Professor Chaves Speaks at Art Exhibition

February 01, 2014

Professor Jonathan Chaves gave the keynote address at the opening of the exhibition, No Eye Flowers, works of calligraphy, painting and ceramics by Stephen Addiss. He also authored the lead essay in the catalogue. Stephen Addiss, newly emeritus Boatwright Professor of the Humanities at the University of Richmond (where the exhibition is being held from Feb. through May, 2014), is one of the few Westerners to master the art of calligraphy as practiced in Japan, working both in Chinese and in Japanese styles. His innovative explorations of the medium have been exhibited throughout the USA and Canada, as well as in Taiwan and in Japan.

Addiss, Chaves and Richard Waller, Director of Museums for the University of Richmond and curator of the exhibition (l to r)
Addiss, Chaves and Richard Waller, Director of Museums for the University of Richmond and curator of the exhibition (left to right)

Prof. Chaves delivering the keynote address.
Prof. Chaves delivering the keynote address.