Wuhan, China - International Integrated Art Exhibition
First US Invitation - International Integrated Art Exhibition (10/27/2015)
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. Also ABILITY Corps was the first invited art organization 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.
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.
An exhibition of the selected works, including 50 pieces of artists with disabilities, and 50 pieces of artists without disabilities.
An academic forum of Integrated Art included lectures by artists and scholars, and was open to the public.
Left: Chet Cooper, co-Founder ABILITY Corps / 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
Several artists and guests painted using traditional black ink and brush.
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.
All the selected works are included in the collection of the First International Integrated Art Exhibition.
Artist 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.
Artwork of Nancy Villere hanging in the Wanlin Art Museum, Wuhan China
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
China Press for People with Disability
Wuhan Disabled Persons' Federation
Korea Disabled Artists Association
Nippon Charity Kyokai Public Interest Incorporated Foundation (Japan)
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
Left: Lia Martirosyan representing the United States and Zhang Heyong, China
The Organizing Committee:
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
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
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
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|
Jin Xixuan — Project Leader of Korea Disabled Artists Association
Otome Segawa — Project Leader of Nippon Charity Kyokai Public Interest Incorporated Foundation
Volunteer Gallery - a work in progress
First US Invitation – China's International Integrated Art Exhibition