The unique and exquisite art form of Chinese microcarving will be the topic of several events to be held at the World Heritage Museum on Sunday. Chinese artist Chen Zhongsen will present a lecture and demonstration on this topics, which will accompany the opening of an exhibition of his carvings. Chen is an internationally recognized artist and musician who is particularly renowned for his skills in the art of calligraphy and the unique art form called microcarving. Using a simple metal pick, he creates scenes and calligraphic masterpieces on a variety of materials. Trained in the ancient way, Chen's deep understanding of the philosophy of the Tao and Chinese Buddhism permeates his life and work. The museum's exhibition of Chen's microcarvings will include carved scenes, portraits, copies of rubbings from ancient tablets, ancient prose and models of calligraphy. Also included will be Chen's most famous piece, a full verse of Tang poetry carved onto a single silver strand of his wife's hair. Chen's visit to the UI is cosponsored by the Krannert Art Museum, which will exhibit his landscape paintings through Nov. 6. The World Heritage Museum is located on the fourth floor of Lincoln Hall.