PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - A Chinese artist and teacher has brought her work to Pikeville.
Shirley Yiping Zhang's work is on display at the East Kentucky Expo Center. Zhang says through her art and teaching she hopes to bring some of the Chinese culture to Eastern Kentucky.
Zhang says, "I want to create something for local people to learn Chinese culture and the language naturally, easily, and artistically. I really think art, especially painting and music, is the bridge."
Zhang is going around to local schools to teach about Chinese culture. She is also teaching free Chinese art and culture classes at the Hampton Inn in downtown Pikeville on Monday and Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.