Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Welcoming Ceremony for Artists
A day of rest before the Welcoming ceremony at the hotel, most of the artists have arrived, I decided to begin my Blog/journal having the day to myself. We (the artists) received a gift from the mayor of Changchun or the equivalent, a nice work vest, booklets, and a silk tie (was that a hint). I don’t even own one myself and have not put one on for over twenty years. It seems that many of the other artists felt the same way. Great food, the usual speeches with translation and a wonderful toast with a very warm Chinese wine with quite a kick to it.