Ar­gentina: Em­bassy pro­motes Ar­gen­tine painter in China

Global Times – Metro Beijing - - EMBASSY -

The Ar­gen­tine Em­bassy in Bei­jing in­vited 25 Chi­nese stu­dents from the No.109 Mid­dle School to paint with fa­mous Ar­gen­tine painter Milo Lock­ett on May 2. Since 2018 is the Year of the Dog, each stu­dent was given a model dog to paint and take home as a sou­venir. Some of the stu­dents also got to help Lock­ett paint a model cow. “We would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to in­tro­duce Ar­gen­tine art to China and show­case Lock­ett’s view of art through cul­tural ex­change,” Min­is­ter of the Ar­gen­tine Em­bassy Juan Manuel Cortel­letti said. “We re­ally be­lieve in cul­tural diplo­macy. China and Ar­gentina are very far away ge­o­graph­i­cally speak­ing, but in pro­mot­ing cul­tural ex­change, we can be closer and un­der­stand each other bet­ter.” Lock­ett is in China on tour. His paint­ing ex­hi­bi­tion is on dis­play at the 798 Art Dis­trict from April 29 to May 12.

Photo: Yin Yeping/GT

Ar­gen­tine painter Milo Lock­ett (left) guides a Chi­nese stu­dent as she paints.

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