored by the North American Art & Culture Association (NAACA).

Note: Exhibition plans are subject to change. Please check with the Museum for details.

February Exhibition: "Reflective Palette - Oil Paintings by Yan Sun"

View Yan Sun's paintings in the galleries and talk with the artist about his art. Contact the Museum for detailed information about collecting a piece of Yan Sun's paintings.

Opening reception: Friday, February 7, 2014, 5:00pm-9:00pm

March Exhibition: "Unified Vision - Art of Jianmin Dou"

A well-known artist, a friend of the Zanesville art community, and a lover of Nature, Jianmin Dou has turned 85 in 2014. While a huge celebration of his art is going on in China, the Museum will also feature his art here in Zanesville.

Opening reception: Friday, March 7, 2014, 5:00pm-9:00pm

April Exhibition: "Ma Muqun Photography: Egypt"

Ma Muqun is a distinguished photographer, painter, and designer. He serves as the Dean of College of Design, Lanzhou Institute of Technology.

He received art education at Northwest Normal University of China and started working in Lanzhou Institute of Technology since 1992. Artworks by Ma Muqun have been included in museum and gallery exhibitions both in China and in the USA, as well as in various publications.

Ma Muqun shows great interest in different cultures. He used to work and making artworks in Tibet for a year and has travel many countries. This exhibition features Ma Muqun’s newest photographic works of Egyptian theme, completed during a three-month visit of Egypt in 2013.

Opening reception: Friday, April 4, 2014, 5:00pm-9:00pm

May Exhibition: "Wang Bin Paintings" - exhibition and lecture/demonstration

Wang Bin is an accomplished artist. He comes from Xi'an City, China, a city has a long history and was the capital of thirteen Dynasties of ancient China. Yang Xiaoyang, President of China National Academy of Painting, supports this marvelous exhibition by writing the exhibition title as a dedication.

We are happy to announce that artist Wang Bin will be in Zanesville, participating the opening of his exhibition and giving a lecture/demonstration of Chinese painting.

Opening reception: Friday, May 2, 2014, 5:00pm-8:30pm
Lecture/painting demo: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00am - noon

June Exhibition: "Art: Zhang Xuezhi"

Zanesville, with its art galleries and studios downtown, gives Chinese artist Zhang Xuezhi a deep impression. Now he is happy to share his art with us! The special exhibition, "Art, Zhang Xuezhi" will be in display for June.

In addition to working on his own artworks, Xuezhi Zhang has devoted himself to contemporary art curatorial projects, exhibition designs, as well as art and cultural investment programs since 1992. Zhang Xuezhi is the President of Lanzhou Creative Industry Park.

Opening reception: Friday, June 6, 2014, 5:00pm-8:30pm

June Exhibition: "Tibetan Culture and Painting" - exhibition and lecture

Learn about Tibetan paintings (Thangka) in the cultural context. Enjoy Thangka, oil paintings, and photographs by various artists. Lecture(s) will accompany this special exhibition.

Opening reception: Friday, June 6, 2014, 5:00pm-8:30pm

July Exhibition: "America the Beautiful"

Enjoy beautiful landscapes of the United States of America. Oil paintings depict rivers and lakes, mountains and hills, forests, farmlands, as well as landmarks.

Opening reception: Friday, July 4, 2014, 5:00pm-8:30pm

August Exhibition: A Special Reception and Painting Demos at Zanesville Museum of Art

A special reception and painting demos at Zanesville Museum of Art is on August 1 at noon to feature some visiting artists from China! These artists are top artists of Gansu Province, participating in "Brilliant Gansu" events in the USA.

Reception and Painting Demos: August 1, 2014, 12:00pm
Zanesville Museum of Art
620 Military Road
Zanesville, OH 43701

August Exhibition: Y-Bridge Festival - See you at Zane's Landing Park in downtown Zanesville!

Visit tents #27 through #31 of Yan Sun Art Museum at the Y-Bridge Arts Festival! The Chinese artists are so excited that they can take this opportunity to meet with American artists here in Zanesville!

Please come enjoy artworks by ten wonderful artists from Gansu, China.

Friday, August 1, 2014, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and
Saturday, August 2, 2014, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Zane's Landing Park in downtown Zanesville

Note: 604 Main St. galleries will not be open during the Y-Bridge Arts Festival.

September Exhibition: Top Artists from Gansu

This exhibition is part of the first "Brilliant Gansu – A Visiting and Exhibiting Tour of Top Gansu Artists in the USA” program. The artists participated in the Y-Bridge Arts Festival and return to China with good memories of their visit in the United States. This is the official exhibition for works by these artists.

Opening reception: Friday, September 5, 2014, 5:00pm-8:30pm

October Exhibition:"Paintings by Hu Li"

Starting from September 21, "Paintings by Hu Li" exhibition will be on display. Interested visitors can make appointments for guided tours of the Exhibition. Hu Li is Art Professor of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. His art is well-known both in the United States and in China. This is a very good opportunity to view his art here in Zanesville.

Reception and exhibition open to the public: Friday, October 3, 2014, 5:00pm-8:30pm.

October Exhibition: "Southeast Ohio Watermedia Society Juried Exhibition"

Southeast Ohio Watermedia Society (SEOWS) is looking forward to its 37th Year in 2014!

Yan Sun Art Museum is happy to present "Southeast Ohio Watermedia Society Juried Exhibition" in October 2014. This juried exhibition features watermedia artists of Ohio, with various styles and methods, including watercolor, acrylic, and collage.

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

Special hours of the "Southeast Ohio Watermedia Society Juried Exhibition": October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Art Lovers Series One: "Art Critique Session"

Bring your artworks to the Yan Sun Art Museum and join other artists in a critique session. If you don't have artworks to bring, you can also participate in the critique session while view the wonderful artworks in the Museum.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Art Lovers Series Two: "How a Portrait Painting is Created"

Have one-of-a-kind experience of watching how award-winning artist Yan Sun completes a portrait painting! Come to Yan Sun Art Museum and meet the artist, the sitter, and art lovers from near and far!

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

November Exhibition: "Celebrating Holidays!"

This is a special exhibition for the holiday season. Subject matter contains ballet and landscape in both oil and acrylics media. Let’s celebrate the Holidays together!

Opening reception: Friday, November 7, 2014, 5:00pm-8:30pm.

"Along the Silk Road"

This exhibition features excellent artworks created by art faculty of College of Art, Lanzhou University, China. It covers a variety of media, including Chinese traditional painting, oil painting, and design. Lanzhou City is an important point on the historical Silk Road, and artists of Lanzhou are greatly inspired by its rich history and try to reflect the glorious culture along the Silk Road in their artworks.

Opening reception: December 5, 2014, 5:00pm-8:30pm.
(Ribbon Cutting: 6:00pm)

2015 reception: January 2, 5:00pm-7:30pm