Wow! So it's been busy lately! First stop this time is into Guangzhou city to see a gallery opening featuring Professor He as well as other professors from GAFA. Then on to a restaurant that features Mexican food, we haven't seen it since we left California!
Inside, Javier and Jenny
Here we are
Boats?! Whose idea was this?
Javier, Steph and Jo
Steph and Jenny
Jenny, Jo, Javier and Steph
Yay! It was yummy
Next stop! Gallery 53 to visit and talk about volunteering for a Performing Arts Festival in Gungzhou! Check out the link here: http://guangzhoulive.org/index.html We will be interviewing some of the performance artists at the event.
Here we go! Having lunch before heading out on the train to Hong Kong! This was an amazing seafood rice dish inside a pineapple.
On the train getting pumped to see Gorillaz in Hong Kong!
It was so awesome!
We stayed at the Guangdong Guesthouse in Chungking Mansions which was affordable and very clean, defitately recommend. And the next day we went to see the Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island, actually sculpted by a teacher from GAFA. We took the cable car up to the buddha.
Steph and a girl in the cable car.
Here in the village! It was all Christmas'ed out
Year of the Rabbit!
On the way up to see the buddha
Little red bean fish pastries
Hopping on the train to Shenzhen
Here we are in Shenzhen Futian Port
Wow Shenzhen city government building at night
Tallest building in Shenzhen
Smart idea with the light timers, such a modern city.
The next day we went to see OCAT center, many galleries and shops.
Local Shenzhen resident Frank! Our classmate at GAFA was our tourguide for the day
Window of the World, a theme park with miniatures of the world's monuments.
The only drinking fountain we've seen in China so far
That's where Frank's house is
Hanging out with the statues..
Very creepy sculptures...
Well here we are now back at school in Guangzhou. We have begun a metal sculpture class with Daniel Krause and American who now lives and teaches here.
Today we will take a quick boat ride across Nanting harbor to a small residential island to buy some scrap metal for our sculptures
There is the front of GAFA from the boat, bye!
Like kids at a candy store
A crossbow! Even works haha
A friendly kitty
Made in China
Loading up all our fun materials.
The motorcycle taxis, very common on our University Island.
On the boat ride back.
More adventures to come!