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‘A Celebration of Yukman Lai’s 50 Years of Brushwork by Yukman Lai art at the UBC Asian Centre


An exhibition entitled A Celebration of Yukman Lai’s 50 Years of Brushwork will be held during October 25 – November 1, 2014, daily from 11 am to 5 pm. at UBC Asian Centre.

Professor Yukman Lai (1949-2013), a Chinese-Canadian artist, calligrapher and seal engraver, was born in China and raised in Hong Kong. He studied water colour painting, calligraphy, traditional Chinese painting and seal carving under several noted masters. In 1991, he immigrated to Vancouver where he became a prominent educator, promoter and artist of ink painting and calligraphy. He was passionate in fostering eastern and western cross cultural fusion. His works have been collected by art galleries and museums in Canada, Hong Kong and mainland China. His paintings and calligraphy were selected by Canada Post to be issued as stamps in 1999 and 2001.
The exhibition, which encompasses the essence of Professor Lai’s 50 years of artistic life, are co-hosted by the Department of Asian Studies, UBC and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. The opening ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 25 at 2:00 pm.
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