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Showing characters: Mike Li displays a fan adorned with hand-drawn Chinese calligraphy. Pic: Gary Sissons

VISITORS can marvel at a scribe’s steady hand and artistic flair at a new homegrown and home-based “museum of the heart” that has opened in Frankston.

Chinese born calligrapher Mike Li, who arrived in Australia in 2013, is a master at drawing and painting Chinese characters and has been learning the skill since the age of five, six decades ago.

Li’s work has been displayed at the Great Wall Museum in China.

He said a recent visitor to the museum, with more than ten years’ experience in the art of Chinese calligraphy, was impressed and learned a lot from the visit.

Li also teaches the art of Chinese calligraphy to students at the University of the Third Age (U3A) in Frankston.

“The museum is a charity project free for all the visitors,” Li said.

“In future, if there is a large place I can share more with the visitors.”

*To arrange a visit to the home-based museum email Mike Li at mikeli.tj@gmail.com

First published in the Frankston Times – 2 October 2017

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