Carnegie Visual Arts Center

Kim Goes To China

Our Executive Director Kim Mitchell is going to China!

Kim will be traveling with a group of educators and artists from the State of Alabama, May 14th – 24th. This exciting trip is sponsored by Troy University and the Confucius Institute. here travels will take her to Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Xi’an. She will see ancient cities, artist colonies, universities, acrobats, an Olympic venue, and a really long wall. And she will share her adventure with us right here…

May 12, 2012

I am full of anticipation as I sit here in Atlanta eating my last breakfast in the states! I look forward to this fun experience. Today will be a long day of travel. Atlanta,Toronto, beijing and then shanghai. I hope you will follow me!!!! I will be posting as often as I possibly can.

May 12, 2012

Sitting in Toronto. Waiting on the plane to Beijing. My group of travelers are very excited. But we are dreading the long 13 plus plane ride!

May 13, 2012

We have landed!!!! It has been the craziest experience. It has been daylight the whole flight. We have eaten 3 meals and have tried to sleep!! It’s 4 10 in the afternoon. We now go get on another plane to shanghai.

May 13, 2011

We made it to the hotel at 2 am shanghai time. We have traveled about 40hours. Our hotel is beautiful. Now it’s time for sleep

May 14, 2012

Today we started our tour at 11:30. I slept to 10:30. Thank goodness. Our tour guide is Steven Today we are touring shanghai. It’s a beautiful modern city. We toured a silk factory I have a new appreciation for silk It is such a labor intensive for the worms ( they live 60 days) and the people that create with the silk thread We traveled to the top of the pearl tower. The tower was 280 meters tall It was amazing to stand on the glass floor and look down. The people there seemed as amazed with us as we were with them.



May 15, 2011

Suzhou is the city we have traveled to today. It’s a city with beautiful gardens


May 15, 2012

What a wonderful day!!!! The gardens were so beautiful and we also took a boat tour. The Chinese people are all so friendly and have been very welcoming to us. I cannot believe we have only been here 2 days!!!

May 17, 2012

Today we are in xi-an. It is the home of the terra cotta soldiers. we also went to an incredible museum and met some wonderful artists I hope we can have them exhibit in Decatur

May 19, 2011

We are in Beijing !!!! This is so exciting. Our journey has been so great!!!! We now have wifi in our room. So my posts should get longer. Look at It has all our pictures!!!

May 21, 2012

Today is the great wall!!!! Yesterday we went to the forbidden city and the summer palace. In the evening we saw a great performance of Chinese acrobats.

Just finished the great wall!!! What an amazing emotional journey.

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May 24 2021
We are on our long journey home and I have just arrived in Atlanta.