WASHBURN UNIVERSITY -- "Lantern Light," a sculpture by China's Master Artist Ye Yushan, is being assembled at Henderson Learning Center on the Washburn campus Tuesday afternoon. Topeka will officially become the sculpture's permanent home following its dedication a week from today on campus.
(WIBW will air a half-hour special on the creation of this beautiful work of art, "The Art Connection: From China to Topeka," Monday night, June 14th at 7:00pm.)
"Lantern Light" is a gift to the city of Topeka as part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of peace and friendship between China and the United States. Ye Yushan, its creator and China's renowed sculptor, has completed more than 100 pieces of the past 40 years. Ye is a celebrate sculpture artist with published literary works on his resume as well!
Ye's first completed work is a white marble statue of Chairman Mao in Tienanmen Square which led to other commission for public monuments throughout China.