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Man and Nature Exhibition with Focus on Environmental Sustainability Opens at UNEP Headquarters
05/ 01/ 2012

Man and Nature Exhibition with Focus on Environmental Sustainability Opens at UNEP HeadquartersThe exhibition demonstrates the role of art as an outreach tool for increasing public awareness with a focus on the environmental pillar of sustainable development, as the world heads towards Rio+20 in June 2012

Nairobi, 05 January 2012 - A seven day exhibition entitled "Man and Nature" opened at the UNEP Headquarters today depicting the work of 21 leading Chinese artists - winners of a competition organized by the Fine Brush Painting Society in China.

The exhibition demonstrates the role of art as an outreach tool for increasing public awareness with a focus on the environmental pillar of sustainable development, as the world heads towards Rio+20 in June 2012.

The works of art exhibited depict various levels of interaction between man and nature; show cases of man's dependency on nature, the pressures on the environment from human activities as well as scenes of harmony man and the natural world.

This exhibition is considered the first for the Fine Brush Painting Society outside of China and the first dedicated to an environmental theme.

Further Resources
UNEP Speech During the Opening of the Exhibition