Hengyang Normal University welcomed Dr. Steven Schneider to the May 21st opening of The Magic of Mariachi in China.
“NI HAO!” Prof. Schneider’s Chinese greeting warmed the atmosphere, and the audience burst into thunderous applause. Prof. Schneider said it was his first time coming to China, but with the help and efforts of all the faculties and students from HYNU, he had a more in-depth understanding of China, and got a warm welcome.“The origin of the exhibition is the cooperation between me and my wife. She is a painter, and I am a poet.”Prof. Schneider told us the love story between him and his wife, which combined poetry and painting, romantic and poetic feeling. Through the cooperation between him and his wife, he said, they created a new way to exhibit artworks.
Visitors left these wonderful comments in the guestbook.
Jennifer Hiller of mysanantonio.com writes:
Lovely illustrations pair with lyrical poems in “The Magic of Mariachi,” an homage to the art and tradition of mariachi music. The poems come in all sorts of forms – haiku, free verse, rhyming, dramatic monologues – and are presented side-by-side in Spanish and English. “He has sunk so deeply into the music/The air around him has turned indigo.” It will transport you. “The Magic of Mariachi”is about more than the music – it’s an elegant celebration of culture and history.
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