Time: September 17, 2010 to September 26, 2010
Location: Flushing Town Hall
Street: 137-35 Northern Blvd.
City/Town: Flushing, New York
Website or Map: http://www.flushingtownhall.o…
Event Discipline: visual
Organized By: Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America
Latest Activity: Oct 1, 2010
Accompanying exhibition: 18th Exhibit of Asian Artists
Oil paintings by Chin-Ta Lin and photography by Po Chun Chu
Sept. 17 - 26, 2010
CHIN-TA LIN, a native Taiwanese, graduated from FuXing Arts Academy in 1986, and received his masters degree in fine arts from Fontbonne University in Missouri in the U.S. in 1998. His works began to appear in solo exhibitions in 1993, and have since been in over ten solo exhibits in various parts of Taiwan and the U.S. Between 1989 and 2008, he also took part in scores of group exhibitions in Japan and Taiwan, where he had won various regional and national awards. His works have been collected by art galleries, colleges and regional ministries of cultures. At present, he is an assistant professor at NanKai Technical Institute and a lecturer at the NanTao Community College, besides serving on various Artists Guilds and organization.
PO CHUN CHU was born in China and moved to New York at the age of 12. From a young age, Po has developed an interest in drawing and painting. In his school days, his works were often compared to those of his teachers by fellow classmates. Like many youngsters of his generation, Po pursued a post-secondary education at the university level. While he was attending college, he had developed a strong interest in photography . He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from St. John’s University in May 2000. After working several years in a pharmacy, Po decided to finally fully express himself creatively and concentrate more of his efforts on his art work. He scaled back on his formal occupation of being a pharmacist working just part time while taking photography classes at night to pursue his creative career.
Fueled by the new environment of artistry and creativity that his new education domain provides, Po’s passion for photography grew and his skill flourished. He worked with many dance companies as a photographer to build his portfolio. These include the Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America, Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, David Shen Dance Group, East-West School of Dance and others. Beside working for dance companies, he also enjoys being a landscape, portrait, and wedding photographer.
Po's career enjoyed a promising albeit modest start, he won a photography contest for M-weekly in 2010. His work was the cover page for the publication in February.