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The Art of Chinese Brush Painting by Zhong-hua Lu

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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New York Folklore in Schenectady is pleased to announce its Winter 2020 / Spring 2021 special exhibit:
The Art of Chinese Brush Painting by Zhong-hua Lu
An exhibit of original Chinese Brush Painting by artist Zhong-hua Lu will be at New York Folklore, 129 Jay Street, Schenectady, ( from November 12, 2020 through the end of March, 2021.

Zhong-hua Lu grew up during the Cultural Revolution in China. Born in Shandong Province, he learned brush painting, martial and healing arts from his father and uncles during a time when Chairman Mao condemned traditional arts. Because of this prohibition, Zhong-hua continued to paint in secret.

Zhong-hua Lu received a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant for painting in 2005 and a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Traditional Arts in 2018. He participated in the Staten Island Museum exhibition “Field Notes: Seed Stories and the Power of Plants.” Zhong-hua is a 2016 Hudson Valley Seed Company artist and annually takes part in over a dozen art festivals in the Northeast where he exhibits his work and demonstrates the art of Chinese brush painting.

Traditional Chinese brush painting seeks to balance the forces of Yin and Yang (feminine and masculine energies) in nature using brush strokes evolved from ancient writing. The artist internalizes the essence of the subject and transfers this to rice paper using ink, water, and brushes.

Mr. Lu offers beginners and advanced classes in traditional Chinese arts, including brush painting, Tai Chi, and Qigong in Upstate NY. He has taught and demonstrated at Mass MOCA, The Capital District Center for the Arts, The New York State Theatre Institute, Williams College, The Albany Museum of History and Art, the Chinese Community Center in Latham, NY, and numerous community locations throughout New England.

In 2000, Zhong-hua married Ellen Graf, an American artist and writer. Ms. Graf wrote The Natural Laws of Good Luck, the story of her marriage to Zhong-hua, and it will be available for sale in the NYF gallery for the duration of Mr. Lu’s exhibit.

New York Folklore’s Gallery of New York Artists is located at 129 Jay Street, Schenectady, on the Jay Street Marketplace pedestrian mall. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 3:30PM, and Sundays 10AM to 2PM. Please call 518-346-7008, or email NYF at [email protected] for additional information.


February 23
10:00 am - 3:30 pm


New York Folklore


New York Folklore
129 Jay Street
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States
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