With a vision to make it an artistic and cultural hub, the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple in Flat Bush rolled out yet another delight for the community, as it officially opened its doors to a well-curated Art Salon, recently.
The vibrant gathering was treated to celebrated Kiwi artist Dean Buchanan’s striking journey of finding beauty in nature.
The oil on jute landscapes filled with vivid hues expressing breathtaking wilderness and beauty in nature had the guests reflect on a dramatic escape from urban chaos.
The exhibition titled Journey which is open to the public till April 2 also features eclectic pieces of bronze sculptures by Mr Buchanan’s son Rudi who has exhibited his cast bronze pieces all over the world.
The opening of the exhibition was followed by an exquisite High Tea after which artistes of different shades and genres were invited to take a tour of the temple and encouraged to exhibit their works of art at the Art Salon.
Venerable Abbess Manshin’s invitation to offer complimentary exhibition space to artists during the grand November Cherry Blossom Festival later in the year, evoked a very positive response with many expressing an intention to exhibit.
The idea behind it is to foster gratitude and harmony of colours in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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