Huang Xiang is one of the greatest poets of 20th century China. He was persecuted and imprisoned in his homeland and found refuge in Pittsburgh as the first writer-in-residence at City of Asylum Pittsburgh. William Rock is a painter and sculptor who has always seen art as an opportunity for dialogue.
Together they have created “The Century Mountain Project”…..combining portraits by William Rock and poetry/calligraphy by Huang Xiang , this is a celebration of “people who have stood out like mountains through the centuries.”
Century Mountain: Expanding Borders, Exploring Humanity will be on exhibition at Robert Morris University’s Pittsburgh Center 600 Fifth Ave. downtown from Sept. 9 through Oct. 14. An opening reception, with the artists, will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 9.
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Photo courtesy of The Century Mountain Project