Lijian River School Paintings Shown in Hong Kong and Macau
From June 11-20, 2010, a painting exhibition containing work from the Lijian River School, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, was shown at the SGI-Hong Kong Culture Center. The show was co-organized and sponsored by the Guangxi Art Institute, Lijian Painting Style Promotion Association and SGI-Hong Kong.
The paintings depict scenes of Lijian River in Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Approximately 4,000 viewed the exhibition.
The exhibition opening was held on June 11 with some 530 guests attending from around the world. Dr. Hao Tiechuan, the director of the Publicity, Culture and Sports Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and President of the United World Chinese Association Dr. Cheng Wanqi were among those present.
SGI-Hong Kong General Director John Ng Chor Yuk also attended and shared words from SGI President Daisaku Ikeda about the value of cultural exchanges in sowing seeds of peace. A ribbon-cutting ceremony followed.
From July 8-11, the exhibition traveled to Macau where it was renamed "Paintings from the Rivers of Lijiang and Hou Kong" with the inclusion of paintings by artists from the region. Hou Kong is another name for Macau. The show was co-organized by the Guangxi Art Institute, Lijian Painting Style Promotion Association and SGI-Macau.
[Adapted from an article in the July 16, 2010, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photos courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]