Posted by: janeingramallen | April 23, 2016

Heading for the Finish – 2016 Cheng Long art project opens on April 29

The 5 international artists selected for the 2016 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project (Amar from Mongolia, Claudia from Argentina, Elena from Italy, Justin from Canada, Chris Lee from Taiwan) and a team of Cheng Long Villagers are really working hard with their volunteers, children and villagers helping out to finish all the big outdoor environmental sculptures by the opening press conference on Friday morning, April 29 at 10AM. Everything is looking good for the finish!

It is now hot and sunny in Cheng Long village, and we are hoping the weather continues to be good for the public opening weekend activities on Saturday April 30 from 2:30 to 5:30PM and on Sunday May 1 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM and again on Sunday afternoon from 2:30 to 5:30 PM. Everyone is invited to come out that weekend to chat with the artists about their artworks and to participate in a DIY (Do It Yourself) art activity with each artist at their site around Cheng Long Wetlands.

Here are some photos showing how the artworks are looking now and the progress being made. It also shows some of the public participation with children, volunteers and village people helping the artists. We are all enjoying the warm hospitality of the village and the wonderful seafood, fresh fruit and vegetables in Cheng Long village. Thank you everyone from Jane Ingram Allen, Curator of the Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project.  Photos here are by Timothy S. Allen (

Amar class splitting recycled bamboo IMG_289529 Amar tying his big water container IMG_310257 Amar's big water containers taking shape IMG_28067 Amar's class helps tie his artworkIMG_303448 Chris artwork grows across the water to small land IMG_27973 Chris makes a bamboo gate for the fishermen at his artwork IMG_309155 chris village volunteer helps make a fence and gate IMG_308654 Claudia and her class working together IMG_303147 Claudia and kids make flower center IMG_293133 claudia makes another big flower IMG_283515 Elena and 6th grader gathering materials IMG_294835 Elena installing her artwork on bird blindIMG_283817 Elena volunteer weaving basket shape Elena's 6th graders collecting materialschris 1st grader makes structure for his artwork IMG_296439Justin working in the wetlands IMG_283314 Justin's class makes lanterns from recycled cans IMG_297841 Justin's class walking to wetlands to help the artist IMG_288726 Justin's raft roofs, floor almost finished, waiting for roofsIMG_27952 village woman brings bubble milk tea for artists and volunteers IMG_309456 villager's artwork and bridge roof beginning IMG_285420 villager's artwork and one of the main workers IMG_28025


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