Chinese Paper-cuts on Exhibit in the Library

Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015
Media Contact:  Jeanne McCombs

Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California
831.646.3949 /

Chinese paper-cuts by Tianxi Liu, China's leading paper cutting artist, are on exhibit in the Monterey Public Library lobby now through July 30, 2015.  Liu's artworks are widely recognized as the best represented of the inheritance and development of Chinese folk arts.

There are thirty-five pieces in the exhibit, courtesy of Liu's son Zhenshuai Liu, a professor at the Defense Language Institute.  This art dates back to the 6th century and is one of the world's most ancient arat forms.  Paper cuts are popular among Chinese in all walks of life.  They ornament walls, windows and doors during joyful times and celebrations.  Paper cuts are regarded as lucky items.  For more information contact

The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey, and is open Monday - Wednesday, 12 noon - 8 p.m., Thursday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sundays, 1 - 5 p.m.

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