It felt like an Indiana Jones adventure some of the places we’d go,” says artist Chuck Kovacic. He speaks of an expedition he and a number of other California-based artists took to southern China’s Guangzhou province to explore and capture the beauty and allure of the Chinese countryside. “A lot of these communities are so quickly disappearing, particularly the people living and fishing on the Pearl River,” he says. An exhibition at American Legacy Fine Arts, titled China’s Crown Jewel: Recent Paintings of the Guangzhou Province by American Artists, brings the plein air works of these artists together, many of whom at one point trained at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts.

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