Chinese painting unveiled as Spoleto Festival USA poster

The 2012 poster. (Source: Spoleto USA)
The 2012 poster. (Source: Spoleto USA)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP/WCSC) - Organizers of Spoleto Festival USA unveiled the official poster for the 2012 event.

General Director Nigel Redden unveiled the poster - a portion of the painting "Beast" by Chinese artist Li Songsong.

Songsong is well-known in the People's Republic for his large-scale compositions which consist of thick, colorful impasto applied onto grids of canvas and aluminum and vaguely depict scenes of current and historical events in China.

The internationally known arts festival opens its 36th season on May 25. The festival featuring opera, dance, music and other performing arts events continues through June 10.

Copyright 2012 WCSC.  The Associated Press contributed to this report.