Oil painting exhibition
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.