Tuesday, August 18, 2009

13 art educators show color and diversity of their creative expressions in Taichung

By Nancy T. Lu
Thirteen artists who have long been engaged in art education have gathered regularly in the last 20 years to share their personal progress in art creation. Pa Fang Yun Chi, the name of the group, sums up the color and diversity of the members.

Actually their early careers as art educators started at Fuhsing and Nanchiang Schools. Then they all moved to Ming Chuan University. Some have stayed on to teach in the same campus. Professional growth for some has meant moving on and finding their places in the faculty of the fine arts departments of the National Taiwan Normal University and the Fu Jen Catholic University, even rising to become department or institute heads.

Art expressions have evolved and run a gamut of styles for the 13 friends, including a painter-cum-Taichung gallery owner. Individual creativity has kept evolving for every artist in this grouping of talents working for Taiwan’s academe and nurturing future generations of artists.

Their exhibition venue has moved around. The Fun Year Art Gallery, which belongs to Tsai Cheng-i, plays host to the ongoing art display. The show opened on August 7 and will run until August 23.

The collection of works include Tsai Cheng-i’s abstract paintings, Lin Yao-tang’s computer-generated portrait prints, Kuo Ming-fu’s boat and water reflection paintings, Su Hsien-fa’s landscape works, Tsai Chun-mei’s glass art, Feng Chen-chih’s black-and-white paintings, Lin Wen-chang’s prints, Li Chi-lien’s lotus paintings, Chou Li-hua’s travel memories, Kang Tai-sheng’s nude photographs, and Chen Ting-hua’s Taiwan landscape paintings. Tseng Kun-ming and Tsai Ming-hsun are also participating in the exhibit.

The Fun Year Art Gallery (tel. 04-27032424) is located at B1,16, Lane 301, Honan Road, Sec. 2, Taichung City.

No comments:

Post a Comment