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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Chinese Calligraphy in Cafe Botanique, Thursday November 29

Dance of Painted Ink: The Art of Calligraphy in China and Beyond
By Sally Yu Leung, San Francisco, CA

While the word “Calligraphy” refers to “beautiful writing” in English, the Chinese has regarded Calligraphy, or Shufa (literally “the way/method/law of writing) as one of the highest art forms. For those unfamiliar with Chinese calligraphy, one can use dance as an analogy. In the dance of calligraphy, the rhythm and flow of the dance are controlled through character size, the contrast between light and dark ink, and the speed with which the individual strokes are applied. Sally Yu Leung will talk about the rich cultural and historical significance of Chinese calligraphy as well as the ongoing artistic developments of this art form in China and beyond.

Sally Yu Leung is an independent lecturer, author and curator of Chinese decorative arts. Ms. Leung
has conducted talks and workshops for the Denver Botanic Gardens for some years now.

The annual Botanical Illustration silent auction to benefit the School of Botanical Illustration including original art, art materials, books, art related items will be organized in conjunction of this event. 
Bidding: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Talk:  Gates Hall, November 29, 2012, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 

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