Monthly Demo Meetings
The GAL (Glenview Art League) Monthly DEMO MEETINGS are held at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, usually on the first Tuesday of most months, from September thru May. We meet at the Glenview Park Center, which is located at 2400 Chestnut Avenue, (west of Lehigh Road next to the Attea School). Most meetings feature a demonstration by an accomplished artist. Meetings are FREE and open to the public.
FYI … This event is ADA accessible.
No Demo Meeting in April!
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, for a demonstration with Yvonne Liu Wolf.
Gong-bi brush painting art is a meticulous work of fine art. A tradition over 2000 years old, it has clear rules that communicate social and cultural values that are still relevant today. Frequently seen in larger Chinese restaurants, colorful peony flowers and landscape paintings decorate walls. These paintings communicate prosperity and fulfillment in a highly balanced relationship. Yvonne will show 3 typical motifs: flower and birds, animal and trees, and landscape, and how to appreciate these works applying the principles of yin-yang. Participants will learn the composition and juxtaposition of yin and yang pairs, what determines fine art and folk art, and what makes one authentic compared to another with similar thematic composition. Yvonne Wolf instructs this class using analogies that American audience can understand.
Yvonne was raised in a family where Chinese arts and culture were very much celebrated. After school hours were spent watching her aunt, a gong bi (工笔画) brush painter, paint Chinese fine brush paintings, visiting the Palace Museum, watching Beijing Opera, shadow puppet shows, and listening to Chinese storytellers. Her father was an English teacher at the National Taiwan Normal University (The Teachers’ Academy) and a Chinese teacher in an American university. After her family emigrated from Taiwan to the US at age 8, she continued to learn Chinese at home. Currently, she is teaching Chinese at Glenbrook South High School. She has a unique background having traveled in dozens of countries, lived in 4, and speaks Chinese, Danish, and English. As a result of her travels, she also has some language skills in Japanese and Spanish. She enjoys art in many forms and has found many similarities between Chinese and western art forms. She explains Chinese arts and culture in a way that American audiences can easily relate.
Examples Art from 2017 Demonstrations!