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Raymond Hu Exhibit

Exhibiton: June 5, 2003 - August 30, 2003
Reception: Thursday June 5th, 6 – 8pm

Raymond Hu, a twenty-six year old artist, will exhibit his unique style of Chinese Brush Painting at the Chinese Cultural Center in the Bay Area.

Chinese Ink & Watercolor on Rice-paper,
13.5 x 18 inches (34 x 46 cm), 1995
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Born with Down syndrome, Raymond attended a Transition Program for two years, and has taken classes in art, art history, childcare and physical education at Diablo Valley College and Laney College after graduating from San Ramon Valley High School, Danville, California in summer 1996.

The British Red Coats
Chinese Ink & Watercolor on Rice-paper,
13.5 x 18 inches (34 x 46 cm), 1994
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Raymond has studied Chinese brush painting with renowned San Francisco artist Lampo Leong since 1990. His uniquely free and expressive style of painting has won much critical acclaim. Feeling an affinity for animals, he likes painting lions, tigers, lizards, elephants, birds, and fish. He imbues human quality and emotions into his subjects. His style is bold and expressive, characterized by strong lines, spirited strokes and vibrant colors. He uses ink and watercolor applied with round brush on thin absorbent rice paper for his paintings.

Deep in Thought
Chinese Ink & Watercolor on Rice-paper,
18 x 13.5 inches (46 x 34 cm), 1996
copyright © Raymond Hu
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Raymond's paintings have won many awards and honors, namely, his Tiger was awarded the first prize in "A Very Special Art Show", a statewide competition sponsored by the Sacramento Association for the Retarded, and in 1994, his Elephant won second prize in the Student Art Context of the California Association for the Gifted. His art has been exhibited widely in the United States and abroad. He has also been the subject of many articles in newspapers and magazines, television interviews and documentaries.