OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 23, 2016) - Library and Archives Canada will host a dynamic live-art performance by China's greatest living calligrapher, Professor Wang Dongling. The big-brush calligraphy event will also include a special preview of a new exhibition called Open Books: International Artists Explore the Chinese Folding Book (opening September 28 and running until November 30, 2016).

The Open Books exhibition is an international artist-led venture that has traveled the world and is coming to Canada for the first time. The exhibition explores the traditional Chinese folding book as a medium used by modern visual artists from the West and China-including new works from 13 Canadian artists and past contributions by international artists.

WHAT: Live calligraphy performance and media preview of Open Books: International Artists Explore the Chinese Folding Book.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Library and Archives Canada 395 Wellington Street, 2nd floor, Ottawa, Ontario

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