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Endowment created by Steve ’61 and Michiko Levine supports exhibition at Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

A gift from Alfred University alumnus Steve Levine ’61 and his wife, Michiko, helped make possible the “Remote Connections” exhibition now on view in the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery.


A gift from Alfred University alumnus Steve Levine ’61 and his wife, Michiko, helped make possible the Remote Connections exhibition now on view in the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery.

Steve and Michiko Levine established the Levine Endowment, funds from which are used to encourage and support the interaction of Alfred University and Asian cultures. The endowment is supporting Remote Connections, which opened in the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery on Oct. 29 and is on view through Dec. 1. The exhibition features work by faculty from the Division of Expanded Media, Alfred University School of Art and Design, and the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China.

In conjunction with the opening of Remote Connections, the Alfred University Guzheng Ensemble presented its Fall Concert, “Melodies of the East.” The guzhgeng is a traditional Chinese stringed instrument. The concert was organized by the Alfred University Division of Performing Arts and the Confucius Institute at Alfred University.

On Nov. 3, faculty participating in Remote Connections presented in the School of Art and Design’s weekly Wednesday Artists’ Speaker Series. They were joined by two artists from the Central Academy of Fine Art: Jirong Zhou, professor in the Printmaking Department; and Hongwei Yang, professor, and vice chair or the Printmaking Department.

Xiaowen Chen, professor of print media in the Alfred University School of Art and Design, served as discussion moderator. Yun (Katie) Wang from the Confucius Institute served as interpreter. She is a visiting professor teaching Chinese language courses in the Division of Modern Languages at Alfred University.