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December 3rd was a busy Saturday afternoon at Da Yuntang art Museum in Wangjing. The Kaimushi (opening ceremony) was presented by TV Director Li Yemo. This project was organised by the Beijing Women Artists Association, sponsored by Yi Qi Network and curated by Huang Qian.
It was an honour to meet many highly regarded artists who have been at the helm of Beijing art and art academia for many decades.
He Yun Lan (left) worked as art editor and professor of fine arts , appraiser of National Art exhibitions and is currently the Director of Chinese Artists Association. The curator for the exhibition Huang Qian is standing in the centre and on her right side is the accomplished Pan Ying , head of the Beijing Women Artists Association, an artist well known for her gongbi technique.
Huang Qian commented that the exhibition is a bold attempt to explore the fusion of Chinese and Western Cultures, with an annual exhibition highlighting a range of artworks promoting cultural exchange with the female artists.
German artist Jutta Bobo with Pan Ying and Pans gongbi strip ink work on footballer portraits of Diego Forlan and Shao Jayi . In the next photo Wang Hui discusses her work with me .
With more than 80 art works which include a wide range of subjects and categories spanning from the meticulous to free hand . Here are Chinese colour works by Wang Lv Xia .
I am standing with Yuan Yaoming next to her female warrior series referring back to the terracotta warriors.
My ‘Ginkgo Sunday’ and ‘Early evening Yunnan’ is showing near Fion Gunns ‘Waiting to Enter’ and ‘Memory Lens ‘
China: Jiang Caiping, He Yunlan, Pang Yuanhong, Pan Shouhua, Wen Ying, Wang Yingchun, Chen Yadan, Wang Lvxia, Wei Hongyan, Pan Jinling, Sun Lu, Yuan Yaomin, Pan Ying, Liu Liping, Zeng Yingchun, Tan Xiaoshi, Liu Yan, Yang Xiaoyun, Yao Rongrong, Wang Defang , Li Dongxia, Shen Wei, Jin Gu, Gulistan, Liu Shanhua, Shen Hui, Shen Wen, Wang Hui, Yang Yang, Liu Liyun, Jiang Yanying, Huang Huan, Gu Gu, Yuan Mingxin
International artists: Jacqueline Rodriguez(Peru) , Yuta Bobo (Germany), Fion Gunn (Ireland) and Niamh Cunningham (Ireland)