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  NCORE 2003 Program Cover: The Gate by Patricia Lian Yu-Vanasse API Caucus   

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The Gate

The Gate, a 24" X 20" acrylic on canvas. The Gate, symbolizes the door to opportunity, equality, and freedom available to all, by Patricia Lian Yu-Vanasse, an Asian American artist whose vision has been profoundly influenced by a blending of Eastern and Western cultures. Currently residing in San Francisco, Yu-Vanasse's artwork celebrates life in many forms and interpretations. Ms. Yu-Vanasse says, "Art touches the heart and soul.

The images I paint, and the color I choose ease the mind from pain and confusion in this sometimes crazy world. It captures the eyes of people, pulling them closer to a world of movement that makes the heart beat a little faster and feeds the soul with pure contentment."

A daughter of artists, she was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. Her work reflects a diversity of cultures-her Chinese heritage, the Filipino culture, and the western influences. Ms. Yu-Vanasse studied fine art at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila and at the Academy of Arts College in San Francisco. One of her paintings showing the Chinese Koi under the Golden Gate Bridge represents her interpretation of East meets West. This painting has been made into a neighborhood street banner hung on over fifty lamp post in her San Francisco Richmond neighborhood.

For more information about the artist and her art medium, please visit her web site at