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                                      Aser But (Bi Zirong)- A painter in Hong Kong art history.  net version 5, 8.3.2015

  With new archives back to 1975

 

      Welcome to the official website of Aser But, a practising artist from Hong Kong and Macau .

 

Lifelong dedication to the art of drawing, painting and ceramic.

 

 

 

                              

                       

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Welcome to the fantasy world of Aser But, a fine artist practising in Hong Kong and Macau for the last 40 years. He is better-known for his large tree drawings, ink paintings and ceramic work, especially those thematic figures with fashions in clay.

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(From left to right) Aser But and his first one-man show in 1974.

Large drawing of his signature style.

Black Mother of Culture, claywork collected by Macau collector in 2013.

Aser But in 2013.

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Very brief history of Aser But's training in Art: 1971-74 in Hong Kong under the instructions by local masters such as Lui Shou Kwun and Wucius Wong, 1976-77 in Institute of Education, London University; 80-83 in Bank Street College of Education and Parsons School of Design, New York. He was one of the Hong Kong artists chosen to be represented in Nigel Cameron's series of First Choice Exhibitions in the 80's. His signature pieces are among the permanent collections of the Hong Kong Museum of Art.

      

Above leftt: Meeting with the Queen Elizabeth II at Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1986.

Above middle: Aser and Margaret But with masters Cheung Yee and Lui Shou Kwan, at Nigel Cameron's First Choice Exhibition.

Above right: Aser and master Wucius Wong in Hong Kong Art Show in Guangchau Museum of Art, China, 1997

 

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Newly added: Historical survey(selected) of Aser But's works published in books  since 1975:

 The following table, edited in 2014,  is an archive of various types of pulbications which contain work of art by Aser But since 1975

Unless specified, most publications were produced in Hong Kong. Year of publication may not be the same as year of production of such artwork.                               

No.

Work of art

Type

First published in 

Year and place             

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 Drawing, Coloured pencils                    

            

1975, Hong Kong          

2

Experimental Chinese ink on white cloth

1975, Taiwan

3

Charcoal drawing

1977, Hong Kong

4

Charcoal drawing

1979

5

dditto

ditto

ditto

6

Large charcoal drawing

1980, Hong Kong and China

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charcoal drawing

ditto ditto

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charcoal drawing

ditto

ditto

7

Large charcoal drawing

1980, Hong Kong

-

dditto

ditto

8

Chinese ink

1985

9

Charcoal and coloured pencils

1986, Macau

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Large charooal and acrylics

ditto

ditto

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Charcoal and coloured pencils

ditto

ditto

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Graphite and coloured pencil

ditto

ditto

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Large charcoal drawing

ditto

ditto

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Charcoal drawing

ditto

ditto

10

Large charcoal drawing

1986, Hong Kong.

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Charcaol and acrylic

ditto

ditto

11

2 separate charcoal and acrylics

1987, Hong Kong

12

Large charcoal and acrylic  drawing

1987, Hong Kong.

13

Chinese painting

1988, Hong Kong

14

Large charcoal and acrylic  drawing

1988, Hong Kong

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ditto

ditto

ditto

15

Large charcoal and acrylic  drawin

1988, Hong Kong.

16

Graphite and charcoal with watercolour

1988, Hong Kong.

17

Large charcoal and acrylic  drawin

1988, Hong Kong.

18

Chinese inks and watercolours

1988

19

Large charcoal and acrylic  drawin

1989, Hong Kong

20

Chinese ink painting

1989, Hong Kong.

21

Chinese inks

1990, Hong Kong.

22

Large charcoal and acrylic  drawin

1990, Hong Kong.

23

Charcoal and acrylic(2 panels)

1991, Hong Kong

24

Clay

1991m Hong Kong

25

Acrylics on paper, coloured

1994, Taiwan

26

Arrylic on canvas

1995, Hong Kong

27

Arrylic on canvas

1997, Macau,
28

Large charcoal and acrylic  drawin

1997, Hong Kong.

29

Arrylic on canvas

2003, Macau

30

Arrylic on canvas

2003, Hong Kong
31

Clay

2006, Hong Kong

32

Clay

2009 Macau

33

Large charcoal and acrylic  drawin

2013, Hong Kong

34

Chinese ink on fan ricepaper

2014, Hong Kong
35

Charcoal, acrylics on canvas

2014, Hong Kong

Completed on 9.10.2014

 

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General contact Information:

Email: aser.but@gmail.com ; aserbut@yahoo.com

Telephone   Hong Kong (852) 6019  6298. Macau (853) 6663 5421

Postal address Hong Kong Cheung Wo Workshop,

                     Room 1603, Wo Shing House, Cheung Woo Court, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.               

