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Ribbon-cutting at the Five Elders Exhibition

The opening day (May 21, 2016) was a festive affair with guests and fans of the arts attending from all over the GTA. The attendees include city councillors from Toronto (Norm Kelly, Chin Lee), Markham (Alan Ho) and Richmond Hill (Castro Liu), as well as photographer friend of Master Tam, Dr.…

The Five Elders — Celebrating Master Tam’s 82nd Birthday

To celebrate Master Tam’s 82nd birthday, Ontario Chinese Artists Association (OCAA) will be hosting The Five Elders Exhibition May 21-26, 2016, 12 noon to 5pm, showcasing Master Tam’s paintings along with works of four other artists. All are welcome.

The opening ceremony: May 21 (Saturday) at 2pm.…


Q&A with Master Tam on the Canadian Election

Why does he support the Liberals?

“Considering the history of the NDP, they have a tendency to overspend. The fear is if they rack up a huge deficit, tax increase is the inevitable outcome. Harper’s Conservatives have aligned themselves too close to the US.…

Exhibit Opening, Two Artists – One Stroke

Toronto, ON – November, 4, 2013

The exhibit opened in Metro Hall on a crisp Winter day. The Metro Hall Rotunda is a major thoroughfare sandwiched between the business district and the entertainment district in downtown Toronto. Both Tam and Shein arrived early, happy to see the rotunda, spacious with natural light, attracting passers-by, often hurrying to and fro, stopping to looking at the pictures.…

一綫雙藝 (Two Artists – One Stroke)

TAM 一綫雙藝 題字《一綫雙藝》




地點:多倫多市政中心Metro Hall Rotunda, 55 John Street…

Two Artists One Stroke | Toronto Metro Hall | November 4-8, 2013

We announce an exhibition called “Two Artists, One Stroke” celebrating the works of two Torontonians, Master Tam Shek-Wing (The Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Association, Toronto) and his collaboration with a photographer, Fraser Shein. The exhibition is held at the Rotunda of Metro Hall (55 John Street), Nov.…

The Art of Zen

Close_up_waterdrop_on_flower_cb_wp8Those who bothered to read “Two Cedars Piercing the Sky” might be scratching your head. Why is Emily Dickinson relevant at all? Well, there is a particular Zen quality to her writing. Master Tam translated three of her poems, “My river runs to thee,” “I died for beauty, but was scarce” and “Because I could not stop for Death.” For those who are fluent in Chinese, they can been seen here:

I translated Tam’s translator note (!) below.…