The Colors of China: Paintings, Calligraphy and Children's Art

Exhibition Dates: Thursday, September 17, 2009 - Sunday, November 22, 2009

Bakersfield Art Museum
1930 R Street, Bakersfield CA
(661) 323-7219

Obtained from The Mag on October 13, 2009

The Colors of China: Paintings, Calligraphy and Children's Art

Some 120 pieces of art by children and adults will adorn the The Bakersfield Museum of Art beginning September 17, in an exhibit curated by the The Colors of China: Paintings, Calligraphy and Children's ArtMuseum and the Heritage of America Educational and Cultural Foundation offices of Bakersfield and Beijing, under the direction of Jess Nieto and Jian Hu.

The Colors of China: Paintings, Calligraphy and Children's Art, created by youth and adult artists from all over China, includes paintings, pottery and calligraphy. The large exhibit will be in both the Cunningham and Dezember galleries, and wrap through the hallway of the Museum.

Curator Emily Falke said the exhibit is significant, particularly since 2009 marks the thirtieth year of diplomatic relationships between China and the United States. There is a great change in the style and content of the art, she added, and it is more diversified and lively than before, with a combination of traditional and contemporary styles.

" The children's art is colorful and upbeat and cheerful in tone. The adult artists, potters, painters and calligraphers are well known and some famous within their country and beyond," she said

The child artists, ranging in age from 9 to 18, have previously exhibited in major museums and galleries and are all prize winners of various art competitions. The children's works express the language of contemporary painting, Falke said.

"Vivid and bold, the compositions and brushwork show the juvenile's point of view, and the harmony of a child's pulse. The child has not run out even when he or she is heading toward maturity. There is a bridge over from childhood to adulthood," Falke said.

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