Art Exhibit by He Qi

December 10, 2012 through April 5, 2013

Dr. He Qi studied at Nanjing normal University, Nanjing Art Institute in China, and Hamburg Art institute in Germany, and is a member of the China Art Association. He was the first among mainland Chinese to earn a Ph.D. in religious art after the Cultural Revolution (1992). He received the 20th Century Award for Achievement in recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of religious art theory and Christian art creation of IBC in Cambridge, UK.

He hopes to help change the "foreign image" of Christianity in China by using artistic language, and at the same time, to supplement Chinese art the way Buddhist art did in ancient times. In his works, He Qi has blended together Chinese folk customs and traditional Chinese painting techniques with the western art of the Middle and Modern Ages, and has created an artistic style of color-on-paper painting.

He Qi creates his art by using Japanese gouache paints and Chinese stone paints on Korean rice paper. Learn more, view his artwork, or purchase prints at www.heqigallery.com.

WHEN: December 7, 2012 through April 5, 2013. Exhibit available weekdays from 10am to 7pm, and weekends from 10am to 3pm.