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Canada 150 Exhibition: Fly High Canada

Posted in Arts & Culture, Students & Campus Life
Sep 16, 2017 to Sep 19, 2017

Shawn Zheng, Geese #9

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, artist Shawn Zheng unveils Fly High Canada, ten new paintings of 150 Canada geese depicted throughout the seasons. Painted with grace and simplicity, the lyrical compositions represent flocks of geese returning from winter homes, alighting, nesting, grazing and migrating. A professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Fujian Teacher’s University in China, Zheng immigrated to Canada in 1989, where he continues to practice his art and teach.  “Canada Geese are so strong,” he says. “They really impressed me when I first arrived. They stand for freedom, harmony, gaiety and peace: all values that Canadians cherish.”

When:  Sept. 16–19, 2017
Special reception:  Saturday, Sept. 16, 2 – 5 pm
Where: Gordon Snelgrove Gallery
191 Murray Bldg., 3 Campus Dr.
Info:  (306) 966-4208 | email: gordon.snelgrove@usask.ca  | www.usask.ca/snelgrove

The artist and the co-directors of the Confucius Institute, Drs. Li Zong and Ning Liu, will be in attendance at the special reception.

 

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