Other sites: www.FaceBook.com/aserbut       "Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc."

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Where you can find Aser But's name in various historical publications: (to complete soon)

 

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Major overseas connections :

 

First Exchange Link: www.oneiricrealism.com/index.html

                                                                             

 Other Links:

 

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Video site: www.Youtube.com/aserbut

 

 

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 www.Isabel.com 

 

 

                                                     Oil Painting Reproduction, Oil Portrait Painting

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  www.super-art.com

 

 

 

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Most recent activities:

bulletAser attended Opening of Clay Show by G17 on 20th July, 20`3

        Shimen Daily, 21.7.2013

       

             Taken at ceremony outside G17.

bulletAser attended Fashion Show at St. Peter's Secondary School, Aberdeen, on 5th July, 2013.

 

     

Photos: Top Left: The Fashion Show poster designed by pupils. Top-right- Miss Angel Wong (Artland Co. rep.), Aser and Miss Rose Chan(the art-teacher of SPSS) Above: The Champion.

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Aser set up his new studio in Hong Kong, the Cheung Wo Studio on 23rd May, 2013 in order to continue with his painting activity. He retrieved several of his very old modern inks(and a few prints), and this provided him a good platform to refresh his interest in Modern Ink Paintings. Relevant album is at :https://www.facebook.com/aserbut?ref=tn_tnmn#!/aserbut/media_set?set=a.10201059490027369.1073741827.1171632938&type=3

                

           Photo by Margaret But

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Aser welcomed young people to visit Gito Studio in Macau on 19.5.2013. (All photos taken by Walter Sin, and relevant album is available at https://www.facebook.com/aserbut?ref=tn_tnmn#!/media/set/?set=a.10200886711028002.1073741825.1171632938&type=1

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(In the middle):  Amy Lei, (right) Walter Sin with young designers, and photographers of Macau.

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ser attended the Opening Ceremony of the SPEED's Show on 27.4.2013 held on 5th floor Gallery of the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wanchai.

            

(left)- The MCs of the Showl                                                                                 

(right)- Aser with Mr. Charles Ng, a renowned Art Director and one of the opening guests.                                                                                                                              

        

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(above left) - Walter Sin, Tony Lim, Aser But, Charles Ng, Sherman Chan, Leona Wong. (above, right) Photo by Walter Sin.

The AYDA team attending the opening ceremony, and more photos at https://www.facebook.com/aserbut?ref=tn_tnmn#!/media/set/?set=a.10151386815227555.1073741825.575617554&type=1

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Aser attended the First preparatory meeting in Macau Gito Workshop on production of a digital archive of his Career as An Artist-designer-teacher in Hong Kong and Macau (since 1974). The title is tentatively labeled as 'Beyond the Palette'. The project is supervised by Miss Amy Lei, nnd executed by Mr. Leo Yuen starting from May, 2013.

         This album on facebook.con is an ongoing documentation of the  Event: : see https://www.facebook.com/aserbut#!/media/set/?set=a.10200886711028002.1073741825.1171632938&type=1.

      

       

 With Miss Amy Lei (on left) and Mr. Leo Yuen (on right). Taken at Gito Kiln of Macau, 21.4.2013.  Next meeting scheduled in May, 2013. More photos have been published at www.facebook.com/aserbut.

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Aser attended the second Fashion Show at Fantasia area on 20.2.2011 in Macau:

Photo taken by Aser himself. More photos about the event can be seen in  facebook album-

 

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Aser was among the guests cutting ribbons for 70-80-90 Design Show by Millennium Secondary School in Macau, opened on 18.2.2011 at Education Bureau Gallery of Macau:

Photo: by Mr Wong Tak Yan, the art-teacher of Millennium Secondary School, taken on 18.2.2011. (More pictures are published in Mr. Wong's facebook album.)

 

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Aser helped with Asian Young Designers Association(AYDA)'s First Choice : Vision Pantoscopic Photographic Exhibition by Walter Sin held on 12-2-2011 to 17.2.2011 at Hong Kong Artland Gallery:

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(1) The guests at Opening Ceremony of Vision Pantoscopic Photographic Exhibition;

(2) Aser giving a welcoming speech;

(3) Photographs by Walter Sin

All photos by Nancy Tang.

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The Artistic Development of Aser But(in pdf.)

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The latest solo-exhibition-'A Journey Beyond the Palette' was held in Macau Fantasia 10 on 24.10.2009.

