Young Sri Lankan artists exhibition opens in Beijing
Updated: 2016-07-11 15:17
Ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Insight of China - Exhibition of Young Sri Lankan Artists. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]
As part of the Insight of China series, an exhibition showcasing young Sri Lankan artists was launched at the Capital Library of China on July 8. It was a great exchange between the two countries' artists and an event designed to develop friendships between the two countries' people.
Five Sri Lankan artists were invited to visit China and paint what they saw during their visits. They set off from Lanzhou, passed Zhangye, Jiuquan and arrived in Dunhuang in Gansu province, from June 26 to July 3. Having drawn inspiration from magnificent natural scenery and diverse culture along the ancient Silk Road, they worked their wonders at a studio in Songzhuang, Beijing. Their works showcased the creators' zeal and individuality, Chinese characteristics and the level of modern art in Sri Lanka.
Wang Chen, assistant director of the Ministry of Culture’s Bureau for External Cultural Relations, party secretary of China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG) Li Jinsheng and Sri Lankan Ambassador to China Karunasena Kodituwakku, all attended the inauguration. They then admired the exhibition.