Three Noted Local Artists To Show Work At City Hall Gallery’s ‘Color Of Nature’ Exhibit Aug. 1 – 31
8/16/14 8:00AM - 8/31/14 5:00PM
Three noted local artists, Hermann Chen, Woody Wu, and Ginger Chen, will show their work at Alhambra’s City Hall Gallery’s “Color of Nature” exhibit from Aug. 1 through Aug. 31. This is a free event for anyone interested in art.
Mr. Chen’s work has rich color, contrasting both character and events in his landscapes, plein air works, portraits, and still life subjects. He evokes emotions from everyday subjects. His art has been exhibited in shows, galleries, and magazines. His work in oils received honors recently, and he was named one of the top 10 artists at the 12th annual Plein Air event in San Clemente and an independent gallery exhibition in Linkou, Taiwan. In November 2011, 50 pieces of his artwork were on display at the Taiwan Art Show and sponsored by the Pacific Cultural Foundation in Taiwan. Because of his artistic excellence, he is a member of the San Gabriel Fine Arts Association.
Mr. Wu has always loved taking photographs. After joining a photography club, he learned the technical language and the criteria to create the correct composition in a photograph. He focuses especially on the psychological in his photos. For him, time, space, light, and shadow are necessary for a perfectly balanced photo. These elements merge and are blended with the subjects’ emotions.
Ms. Chen was influenced in her art by her native Taiwan, everything from the surrounding hills to the bustling city atmosphere. Ms. Chen, a former Montessori teacher, came to Los Angeles and pursued her formal art training. She has trained at Alhambra and San Gabriel’s Community Centers’ art programs since 2005 and PCCC Fine Arts Workshops in 2010. In 2010, she studied architecture, to better understand the composition of form, at the Pasadena Art Center. In 2011, she received first place from The Artists Magazine and second place from the Alhambra City Hall Fall Art Show.