Fans of green art have been getting on the Internet （http://www.bjsculpture.org） to get a good look at the Environmentally－Friendly Sculpture and Fine Arts Show before it opens in downtown Beijing at the end of the month.
These art works are all still in the studios where they were made. All of them are vying for a place in the Environmentally－Friendly Sculpture and Fine Arts Show in a quite unconventional way.
Wu Hongliang, planner of the Environmentally－Friendly Sculpture & Fine Arts Show, said, "Because of SARS we cannot communicate or get together in person. So we turned to the Internet as a medium."
Starting from June 6 all the calligraphy, painting and sculpture works will go online at www.bjsculpture.org. People won't need to queue at a gallery, for fine art is now just a mouse click away.
Over the past few weeks, masks are becoming an omnipresent symbol of the anti－SARS effort, a fact that is demonstrated by many of the artists using masks in their works.
After the preliminary contest, some of the works will go on public display late June in Wangfujing Street in downtown Beijing.
(CCTV.com June 10, 2003)