See:

 

              

Taken at opening the ceremony.

 Taken with secondary school pupils after their visit to the show. Photo: Walter Sin.

 

More about Aser But's latest activities:

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Aser curated the Clay Rhythm 2010 Macau, held in 10 Fantasia 10 from 22.10-30.10.2010:

Please see:

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(1) Aser was giving vote of thanks. (2) The official poster of the clayshow 

 

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Aser took part in 15th Macau International Fair 2010. taken in Venetians of Macau on23.10.2010:

  

Aser with Mr. Wong Sun Bon of Zhongshan, China. In front of his new porcelain works.

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Aser received the Hong Kong 10 Outstanding Designers Award on 10.7.2010 at Hong Kong Convention and attended the fund-raising party on 24.7.2010 at Grand Hyatt Hotel:

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Thanks to Mr. Michael Miller Yu for his nomination.

 

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Aser attended the press conference held in Macau on 11.5.2010 in support of the Modern Ink Painting Exhibition to be opened on 12.5.2010 in Lo Kau Garden Gallery of Macau:

 

Hou Kong Daily and Macau Daily on 12.5.2010.

 

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Aser attended the opening of St. Peter's Secondary School Visual Art Exhibition held at Artland Gallery on 8.5.2010:

Photo by WalterSin.com

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Aser helping with Fund-raising in Macau on 29.4.2010 to assist the poor in view of recent earthquake damage in China:

Above: Shemin Daily 30.4.2010; top: Macau Daily 30.4.2010

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Aser is going to attend the Celebrity Talk  to be held in Macau Fantasia 10 Garden at 4 p.m. on 27.3.2010:

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Aser attended the opening of Wucius Wong's exhibition of "Spirit of Sky and Land" held in Macau on 12.3.2010:

   

With Mr. and Mrs Wucius Wong with Margaret But on 12.3.2010. More photos are available in facebook album.

 

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Aser invited to cut ribbon for Macau Millennium Secondary School's exhibition on Health Education on 26.2.2010:

Taken at Millennium Secondary School's exhibition at Kam Bik Community Centre, Macau.

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Aser attended the Opening Ceremony of Season Lao's Photography Show in Macau to open on 27.2.2010 at Fantasia 10 at 3 p.m.

Macau Daily 26.2.2010

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Aser attended the Opening Ceremony at Fantasia 10's Chan Hin Yiu Photography Show on 23.1.2010

Macau Daily, 24.1.2010

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Aser attended the Opening of Legend of Hong Kong Ceramics on 16.12.09 held in Tsuen Wan Town Hall by Hong Kong Ceramic Society:

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Photo by Walter Sin.

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Aser attended Macau Millennium College 2009 X'mas Party on 5.12.09

 

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Aser conducted an Artist Talk for young artists on 13.9.09 in Macau:

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            Mr. Lee Sio Fan (sitting next to Aser But in group photo above)  arranged the talk for the Snow Ball Art Scheme at Youth Centre.   

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Aser at the opening ceremony on Kam Bik Community Show as hosted by Macau Millennium Secondary School on 5.6.09

 

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Aser participated the Committee meeting of Hong Kong Visual Arts Society on 31.5.09 in Shatin, Hong Kong:

In the photo from left: Danny Lee, Tsang Fan-kwong, Chu Hing-wah, 

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Aser participated at the 30th Children Drawing Contest on 26.4.2009 in Hong Kong:

Top: The group of judges; above: Mr. Leo Chan, the Chairman and right: Aser screening the 6000 pieces of work divided into 3 categories.

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Aser led the Macau teachers to join Hong Kong I-kiln's raku workshop on 22.2.09:

 

Mr. Chan Kam Shing giving a critique after raku firing. Taken at I-kiln, Fotan, Hong Kong.

Group picture taken after workshop. At I-kiln, Fotan, Hong Kong.

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Aser joined the working team in HKIVE on the production of a DVD on the Art of Wucius Wong on 10.2.09:

Above team with Wucius Wong in the middle. Photo by Walter Sin. Taken in HKIVE, Kwuntong, Hong Kong.

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Aser attended the photographic session conducted by Macau Millennium College at Macau Cultural Centre on 7.2.2009. Congratulations to all graduates:

              

2nd from left: Prof. Larry Chau, Dr. Ambrose So, and Prof. K.C. Fok, the administration of Macau Millennium College.

 
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Newest initiative: www.YouTube.com/aserbut for video on different art exhibitions held in Hong Kong and Macau

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A Special Feature on Aser But's ceramics:

   

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My Mission as an 'artist-teacher 2010'.

