Quincy University’s Gray Gallery, located in Brenner Library, will host an art exhibition featuring works by Howard Kuo of Hannibal, Mo. This exhibition will run March 4 – 29. The exhibition will feature watercolor pieces and is free and open to the public.

Kuo, a retired physical therapist, was born in Manchuria, the Northeast region of China. A self-taught artist, he began his own exploration into art by drawing pictures for his children to color.  As his children grew, they requested pictures that told a story and Kuo responded with detailed drawings with reoccurring themes of castles and magic.  Kuo began incorporating his drawings into watercolor and ink.  He has been painting and drawing ever since, often working on several pieces at once.  Kuo says he likes to tell stories and his paintings often begin with a story from his imagination.

“Painting is a realistic and practical way to project one’s dreams on paper,” said Kuo. “Art furnishes me the right tool to create my own world of fantasy.”

For more information, contact Gray Gallery curator, Robert Mejer at mejerbob@quincy.edu.

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