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Thursday, March 19, 2009

You Are Invited to the Yangshuo Art Show




Yangshuo Art Show





Blessing Hands invites you to our Yangshuo Art Show in Morehead, KY. It will be at the Rowan County Arts Center during the whole month of April. The center is located at 215 East Main Street in the old Rowan County Courthouse. All of you who are near Morehead come.

The opening reception will be on April 5th from 1:00 - 3:00. The Morehead Theatre Guild is producing the play Steel Magnolias that weekend, so playgoers are especially welcomed to come to our reception before the play begins at 2:00. Their evening shows are on April 2-4 beginning at 8 p.m. The play only cost $8 or $5 for students You can get advance tickets to the play at Coffee Tree Book Store. We hope patrons enjoy our art show during intermissions.

The art show features art by Yangshuo, China professional and student artists. They have sent paintings to be sold for the benefit of our Blessing Hands kids in Yangshuo. The professional paintings will be sold for a set price, but the student paintings will be in a silent auction for the whole month. Come get some great buys. The student art is so outstanding that we had postcards made of them. We will send you one if you want one.

The professional paintings are by artists who are drawn to Yangshuo by the beautiful scenery to paint. Yangshuo is known all over the world for their beautiful mountains and for the art that is inspired by them. Mayor Li, who is a famous artist in his own right, encouraged the members of the Yangshuo Artist's Association to donate their paintings to our show. He sent two of his own calligraphy pieces and gave us a private tour of his studio.

The government of Pubei also contributed to our show by sending several calligraphy scrolls. Luo Xianxin, the government leader there, is very supportive of our scholarship students. He personally found a donor to fund two $500 college scholarships.

We invite you to enjoy our show and support our kids. There is also a great display upstairs of quilt square art from the local Rowan County Schools, who are Sister Schools with Yangshou Schools. Come see how creative all the kids are.