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Artist of the Week Ying Liu -Inspired renaissance woman "Let the beauty we love be what we do." - The Poet, Rumi Born in China, Ying Liu dem- onstrated interest in drawing and painting in her early childhood. As a practical choice, Ying chose teaching English at her home uni- versity in China. Ying came to the United States in 1987 to pursue graduate studies, starting at Ohio State University and continu- ing at the University of Southern California and University of California at Los Angeles. After completing graduate studies in 2003, Ying noted the art world in Southern California and decided to again enthusiastically embrace her love for fine art in the form of drawing and painting. In fall 2003, Ying studied Life Drawing and Watercolors at Long Beach City College, Life Painting at Cal State Long Beach and dug into all available videos, books and demos. Ying also studied with several master artists. In summer 2004, Ying studied in Florence with the Cal State University Summer Art Program. Greatly influenced and inspired by the Renaissance artists, her efforts earned her the acclaim of her instructors, as one of Ying&apos;s drawings was selected to be hung in the CSU Chancellor's office in a rotating exhibition within the 23 CSU campuses. In October 2004, Ying was selected as a finalist in American Art Magazine's National Juried Exhibition of Art Methods and Materials. It was her first com- petition. At this event, Ying's watercolor "Chuck" was awarded First Prize. Ying's "Mr. Professor", Silver Medal Winner in the 2010 Oil Painters of, America Western Regional Show, was cited in the December 2010 issue of International Artist and in the January 2011 issue of American Art Collector. Inspired by great masters such as Joaquin Sorolla, Anders Zorn, John Singer Sargent and many contemporary artists, she has developed a strong, loose, yet richly-toned impressionist style. She also increasingly desires to paint an expanding range of sub- ject matter, primarily in oil - in plein air or the studio, but often watercolor and pastel. Ying's paintings are exhibited in private homes across the nation. She is part of the Summer Art Series in Avalon. Jason Wischmann speaks to reporters about the 10 hours he and two compantons spent adrift in the channel last weekend after their vessel ran out of fuel. (Photo courtesy KTLA) Boaters From page 6 boat had no radio on board, nor any flares. Initially, one of the people on board managed to make a call from their cell phone. However the cell phone's battery died shortly afterwards preventing authorities from get- ting a locational fix. A search by for the lost vessel by L.A. County Fire Department's Baywatch Cabrillo from Los Angeles Harbor proved unsuccessful. The Coast Guard then joined the search efforts, deploying helicopters, small craft and a patrol boat. Finally, about 10 hours later a good Samaritan spotted the craft and notified authorities. Authors discussion and book signing Meet authors of recent books about Catalina from 3 - 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, at Overlook Hall, 209 East Whittley Ave. Patricia Maxwell, Bob Rhein and Jerry Roberts, authors of "Catalina A to Z;" Mike Rivkin, author of "Catalina Island Dive Buddies" with Jon Council; and Frank Hein, author of "Wild Catalina Island." This Catalina Island Foundation event is the second in a series of grassroots fundraisers supporting the many small community ser- vice groups so vital to islanders' quality of life. Suggested dona- tion: $20 per person. <o,,,.v,s,,O,ongo, ll gORE Pe S pplies Games Puzzles Arts and Crafts Books Educational Toys Video Games Indoor/Outdoor Sports Items And so much more!  233 Sumner Avenue - (310) 510-9117 Across from Mini-Golf Course Candy Apples Hand-Dipped Strawberries 20 Flavors of Salt Water Taffy Espresso Bar Iced Coffee Drinks 220 Selections of Guava Cheese Danish Jalapeno Cheddar Croissant. Raspberry Chocolate Muffin Biroche Ginger Green Tea Muffin Lemon Cranberry Muffin Cherry Turnover