Johnson Center hosts paper cutting exhibit

first_imgLatest Stories In Chinese Astrology, each sign is represented by an animal and each corresponds to a lunar year. Each sign also has five elements – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. In certain years, particular elements are more prominent.In the year 2012, Water is very prominent so 2012 is the Year of the Water Dragon. The special combination of the sign and element only occurs once every 60 years.A popular legend association with the Chinese Astrology is that Buddha invited all the animals to visit him. As a way of saying thanks to those who came, he dedicated a year to each of the animals according to the order of their visits – the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.“That is just some of the interesting history and information that complements the Paper Cutting Exhibition,” Drinkard said. “The Johnson Center will celebrate China Week the last week March, with a reception from 3:30 until 5 p.m. on March 29. During that time, we will have a paper cutting demonstration by international students at Troy University.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author The Art of Chinese Paper Cutting exhibition is open at the Johnson Center for the Arts on East Walnut Street in Troy and will run through April 30.The exhibition is featured in the Jane Jernigan Brantley Gallery on the Center’s lower level. Skip By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Final: Unofficial primary election results 2012 Unofficial results from the 2012 Alabama Primary elections as posted at the Pike County Courthouse. *Provisional ballots have not been… read more The reception will be a community-wide event and everyone is invited, Drinkard said. Johnson Center hosts paper cutting exhibit Morgan Drinkard, Johnson Center interim director, said the Chinese Paper Cutting Exhibition is being held in conjunction with the opening of the Confucius Institute at Troy University.Since paper was invented in China, Chinese Paper Cutting or Jianzhi is the first type of paper cutting design. The oldest surviving paper cut is a symmetrical circle from the 6th century that was found in Xinjiang, China.The paper cuttings that are on exhibit at the Johnson Center are outstanding examples of that ancient art, Drinkard said. “The exhibit includes six paper cut dragons and paper cuttings of the 12 animals that represent the rotating 12-year cycle that is the basis of the Chinese Zodiac.” Print Article Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more