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Harmony Hall exhibit highlighted ink-and-paper art

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Published on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

By Wanda Jackson

An exhibit at Harmony Hall Regional Center in Fort Washington highlighted one of the oldest artistic traditions in the world.

“Transformations of Ink and Paper” featured works by three artists: Kit-Keung Kan, Freda Lee-McCann and In-soon Shin.

The diverse works in the exhibition featured the pursuit of new directions in the oriental ink media and was built upon the traditional oriental painting and calligraphy foundation of each artist.

Contemporary American art influences were clearly reflected in the artists’ own perceptions of their work and served to emphasize the new directions these artists are pursuing.

Traditional painting essentially involves the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black or colored ink; oils are not used.

Like calligraphy, the most popular materials on which paintings are made of paper and silk. The finished work is typically mounted on hanging scrolls or handscrolls.

Traditional painting can also be done on album sheets, walls, lacquerware, folding screens and other media.

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