Photojournalist, Asian Art Exhibits at CSUN

A photo exhibit of recent American history by a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, and a collection of paintings and embroidered tapestries depicting the crafts of Southwest China, will be on display at Cal State Northridge beginning today.

The new exhibits, titled "Photo Op" and "Art and Craft of Southwest China," will be on public display through April 18 in the Art Dome, located on the south side of the CSUN campus.

"Photo Op" is a collection of 96 framed photographs, which depict recent American history from the early 1970s to the present, by photojournalist David Hume Kennerly, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for his coverage of the Vietnam War.

"The photography by Kennerly is not only artistic, but the historical content is incredible," said Ann Burroughs, exhibition coordinator.

"It's a walk through recent history."

"Art and Craft of Southwest China" comprises the paintings of Shanye Huang, known for integrating elements of Chinese crafts with Western surrealist and modernistic styles, and embroidered squares created by the young women of Southwest China as part of their marriage contracts.

Ron Davis, professor of history at CSUN, will give a gallery talk on "Photo Op" as part of the opening-day festivities at 10 a.m. today in the Art Dome.

Huang and Angela Lew from CSUN's China Institute will follow Davis with a gallery talk on the Southwest China exhibit.

Art Dome hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Admission is free.

For more information, call Burroughs at (818) 677-2156.

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