Chuan Jenny Wu ’12 has been invited to show one of her paintings in “One to One: Celebrating 100 Years of the Chautauqua School of Art,” a show to be held at Denise Bibro Fine Art, Inc., in New York City beginning Jan. 7, 2010. The show celebrates the Centennial of the Chautauqua School of Art (2009), one of the oldest summer Schools of Art in North America. Wu’s painting is titled, “Still Life.”
Bibro and the curator of the show, Don Kimes, artistic director at Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI), selected 25 faculty from VACI, and each was then invited to nominate one student. Wu studied at the Chautauqua Institute this summer and was selected by Audrey Ushenko of Indiana University.
“During her 2009 summer at Chautauqua Jenny showed a maturity of commitment beyond her years. Although she was the second youngest student in a program which included students chosen from art schools nationally and internationally, her drive, energy, and serious commitment to her work in the studio were exemplary,” says Kimes. “She painted all day every day throughout the summer, and was always open to new possibilities. I don’t know where her work will be 10 years from now, but I am certain that it will be somewhere that is engaged, genuine, and authentic. Jenny is one of those students you know was born to be a painter.”
“One to One: Celebrating 100 Years of the Chautauqua School of Art” will present works by 25 faculty and visiting artists who have taught, and by 25 artists who have studied at the Chautauqua School of Art during the past quarter of a century.
“As there have been nearly 500 faculty and visiting faculty and several thousand former students at the Chautauqua School of Art over the past 25 years, narrowing it down to 25 faculty and 25 students artists has been a difficult task,” wrote Kimes in an e-mail inviting Wu to the show. “I know it will be a wonderful, well attended exhibition reflecting the strength, breadth and long term commitment that are at the core of the visual arts program at the Chautauqua Institution’s School of Art.”
“It’s quite an honor,” says Helen McCabe, assistant professor of education at HWS, who has a long-standing relationship with Wu’s family through her work with children in China with autism and their families http://www2.hws.edu/article-id-11480. “It’s very exciting!” McCabe and her husband Eric Barnes, assistant professor of philosophy at HWS, will accompany Wu to the opening in Chelsea.
Denise Bibro Fine Art http://www.denisebibrofineart.com/ has an emphasis on painting, works on paper and sculpture. The opening of One to One will take place on Jan. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.