Charity Art Show “Horses” by He Yuanming: Donations Help Little Red Scarf Sponsor the 1000th Child suffering from Congenital Heart Disease in Poor Rural Gansu Province
Distinguished artist, He Yuanming, donated a total of eight paintings to help Little Red Scarf sponsor their 1000th surgery for Hongyan. This includes two 4.5 ft x 2.2 ft large pieces and six 2.2 ft x 1.5 ft smaller pieces. According to Beijing Poly International Auction prices, smaller paintings are worth about $ 4,000 and larger paintings are worth around $30,000, estimating a total of $80,000 for 8 paintings.
Time: March 8, 2014 (Saturday) 2:30-5:30 pm
March 9, 2014 (Sunday) 12:00-5:30 pm
Location: Los Altos Youth Center
1 North San Antonio Rd
Los Altos CA 94022
Live demo painting by He Yuanming, wishing everyone a prosperous Year of the Horse!
Saturday: Opening Reception
Sunday: Donation of work to help the Little Red Scarf’s 1000th child suffering from congenital heart disease in Gansu Province
Sponsored by the Ping and Amy Chao Family Foundation
Hongyan is a 7 year old girl from rural Gansu, with the early death of her father, suffers from the most severe type of congenital heart disease (Tetralogy of Fallot). Hongyan was diagnosed with congenital heart disease 11 days after she was born. Since then she has been unable to walk because her heart is so weak. She can only stand up for 5 seconds at a time and has become accustomed to squatting her entire life. Resulting from lack of oxygen, her face, ears, and body are blue. She has clubbing of fingers and toes. She has been carried by her family her entire life.
Hongyan's father passed away two years ago from paralysis. Her brother had to drop out of school and start working to pay for his medical fees. Due to this hardship, Hongyan's family is unable to pay for her surgery. Furthermore, the surgery is so risky they have been unable to procure a loan. Her grandmother carries her on her back while picking trash to sell to buy food for the family to eat. Hongyan's mother cannot afford the surgery, and even told the staff that she is willing to marry anyone willing to pay for her daughter's surgery.
We are asking you to help us raise money for Hongyan, even as much as $10 will go a long way towards helping her receive this life saving surgery. If you are inspired to help, please share her story and ask your friends and family to donate $10 through our website, www.tfishfund.org/lrs.html.
He YuanMing Biography
Born and raised in the SiChuan province of China, an area most known for wonderful and spicy cuisine, He YuanMing began to cultivate his own spice of life. Nicknamed "The Cowboy" for his free spirit and ease with which he mingled among the horses, bulls, and nature, it wasn't until the 1980's that YuanMing received his first Distinguished Artist award. Many of his paintings have been published by the SiChuan Art Publishing House and have been selected for international exhibitions in Hong Kong, Africa, Europe, and the U.S. Already listed in the Who's Who in Chinese Contemporary Art (the definitive dictionary of Chinese Artists), YuanMing now resides in California, US where he continues to bring works of art and wonder to collectors.
In the 1990's his work moved toward a complex and time consuming finger painting method, often buffered by a whimsical multi-colored ink splashing technique. During this time, his work was shown in numerous galleries in China culminating with an invitation for a solo showing in Singapore. In 1995, he published his first feature book entitled The Collected Works of He YuanMing.
After publishing his Golden Bull Series, YuanMing immigrated to the U.S. in 1996 where he was honored by a San Francisco Bay Area exhibition. Only 1 year after his arrival in the U.S., he was named the Outstanding Artist by the city of Cupertino, California, clearly American enthusiasts had discovered YuanMing's work. In 1999 he was asked to hold an exhibition at Mountain View City Hall, and subsequently published A Chinese Artist in America documenting his latest work since moving away from his homeland.
YuanMing began expanding his style into abstract work in 2000 and presented the He YuanMing New Millennium Exhibition in San Francisco. Discovering the joys of giving back to the community and sharing his precious gift with a new generation, YuanMing introduced the first and second "International Art Competition for Children" and compiled a publication Collection of Selected Children's Art. During 2003 and 2004, YuanMing held 5 exhibitions in North America and publish his 3rd collection of works: The Art World of He YuanMing.
Clinging to his ideals and representing the tradition and respect of Chinese art, YuanMing pulls on only the joyous and bitter experiences that makes up his 40 years as an artist. YuanMing has been honored by television, newspapers, and magazine articles; however collectors in America have only just begun to appreciate his work. He YuanMing continues to challenge himself to seek new heights of creativity, merely expressed through his hand onto paper, to be collected and cherished for generations.