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Zhang Chongguang Artwork Debuts at Foundation Gallery May 11, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Sarah Burnette -  Gambel Communications
(504) 324-4242  sarah@gambelpr.com


Zhang Chongguang Artwork Debuts at Foundation Gallery May 11, 2013
Opening Reception to Showcase Exhibit on May 11 from 7pm - 10pm



The Foundation Gallery, 608 Julia Street, presents the work of Zhang Chongguang with an opening reception on May 11, 2013, from 7p.m. - 10p.m.

Mr. Zhang is a versatile and renowned Chinese artist. Specializing in Chinese calligraphy, he is also an expert in portrait and landscape paintings. Mr. Zhang's work has been recognized with numerous honors and distinctions, but has rarely been seen in the United States.
Mr.Zhang's career began at age 16, when his work was selected for a national exhibit in Beijing, and then sent by China Artists Association to the International Youth Art Exhibit at Vienna, Austria. In the half century since, Mr. Zhang has held numerous exhibits within and outside of China. At the end of 2002, Mr. Zhang took part in the Artists' Delegation  to Macau and Thailand; in 2004, Mr. Zhang participated in the Sixth China Culture Festival in Washington, DC, where he exhibited his works and gave lectures on traditional Chinese art. The American Chinese newspaper American Times introduced his works in a special edition of the paper. In 2009, his calligraphy work Shaking the Heaven and Startling the Earth was turned into the largest stone engravings in history.

His works are collected by China National Museum, Capital Museum, Shanghai Archives, Dunhuang Gallery, the King Palace of Thailand, as well as many individual art collectors from around the world.

Proceeds from the sale of Mr. Zhang's artwork at The Foundation Gallery will be donated to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) New Orleans. The Foundation Gallery is a philanthropic gallery operated by The Heymann Foundation, where proceeds from the sale of artwork are always donated to charities such as Lead Safe Louisiana, Bridge House and Alzheimer's Foundation.

Following the opening reception, Mr. Zhang's work will be on exhibit at The Foundation Gallery until July 6, 2013.

The Foundation Gallery, 608 Julia Street, is open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday.  For more information, visit www.foundationgallerynola.com or phone (504) 568-0955.

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Mr. Zhang Chongguang, also named Zuofei (meaning ‘negating the past'), calls himself Tianya Xingke (a wandering traveler to the edge of the world). Born in Dafeng City of Jiangsu Province in 1943, Mr. Zhang is currently a member of China Calligraphers Association (Jiangsu Branch) and a member of China Artists Association (Jiangsu Branch). He is a Special Artist of Jiangsu Institute of Traditional Chinese Painting, Honorary President of China Calligrapher-Artist Association, Honorary President of Chinese Arts Research Institute, Member of the Council of China Traditional Painting Artists Association, Honorary President of Yanjing Art Institute, Vice President of Chinese Arts Institute (Hong Kong), and Vice President of Shi Nai'an Art Institute. Mr. Zhang is a Category I artist (Yi Ji Meishu Shi).

Mr. Zhang is a versatile artist. While specialized in Chinese calligraphy, he is also an expert in portrait and landscape paintings. As early as 1959, Mr. Zhang's artwork was selected for a national exhibit in Beijing and then sent by China Artists Association to participate in International Youth Art Exhibit at Vienna, Austria. In the half century followed, Mr. Zhang held numerous individual exhibits within and outside of China. At the end of 2002, Mr. Zhang took part in the Artists Delegation led by Shen Peng  and Jin Shangyi  to Macau and Thailand; in 2004, Mr. Zhang participated in the Sixth China Culture Festival of Washington, DC, where he exhibited his works and gave lectures on traditional Chinese art. The American Chinese newspaper American Times introduced his works on a special edition of the paper. In 2007, Mr. Zhang was invited to brush write the long article On Elk in cursive style for the China Elk Garden. The handwriting was engraved in large stones and kept at the garden. Since 1998, Mr. Zhang has been invited four times to write calligraphy and create large landscape paintings for Beijing Space Center. In 2009, his calligraphy work Shaking the Heaven and Startling the Earth  was turned into the largest stone engravings in history (3.9-meter high, 120-meter long, located in Sichuan Province).

Influential Chinese media and press including China Central Television, China Culture Daily, Calligraphy Guide, Chinese Arts, Arts and Collections, and Olympic 2008 Chinese Arts Special Edition - Art Arena Stars have all made special introduction to and reports of Mr. Zhang and his artwork. His works are collected by China National Museum, Capital Museum, Shanghai Archives, Dunhuang Gallery, the King Palace of Thailand as well as many art collectors from around the world.


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