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Art For The World's Endangered Species

City Center Community Center

5900 Minoru Blvd #105, Richmond, BC V6X 0L9

Richmond, BC

Self guided Adult Kids Painting Visual arts Youth & teens

A local artist, Ming Yeung portrays endangered species through traditional Chinese painting. A 27-foot painting that depicts the world's endangered species is being displayed on the second floor of the City Centre Community Centre Titled 'Beauty Contest', the painting consists of ten endangered animals - only a few of many in the world. It is a story-fused painting with basic information about the animals such as their habitats and what makes them endangered. Ming spent a lot of time researching the animals prior to painting the unique species. Ming uses a long scroll-like rice paper and was inspired to use the length of paper to symbolize the vast and growing number of vulnerable species around the world. "The longer the painting, the more endangered animals there are." Ming wants to share the knowledge with the next generation and youngsters, and show how it is terrible that these animals could become extinct. She wants to showcase their beauty and their struggles at the same time, hence the title 'Beauty Contest'. **Please check back on the reopening services and facilities of City Centre Community Centre that were impacted by COVID-19.

This event runs the duration of Culture Days.

'Tusk and Horn' aimed to raise awareness of the world's last three norther white rhinos in 2015.

It is evidence how this innovative style of art is important to the community.

This event is free.

  • Title: Chattering under Aurora Borealis

Artist: Ming Yeung

Year of work: 2019

Medium: watercolor on foam board Title: Chattering under Aurora Borealis Artist: Ming Yeung Year of work: 2019 Medium: watercolor on foam board
  • Title: Solitude

Artist: Ming Yeung

Year of work: 2017

Medium: watercolor and ink on rice paper Title: Solitude Artist: Ming Yeung Year of work: 2017 Medium: watercolor and ink on rice paper
  • Ming Yeung Champions The World's Endangered Species

Theme of exhibition: The rare northern white rhinos first touched down in Richmond BC in November 2015

Place: Gateway Theater Ming Yeung Champions The World's Endangered Species Theme of exhibition: The rare northern white rhinos first touched down in Richmond BC in November 2015 Place: Gateway Theater
  • Interviewed with Ignite, the USA on January 28, 2016 - Talking Endangered Animals and Art 

Artist: Ming Yeung

Photo provided by Ming Yeung Interviewed with Ignite, the USA on January 28, 2016 - Talking Endangered Animals and Art Artist: Ming Yeung Photo provided by Ming Yeung

Organized by

Ming Yeung

After achieving an 'Artistic Innovation' award in 2019, Ming continues giving voices on her ongoing art project "Art For the World's Endangered Species" through exhibition. She has brought awareness to the possible wildlife species extinction by the potential loss of habitat, climate change, and ocean pollution through her innovative approach in her latest creation 'Beauty Contest'. Ming has been promoting her style of Chinese painting through exhibitions, teaching classes and artist demonstrations, and interviews in the Lower Mainland since 2002. She is an exceptional artistic person with a very deep commitment to her Chinese Free Style painting style and her unwavering commitment to the world's endangered wildlife species. In 2019, her creation 'Wildlife in the City' was displayed in Art Column on Number 3 road. The work aims to raise awareness of species at risk for future generations. We protect wildlife because they inspire us. Passing on the traditional Chinese free style painting as her duty.

This event is part of a hub:

Richmond Arts Village

Richmond Village Artists Richmond, BC

Featuring many of the artists who live in the purpose-built artist studios at the Concord Gardens and Pinnacle towers. Artists are multi-disciplinary and include visual arts, photography, writing, performance, sculpture and much more. Along...

Location

5900 Minoru Blvd #105, Richmond, BC V6X 0L9

Richmond, BC

Event Contact

Ming Yeung

mingrosanna@gmail.com

Language

English

Accessibility

This event is wheelchair accessible.