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The Art of Painting and the Truth of Mind

Art Reception

2019-08-10 16:00:00 2019-08-10 17:30:00 America/Denver The Art of Painting and the Truth of Mind Main Library 210 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Saturday, August 10
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-08-10 16:00:00 2019-08-10 17:30:00 America/Denver The Art of Painting and the Truth of Mind Art by Yaodong Hu (Exhibiting with Mike Christensen) Main Library 210 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Art by Yaodong Hu (Exhibiting with Mike Christensen)

Exhibit runs from August 10—September 20

ARTIST STATEMENT

I have fallen in love with calligraphy and painting ever since my childhood. However, I did not manage to find enough time to develop this talent due to the obligations of my own career. It was not until I retired when I finally got time I needed to pursue my interest in this area. I enrolled myself into the Senior Citizens’ College to study Chinese calligraphy and Painting, specializing in flower, bird, animal and landscape painting. Twenty-three years of diligent practice, hard work and development, from basic skills to proficiency, from imitation to innovation, from entry-level to advanced level, have brought me vitality, good health, wisdom as well as friendship. The benefits of my painting work are immeasurable. Not only are my golden old years filled with joy and happiness, but I have also indeed realized my long-cherished dream of becoming a master of Chinese Painting.

ARTIST BIO

Why do I practice Painting?


Music, chess, calligraphy, and painting,

The quintessence of Chinese culture;


Poetry, calligraphy, painting and seal,

The four key elements of traditional Chinese paining;


I love calligraphy and painting,

My lifetime pursuit;


After my retirement,

Comes the opportunity;


Working hard,

Over twenty years;


In my eighties,

My dream became true;


The advantage of calligraphy and painting,

An endless enjoyment;


To raise the spirit,

To strengthen mind and body;


To make a lots of friends of painting,

To increase knowledge;


To learn painting skills from each other,

And to prolong one’s life!

In Chinese: 


琴棋书画,中国精粹

诗书画印,国画四要

吾爱书画,一生追求

退休之后,方展良机

辛勤耕耘,二十余载

耄耋之年,初获梦圆

书画好处,其乐无穷

振奋精神,强健心身

广交画友,增进知识

切磋技艺,延年益寿

 

AGE GROUP:   All Ages  

EVENT TYPE:   Arts & Creativity  

TAGS:   Art Reception  

Main Library

Phone: 801-524-8200

Hours
Mon, Dec 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Dec 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Dec 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 20 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Dec 21 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Dec 22 1:00PM to 5:00PM


About the library

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie in conjunction with VCBO Architecture, opened in February 2003 and remains one of the most architecturally unique structures in Utah. This striking 240,000 square-foot structure houses more than 500,000 books and other materials, yet serves as more than just a repository of books and computers. It reflects and engages the city's imagination and aspirations. A six-story curving, walkable wall embraces the public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium. A multi-level reading area along the Glass Lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. The Rooftop Terrace, accessible by walking the Crescent Wall or the elevators, offers a 360-degree view of the Salt Lake Valley. Spiraling fireplaces on four floors resemble a column of flame from the vantage of 200 East and 400 South. The Urban Room between the Library and the Crescent Wall is a space for all seasons, generously endowed with daylight and open to magnificent views.

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