Back to listJul 15, 2012

Watercolor Painting Exhibitions Held in Hong Kong and Macau

SGI-HK Culture CenterAt the SGI-HK Culture Center

An exhibition titled "Watercolors from Ningbo," cosponsored by the Chinese Artists Association in Ningbo, SGI-Hong Kong (SGI-HK), SGI-Macau and other groups, was shown at the SGI-HK Culture Center from June 9-17 and at the Lou Lim Ieoc Garden in Macau from July 5-15. The exhibition consisted of 80 paintings by 61 artists from Ningbo, a seaport city in the northeast of Zhejiang Province where remains of Neolithic Hemudu culture have been found.

Kindergarten studentsKindergarten students visiting the exhibition in Hong Kong

SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent a message, read at the opening ceremony of both exhibitions, in which he expressed his hope that the exhibition would encourage people and inspire a humanistic spirit.

Some 300 people attended the exhibition's opening ceremony in Hong Kong including Zhou Jingshu, vice president of the Ningbo Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Tang Hoichiu, chief curator of the Hong Kong Museum of Art and Lau York-yee, president of the Hong Kong Culture and Art Promotion Association. In his speech, Mr. Zhou expressed appreciation for SGI-HK’s efforts to contribute to the community.

Lou Lim Ieoc GardenThe exhibition at the Lou Lim Ieoc Garden in Macau

Present at the opening ceremony in Macau were Cheong U, secretary of the Department of Social Affairs and Culture, Li Ben Jun, deputy director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao Special Administrative Region, Li Zhehang, secretary of the Ningbo Federation of Literary and Art Circles and He Yeqi, director of the Chinese Artists Association in Ningbo. Mr. He expressed his hopes that SGI will continue to promote cultural exchange and commended its philosophy of contributing to the happiness of others.

[Adapted from an article in the August 10, 2012, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photos courtesy of SGI-HK and SGI-Macau]