Vibrant Bounty: Chinese Folk Art from the Shaanxi Region

September 1 – October 18, 2017
Kinney-Lindstrom Gallery

Zhijian Luo, Rinsing Cloth in the River, 1985-1991, tempera on paper, ©Zhijian Luo

As brilliant as the petals of a lotus and as bold as a spring storm, these folk paintings and artifacts of rural China reveal a national spirit that is as charming as it is vital. By depicting scenes of labor within lavish pastoral settings, the paintings celebrate the farmers’ unity amidst the immensity of nature. The artifacts in Vibrant Bounty reveal a humanity that aids us in understanding a people half a world away.

Vibrant Bounty: Chinese Folk Art from the Shaanxi Region is a program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliances and The National Endowment for the Arts.