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Hongtao Li’s Art: Celebrating Balance, Harmony

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By Jennie L. Ilustre   Hongtao Li is one of those people who transcends time and place. His art graces museums and art galleries all over the world. He is the first Chinese artist to have his works showcased in Musee de Louvre in Paris. Political VIPs and Hollywood celebrities, as well as the general public, have a collection of …

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Young But Innovative: Justin Tran

One of fifteen illustrations created in a self-initiated personal project about neighborhoods in Richmond

By Jenny Chen Justin Tran is just a rising junior but he’s already making waves in the Richmond art community Justin Tran is obsessed with lines. He can tell you what kind of line work Foxtrot creator Bill Amend uses or analyze the line work of Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson. That’s because line work is what drives most …

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Wong in a Million: Spotlight on Kristina Wong

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By Amanda L. Andrei It’s hard to resist punning on Kristina Wong’s name – after all, so many of her shows are takes on her Chinese surname: Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Going Green the Wong Way, Wong Street Journal… Covering a vast range of topics (from suicide to environmental living to global poverty), their common thread is the …

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Etian Huang, 5, Holds 1st Solo Exhibit

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By Jennie L. Ilustre Etian Huang, 5, is just like any other kid. He likes running around the yard, barefoot, with friends. He rarely stands still. He likes to skip, hop and jump around guests. He has fun making faces at the camera, but doesn’t like interviews. Just like any kid. Except unlike other kids his age, he already has …

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Confidence in Each Stroke: Hsi-Mei Yates’ Sumi-E & Calligraphy

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By Amanda L. Andrei Tonight, there is fog in Lorton, Virginia. The normally murky Route 123 is even more difficult to navigate—until you see bright lights emanating from the Lorton Workhouse Art Center. Inside, a welcoming gallery glow illuminates art lovers as they walk to artists’ opening receptions, admire new paintings and sculpture, and watch demonstrations of glassblowing and pottery …

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Into the Jungle: Angels, Demons, Savages at the Phillips

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By Amanda L. Andrei  To enter the world       of abstract expressionism is to jump into a jungle of fierce colors, explosive textures, and unruly patterns. This month, the Phillips Collection opens its doors to the wild world of Angels, Demons, Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet, an exhibit focusing on the artistic influences and close friendships between American painter Jackson …

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Li Hongtao’s Historic Exhibit at Louvre Elevates Chinese Art in Eyes of the World

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Source: Nouvelles d’Europe        Author:     Release Date: Jan 27th, 2011 [Reported by Xiao Chen, the journalist of Nouvelles d’Europe] Li Hongtao, a Chinese painter living in the United States, saw his art exhibition grandly opened at the Carlos Hall of the Louvre on the morning of Jan 25. The exhibition is hosted by the China International Culture Association, Pierre Cardin France …

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