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Exhibition highlights Shoushan stone carving art in Jiading

( chinadaily.com.cn ) 2019-09-19

Exhibition highlights Shoushan stone carving art in Jiading

Visitors appreciate stone carvings at the Han Tianheng Art Museum in Jiading district of Shanghai. [Photo/jiading.gov.cn]

Shoushan stone, which is mined in Shoushan village in Fujian province, is long-renowned for its bright colors and beautiful texture. Carved objects using the stone can be traced back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279).

The craft, known as Shoushan stone carving, has since been passed down to generations of artisans in Fujian.

An exhibition featuring Shoushan stone carvings created by Chen Lizhong, a national inheritor of the carving technique who is based in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province, is underway at the Han Tianheng Art Museum in Jiading district of Shanghai.

Chen's works using other kinds of stones, as well as stone sculptures by his students, are also on display.

Lasting until Oct 10, the exhibition displays more than 130 pieces of exquisite stone carvings, offering a wonderful opportunity for local residents to get a glimpse of the art form.

Chen is a Chinese arts and crafts master. Born in 1968, he has devoted himself to Shoushan stone carving for years and enjoys a strong reputation in the field.

Exhibition Details

Han Tianheng Art Museum

Address: No 70 Bole Street, Jiading district

Time: 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays)

Ticket price: Free

Traffic: Take rail transit line 11 to West Jiading Station, then transfer to Bus No 11 and get off at Bole Road Jinsha Road Station, or take Bus No 6 or No 4 to Bole Road Jinsha Road Station.

MAIL TO DISTRICT CHIEFjiading@jiading.gov.cn

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