Painting Demonstration with Acclaimed Chinese Artist, Henry Wo Yue-Kee

September 14, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CA—The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) is pleased to announce the Museum will host acclaimed Chinese brush painter and calligrapher, Henry Wo Yue-kee on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Wo will demonstrate his unique painting techniques as he captures the essence of nature in front of an audience at the Museum. The audience will witness the themes of happiness, friendliness, tranquility, and harmony as Wo paints a poem in praise of nature.

Wo’s painting demonstration will be held at the Chuang Archive and Learning Center (541 B Second Ave., San Diego, Ca 92101). Admission is $5 at the door and SDCHM members and children 12 and under are free. A light reception will follow. His books, “The Poetic Spirit,” and “The Inner World of Henry Wo Yue-kee,” will be available for purchase.

About the Artist:

Henry Wo Yue-kee, also known as Hu Yuji, a master of Chinese ink painting, has produced exquisite works of flowers, plants, birds, and animals. Wo is internationally recognized for his paintings of carp, goldfish, monkeys, flowers, lily pads and nature scenes in watercolor. He has a special sense about the underwater world where fish and fauna flourish. He studied with Professor Chao Shao-an of the Lingnan School of Painting. Henry Wo was one of the founding members of the “Today’s Art Association,” established in 1961 and he has pursued a lifelong mission of teaching. His prolific career has included numerous exhibitions around the world.

Please RSVP by calling 619.338.9888 or email

About SDCHM: 

SDCHM’s mission is to create a deeper understanding of China and Chinese America through programs in education, culture and art in the belief that cross-cultural understanding strengthens our diverse San Diego community. Located in the heart of San Diego’s downtown Asian Pacific Historic District, SDCHM is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with special events, exhibitions, and programs. Over the past twenty years, SDCHM has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors, collected thousands of ethnographic artifacts, and hosted hundreds of educational programs and exhibitions. Today, SDCHM remains a platform for celebrating multiculturalism, enriching the community, and showcasing San Diego as an international cultural tourist destination.