Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese Brush Painting Demonstrations for 

Asian Culture Expo - Opening Ceremony

March 20, 2016

亞裔文化 燦爛輝煌 2016年度布蘭諾亞洲節

Highlight of the Day: Presenting  Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese Brush Painting scrolls 
to three city officials and former Plano Mayor Ms. Pat Evans as gifts



Photos from Sam Hsu



Scrolls with calligraphy and painting created on-site (starting from left): 

Plum blossoms by Mr. Liang; Poem by Mr. Chan; Excellence - Plano & Court Lady by Pinetree by Joshua Hough

Each artwork on the pre-mounted blank scrolls was done in less than one hour. 

Liang and Chan already left before Ms. Evans and city councils arrived.



Classical Chinese brush painting demo by Joshua - Court Lady by Pinetree

A present to former Plano mayor Ms. Pat Evans (Inscription reads as "For the collection by our beautiful lady mayor")


We had a wonderful Asian Culture Expo on March 20th at the Courtyard Theater. LaShon Ross and Tom Harrison came and spoke at the Asian Culture Expo on behalf of the City of Plano. We were also very happy to see our former Mayor, Pat Evans, came. Joshua Ho, the President of the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Association, presented several paintings to Ms Evans, Ms Ross, and Mr. Harrison. There are some wonderful pictures by Dr. Javis, Please see the attachments and the link for more pictures.


Please forward the pictures to Ms. Ross and Mr. Harrison and express our appreciations for their support to the Plano AsiaFest. Mr. Ho wrote the calligraphy "Excellence" in Chinese and presented to Ms. Ross. And he also painted a beautiful lady with the Chinese character "Beautiful Mayor" and presented it to Pat Evans.


Pat, it's always a pleasure to see you, we appreciate your support and hope to see you again on May 7th at the Haggard Park!


We have a month long Asian Art Exhibition at the Courtyard Theater and we would write a news release about the exhibition soon and email it to you so that more people would visit the art exhibition.







Highlight of Tonight's Performances: Dancings by some of the members of North America Chinese Qipao Association




This is the first retractable banner ( 道旗 ) made for Dallas Chinese Calligraphy & Painting Association. Many people besides our members liked to take pictures in front of it during today's event. Some of our senior members were amazed by the banner. 

Eight members donated money to make this banner. Five of them are also members of North America Chinese Cheongsam "Qipao" Association, Dallas Chapter. Three of them are actually painters.

We first came up with the idea of making a retractable banner after I made my own with TopCopy last December. We voted for it on January 23, 2016. Then we started by donating money and assigning the spots for each member according to the amounts of donations. As the President of the Association, I was the one responsible to collect money, design, and coordinate with another printing shop. To meet the due date, we went through many inefficient communications since the girls do not understand the importance of fize sizes of their pictures... The commitee of Plano AsiaFest also made a banner of their own. The initial design was made by a lady (a friend of my friend) who left her job from the publisher... In return, I had to be in charge of two banners. (Since our Association does not pay for the rent to Plano Courtyard Theater for the joint exhibition, I decided to pay for the design fee of Plano AsiaFest's banner.) The Chinese owner of the printing shop has a son who barely knows Chinese... I was assigned to work with a Mexican who does not know Chinese either. Then I spent three hours in their office to coordinate all the words to be included in our banner. With all those lengthy and uneffective communications for more than twenty hours, plus the lenghthy coordinating and planning of today's event with other art organizations and Plano AsiaFest commitee of no less than thirty hours since December 2015, my accounting work schedules, personal life, and health were affected. During the ten-day period before March 20, my lunch hours were usually 3:30PM or 4PM.

Retractable Banner Design Processes  { keep index-4 since it was sent in emails; index-1 to index-6 deleted }

Accupuncture has been very helpful for my minor problems. Since December 2015, I have had coughing, stomachake, muscle aches, heartburn, and then allergy to pollens... Finally I had time to have an accupuncture treatment on March 22. I am the person who usually does not take pills or see medical doctors. I adhere to balances of life styles, flowing of Qi and energy, and etc. However due to the extensive demonstration and teaching schedules early this year, my personal well being fluctuated a lot - I became sick or weak very soon if I don't take care of myself, also, recover very quickly when I take care of myself. Currently, one of two accunpuncture treatments are very suffice for me.

As an accountant and artist, I closely monitor my health conditions, especially for nerve systems and visions. The last accunpuncture treatment I had was sometime before Thanksgiving 2015. Due to conflicting schedules, I have had some minor problems - coughing being the number one due to excessive talking at work and repeated explanations to audiences during events. Finanlly the accupunture treatment on March 22 gave me great relief! Like my father, we usually don't go to see a doctor until the last minute when we are very sick. In a word, stubborn. For me, no time. But never stingy.

Sometimes I wanted to divide tasks among our new members. But due to limitations of communication and the knowledge levels of CalligraPainting and our Assoication, it's more effective to complete them by myself. Dallas Chinese Calligraphy & Painting Association was founded in 1997. Now at least 60% of our members are over 60 years old and are not so active as in a few years ago. Now the responsibilities of sharing these arts fall on the younger generation. Our very best wishes for our senior members!








Mouth Stopper




Pictures and videos are still being compiled...will be added later when I have more time.





Due to distractions such as space and time limitation and noises, substandard samples are not included here.


Videos (if recorded and available)

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Good fortune or blessings,








I love you ( 我愛你 ) in Chinese calligraphy




















Selected Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration Videos and Pictures

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Joshua's Journal:


Time management is really important.






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