It has been several weeks since I last posted news of our activities. During Amarillo Art Center’s “First Friday” Art Walk on August 3rd, John (Yao Han) was in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the Echo LRP/Charlie Ranger Association’s off-year reunion, “Gathering of Warriors.” This was a big success, very well attended, and John was the committee chairman for this event. Pictures have been posted on Facebook covering this event. While John was not in attendance, Tong Li Steinle and Pei Hua Yan were at the Pahandle Art Center to host the Chinese Art Show that will continue through October, 2012. Tong Li continues to impress our visitors and patrons with her wonderful Chinese Paper Cuts. She is better at her craft than anyone in the world — if you think that is an exageration, come by on September 7th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and view her work for yourself. Dr. Pei Hua Yan also graced our show with two of her excellent brush paintings that hold true to traditional Chinese work. They should, because she is Chinese, and even though today she prefers painting with oils, she is an outstanding brush painter! Pei Hua is also showing beautiful silk weavings that she brought from China after her last visit to her relatives in June. They are something to behold and are produced by one of the most famous and respected silk manufacturers in all of China. John also provided several new brush paintings for the show and has added a few more since August 3rd. One of the new works by John is “Bamboo Bird and Insects.” This painting was a commissioned work for one of the great artists in the Amarillo area, Derek Jefferson, of Screamin’ Mimi’s tattoo parlor. He is an Asian art enthusiast and traded John’s painting for two tattoos on John’s right arm. A photo of John showing his great-nieces his right arm can be found on John’s facebook page. John’s painting of “God of Longevity” can be seen on page 13 of the September, 2012 issue of Southwest Art. Look for his painting of “Water Buffalo” in the October, 2012 issue of this nationally recognized publication. John has also been invited by the Amarillo Art Institute Director, Spunky Harrell, to participate in “Second Saturday Art.Beat” in November. It is truly wonderful to be accompanied by the talented ladies, Tong Li and Pei Hua, and to be associated with the great artists of Sunset Art Galleries.