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Teen Artist/Animator Perry Chen’s Art Featured in San Diego Art Institute

Published on: 31st August, 2015


 

Perry & Zhu at opening best

 

Teen Artist/Animator Perry Chen’s Art Featured in San Diego Art Institute

San Diego, CA, August 29, 2015

Perry Chen at San Diego Art Institute entrance (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen at San Diego Art Institute entrance (photo by Zhu Shen)

 

On Saturday, August 29, 2015, teen artist/animator Perry Chen enjoyed seeing his two art pieces featured at the opening reception inside the prestigious San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) in Balboa Park, along with the art of nice of his fellow teen artists who participated in the SDAI inaugural “Teen Summer Intensive” art program. During the length of the program, students in grades 9-12 had hands-on training in several art mediums, in workshops facilitated by real artists and professionals.  The show is entitled “Beneath the Surface,” which explores the hidden meaning of art and identity.

Perry Chen with Ginger Shulick Porcella., Executive Director of San Diego Art Institute at opening reception (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen with Ginger Shulick Porcella., Executive Director of San Diego Art Institute at opening reception (photo by Zhu Shen)

 

Perry wore a black T-shirt that he made at the program, with a lovable tree frog, a character in his childhood fairy tales, to the special event.  Perry and mom Zhu Shen celebrated the event with 15 friends of theirs, and Ginger Shulick Porcella, SDAI Executive Director, and Meegan Nolan,Director of Youth Programs who worked with the teen artists.

Perry Chen with Meegan Nolan, Director of SDAI Youth Programs (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen with Meegan Nolan, Director of SDAI Youth Programs (photo by Zhu Shen)

 

 

The Teen Art Exhibit was shown along other exhibits of modern art at the museum.  Procella commented that the teen’s section attracted the most crowd and enthusiastic response.  Each artist wrote an artist statement about his/her pieces, many are thought-provoking.

"Beneath the Surface - Art by San Diego Teens" (photo by Zhu Shen)

“Beneath the Surface – Art by San Diego Teens” (photo by Zhu Shen)

"Beneath the Surface - Art by San Diego Teens" (photo by Zhu Shen)

“Beneath the Surface – Art by San Diego Teens” (photo by Zhu Shen)

"Beneath the Surface - Art by San Diego Teens" (photo by Zhu Shen)

“Beneath the Surface – Art by San Diego Teens” (photo by Zhu Shen)

 

"Beneath the Surface - Art by San Diego Teens I" (photo by Zhu Shen)

“Beneath the Surface – Art by San Diego Teens I” (photo by Zhu Shen)

 

More photos at the opening:

Zhu & Xiaoli Hu at SDAI entrance 1

Zhu Shen with girlfriends at SDAI (photo by Perry Chen)

Zhu Shen with girlfriends at SDAI (photo by Perry Chen)

 

 

Perry & Kim Benson 1

 

Perry with Becky

Perry with Pablo & Zac

 

Perry with coach Liang & wife 1—————-

About Perry Chen:

Perry S. Chen is a 15-year-old award-winning child critic, artist, animator, TEDx speaker, and entertainment personality, currently in 9th grade from San Diego.  He started reviewing movies at age 8 in 3rd grade using a kid-friendly starfish rating system, and has been featured in CBS, NPR, NBC, CNN, CCTV (China Central Television), Variety, Animation Magazine, The Young Icons, The Guardian, The China Press, etc.  He was a presenter at the 2010 Annie Awards for Animation, and has written movie reviews for Animation World Network, San Diego Union Tribune, Amazing Kids! Magazine, and his own Perry’s Previews blog, as well as restaurant reviews for DiningOut San Diego Magazine and San Diego Entertainer. He won the San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards in 2010, 2011, and 2013 for his movie and restaurant reviews.

Perry is currently writing, animating, and directing his most personal film to date, “Changyou’s Journey,” produced by his mom Dr. Zhu Shen, about his beloved father Dr. Changyou Chen, a cancer researcher who passed away in July 2012 from terminal cancer after a long, brave battle, please watch trailer and donate to support Perry’s animation film:

www.perryspreviews.com

Perry won an “Excellence in Journalism Award” from San Diego Press Club in 2010 and 2011 for his movie and restaurant reviews, an “Excellence Writer Award” from “We Chinese in America” Magazine in 2010 for his movie review column. Perry is widely recognized as an authoritative spokesperson about movies for his generation, and appears frequently at red carpet movie premieres, awards, and film festivals, interviewing prominent directors from such films as Toy Story 3, Up, How to Train Your Dragon.  He was a presenter at the 2010 Annie Awards for Animation in Hollywood.  Perry and his mom Dr. Zhu Shen are featured in a new book about parenting and youth entrepreneurship, “The Parent’s Guide to Raising CEO Kids,” published in Aug 2011.

Perry’s first animation short “Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest,” in collaboration with animation legend Bill Plympton, won multiple film festival awards and has been screened at over 30 international film festivals, now available on iTunes. More info: http://ingridpitt.co.uk

Watch “Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest” on iTunes:

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/ingrid-pitt-beyond-the-forest/id554607718

Watch Perry on “Live Life & Win” national TV show:

http://vimeo.com/51042736

Become a fan on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/ingridpittanimation (Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest official FB page)

http://www.facebook.com/perryspreviewsfan (Perry’s Previews fan page)

Subscribe to Perry’s YouTube channel and watch his filmmaker interviews:

http://www.youtube.com/perryspreviews

Follow his tweets: http://twitter.com/perryspreviews

For inquiries about Perry Chen, his animation films, movie reviews, contact Dr. Zhu Shen, cc0218 at gmail dot com

 

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