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History Museum visitors brush up on innovator's painting technique


 

Painter Susan Chan, second from right, demonstrates the ink-brush and splashed-color techniques made famous by her teacher and mentor Hau Beiren, a Los Altos resident. Chan led the educational event at the Los Altos History Museum last month as part of the exhibition “Hau Beiren at 100,” which has been extended through Dec. 31.

The bilingual exhibition – the first in the museum’s history – explores the work of one of California’s greatest contemporary Chinese painters, the 100-year-old known locally as Paul Hau. He moved to the United States in 1956 and introduced an increasingly abstract style rooted in traditional Chinese landscapes. Hau’s “Old Apricot Villa” home in north Los Altos has been the major inspiration for his work uniting Chinese ink-brush techniques with Western geography and modernist aesthetics. His gallery at 334 State St. has featured his work since 1972.

New Los Altos Hills holiday program fields letters to Santa

It can get awfully hectic at the North Pole this time of year, what with mapping sleigh routes, fielding gift requests and tuning up reindeer – all while negotiating with the ELU, or Elf Labor Union.

Sometimes even Santa Claus needs a little help.

Health policy expert shares insight with Morning Forum audience


Kathryn Tomaino/ Special to the Town Crier
Health policy expert Mark D. Smith, M.D., discussed national health-care policy at the Nov. 1 Morning Forum of Los Altos.

Health policy expert Mark D. Smith, M.D., discussed “Making America’s Health Care Great (Again?)” at the Morning Forum of Los Altos Nov. 1, offering encouraging and often humorous insight.

Rotarians salute and support vets


Courtesy of Rotary Club of Los Altos
U.S. Marine veteran Jeshua Sosa, flanked by Rotarians Ron Labetich, left, and Jack Kelly, attends the Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College.
 

The Rotary Club of Los Altos’ support of the Foothill College Veterans Resource Center embodies the club’s mission to serve the community.

After learning in 2011 of local veterans’ needs, Rotarians, including 37 veterans, mobilized and committed to support veterans.

Los Altos Library screens film on alleged atrocities in China

The Los Altos Library has scheduled a screening of “Hard to Believe,” a documentary that explores allegations of the murder of prisoners of conscience in China and the sale of their organs to foreign patients, 7-8 p.m. Thursday in the Orchard Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Produced by Swoop Films and directed by the Emmy Award-winning Ken Stone, “Hard to Believe” examines what the filmmakers allege is the widespread practice by the Chinese government of executing political prisoners and selling of their organs to so-called transplant tourists.

U.S. victims of Hiroshima attack subject of CSMA documentary

The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled a screening of the documentary “Paper Lanterns” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the school’s Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima, Japan, Aug. 6, 1945. Among the estimated 140,000 casualties that day were 12 American prisoners of war.


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