From August 13th to 19th, Guyan painting township held a summer carnival- ‘2018 Art Festival of Guyan painting township’. The success holding of Art Festival has not only enriched the cultural connotation of Guyan painting Township, enhanced the quality of tourism, displayed a beautiful image, but has also brought more fame, popularity and wealth for Liandu and even Lishui. The Art Festival in Town coincided with the 30-year development anniversary of Lishui Barbizon oil painting, and painting has thus become a major theme of this festival.
On August 13th, ‘Tribute to Lishui Barbizon’ Lishui Barbizon oil painting 30-years retrospective exhibition, Lishui Barbizon oil painters invitational exhibition together constituted the two main art exhibitions. Among them, the ‘Tribute to Lishui Barbizon’ Lishui Barbizon oil painting 30-year retrospective exhibition brings together the outstanding works of Lishui Barbizon oil painting during 30 years of its development. It also invited Mr. Quan Shan Shi, a famous painter, to write a preface for the exhibition; the Invitational Exhibition of Lishui Barbizon Oil Painters brings together 25 works of Lishui Barbizon Painters to show the vitality of Lishui Barbizon. During the festival, more than 40 Lishui Barbizon painters also carried out sketching activities in Guyan painting township.
In the evening of August 16th, the 2018 Art Festival of Guyan painting township and the new book ‘Painting with Idealism - the 30 years of Lishui Barbizon oil painting’ were launched. In the form of text recorded the 30-year development of Lishui Barbizon oil painting. At the same time, Huang Yazhou, former vice chairman of the Chinese Writers Association, former chairman and honorary chairman of the Zhejiang Writers Association, wrote the theme song of the art festival, ‘My beloved is in the painting township’, and it was grandly released. The work combines the poetic language, the music rhythm of ballads, melodious tunes, and rich memories. The lyrics presents the Oujiang, the ancient weir, Barbizon, big camphor trees and other natural and human key words in Guyan painting township, integrating the mountains and waters of Guyan painting township into the song of the mood.
On August 17th, the famous celebrities will come together to start a ‘to the people’ Lishui Barbizon Guyan painting township forum, to discuss the 30-year complex of Barbizon and Guyan in Lishui.
As another highlight of the festival, from August 18th to 19th, the Guyan painting township Tongping square ushered in two ‘Sleepless Nights’. Zhou Yunpeng, the landlord’s cat, and other folk musicians gathered here to sing for poetry and ideals.
In addition to the support of art professionals, this festival wasa also an opportunity for ordinary people to understand Lishui Barbizon. During the festival, there were a variety of interactive activities for tourists and oil painting: ‘Big hands pull hands’ attracted a total of 100 people to paint, inviting artists and visitors to create long rolls, 280 paintings of different styles will be stitched together into a ‘mystery scroll painting’.
The Guyan painting township Art Festival stood on the basis of the 30 years of development of the oil painting of Lishui Barbizon, in a vivid and pluralistic form, it introduced Lishui Barbizon School of painting into the view of the public. The festival also brought data entrance for Guyan painting township tourism brand and IP, making the ‘Painting Township Liandu" tourism brand more deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. Surrounded by art, the charm of the Guyan painting township is even more intense. ( Liandu District Government Office )