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Clay Basic: Techniques Demonstration Videos 陶藝示範錄影帶:

Video 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (5-7 soundless無聲)

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All About Aser's Art....

 

                          His Art              His Claywork       

                    Thank you for your comments(多謝您的意見).           

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A Personal Memory of Tong King Sum's sculpture displayed in Hong Kong Museum of Art on 18.4.08

 

Chief curator speaking on Tong King Sum's sculpture

For video on Tong's art: please go to www.YouTube.com/aserbut

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Previous News about Aser's community services. 

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Aser attended Ollie But's Graduation in the University of New South Wales on 8th September, 2006 in Sydney

           

                In photo : Ollie But (Aser But's second son) after receiving his B. Sc. in Computer Science 

    from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

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VASG (Virtual Art School and Gallery) since 2004. 

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Personal History (and family too)      

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Picture (Top, left) Aser But with classmates in New York Bank Street College of Education, at graduation party, 1983. 與碩士班同學合照於畢業典禮後, 1983年美國紐約。Picture (Top, right) Aser But with Mr. Edmond Ho, CEO of SAR Macau at Tong Nam Middle School, Macau歡迎澳門特區首長何厚燁先生, 2001年攝於澳門東南中學

 

                          To enlarge the pictures, please click on the thumbnails once. 如要放大圖片,請用滑鼠按有色線框小圖一次。

   In 1986: meeting the QEII

and in 1988: receiving TOYP Award

                                     

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Picture (top, left) Aser But with Queen Elizabeth II in Hong Kong Polytechnic, 19861986年與學生歡迎英女皇伊利沙伯二世於香港理工學院。

Picture (top right) The artist in Hong Kong , taken by Margaret But, 19861986年攝於香港,攝影師為畢朱杏賢

Picture (middle) Margaret and Aser But at Prize-giving Ceremony, Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award 1988.

 

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Introduction to this website

This website contains a visual record of my thirty years of journey as  an artist- designer and as a teacher, and then a Professor in Hong Kong and Macau. Through more than 33 years of art-related activities, I have maintained my cultural identity as an 'East meets West' artist and designer in both Hong Kong and Macau. The main reason of setting up this website is: to strengthen the relationship with my family, friends, fellow-artists and designers, art patrons, and my students in both Hong Kong and Macau.

Without practising art and design education, my life will never be lived to its full. Thanks to God for his mighty blessing.

You are welcome to view my new ceramic works available for viewing in the section GITO Ceramics Workshop.

My latest paintings are contained in the section Shows.

本人在港澳從事藝術及教育長達33年,感謝神的差遣。在過往十年,因工作關係涉足悉尼與澳門,又將工作、創作溶於一爐,亦將創作寓於娛樂。編寫這個網頁旨在接觸對視覺藝術有興趣的人士,包括本人之贊助、藏家與港澳兩地的學生、朋友等,當中亦包括不可取代的家人,有時只能通過網頁,我們才可互相表達關懷與心意。

2003年7月29日本人於香港藝林畫廊舉辦首個陶藝展,自此不斷展出陶品,詳情刊於(Shows)(GITO Ceramic Workshop(Art)的部份。

                                                                                                                                                                      

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Two important photographs:

 

 

Margaret and Aser But at Prize-giving Ceremony, Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award 1988.

 

Lady Deng Iin, the daughter of Deng Xiao Ping and Aser But. Taken in Macau during her photographic exhibition designed by Aser But.

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My Mission as an Artist-Teacher  

To choose one between art and education, I have chosen the ‘combination’. Art teaching and the practice of art, since 1970,  has been part of my life. Since then, I had changed from an ordinary classroom teacher to someone with hope and target. Alongside my growth as an artist, I met experts in the field of visual arts, among whom are those I followed and learned to practise drawing, painting, claywork and graphic design. I also met educationists both in Hong Kong and abroad who taught me to aim high as a teacher. To all these people, including my parents and other family members, and mentors, I owe them sincere thanks. I am, without any doubts, very grateful to the Mighty God and I know, with all these blessings in the past thirty years, I have a very happy family and owned a strong mission in teaching art with utmost care and love as a Christian and in serving the community both in Hong Kong and elsewhere as an ordinary person.

For the year 2010, more efforts will be put into my creative works, which will be in clay and in acrylics. Please note the changes of information in the section of Last News Update.

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Purchase of Work

You are welcome to get information about how to purchase Aser But's work of art, or books he wrote or published or even stamps he designed via writing to aserbut@yahoo.com

 

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Send mail to aserbut@yahoo.com with questions or comments about this web site.
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