Artist Nan Rae to Demonstrate Chinese Brush Painting at Cambria’s Chinese Temple, May 25th 2019, 11 to 3




Nae Rae

Artist Nan Rae, an internationally acclaimed Chinese Brush artist and author of “The Ch’i of the Brush”, will be demonstrating (at no charge) at the Chinese Temple at Greenspace’s Creekside Reserve as part of Cambria Historical Society Heritage Days Saturday, May 25th. Nan Rae, who appeared in the PBS program The Artists World, describes her technique this way:

“It's painting done from the heart without sketching, or going over any strokes to makecorrections. The traditional saying is ‘from heart to arm to brush to paper’. Brush painting is empowering and joyful for artists and those who have never picked up a brush.” 

The following day, on May 26th from 10am to 1pm, Nan Rae will teach 35 students the basics of painting floral subjects using Chinese brushes, paper and colors. Co-organized by Greenspace and Allied Arts of Cambria, the fee for the workshop is $50, which includes all necessary supplies. Because Nan Rae’s workshops at the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino sell out quickly, interested parties are advised to make reservations soon. To learn more about Nan Rae, please visit her website or view her short demonstration videos on Instagram.

Both of these events are being coordinated by John Seed.  Curator Seed comes to Greenspace after a long career as a professor of art and art history; he has a deep interest in Chinese art and often writes for Arts of Asia magazine. He'll be present when Greenspace opens the Chinese temple to the public for Nan Rae's demonstration on May 25th. 

Greenspace  is very pleased to be working in partnership with Allied Arts of Cambria in bringing Nan Rae to Cambria. 

For further information on Nan Rae’s May 25thfree Demonstration: 

Greenspace - The Cambria Land Trust
P.O. Box 1505
Cambria CA 93428
805 927 2866

For further information on Nan Rae’s May 26thWorkshop at $50 per student: 

Allied Arts of Cambria
1350 Main Street, Cambria CA 93428
805 927 8190
c/o Janet Rooney, Gallery Director

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