Art Wall Exhibit runs from March 20 – April 24
I was born in Hong Kong in the 1960s and moved to America when I was two years old, where I attended school in a small All-American town in west Michigan. As a child I had a big curiosity about the culture from which I originally came. My dream was to return to China someday.
In 1995, my dream came true! I went on a 2 ½-week tour of China and Hong Kong. In 2005, my husband Brian and I joined Jian Hua Foundation and moved to northeast China for Mandarin language study. Afterwards, we volunteered at an orphanage and a farm in rural southwest China. I found Chinese life fascinating and wanted to share my experiences with friends and family back in America so I took 15,000 photos of China during my seven-year stay. I have lived without indoor heat for five years and eaten exotic foods such as stir-fired yellow jackets. I have traveled to 12 provinces and over 12 villages in China.