Evelyn and I were thrilled to be invited to join an art and cultural exchange between China and Canada.
In April this year, several well-known artists from Guiyang spent a week in Burnaby with Canadian artists and photographers. Activities included: plein air painting in lower mainland locations; tours of Vancouver and Burnaby highlights; and casual in-home gatherings to official banquets. One highlight was all of us being joined by the public to create a mosaic mural for the Burnaby General Hospital. Works by both the Chinese and Canadians were exhibited at the Burnaby Art Gallery and at Deer Lake Gallery. Officials from the City of Burnaby and the City of Guiyang launched this year's Art Across the Pacific exchange with the signing of a friendship agreement.
In 2014 Evelyn and I traveled with Canadian artists to the City of Guiyang where we toured many fine art institutes; went on art outings; and put our photographs on display at the Art Museum of Guiyang.
posted by Ted Nodwell