Artist creates for the birds
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.