October 13, 2007
St. John’s University’s Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
Modernism,” on exhibit October 15, 2007 - January 15, 2008 on
the University’s Queens campus.
The exhibit, co-sponsored by St. John’s College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences, Nhat Minh Co., LTD, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Kaw
Valley Companies, Inc. will be a means to share Vietnamese culture
and to introduce a select group of emerging artists to the New York
metropolitan area, as many of the participating artists will be
visiting and exhibiting their works in the West for the first time.
The premise of this show is to introduce Vietnamese modernism to
American and other visitors alike, as seen primarily through the
works of the artists and fashion designers.
“This exhibition enhances St. John’s strong reputation in the
Vietnamese community here in the metropolitan area and in Vietnam
itself, while also emphasizing the Yeh Gallery’s reputation as a
premier destination for viewing Asian works of art.” said Parvez
Mohsin, Director of the Dr.
M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery. “Working closely with artists
living in Vietnam, we hope to maintain the links with traditional
culture while promoting and entertaining an excellent selection of
these new art talents to the United States for everyone to
St. John’s University has an academic partnership
in Vietnam that, through academics and sports, has developed an
international relationship of understanding, peace and friendship
between the two countries and also fosters academic development
among the St. John’s Fine Arts Department, its faculty and
students. St. John’s has also dedicated resources for permanent
programming in the area of service-learning to complement the
academic and athletic elements already existing through the study
October 15, 2007- January 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 6 – 8 p.m.
Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
Sun Yat Sen Hall
St. John’s University, Queens
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
This exhibition is free of charge and accessible to the
handicapped. The works in this exhibition are available for
For more information, please contact the Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh
Art Gallery by calling (718) 990-7476.
Interested media representatives can contact Elizabeth Reilly,
Assistant Director of Media Relations at St. John’s University, by
calling (718) 990-5789, or e-mail inquiries to email@example.com.