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New Exhibit Showcases Elegance of Chinese Ink Paintings

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) will usher in the Chinese ink painting and calligraphy exhibition Ink Elegance during Gallery Hop at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 17 at the Carnegie Center in Lexington, Ky. The exhibition will continue through May 10, 2017.  
About the Artist: Ms. Li Jian was born in Shandong Province, China. She started to study Chinese painting at the age of three. She has won several prizes at international and national painting competitions. Since 2014, she has worked as a Chinese painting specialist for the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute, teaching Chinese painting classes for UK students and K-12 students throughout Kentucky.
About the exhibition: "Ink Elegance” presents traditional Chinese ink painting genre of "Flower and Birds Painting " in freehand style. The freehand style displays rich brushwork, ink technique and brilliant colors on the Chinese Xuan paper (known as “rice paper”). Included in this exhibition are also the artist’s works of calligraphy, which are in the style of “Running Script” to show the powerful elegance in the strokes.