"Qingtian stone is an artistic treasure given to mankind by nature. Qingtian stone carving is the crystallization of the hard work and wisdom of Qingtian people for thousands of years. We are happy and proud to live and work in this artistic land!"
"Ni Dongfang's stone carving works always run through a main line. This is the spirit of the great craftsmanship, that is, persistence, rigor, refinement, dedication, and innovation. We young cadres should inherit and carry forward this spirit to make a difference for the economic development of Qingtian. Great contribution!"
This is the deep feeling of the trainees of the Qingtian Party School’s young cadre training class after they visited China’s Ante Ni Dongfang Stone Carving Art Museum on March 8.
On March 8th, Ni Dongfang Stone Sculpture Art Museum welcomed a group of special guests. They are not stone carving practitioners or stone carving art lovers. They are students who participated in the 2019 Qingtian County Young Cadre Training Course. They come from various departments and units in Qingtian, and most of them do not have a deep understanding of stone carving art, but everyone is full of expectations and enthusiasm for learning and feeling the spirit of stone carving craftsman.
During the visit, the staff explained the creation process and artistic value of the works to the students, so that the students could truly feel the creative attitude and professionalism of Chinese arts and crafts master Ni Dongfang that "focus on one thing in a lifetime".
After more than an hour's visit, the trainees had a more systematic and comprehensive understanding of the Qingtian stone and the history of the art of Qingtian stone carving, as well as a more intuitive and profound understanding of the spirit of the stone carver. The trainees said that the great achievements of Qingtian stone carving art cannot be separated from the inheritance of the stone carving craftsman spirit. Our young cadres must follow the stone carving craftsman spirit as the guide, base themselves on their duties, be pragmatic and work hard, and make young people responsible for promoting the high-quality and green development of Qingtian.