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CowParade Coming To Shanghai

We are pleased to announce the launch of CowParade Shanghai 2014-2015 beginning with a kick-off event scheduled for late September 2014. The kick-off event will feature the introduction of the first official artists and cows of CowParade Shanghai. It is expected that over 500 cows will be created as part of this historic, 80th CowParade event.  The distinctive charm and spirit of Shanghai promises to  bring a unique vitality to this CowParade event.

Organizers of Cowparade Shanghai,  Shanghai Media Group and Halcyon Gallery, will mobilize hundreds of artists and celebrities in China to create one-of-a-kind cow designs and artworks. They will also collect designs from the public. One of the main goal’s of the event is ‘Promoting Art Education for Children’.  A series of art lessons for children is planned and donations will be made to various philanthropic organizations when the cows are sold at auction at the conclusion of the event.

“In major cities, especially super-sized metropolises like Shanghai, people are living at a fast pace,” said Wu Xiaofeng, deputy manager of SMG LIVE, “Public art events such as CowParade are much needed in these cities in order to bring people joy and relaxation.”

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About the Organizers. A major player in the media industry, Shanghai Media Group (SMG) has been promoting new cultural concepts, enhancing art development and improving art appreciation among the general public as part of its corporate responsibility. SMG’s business covers news, media operations, network transfer, live entertainment, tourism, home shopping, IP distribution, and culture-related investments.

Founded in 1982, Halcyon Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary art working closely with emerging and established international artists.  From its inception, Halcyon Gallery has championed painters who display exceptional talent, technical skill and intrinsic creativity and with whom we have worked to produce world-class art exhibitions that translate to a global audience. The Gallery represents a selection of renowned artists from all over the world, including the UK, America, Colombia, Spain, Italy and Russia. With three art galleries in London and one art gallery in Shanghai, we are committed to nurturing the careers of all our artists by offering professional support and providing the invaluable opportunity for artistic innovation.

Email Ron Fox, rfox@cowparade.com for more information about this exciting event. Stay tuned to more information in the coming weeks!

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