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Graduates showcase art at exhibition

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Updated: 2017-06-15

Graduates majoring in fine arts from 35 colleges and universities in Shanxi province showcased their creations at the second Shanxi Art Exhibition of Selected Works of College Graduates which opened in Taiyuan Art Museum on June 13, with 600 pieces of art on display.

The 600 various exhibits, including traditional Chinese paintings, block prints, sculptures and folk crafts, are selected from some 1,000 collected works of graduates from several art majors like folk craft arts and graphic design.

Graduates showcase art at exhibition

Artwork created by graduates majoring in fine arts from 35 colleges and universities in Shanxi on display at Taiyuan Art Museum on June 13 [Photo/sxrb.com]

Compared with the first session of the exhibition held in 2016, this year's event shows stronger regional characteristics of Shanxi culture, according to Lin Lecheng, a professor at the Academy of Arts & Design in Tsinghua University.

"The amazing piece of work which won the first prize combines traditional dough modeling in Shanxi with modern art," said Lin when he viewed the dough-made figurine named The Life of a Peking Opera Artist, which reproduces scenes both on and off the stage of a dance drama through hundreds of vivid handmade dough figurines.

"Many colleges in China don’t offer a major in folk arts while colleges in Shanxi still keep the major. Folk arts are part of regional culture and more artwork on behalf of regional culture should be displayed to the public," he added.

The art exhibition, which will last for a month, has prepared exhibitions, lectures, job fairs, and artwork promotions. It also provides a platform for graduates to start their own businesses.

Graduates showcase art at exhibition

A sculptor introduces his clay sculptures to children visiting the second Shanxi Art Exhibition of Selected Works of College Graduates which was held at Taiyuan Art Museum on June 13. [Photo/sxrb.com]

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