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October 2, 2015

Impressions of China

Art exhibition showcasing
China’s cultural wonders via photography

Exhibition: Oct 2 - Dec 10, 2015

Opening Reception
Sunday Oct 4 from 2-4pm
Some featured artists in attendance; Ray Pfortner presentation about the cultural experience in China as a delegation of North American artists
RSVP to attend: education@vancouverchinesegarden.com

The exhibition that has been shown at two Pacific Northwest Chinese gardens this spring and summer is coming to Vancouver this fall and showcases China’s cultural wonders via photography.

It features the work of 15 U.S. artists from five different states, led by photographer Ray Pfortner and Nancy Wing. The delegation visited China’s cultural wonders as part of a photography and other media cultural exchange in early 2014 as part of the Washington State’s WTE Professional & Cultural Exchange program. Locations and sites explored included five UNESCO World Heritage Sites like classical Chinese scholar’s gardens, the Great Wall of China, the Summer Palace and many other sites from Shanghai to Suzhou and Hangzhou to Beijing.

In addition to visiting and photographing China’s cultural wonders during the exchange, the delegation also toured well-known Chinese art galleries, held formal meetings with China’s premier stock photography agency and met with Xi Zhinong, China’s foremost wildlife photographer.

On the exchange, the 15 U.S. artists captured more than 100,000 photographs, which have been distilled to the top 30 images as selected by the exhibition jury to be on display in the gardens.

For details about the Special Photography Workshops in the Garden (currently scheduled for weekend of Nov. 13-15) please check the website again.


Photo above © Dawn Nelson

Photo above © Susan Johnston

Start: October 2, 2015 10:00 am
End: December 10, 2015 4:30 pm

October 6, 2015

Penjing Workshop: Winter Care Pruning & Potting Workshop

Penjing Workshop:
Winter Care Pruning & Potting Workshop

Date: Saturday Oct. 24, 2015
Time: 2 – 4pm

Penjing have been cultivated in China for over 2000 years and have garnered the epithet “Silent Poems” for their beauty, lyricism and artistic process. Join a group of diverse individuals with the aim of nurturing continued interest in the art of penjing and bonsai, meeting seasonally to share with each other and learn from experts.

Spaces limited.
To Participate:
 Become a Garden Member & RSVP
to education@vancouverchinesegarden.com or 604-662-3207 ext 205




Start: October 6, 2015 2:00 pm
End: October 6, 2015 4:00 pm

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