MACHIAS, Maine — Two exchange students at the University of Maine at Machias have been introducing their friends to an old Chinese art form.

Chao “Pamela” Zhang, of Liaoning, China, and Tiantian Wang, of Sichuan, China, have been making Chinese paper cuttings.

Wang has given some of hers to her teachers as thank-you gifts for the educational opportunities they provide.

When Bernie Vinzari, who runs the Book Arts Studio, saw what Zhang and Wang were doing, he encouraged them and put a few of their pieces in the Powers Hall Art Gallery.