By Zhang Wencheng
An art exhibition of Chinese Zodiacs, titled “Celebrate Year of the Dog”, raised the curtain in Zhu Qizhan Art Museum on January 30.
In the hall on the first floor in the art museum, the walls were covered by Spring Festival couplets written on red paper. These couplets, which symbolized auspiciousness, were written by more than 10 members from the Painting and Calligraphy Association of Ouyang Community. They will be given to visitors free of charge.
In the exhibition hall, apart from artworks created by famous artists and calligraphers in Shanghai, visitors would also see painting and calligraphy, photography and paper-cutting works created by residents in Ouyang Community, and feel the atmosphere of the Spring Festival. Before this art exhibition opens, the sub-district has received more than 300 artworks created by residents, and 70 artworks were chosen by the judge panel to display on the exhibition.
This year, supported by Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, the sponsor allocated an area to help residents know about local intangible cultural heritage, such as woodblock printing, ink printing, paper-tearing and Shanghai-style dough figurine by Zhao Family. Hua Xingfu, an inheritor of paper-tearing techniques, created more than 100 artworks showing different kinds of dogs for visitors. “Residents love the dogs that I made. Many people arrived here in early morning,” said him.
Ouyang Road Sub-district began to hold art exhibition of Chinese Zodiacs ten years ago. The exhibition of this year is the 10th exhibition organized by the sub-district. The exhibition will open to the public until March 4.