Yan Sun (right) and his wife, Dr. Hong Yin (left) pose for a photo in the Yan Sun Art Museum in Zanesville. On Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m., Yan Sun will perform a live portraiture of Ohio Teacher of the Year Jonathan Juravich. (WOUB Public Media/Emily Votaw)

Yan Sun to Perform Live Portraiture at DACO March 11

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On Sunday, March 11, Yan Sun, the Distinguished Professor of Fine Art, Chairman of the Art Department and Director of the Gallery at Muskingum University, will paint a portrait of Ohio Teacher of the Year Jonathan Juravich at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio in Lancaster as a part of the museum’s Artists of the Winding Road: A-Z exhibition. The event will take place at 2 p.m., and the cost is $8 for the general public and $5 for members of the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio.

WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke to Sun about his approach to portraiture, the importance of art in Southeast Ohio, and what people can expect from the live portraiture event.