Oil paint­ing ex­hi­bi­tion

Manukau Courier - - HEALTH & BEAUTY - LIU CHEN

Fo Guang Shan Bud­dhist Tem­ple in Flat Bush is invit­ing peo­ple to its Hu­man­ity and Love Oil Paint­ing ex­hi­bi­tion.

It fea­tures paint­ings by Chi­nese artist Zi­jian Li, who lives in the United States and be­lieves in ‘‘art for sake of life’’.

On its open­ing day on Au­gust 20, the 34-piece show at­tracted about 400 view­ers to the East Auck­land tem­ple and gallery.

The dis­play in­cludes por­traits of Mas­ter Hs­ing Yun, as well as de­pic­tions of the life of ev­ery­day peo­ple such as a young child, ven­dor, granny, and some Chi­nese eth­nic peo­ple, es­pe­cially Ti­betans.

‘‘Mr Li’s art­works are in­spir­ing and pow­er­ful, which make peo­ple feel warm in the heart,’’ co­or­di­na­tor of the show Ven­er­a­ble Youcheng says.

‘‘You can see and feel the in­ner world of the char­ac­ters through his paint­ing.’’

Get­ting the paint­ings from the gallery’s head­quar­ters in Tai­wan has taken Ven­er­a­ble Abbess Man­shin about four years, ac­cord­ing to Ven­er­a­ble Youcheng.

The Hu­man­ity and Love Oil Paint­ing ex­hi­bi­tion is on un­til March 4 next year at Fo Guang Shan Tem­ple, cor­ner of Chapel Rd and Stan­combe Rd, Flat Bush. The gallery opens daily Tuesday to Sun­day, 10am-4pm, and en­try is free.

The ex­hi­bi­tion in Flat Bush opened on Au­gust 20.

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