Art collection released featuring Gangzha landmarks
A collection of painting and calligraphy works was released at the Nantong Museum on June 29, featuring the "eight sites" of Gangzha district, Nantong.
The "eight sites" refer to ancient buildings in Tangzha town, the Wushui commercial area, Puxian Temple, Green Valley City, Tangzha Park, the green corridor along Tonglv Canal, Futian Temple, and Nantong Adventure Land.
The sites were selected from among 32 local highly recommended tourist destinations in 2017, with more than 100,000 people voting online and experts giving evaluations. Since then, three painting and calligraphy exhibitions focusing on the "eight sites" have been held, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors.
The collection includes a total of 245 outstanding works, showcasing the district's achievements in economy, city construction, society and civil affairs.
During the releasing ceremony, Gangzha district's bureau of culture, sports and tourism signed an agreement with the Nantong Museum to preserve the collection.
"The works embody our affection for the district, and we are grateful that the local government has attached great importance to the regional culture and provided artists with exchange platforms," said Qiu Shi, chairman of Nantong's calligraphers association.
Zhen Haiyang, deputy secretary of Gangzha district's Party committee, encouraged artists to produce more and better works depicting the culture of the Yangtze River Delta region.
An aerial view of Gangzha district, Nantong [Photo/WeChat account: ntgzsd]