Thursday, July 06, 2017

Watercolor with Asian Flair: Caroline Wang Art Exhibit, July 7-August 28, 2017

Birmingham Botanical Gardens by Caroline Wang

What: Watercolor with Asian Flair: Caroline Wang Art Exhibit
When: July 7-August 28 during library hours
Where: Central Library, Fourth Floor Gallery
Details: Opening reception held July 8, 2:00-5:00 p.m., Fourth Floor Gallery. Free and open to the public.

"Caroline Wang is a watercolor artist and a retired NASA engineer and researcher. She grew up in Taiwan, and grew up again (culturally) in the United States. She has passion for art as well as science. Having a love for both disciplines, she studied art at the University of Minnesota and received a Master's degree in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin."(artist's website)

Watercolor with Asian Flair assembles original watercolors of landscapes that Wang has encountered during her travels in the United States, the Far East, and Europe. Her watercolor paintings employ Asian brush strokes while retaining a Western visual perspective.

Wang has won numerous awards at state and regional art contests. Another collection of Caroline’s work, Wild Lives in Color, is currently on exhibit at the Decatur Carnegie Visual Art Center from June 27 to August 5.

A fashion designer as well, Wang uses her watercolor designs for VIDA scarves. She was one of the featured designers at the Alabama Fashion Alliance Fashion Show. Her other passions include violin, tennis, and public speaking. She has given many speeches to organizations and schools as a member of Toastmasters International. Through her artwork and speeches, Wang conveys one message: follow your passion and explore all the possibilities.

Thunder Gate by Caroline Wang

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