Artist cre­ates for the birds

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - LIFE ENTERTAINMENT -

Shun Hong is the founder and owner of Shun Art Gallery. She stud­ied economics and worked as a fash­ion de­signer be­fore turn­ing her fo­cus to art. She is pre­sent­ing her ab­stract paint­ings in a solo ex­hi­bi­tion named Ex­treme Blue. She has two par­rots she keeps in the gallery, a blue one named Zhao Cai (mean­ing to bring in wealth), and a green one named Jin Bao (mean­ing to bring in trea­sure). “Most art works in this ex­hi­bi­tion have been cre­ated dur­ing this hot sum­mer. Zhao Cai and Jin Bao are the pro­tag­o­nists, and their love story is the one that I want to de­pict, an in­ti­mate and har­mo­nious re­la­tion­ship.” 10 am-7 pm, un­til Oct 15. Shun Art Gallery, Rm 103, Build­ing 3, 50 Mo­gan­shan Road. 021-5252-7198. A touch­ing love story pre­sented through folk mu­sic and danc­ing taken from the Hui eth­nic group and the Mid­dle East, is set to hit the stage. Cre­ated by the Yinchuan Art Troupe, dance drama The Moon Over the He­lan Moun­tain is based on folk­lore from North­west China’s the Ningxia Hui au­ton­o­mous re­gion. Hun­dreds of years ago, on the an­cient Silk Road, a car­a­van of Arab mer­chants went through the desert and crossed the Yel­low River with the help of lo­cal peo­ple of the He­lan Moun­tain. Dur­ing the jour­ney, a young Ara­bic man Narsu fell in love with a young lo­cal woman named Hai Zhen. The drama was se­lected as one of the top 10 Chi­nese stage arts in 2009 and has trav­eled to Egypt, Qatar and Al­ge­ria. 8 pm, Aug 31 and Sept 1. Opera Hall of Guangzhou Opera House, Exit B1 of Zhu­jiang New Town sub­way sta­tion, the in­ter­change of Line 3 and 5. 020-3839-2888.

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