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Karamay locals get chance to enjoy paintings and calligraphies

By Yang Fan and Yue Ronghua Updated: 2015-01-04

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The Wider Karma Painting and Calligraphy Gallery in the city of Karamay, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, opened to the public for free on Dec 21 to give locals a taste of art with more than 200 paintings and calligraphy works from the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911) and modern times on display.

The gallery, which occupies nearly 200 kilometers, is made up of three exhibition halls. It took two years to finish, according to its general-manager, Niu Duoqiang. He also said that the gallery plans to send a delegation to Tongwei city, Gansu province, a birthplace of Chinese art, to learn its experiences in developing painting and calligraphy.

Gao Liancheng, vice-head of the city’s Literature and Arts Association, commented on the gallery favorably by saying that it provides a place for professional and amateur painters and calligraphers to share creative experiences and opinions.

Edited by Michael Thai