Logo, highlights of 2nd Zhuhai Art Festival unveiled
Logo of the upcoming 2nd Zhuhai Art Festival, which will take place from Oct 28 to Nov 28, was unveiled on Sept 14.
Taking the shape of the Chinese character "海" (sea) in Zhuhai, The logo is formed by elements of the city's landscapes, namely the Zhuhai Fisher Maiden Statue in Xianglu Bay, Zhuhai Opera House, as well as Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
Green and blue are used as the logo's dominant tones, with green representing Zhuhai's mountains and rivers, as well as standing for growth, vitality, and youth, while blue represents the vast sea and unlimited potential.
Min Yuntong, deputy executive director of the Publicity Department of the CPC Zhuhai Municipal Committee, said that the collection of 2nd Zhuhai Art Festival's logo submissions started in this April and that more than 400 works from individuals, design institutes, universities, and enterprises all over China were submitted. Six of them stood out for the final selection.
Logo of the 2nd Zhuhai Art Festival [Photo courtesy WeChat account: Zhuhaifabu]
Cao Xue, a professor of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and consultant of the logo collection campaign, said that it was a great pleasure to be able to participate in the collection and that the works submitted by excellent designers all over the country fully showcased their enthusiasm.
Liu Pingyun, vice-president of the School of Visual Arts and Design of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and chief designer of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics mascot Bing Dwen Dwen, said that the logo fully embodied people's love of beauty, art, and Zhuhai.
A press conference releasing the highlights of this year's one-month festival was also held that day. Nearly 20 art troupes, such as the National Theatre of China, National Ballet of China, and Guangdong Cantonese Opera Theatre, will bring more than 30 renowned shows, spanning drama, opera, dance, music, and children's plays. Local Zhuhai art troupes will also perform original works during the event.
A Chinese and oil painting exhibition showcasing Zhuhai's image as a "city of youth and vitality" will be held by the China Artists Association and Publicity Department of the CPC Zhuhai Municipal Committee, while another exhibition will be held to feature 40 high-quality watercolor paintings by Gu Yuan, a People's Artist, woodprint maestro, as well as the former president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts.
Sixty paintings by artists in Zhuhai and Macao will be displayed during the festival, while Macao orchestras will perform concerts in the city. One highly anticipated show is a performance of The Butterfly Lovers by the Zhuhai Traditional Chinese Orchestra.
Young artists will stage operas and showcase artwork during special exhibitions, while selected Chinese documentaries will be shown at Zhuhai major cinemas, providing city residents an opportunity to view these outstanding works.
Of note, more Zhuhai's cultural venues and relevant city landmarks, including Zhuhai Library, Zhuhai Museum, and Jinwan District Library, will host a series of activities in addition to the main venues of the Zhuhai Opera House and Huafa & CPAA Grand Theater, aiming to expand the influence of this year's festival.
The 1st Zhuhai Art Festival, comprising performances of music, dance, drama, opera, Chinese opera, and acrobatics, will open at both Zhuhai Opera House and Huafa & CPAA Grand Theater on Thursday, Sept 30 and runs to Wednesday, Oct 27.