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The 7th Visual Art Exhibition of Outstanding Works by the Mass Unveiled in Ningbo

Last morning, the opening ceremony and award ceremony of the 7th Visual Art Exhibition of Outstanding Works by the Mass was unveiled at the Dongqian Lake branch of Ningbo Museum of Art. It is worth mentioning that the exhibition is held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC.

This exhibition features the latest works of Ningbo citizens in art, calligraphy and photography. Since it started to solicit contributions in May, the exhibition has received more than 1000 pieces of works. They are on diverse themes and in various forms, covering Chinese painting, oil painting, printmaking, peasant painting and so on. Some are dedicated to the centenary journey of the party and some to the wonderful life, either in realistic or atmospheric style.

After experts’ evaluation, a total of 150 pieces were in the shortlist in three categories: art, calligraphy and photography. Ninety of them eventually stood out, with 5 gold prizes, 10 silver and 15 bronze in each category.

It is said that Ningbo Cultural Museum would support those winners and promote them to the public on the basis of such platforms as Famous Artists’ Studio, Xinrui Visual Design and Calligraphy Institute. Their works will also go on a tour to various districts and countries (cities).

“Recent years, through the citywide popularization of art, Ningbo has witnessed waves of distinct mass visual art activities and the emergence of art works with unique perspectives, distinctive personalities and rich emotions, which has become a charming landscape on our path to cultural construction,” said by Ji Yunfei, director of Ningbo Culture Museum.

The exhibition of outstanding art works by mass is learnt to be the only one governmental comprehensive visual art activity in Ningbo, which is held every three years and this is the sixth sessions since 2004. The exhibition leads the prosperity of the mass culture in Ningbo, which further improves citizens’ skill in art, calligraphy and photography and builds up the talent team of visual art. Over the past decades, a number of fine works emerged from the activity and many of their creators attained “Qunxing” Visual Art Prize in Zhejiang province and National Exhibition Prize.

This exhibition will last to August 22th (closed in Monday) and is free to the public

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