On August 7th, 2017 Guyan Painting Township Art Festival & ‘Painting Township Carnival’ tourism season-- 30-year-old Lishui Barbizon Painting Salon was successfully held in the art village ‘Zaishuiyifang (By the Water)’.
During the development for 30 years, Lishui Barbizon painting group has developed from a little group with dozens of people into an oil paiting team with over 300 people. As the reputation of Lishui Barbizon spreads, the number of people coming to Guyan painting township for sketching has also greatly increased. After the development of over 10 years, Guyan painting township has become one of the largest bases of sketch creation in the nation. Nearly 300 colleges and universities in the nation have established art education & practice base here, and every year, the township receives over 150 thousand students for sketch creation.
The atmosphere of the Pen Meeting was warm. Lan Zhilong, a veteran local painter, Cai Zhiwei, the chairman of Lishui Artists Association, Chen Jianghong, the vice chairman of Lishui Artists Association and more than 30 other representatives of famous Lishui Barbizon painters, used the brush and ink, to freely express their feelings and style. The creation was carried out mainly with art forms such as Chinese Painting, Calligraphy and Sketch, which resulted in 20 pieces of works.
As one of the series of activities of 2017 Guyan Paiting Township Art Festival and the ‘Painting Township Carnival’ tourism season, it received strong support from the Management Association of Oujiang Tourist Zone, with all the cadres participating in actively. The Salon of Pen Meeting also made contributions to build the tourism brand of Guyan Painting Township. Through painting on the spot, it allows more painting enthusiasts to enjoy art in Guyan Painting Township; it greatly enhanced the development of "Tourism Plus Culture"; it cultivated the cultural atmosphere of good taste, to create Guyan Painting Township as "Central garden" in Lishui. (Liandu District Government Office)