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Creighton University to Host Chinese Art Exhibit Featuring Teapots and Fans

An opening reception for the exhibit “The Making of Beauty: Purple Sand Teapot and Hand Fan Painting Exhibition,” welcoming 13 visiting Chinese artists and displaying 30 unique, handmade Yixing clay teapots and Chinese hand fans will be held at noon, Tuesday, April 8 in the Skutt Student Center ballroom.

This event is free to the public. There will be a live teapot-making demonstration with light refreshments available during the reception.

The exhibit is open until 5 p.m Tuesday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 9. 

Sometimes translated as “Purple Sand”, Yixing clay teapots were used to brew tea in China as far back as the 10th Century Song Dynasty. The artists come from the city of Yixing in China’s eastern Jiangsu province, a city internationally celebrated for its tradition of ceramics and teapot making.

Additional information about the artists is available on the Aisian World Center website www.creighton.edu/awc. Free parking is available in the visitor lot located at 24th and Cass Streets.