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Chi: Capturing the Spirit: Traditional Chinese brushwork by Hong Zhang and his protégés is an exhibition of paintings by local Chinese painting master Hong Zhang and 11 of his accomplished students. Mr. Zhang has curated this show which includes over 80 pieces of original art work, exploring the rich tradition and poetic sentiment in Chinese calligraphy and painting.

Chi: Capturing the Spirit: Traditional Chinese brushwork by Hong Zhang and his protégés is an exhibition of paintings by local Chinese painting master Hong Zhang and 11 of his accomplished students. Mr. Zhang has curated this show which includes over 80 pieces of original art work, exploring the rich tradition and poetic sentiment in Chinese calligraphy and painting.

Mr. Zhang, educated in the Shanghai Fine Arts Institute under the late Master Artist, Sheng Shijia, has been living in Minnesota since 1985. He has been engaged in teaching for many years at the University of Minnesota, in his private studio and participated in seminars and workshops.

Students of Hong Zhang exhibiting are: Mary Kwan, Sandy Kwan , Ming Lin, Ye Lisi, Joanne Ke-Eng Liu, Paula Mason, Kitty Matthews, Bob Schmitt, Joan Weber, Irene Sukee Wong, and Julia Wong.

The opening reception was Feb. 27.  The show runs Feb. 27- April 3, 2009 at the Bloomington Art Center, Inez Greenberg Gallery, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 952-563-8587, www.bloomingtonartcenter.com.

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