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Grand Opening Of An Art Gallery

We attend the opening of an art gallery belonging to Sunee's teacher.

The Art Gallery's Grand Opening was today, July 23, 2008, for Sunee's teacher. We, along with Tom, went to Emei City for the occasion. Our first stop was to Xiao Lin's to buy some "grand opening" flowers. Took about an hour to make all the arrangements.

The Opening mostly consisted of the local artists doing their thing in celebration of the opening. Here are the pictures I took during the ceremony.

As is the custom, we bought some Grand Opening flowers for the event with the help of Xiao Lin

Here is the front of the gallery

Quite small but really nice paintings

The artist took turns producing special art for the occasion

Sunee hopes to master the art of caligraphy one of these days

In between producing art, the artists discussed their works with us

Tom and a middle school English teacher admire the many works

This is the gallery owner's father. One of the best known artist in China. He is in his 90s.

A local TV station interviews Tom about the opening

The foreign guests

Here is one of the finished products

When one gets done with the masterpiece, one must CHOP it

After the ceremony we all went to a restaurant for lunch. Mighty fine food was provided.

All-in-all it was another interesting and unique experience for us. Just another adventure in China.

Posted by inchinahil 03:35 Archived in China Tagged events

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