|class||Koji Pottery Section||date：2007/06/21|
|subject||Chen Hong-Ru Memorial Exhibition of Koji Pottery Boards|
|context||Chiayi Koji Pottery Building will hold Chen Hong-Ru Memorial Exhibition of Koji Pottery Boards from June 21th to August 31th, 2007 and the opening tea party will start at 10:30 A.M. on June 23rd, 2007. Chen’s multicolored creative collection has opened a new milestone for Koji pottery. This exhibition would like to invite everyone who has interest in art to enjoy the abundantly visual banquet.
Chen is a moderate man and has a unique aesthetic vision, which is presented in the achievement of skillful Koji pottery boards. He has combined the Koji pottery and painting, including the traditional Chinese painting, landscape painting, and still life painting into pottery boards.
Chen was born in 1941 in Syue-Jia Town, Tainan County, where many cultivated Taiwanese giants were brought up. Chen had a struggled childhood which couldn’t offer him the opportunity to learn art until he was 13 years old, when his family moved to Tainan City. After graduating from elementary school, he was sent to be an apprentice in a signboard-making company. In order to start his own business as soon as possible, Chen practiced the sketch, oil painting, and watercolor painting to enhance his art ability in his leisure everyday. After the military service, he opened a signboard-making company, named as Nan-Mei advertising company in 1965. In 1966, his work won the first place in a contest of designing CIS for President Corporation, a large local company in Tainan. With the passion and faith toward the art, Chen established Golden Gallery to provide the largest exhibition space for artists in Tainan City in 1981.