Dragon City plans Chinese Folk Arts Exhibition

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Manama, Bahrain: Dragon City, Bahrain’s flagship wholesale and retail shopping destination, located in Diyar Al Muharraq, will hold a Chinese Folk Arts Exhibition from the 22nd to the 25th of July 2016, where the Chinese culture will be represented in traditional handicrafts and folk art.

Chinese Folk Arts are artistic forms of designs inherited from a regional or ethnic scene in China, which have a long history of traditions. Chinese Folk Art encompasses art produced from an indigenous culture or by other laboring tradespeople, and embraces all aspects of daily life. In artistic representation and expression, works of folk art are straightforward, natural, vivid and intimate, presenting the lofty spirit of the Chinese nation.

The Chinese Folk Arts Exhibition will be inaugurated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on the 22nd of July 2016, in the presence of senior officials from Diyar Al Muharraq, Dragon City Management, dignitaries from Kuwait Finance House as well as invited guests. On the first day of the Art Exhibition, visitors will be given a tour of the stands which will showcase an important part of China’s extremely rich cultural folk art heritage.

The Chinese Folk Arts Exhibition will showcase displays of Chinese calligraphy, paintings as well as authentic Chinese handicrafts which will also be available for sale. There will be a live demonstration of Chinese calligraphy, which is a unique visual art of decorative handwriting and lettering with a broad tip instrument such as a dip pen or brush.

“We are glad to offer the people of Bahrain the opportunity of experiencing firsthand the unique Chinese cultural aspect which in this exhibition will highlight the traditional Chinese artefacts, paintings and culture. Our visitors will have the pleasure of witnessing the famous art of Chinese calligraphy by folk artists up-close and purchase some of their works of art as well,” Mr. Patrick Zheng Shuo, General Manager of Chinamex Bahrain Management Company, the operating company of Dragon City, said.

“I would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to members of the public where guests can enjoy the chance to immerse themselves in the beautiful intricacies of the Chinese culture as well as avail the pieces of art at the most economical of prices. With the event starting over the weekend, we look forward to welcoming people from neighbouring countries as well to the exhibition,” he added.

Dragon City is a first of its kind development that encompasses over 787 commercial units, making it the largest wholesale and retail trading centre in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Situated to the South-West of Diyar Al Muharraq in close proximity to Bahrain’s International Airport, the state-of-the-art Khalifa Bin Salman Port and the Capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Manama, Dragon City caters to customers from both the Kingdom and beyond. Dragon City is infused with Chinese architectural and cultural aspects and offers Chinese products of the highest quality to local consumers, trade customers and tourists. Encompassing four parts, Dragon City is comprised of Dragon Mall, a 4,500 sqm area designated for Warehouses, the Dining Village and Dragon Apartments.

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