At 11 a.m. December 5th, 2017, the Signing Ceremony of Tangshan Normal University-Shengtang Fazhan International Students Practice Base and Exhibition of Art and Calligraphy at Tangshan Normal University were held at Tangshan Jidong painting and calligraphy Museum. The event was sponsored by Tangshan Normal University and Tangshan Shengtang Headquarters, organized by Tangshan Normal University International Exchange Center, Tangshan Jidong Painting and Calligraphy Museum, Asia Times Ceramics Co., Ltd., and Han and Tang Guqin Club. The important guests attending the signing ceremony and invitation exhibition are Mr. Wang Song, Vice President of Enrollment Department of Kaplan Group in China, Mr. Cui Yuwei, Director of the Department of Ideological and Political Health, Hebei Education Department, Professor Du Caiqin, President of Tangshan Normal University, Ms. Bai Junyan, Deputy Director-General of Tangshan Municipal Bureau of Culture Radio & TV Press & Publication, and Mr. Luo Xudong, Vice-Chairman of Tangshan Literature and Sports Federation, Professor Zhang Gaozhi, Chairman of the Fine Arts Department of Tangshan Normal University, Professor Liu Jixiang, Secretary of the League Committee of Tangshan Normal University, Mr. Geng Ligong, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Shengtang Fazhan, Mr. Liu Zejiang, Director of the Secretariat of the Development Headquarters of Shengtang Fazhan, Ms. Tong Hong, Manager of the Comprehensive Department of the Development Headquarters of the Shengtang Fazhan, and Mr. Chen Qizhuang, President of Zhang Yuzhao Calligraphy Research Association. The artists who attended the opening ceremony were: the figure painter of the Fine Arts Department of Tangshan Normal University, Professor Liu Yi, Vice-Chairman of Tangshan Art Association, the famous calligraphers Zhang Fengsheng, Meng Lingzuo and Yang Yujian, the famous painters Liu Jingsen, Song Yajun, Wang Jiaxing, and Hou Gui, founder of Tangshan Han Tang Guqin Club. Mr. Dong, the artists from the calligraphy and painting circles in Tangshan, the leaders of the Department of Tangshan Normal University, teachers, students and friends from the press also attended the exhibition and the signing ceremony.
Tangshan Normal University is an excellent undergraduate normal university. It has always attached great importance to the cultural heritage and research work. It has many outstanding literary and artistic researchers and research teams. It has made outstanding contributions to the cultural heritage and development of Tangshan for many years. Now, based on the characteristic position of international exchange and development, Tangshan Normal University will constantly broaden its development path and channels, closely integrate international exchange and cultivation of foreign students with the inheritance and development of traditional Chinese culture, and constantly open up new prospects for development. The Shengtang Fazhan is an innovative enterprise. It advocates the strategic goal of “multi-industry and all-round development” and attaches great importance to the development and construction of cultural industry. Today’s signing ceremony of university-enterprise cooperation and the success of the invitation exhibition will show a new beginning, not only the beginning of cooperation, but also a symbol of take-off. It is hoped that this school-enterprise cooperation platform will become a gathering place for international outstanding literary and artistic talents, an incubation place and a display place for outstanding literary and artistic works, and contribute to the sound development of Tangshan’s literary and artistic undertakings and higher education, and to the building of a strong international coastal city.
The exhibition was held from December. 5th to December. 20th, 2017, with more than 80 masterpieces of calligraphy and painting. It fully demonstrates the professionalism and humanistic spirit of the teachers of fine arts and calligraphy in Tangshan Normal University.