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Paintings by Disabled Embrace Life
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Armless painter Zheng Jieping shows his calligraphy skills at the Shanghai art show by disabled artists on Aug. 22, 2007.

A painting exhibition by disabled artists opened its doors in Shanghai on Wednesday for a five-day free show.

Held at the Shanghai Arts Center for the Disabled in Zhabei District, the exhibition, whose theme is "Embracing Life," boasts a total of 134 Chinese paintings, calligraphy works, oil paintings and other works created by disabled artists and children from Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Japan.

Local artists contributed 33 works, organizers said on Wednesday.

Run by the Shanghai Disabled People's Federation and Hong Kong Center for Community Cultural Development, the exhibition aims to make common people understand more about disabled people, and understand their wish to pursue life.

(Shanghai Daily August 23, 2007)

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