The Seventh China Quyang International Sculpture Art festival kicked off in Quyang county, Hebei province “the hometown of China’s sculpture” on July 20.
Located in Baoding city, Quyang sculptures in 2006 were recognized among the first batch of national-level intangible cultural heritage.
Dubbed “the hometown of China’s sculpture” in 2005, the county will host over a 100 sculptors set to create the world’s largest animal sculpture nicknamed “the faithful dog: dahuang”.
The event has attracted 86 foreign sculptors from 27 countries and regions. It is anticipated that a total of 86 artworks will be created over a 45-day period.
Jointly hosted by the Quyang government and the urban sculpture management office in Changchun city of Northeast China’s Jilin province, the event sculpture art festival is aimed at promoting sculpture culture and regional spirits; as well as Changchun and Quyang’s sculpture brands.
At the opening ceremony of the event held in Quyang on July 20, a sculpture named “the faithful dog: dahuang”, which is expected to be the largest animal sculpture when it is finished, started creation work with the participation of over 100 sculptors.
The host site of the sculpture art festival——Quyang county in Baoding city of Hebei province——was approved as “the hometown of China’s sculpture” in 1995; and in 2006, the sculpture arts in Quyang was recognized as the first batch of national-level intangible cultural heritage.
Wang Peng, Party secretary of Quyang, at the opening ceremony announced introduced that the county Quyang is making efforts to transform and upgrade achieve transformation and upgrading of its original sculpture industry.
Quyang established the China Sculpture Industry Innovation Alliance in collaboration with the cooperation of Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Academy of Arts and Design in Tsinghua University.
In 2011, the county Quyang also established a 22-square kilometer sculpture cultural park, which was named as a the national industrial cultural trial park. in 2011.
The opening ceremony of the Seventh China Quyang International Sculpture Art festival held in Quyang on July 20. [Photo/hebei.com.cn]
Over 100 sculptors start the creation of the world’s largest animal sculpture in Quyang on July 20. [Photo/hebei.com.cn]
Sculptors create sculpture works in Quyang on July 20. [Photo/hebei.com.cn]