Mipaliw Wetlands Art Festival reflect the beauty of Hualien

Eleven artworks created by local artists highlight the natural beauty of the water terrace along the coast of eastern Taiwan.

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/07/02
By: Teng Pei-ju, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With 11 artworks created to show the vitality of life and beauty of the east

An artwork of the festival. (Source: CNA)

coast of Taiwan, the 2017 Mipaliw Wetlands Art Festival (2017米粑流濕地藝術季) opened Saturday in Fengbin (豐濱鄉), Hualien.

The word, Mipaliw, which means mutual help in the language of the Amis (阿美族), an aboriginal group inhabiting in Hualien, serves as the theme of the festival, said Forestry Bureau’s Hualien branch, the festival organizer.

Eleven artists have stayed in Fengbin, a small coastal township located at the southern end of Hualein’s coastal mountain range, since May. For nearly two months, they were surrounded by the wetlands and water terraces, trying to create artworks that reflect the landscape and their beauty, said the bureau.

Through interactions and mutual help, artists built friendship with the village people during their stay, said Sumi Dongi (舒米如妮), coordinator for the festival.    [FULL  STORY]

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