Updated: May 1

Professor G. James Daichendt, Street Artist Robbie Conal, and TV Host Joey Zhou

San Diego, California, USA. 29th April, 2021. TV Host Joey Zhou interviewed Professor G. James Daichendt, PhD, and street artist Robbie Conal (via Zoom) at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. Daichendt serves as the Dean of the Colleges and Professor of Art History at Point Loma Nazarene University and has written six books, including a book about Robbie Conal and his life as a street and guerrilla poster artist. Robbie Conal is well-known for his posters that depicted American politicians in a gnarly style, and were distributed throughout a city overnight by a volunteer guerrilla postering army.

Joey Zhou invited artist Jiannan Huang, one of the top artists in China, to join the interview via his iPad. The artists were able to have a discussion about street art, world art, and ask each other questions. After their discussion, James Daichendt signed a copy of one his books as a gift to be sent to Jiannan Huang in China. Robbie Conal is considered one of the country’s foremost satirical street poster artists, and his art is collected by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Jose Museum of Art, the San Diego Museum of Art, and many others. The name of the book is Robbie Conal: Streetwise: 35 Years of Politically Charged Guerrilla Art by G. James Daichendt.

Beijing, China. 28th April, 2021. Artist Jiannan Huang was honored with an honorary membership into the Royal Society of St. George California in Los Angeles on April 7th, 2021, but was unable to attend the ceremony due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions with China. Huang was honored for his many achievements and contributions to the art world, his charity work, his generous donations to many causes around the world, and his accomplishments internationally as the Overseas Art Advisor for the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022.

Upon receiving his certificate and medallion ribbon from the U.S., he had a celebration party at his studio in Beijing, China and invited several of his friends to join him and do their own ceremony. Huang printed out a large background like the one at the Los Angeles ceremony, and had his own red carpet with his invited guests, and honorary membership ceremony.

His guests re-created the ceremony that was done in Los Angeles, and presented him with the Royal Society of St. George honorary membership medallion ribbon. One of his guests did the honors of putting it on his jacket, making it a personal presentation. They also gave him the certificate and took photos of the entire ceremony. Huang was very appreciative of his honorary membership and wanted to have his own celebration. He looks forward to ability to travel sometime soon and the opportunity to meet the other members in the organization.

Princess Karen Cantrell, President of the Royal Society of St. George California, and Joey Zhou, Honorary member of the Royal Society of St. George California, were very honored to hear about his studio ceremony in Beijing, and went to the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills to have lunch, toast champagne glasses, and celebrate with him.

Harrison Engle, Director of "Chasing the Dream - The New Chinese in America" and TV host Joey Zhou

Irwindale, California, USA. 26th April, 2021. Harrison Engle, Director of the documentary film, "Chasing the Dream - The New Chinese in America", was interviewed by TV host Joey Zhou at the televised screening of the film at HTTV USA studios, located in Irwindale in the San Gabriel Valley area of Los Angeles. The film profiles seven individuals from China who brought their dreams and vision to establish new lives here in the United States. The screening started with the interview as an introduction to the documentary which took three years to make, and was followed the televised screening of the film.

Harrison Engle, Director of "Chasing the Dream - The New Chinese in America"

"As a director, it has been a joy to tell the story of these outstanding individuals from different walks in life . . . their stories are especially important at a time where there is increased Anti-Asian sentiment around us. The Chinese community represents a positive future for our country and contributes so much to the fabric of American life."

TV host Joey Zhou, Director of "Chasing the Dream - The New Chinese in America", Harrison Engle, and Dr. Ji Li, President of HTTV USA

Dr. Ji Li, the President of HTTV USA, was present and welcomed Harrison Engle to the studios. HTTV caters to the Chinese-American audience in the U.S., and is has both cable and satellite operations to reach viewers in international locations.

Harrison Engle is a member of the Directors Guild of America, and has directed and produced over eighty films and productions. Engle received an MFA in Film from Columbia University, and has served on media arts panels for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rockefeller Foundation. He has lectured on film at USC, UCLA, North Carolina School of the Arts, and other schools, and written many articles. He is a past president of the International Documentary Association, where he founded the IDA Awards, served as publisher of their magazine, Documentary, and chaired the first International Documentary Congress, hosted by Walter Cronkite.