Welcoming the Olympics

An Exhibition of Paper Cutouts Depicting Traditional Chinese Sports
Chinese people have created and cherished many popular art forms and paper cutouts are one of them. With brilliant skill, a plain piece of paper can be transformed into a fascinating artwork. As Beijing prepares to host the 2008 Olympics, we are proud to present you with a series of 19 paper cutouts on traditional Chinese sports and games. These games, just like paper cutting, are popular and enrich people's lives of different ethnic groups in China. We can find traces of some of these games in the modern Olympics. These works are courtesy of the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco. Exhibition: From April 26, 2008 through June 26, 2008, Main Library, Third Floor, Chinese Center, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove) Related Program: Chinese Papercut Demonstration, Saturday, May 24, 2008, 2-3pm Ortega Branch, 3223 Ortega Street (at 39th Avenue)
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