Art Reception (Free)
EventArt Reception (Free)
LocationCollege of the Canyons, Gallery 206
Wed, Feb 13, 2019, 3:00pm- 5:00pm Tweet this event. Add this event to your calendar.View all times
Visitors to the newest College of the Canyons Gallery 206 exhibition, "Vibrant Bounty: Chinese Folk Art from the Shaanxi Region," will be carried away to Shaanxi Province, one of the cradles of Chinese civilization, for a broader understanding and appreciation for another culture. The public will not want to miss the priceless artifacts and paintings that tell the stories of a far away, but not altogether different, people.
Paintings and artifacts of rural China reveal a national spirit that is as charming as it is vital. The peasant or farmer paintings on display are closely related to the traditional Chinese arts of embroidery, batik (a fabric dying method), paper-cut, and wall painting. The artists use "shui fen" on thick paper to create the paintings. This technique includes paint powder and water, similar to gouache or tempera.
The artifacts included in this collection depict Chinese rural life and show traditional Shaanxi customs. They range from children's clothing and toys to New Year's prints and decorative household items, often embroidered with lucky figures and animals.
Gallery 206 is located on the second floor of the Valencia campus library. "Vibrant Bounty: Chinese Folk Art from the Shaanxi Region" opens January 28 and runs through March 15.More Information