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angela chang to speak tonight at miamintelligence

Post #619 • September 7, 2005, 3:04 PM • 2 Comments

Angela Chang will speak tonight at MiamIntelligence on Symbolism and Philosophy in Chinese Art.

Chinese Painting and Calligraphy interplay in an art form full of symbolism and influenced by Taoism, Confucianism and historical events. Renowned artist Angela Chang attempts to demystify this ancient art while allowing people to develop a newfound appreciation of Chinese culture. The talk will be educational, informative and with knowledge which is fun to know.

Angela Chang is a graduate of Taiwan's Fu-Jen Catholic University. While in Taiwan, Ms. Chang studied Chinese brush painting and calligraphy with Professor Hu Ke Ming, who specialized in the traditional style, especially flowers, and with Sheng Yuan-Fang for landscapes. While living in South Florida she continued her studies with Chow Chian-Chiu and his wife Chow Leung Chen-Ying, both known throughout the world. Ms. Chang has exhibited in South Florida and participates in the Bonnet House Fine Artist program.

Admission $10. Ms. Chang teaches Chinese painting and calligraphy classes at MiamIntelligence. I took classes with her for several weeks earlier this year, and the experience became the subject of my upcoming piece for Accent Miami. Her teachers, the Chows, were also serious Wu style t'ai chi practitioners. I saw Chow Leung Chen-Ying, while in her eighties, push hands with some guy who must have been two feet taller than her, and he might as well have been pushing on a car. When I was in grad school they had an exhibition of their work in the New Gallery and you could believe that they were world-famous; I had never seen so many people in the gallery for an opening.



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September 7, 2005, 10:13 PM

Damn. I wish I could go. How was it?



September 8, 2005, 7:18 AM

I already had a schedule conflict, unfortunately. Did anyone else hit it?



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