The Kwan Fong Gallery is open from 8 am to 8 pm Monday – Saturday.
Located in the Humanities Building on the California Lutheran University campus,
60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks CA 91360
Visit our website at http://www.callutheran.edu/kwan_fong/
For more information contact Dr Michael Pearce at 805 493 3316
The Kwan Fong Gallery in Soiland Humanities Center was established by the Kwan Fong Charitable Foundation, co-founded by Maria Lee and Katie Yang, with the participation of Dr. Ed Tseng, Professor Emeritus of Political Science of California Lutheran University and Dean of International Education. Established in 1984, the foundation has supported hospitals, schools, and homes for the elderly and mentally challenged.
Maria Lee was a member of the California Lutheran University Board of Regents, and is a prominent artist combining traditional Chinese techniques with certain qualities of Western art to produce large canvases of great expression and freedom. Katie Yang is a celebrated diva of Cantonese opera, and also a painter who uses quotations from famous Cantonese opera as subjects for her work. She is well-known for her rendition of peonies.
Recognizing her contributions to international business and philanthropic work, Maria Lee received a Doctor of Law degree from California Lutheran University, and Katie Yang, for her work as a businesswoman, artist, actress, and eminent performances in Chinese opera as well as film, received a Doctor in Humane Letters from the university.
The Kwan Fong Gallery inaugurated its role in providing a venue for art in the Conejo Valley by an exhibit of the paintings of the sisters, as well as resplendent costumes worn by Ms. Yang on stage.
By Dr. Fred Tonsing