Y-Bridge Arts Festival

POSTED BY: Katie Donovan
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 04:29 PM
Arts Festival

The Y-Bridge Arts Festival wrapped up today with art, food, live music and a global exposition.

The Y-city was also a host to 16 artists from china this weekend. The artists came to see the local art here in Muskingum County and to showcase their own. Co-director Linda Regula said the festival features a wide variety of art.

"We have everything," said Regula. "We have painting, jewelry, ceramics, water colors, sculpture, we have this one man who makes these awesome sculptures out of recycled materials, Rick Crooks, and he's awesome. We have jewelry people, I can 't even name...Blown glass, you name it, and we've probably got it here."

The Chinese artists brought their own style and culture to the festival. They featured a demonstration of traditional Chinese art practice with an ink and water painting. Professor of art at Muskingum University Yan Sun said the art forms differ from western to Chinese.

"This time we selected 8 artists from China, and they have different media," said Sun. "They focus on Chinese traditional painting that uses rice paper, ink and water. These materials and the techniques are different from the western style."

The artists were happy to be in America to feature their art and to see art that the local community has to offer. Yan sun said he is thankful for Muskingum County because it represents a real American experience for his colleagues and friends.

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