Urbana showing Chinese landscapes
URBANA — The city of Urbana is showing, through Saturday, traditional Chinese landscape paintings by artist Liu Jungang of the city of Shenzen, Gaungdong province, China.
A public reception with light refreshments will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Urbana City Building lobby, 400 S. Vine St.
A graduate of the Beijing Central Painting Art Institute, Liu's work has been exhibited in Germany, Japan and the United States, as well as throughout China
The Chinese Postal Administration selected him in 1996 to create a series of postage stamps. In 2012, he received the Green Prize from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture. He is currently an artist in-residence at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.
Urbana's Chinese sister city, Haizhu District of the city of Guangzhou, is also in Guangdong Province. Urbana is hosting the exhibition, part of its Artist of the Corridor program, to celebrate the cultural connection between Urbana and China.