Soiree – Thursday, May 19, 7 p.m. Fireside Room

Soiree – Thursday, May 19, 7 p.m. Fireside Room

Soirée des Artistes Features Artist George Wang

The Rossmoor Art Association (RAA) presents the life and art of George Wang at the spring Soirée des Artistes on Thursday, May 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fireside Room at Gateway.  Everyone is invited to attend this evening of a little night music, wine and art.

Mr. Wang has been painting for most of his life. Featured will be a retrospective of his work, including early drawings and more recent acrylic paintings.  His paintings are a quiet, pastoral reverie of muted tones, landscapes that stretch into sage green and lavender and burst into splashes of vibrant gold and depict scenes from the many places he has lived: China, India, Saudi Arabia, Texas, Alabama, and Californina.

George Wang was born in northeast China (Harbin) in 1923. In primary school there was one art class called “mae soo,” technology of beauty, where the children used crayons to draw.  The best works of art were selected for the wall.  He never had lessons; instead, he looked at the wall and learned techniques by studying the works of the best students.

He taught for 14 years at the Montano College of Science and at the University of Alabama where he served as professor and department head.  He retired in 1989 then spent nearly five years in Saudi Arabia directing research and teaching.  In Rossmoor, Mr. Wang enjoys the art studios and art library with many books and videos.  His home is filled with a collection of artifacts from his life, and paintings done by him and late wife, Helen.

Please join the Rossmoor Art Association to celebrate his life and his artistry.  The soiree is a gift from the RAA to the residents of Rossmoor.  It is free, and wine and refreshments will be served.

For information, contact Anna George at 783-9000 ([email protected]) or Lin Morgan at 938-3549 ([email protected]).

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