Chinese painting exhibition inaugurated in National Library of Latvia

RIGA, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Painting Exhibition "Whine Crane Stretching Wings", co-organized by Confucius Institute at University of Latvia and Flying Brush Chinese Painting Studio,was inaugurated Wednesday in the National Library of Latvia.

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Confucius Institute at University of Latvia, and the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relation between China and Latvia, the Confucius Institute and "Flying Brush" Studio co-organized this event.

Li Tao, Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Latvia, Anda Lamasha, Head of Service Department of National Library of Latvia, Prof. Peteris Pildgovics and Prof. Shang Quanyu, Latvian and Chinese directors of Confucius Institute at University of Latvia, Ms. Jekaterina Belyaeva, Head of the "Flying Brush" Studio, Ms. Zhang Hongge, students of the Confucius Institute, and Latvian people from all walks of life participated in the ceremony.

Li congratulated on the inauguration, reviewed the Chinese-Latvian exchange in culture, and expected that more Latvian citizens could get to know more about Chinese culture through exhibitions such as this one.

Pildgovics and Shang said, with Confucius Institute being the window for host country people's understanding about Chinese language and culture, it bears the responsibility for enhancing the cultural exchange between Chinese people and the locals.

With the booming of the Chinese economy, the popularity of tradition Chinese art has been constantly on the growth.

The exhibition shows 28 works from the teachers and students of the studio, including Belyaeva's professional masterpieces and Chinese painting fans' works, varying in styles.

[ Editor: Xueying ]


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