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'Long Peacock,' a watercolor by Caroline Wang, is on display at Carnegie Visual Arts Center.
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"Long Peacock," a watercolor by Caroline Wang, is on display at Carnegie Visual Arts Center.

Watercolors with an Asian flair on display at Carnegie

The discipline of math, science and art combine for "The Art of Caroline Wang: Watercolor with an Asian Flair." The exhibit will be on display through May 19 at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center.

Wang, who has had a passion for art all of her life, began painting at age 5 and won numerous art awards as a child in Taipei, Taiwan.

After coming to the United States, she studied art at the University of Minnesota and received a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin.

She has combined these two disciplines as a NASA engineer in Huntsville, and she believes any successful product requires creativity. "The best designs come from both knowledge and creativity. Therefore, art makes a good foundation for any engineer and scientist," Wang said.

Watercolor paint is Wang's favorite medium. She mixes Far East and Western painting techniques to create her style, and she enjoys teaching others how to apply her techniques to their own work.

She has had solo exhibits in Huntsville, Birmingham, Atlanta and Memphis during the last three years. She also received the 2005 Exhibit South "Best in Show" award at the Tennessee Valley Art Center in Tuscumbia.

Carnegie hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For information, call 341-0562.

- Patrice Stewart

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