Shawn Zheng's "Fly High Canada"

Canada 150 Events

The Unveiling of Shawn Zheng's 150 Geese Artwork Project Celebrating Canada's Sesquicentennial

Hosted by the Confucius Institute at the U of S from Sept. 16 to 19, 2017
Gallery hours: Saturday 2 - 5pm, Monday + Tuesday 9:30am – 4:30pm

SPECIAL OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, September 16, 2 – 5pm
The artist and the Co-Directors of the Confucius Institute: Drs. Li Zong and Ning Liu will be in attendance.

Fly High Canada pictures 150 Canada Geese in ten paintings – throughout the seasons. Painted with grace and simplicity, the lyrical compositions represent flocks of geese returning from winter homes, alighting, nesting, grazing and migrating.

A Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Fujian Teacher’s University in China, Zheng immigrated to Canada in 1989, where he continues to practice his art and teach. “Canada Geese are so strong,” he says. “They really impressed me when I first arrived. They stand for freedom, harmony, gaiety and peace: all values that Canadians cherish.”

For more information please read this CBC article.

See a preview of the exhibit and artwork here:

Event Details

Gordon Snelgrove Gallery (Room 191, Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive)