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Watercolors on Display at Nashua Public Library

The watercolors of Yong Chen are on display in the Image Gallery at the Nashua Public Library during January and February.

Yong Chen is a graphic designer and illustrator who lives in Nashua and grew up in China. He has been drawing and painting since the age of four. As a young adult, he explored different forms of art, as a violinist, songwriter, and poet.

After graduating from college, Chen concentrated on improving his oil and watercolor painting skills and developing his own personal style. He continued his education in graphic design and illustration after moving to the U.S.

For the past several years, he has worked almost exclusively in watercolor, teaching watercolor painting and illustrating children's books and magazines. His favorite subjects are children, animals, birds, and plants, because through them he is best able to portray harmony in nature and love among people.

In addition to painting and teaching, Chen works with fellow artists to promote their works in the global marketplace. His website features online learning, e-postcards, and original paintings for sale.

An artist's reception will be held at the library on Sunday, January 30, 2005, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. It is free and open to the public.

The exhibit may be viewed during normal library hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 9 pm; Saturday 8:30 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm.