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Landi Hou: “The Art of Papercutting” in Pegasus Gallery @ CT State Community College – Middlesex

April 24 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

March 18 – May 3

Opening Reception on Thursday March 28, 12:30-2:00pm.

Landi Hou practices papercutting, the traditional art form of meticulous cutting images from paper with scissors or a knife.   The craft of papercutting is practiced by diverse cultures globally and ranges from simple designs to intricate and detailed patterns and scenery.

Hou’s approach to papercutting blends the characteristics of Eastern and Western techniques to craft her own unique designs. Her works emphasize sophisticated details and dynamic compositions.

Hou has led papercutting workshops and participated in major cultural events in both Connecticut and Massachusetts.  In January 2024, she was awarded the Outstanding Chinese Heritage Advancement Award by the Chinese-American Heritage Association for her contribution to the community. One of the state senators attended the ceremony to present the award.  Hou holds a master’s degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  She serves as a professional staff member, and adjunct faculty at CT-State Community College, Middlesex Campus. While her daily professional focus centers on education, her commitment to paper cutting serves as a reflection of her deep affection for this distinctive art form.

Pegasus Gallery is located within the library on the first floor of Chapman Hall

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Pegasus Gallery at CT State Community College – Middlesex
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Middletown, Connecticut 06457

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