February 2009 Spirit of Place: Beijing-China Young Artists Exhibition, 2009

Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver
February 16 – March 1, 2009, free and open to public
Curator: Sam Carter

The Spirit of Place: Beijing-China Young Artists Exhibition was curated during the summer of 2008 from thousands of paintings created by young artists from all parts of China through workshops organized by the Beijing Bright Fine Arts School, prior to the Beijing 2008 Olympics. 35 selected works of art reflect the young artist’s interpretations of Olympic pillars: Culture, Sport and Sustainability (Environment).

CSAA has partnered with Beijing Bright Fine Arts School, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Save the Children Canada, and Arts Umbrella.  Each Beijing-China young artist participating in the exhibition has received a Certificate of Participation.

The exhibition will travel after its opening scheduled from February to March 1st, 2009.  A special ceremony and formal opening of the exhibition took place on Wednesday February 18th  at 5:00 at the Emily Carr University Concourse Gallery-1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island.  Young musicians from the Cheun Ying Arts Centre welcomed visitor with their Chinese Guzheng music.

During the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, the Spirit of Place: Beijing Chinese Young Artist Exhibition will join the Spirit of Place: British Columbia Young Artists Exhibition as a bilateral exhibition presented by the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver, Canadian Society for Asian Arts and Emily Carr University of Art and Design. You will hear more about this special exhibition and happening staged at the Chinese Cultural Center in Chinatown.

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