NZ Week
Oct 30 2012
New Zealand

Souce:Xinhua Publish By Thomas Whittle

YEREVAN, Armenia, Oct. 30 - An art exhibition of Chinese modern
painters on the Silk Road opened here on Tuesday in the National
Gallery of Armenia.

The exhibition, organized by the ministries of culture of China and
Armenia, and the Shanxi provincial government in China, and titled
"The Silk Road under Colored Brushes, is part of the "Days of Chinese
Culture in Armenia".

"Armenia played an important role in the Silk Road. Armenian people
made a major contribution to the development of the Silk Road. Today
we see the paintings of famous painters of China," said Tian Changchun,
Chinese Ambassador to Armenia, at the opening ceremony.

"During the Days of Chinese Culture in Armenia, the Armenian society
was able to get to know the real treasures of the great culture. The
concerts in Yerevan and Gyumri and today's exhibition are performing
an important mission," said Hermine Naghdalyan, deputy speaker of
the Armenian Parliament.

Over 100 painters were represented in the exhibitions which had been
on show from China to Europe. The 30 pieces on display in Yerevan
were works by painters from the Chinese Academy of Fine Arts and the
Art Association of China.

"I got refreshing and good feelings from the exhibition. I would like
to see more such events to be organized," said Rouzanna Petrosyan,
a visitor to the exhibition.

The art exhibition will last till November 7.