Wuhan, China – International Integrated Art Exhibition

First US Invitation – International Integrated Art Exhibition


The exhibition is an academic and artistic event focusing on the artistic visual creation of people with disabilities. It emphasizes the fusion of different cultures, traditional, modern and artists with and without disabilities. This year was the first time the Art Exhibition integrated artists without disabilities, and invited representation from the United States.

The Art Exhibition includes painting, calligraphy, sculpture, handicraft, photography and art exchange activities. The Art Exhibition is held every two years in China, Korea or Japan, this year’s Integration format is hosted by China.

Wuhan China
Purpose

To enhance the human spirit and humanitarian care in artistic creation, and especially focus on the academic value of persons with disabilities. To promote the engagement of  people’s creation, art exchange and integration in society.

Exhibition
An  exhibition of the selected works, including 50 pieces of artists with disabilities, and 50 pieces of artists without disabilities.

Wuhan-2
An academic forum of Integrated Art included lectures by artists and scholars, and was open to the public.

Chet-Cooper-speaking-at-wuhan-universityLeft: Chet Cooper, Publisher ABILITY Magazine and Liang Zhenkang, President of Singapore Art Association

There was a social gathering by the East Lake. The artists who were invited and the prize winners were part of improvisation art and completed a large wall painting.

Liu Fusheng painted, danced and talked about his Tourettes

Group-art


Several artists and guests painted using traditional black ink and brush.

live-art
Voting

Some of the world’s leading experts were invited to form a jury, to carry out evaluation strictly on the works. Awards included Best Creation, Humanitarian Award and Special Contribution.

JudgesFar Left: Zhang Heyong

Awards
All the selected works are included in the collection of the First International Integrated Art Exhibition.

Jon-Salvage-Art-WuhanArtist Jon Savage of San Diego won an award

Two of the three artists representing the US won awards. Artist Jon Savage of San Diego won a Best Creation Prize and awarded 10,000 RMB.

Nancy Villere from Orange County, CA won the Collection Certificate.

Nancy-Vallere-art-in-WuhanArtwork of Nancy Villere hanging in the Wanlin Art Museum, Wuhan China

_________________________________________________________________________________
Supporters
China Disabled Persons’ Federation
The City Government of Wuhan
Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Organizers
China Press for People with Disability
Wuhan Disabled Persons’ Federation
Korea Disabled Artists Association
Nippon Charity Kyokai Public Interest Incorporated Foundation (Japan)

Co-organizers
The Art Exchange Center of China National Academy of Painting
The Academy of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting
Wuhan Federation of Literary and Art Circles
German Artists Association
ABILITY Magazine/ABILITY Corps

Lia-opening-eventLeft: Lia Martirosyan representing the United States and Zhang Heyong, China

The Organizing Committee:
Chairman

Sun Xiande — Deputy Secretary of Party Leadership and Deputy Director General of CDPF
Li Zhenxuan (specially invited) — The Highest member of The Saenuri Party, Korean  Congressman

Vice Chairman
Zhang Wei — Member of the Council of CDPF,  President of China Braille Publishing House
Wei Mengxin — Director of the International Department of CDPF
Guo Liqun — Director of the Propaganda Department of CDPF
Ni Lin — President and Chief Editor of China Press for People with Disability
Xi Dan — Assistant Secretary-General of Wuhan People’s Government
Wang Fang — Vice Director of Wuhan Disabled Persons’ Federation

Secretary-General
Zhang Heyong — Deputy Chief Editor of China Press for People with Disability, Vice-president of the Academy of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting
Zhang Xuechao — Director of the Culture Office of the Propaganda Department of CDPF
Cai Min — Director of The Art Exchange Center of China National Academy of Painting
Su Houping — Vice Director of Wuhan Disabled Persons’ Federation
Jin Zhongxian — President of Korea Disabled Artists Association
Kenjiro Itagaki — Secretary-general of Nippon Charity Kyokai Public Interest Incorporated  Foundation

Project Leaders
China
Li Haixia — Project Leader of The Development Department of China Press for People with Disability
Jiang Xin — Deputy Director of Wuhan Social Service Office for Disabled Persons|
Korea
Jin Xixuan — Project Leader of Korea Disabled Artists Association
Japan
Otome Segawa — Project Leader of Nippon Charity Kyokai Public Interest Incorporated Foundation

Volunteers-with-heart

Blind leading the blind

Habitat and ABILITY

ABILITY House Demo

Volunteer Gallery – a work in progress

Stevie Wonder

Lia Martirosyan

Itzhak Perlman

Billy McLaughlin

Andrea Bocelli

Avril Lavigne

First US Invitation – China’s International Integrated Art Exhibition

Hollywood’s Disability Forum

Love