Danny Cheng loves art and is finding ways to support art students at William Woods University.
Since he opened his Dragon Kitchen Restaurant in Fulton, he has selected works from studio art classes at the university and offered student artists the opportunity to have their work professionally framed and exhibited.
A new exhibition is coming soon to Dragon Kitchen. Cheng will have Everett Austin, owner of Kester’s Frames and Gallery in Fulton, prepare a selection from the watercolor class for the new exhibition. This will be the third exhibit of its kind held at Dragon Kitchen.
Terry Martin, WWU professor of studio art, said, “Fulton residents appreciate the creative atmosphere of the restaurant, which is enhanced by the art, and students value the professional framing and feel the presentation compliments the student art exhibits in the Cox Gallery in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts.”
The student artwork is exhibited at Dragon Kitchen for about 16 weeks (one semester) and then returned to the artists.
Khoa Nguyen, a May graduate of William Woods, said, “My senior exhibit was significantly improved by professional framing of a couple of my works of art.”
Terry Martin, Nguyen’s painting instructor, said, “I appreciate the support of Mr. Cheng for the quality work our students are doing. This is a win-win relationship.”