Asian brush artist, Dr. Alice Chen, will give an art demonstration on her art entitled “Oriental Brush Painting” at the April 25 meeting of the Irondequoit Art Club to be held 7:30 PM at Chapel Oaks, St. Ann’s Community, 1550 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621, after the club’s 7PM business meeting.
Dr. Chen was born in China, and educated at the National University, Taiwan, the University of Kansas at Lawrence, Sydney University, Australia, and the Imperial College of London University. Before becoming a full-time professional artist almost two decades ago, Dr. Chen went through the rigorous training system for all artists in traditional Chinese painting. In her own work, she captures the essence of a subject with vital energy and flow. She goes beyond realism in expressing her emotion and sensitivity, always absorbing new ideas as well as techniques from both East and West. The Ying-Yang sign is her guiding post. Chen uses free brush strokes expressing energy flow on rice paper to capture the sensitivity of her emotion in creating visual poetry with a contemporary Oriental flair. Her spontaneous creation of flowers, birds, motifs from nature, vistas of landscapes often reflect the vitality, spirit, and symbolic meaning of the subjects.
Dr. Chen’s paintings have been exhibited at national shows and such institutions as Allegheny College in Pennsylvania and the University of Rochester, and in galleries including the Oxford Gallery and Ock Hee’s in Honeoye Falls. Dr. Chen is on the faculty of Creative Workshop, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester. She has received many awards including best in show and most popular art.
In addition to being a popular speaker and demonstrator in art, Dr. Chen is an expert on mushrooms and presents programs on that subject to many groups. Dr. Chen can be reached at 585-381-0804or by email at DrAliceWChen@gmail.com
Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for this event. The site is handicapped accessible.
To learn more: Visit the art club’s website www.irondequoitartclub.org