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AFC Announces New Exhibit in Qingdao China

Artists for Conservation

Vancouver, BC., CANADA - June 12, 2017 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce a new partnership and special exhibit tour to mainland China this summer. Following a tour in North America, AFC's international exhibit will be exhibited at the Lanwan Art Museum at Lanwan Eco Art Park - a 50-acre ecological park, monumental sculpture garden, art village and public gallery, located in one of China's most beautiful and important coastal cities - Qingdao City.

The exhibit will open officially on August 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017. The exhibit will feature 129 original paintings and sculptures by AFC artists. A delegation of 11 AFC artists will be in attendance for a formal opening weekend, August 4-6, and to demonstrate diverse artistic techniques to museum visitors. A portion of artwork sales will support youth education and wildlife conservation efforts in China. Artist delegates include Rob Butler, Brent Cooke, Carel Brest van Kempen, Terry Isaac, Rachel Ivanyi, David Kitler, Joseph Koensgen, Kim Middleton, Pollyanna Pickering, James Stewart and Jeffrey Whiting.

AFC President and Founder Jeff Whiting explains, "Lanwan Eco Art Park represents a unique nexus between art and nature. Through this partnership, we are excited at the possibilities of maximizing the positive impact of AFC's art exhibit and its message to encourage protection of threatened species worldwide."

With a population of over 9 million, Qingdao (also spelled Tsingtao) is a major seaport and industrial center located between Beijing (to the North) and Shanghai (to the South) and connected to the world's longest sea bridge. The sailing events of 29th Olympic Games and 13th Paralympic Games were held in Qingdao in 2008. Qingdao has been repeatedly named China's most livable city.

 

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