Culture week connects traditional arts with modern life

Writer: Windy Shao, Sun Yuchen  |  Editor: Liu Minxia  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2022-08-25

Huishan clay figurine, Fengxiang clay sculpture, Nanshi color painting, Beijing painted clay sculpture “Lord Rabbit” and Henan clay dog are five intangible cultural heritage items featuring clay sculptures and paintings from different parts of China. They gathered together at the Mission Hills Maker (MH Maker) in Longhua District on Saturday, as part of the opening ceremony of the Mission Hills Intangible Cultural Heritage Week.

The cultural week, from Friday to Aug. 28, is themed on “connecting traditional arts with modern life.”Themed activities include intangible cultural heritage experiences, traditional performances, art exhibitions, an art market and an intangible cultural heritage alliance to promote intangible cultural heritages to the public.

Apart from enjoying exhibitions and performances, visitors are encouraged to attend intangible cultural heritage classes and art salons. People can learn fan brush paintings, leather carving, tie dyeing and making wood art bookmarks.

The salons include color painting art, poem recital, the art of Chinese seal engraving and jade carving art.

Several inheritors of string puppet, an intangible cultural heritage item, also performed at the opening ceremony and interacted with visitors.

In addition, audiovisual intangible cultural projects such as Peking Opera and Guqin performances were presented to the audience.