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Master Artist Ming Yu Visits PB Middle

Did you know PB Middle is first and only IB Chinese Immersion school offering the prestigious IB Middle Years Programme in southern California? Because of our successful immersion program currently in the second year of development, the Mission Bay Cluster was chosen for a very unique cultural experience. Master Chinese Artist, Ming Yu, wowed students, parents and school and district staff, as he painted a beautiful piece called Impressions of Bouganvilla. During the demonstration he explained stroke by stroke, each intention, color, and emotion expressed in the painting inspired by view of the beautiful red plant he saw throughout San Diego. Then Master Yu led student parents, staff, and even the SDUSD School Board President Michael (Dr. Mike) McQuary, through a lesson where they created their own masterpieces using traditional Chinese brush painting techniques. "We were so fortunate to be able to have this once-in-a-lifetime cultural event at our school brought to us by our successful partnership with the Confucius Institute at San Diego State. As an award-winning International Baccalaureate and model Confucius Classroom school, we strive to bring the world to our students,”  says PB Middle’s IB Coordinator, Jennifer Hardison Sims. Be sure to visit our Facebook page to view our photo album from the event at www.facebook.com/pbmiddle.


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Born on 17 May, 1975 Originally named Liming Zhang , styled Ming Yu, nicknamed Mian Hong San Ren.

Born in a small hill village by the Qiandao Lakes in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, Ming Yu developed an interest in the art of painting, calligraphy, engraving and other artifacts as a young boy. He was the only first prize winner of juniors category at the first painting and calligraphy contest held by Chun’an Daily when it started publication. The local villagers thought of him as a prodigy.

Throughout his years in higher education at Hangzhou Normal College, majoring in Arts and Crafts, Ming Yu continued to show his talents in arts. Upon graduation, his works, a series of portraits featuring eight ancient ladies, are now collected by Hupanju Museum. After holding numerous exhibits locally in Hangzhou, with many of his sculpture works, paintings being sought after by collectors and museums, Ming Yu founded Ming Yu Calligraphy for Adults Studio in June 2014 in Hangzhou, a high-end workshop studio for adults art lovers, which stirred up a widespread social influence locally.

In July 2016, he created 10 silk screens themed on the Ten Views of the West Lake on site for the Silk in Jiangnan event of Marriott Group. Ming Yu’s painting was also presented to President Obama during the G20 expo held just a month ago at Hangzhou, China. For 30 years, Ming Yu has been perseverant in pursuing art. He has learned traditional Chinese poetry, calligraphy, painting and stamp engraving. His works range from calligraphy, painting, sculpture, pottery to glass art. He is indeed a young artist who has a sense of social responsibility and the concept of Great Art.