Grand Opening Photo Gallery

The Auburn Montgomery Confucius Institute had a grand opening celebration on Nov. 2, 2012. Attending the grand opening were officials from the Montgomery municipal government and school district, representatives from the Chinese Consulate General in Houston, and a delegation from the Hubei University of Economics led by President Zhou Yuanwu. Over 200 guests gathered to witness the creation of the Confucius Institute. 

Women show off their Chinese dresses

Dragon Dance at Grand Opening

Doris Willis with Chinese calligraphy

Watching a Chinese Cooking Demonstration

sharing Chinese dishes at CI grand opening

Confucius Grand Opening Dinner

Moses and Cherry showing a Confucius painting

Chinese chef with food sculptures

Chinese girls welcome everyone

Chinese flute performance

Thai chi dance from Chinese performer

Fan Dance at Grand Opening

Confucius Institute Grand Opening Greetings

Two girls play Chinese instruments

Students show a Chinese calligraphy picture   Chinese poem performance

Dr. Zhai at CI Grand Opening   Joyce Chen talks to the audience

Sharing Chinese Tea at Opening ceremony

Chinese displays at CI Opening

Chinese class recites Chinese poem

Chinese violin performance