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    Fresh Face: American Dragon Fine Art Gallery

    Lena Liu, the founder of American Dragon International Fine Art Gallery, has art in her DNA.


    Born in Beijing, China, Liu’s passion for art comes from her family and the rich culture of her homeland. A friend introduced Liu to the Association for International Cultural Exchanges in China, where she saw the beauty of the nations’ shared and collective stories, while meeting several talented artists from around the world. “Although many were excellent, they were limited to their region, income level, culture, and language.” Liu saw art exhibitions as a way to showcase an artist’s talent without limitations.


    Liu has been an independent curator for more than 10 years. She now lives in Lancaster and runs the gallery with her husband, Joseph Gaskins, while making time to travel all over the world to discover artists. She connects them to a global art market and some of the best art galleries and auction venues, such as Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Basel Art Fair, and private collector museums.


    American Dragon International Fine Art gallery is a colorful addition to this community, bringing the beauty of international art to Lancaster City. Liu and Gaskins would like the gallery to become an active part of the community. They host several winter festivals for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Chinese New Year, combining art exhibitions with live music. They would also like to help promote young artists in the gallery by working with local colleges—connecting the international art scene to the wealth of talent in this beautiful city.


    If you want to see more from American Dragon International Fine Art Gallery, you can visit and follow them on Instagram to stay updated about exciting upcoming shows and events.