Last January, I attended the launching of Asian-themed art exhibit of 44 artists under CHAN LIM Family of Artists and Students at SM CDO Downtown Premier. This was held in view of the last Chinese New Year.
273 hand-painted lanterns were displayed showcasing multitude of media, styles and techniques to incorporate Western into Eastern art, which the three generations of Chan Lim Family used. Art subjects include flora, fauna, landscape and portraits.
I am honestly so glad to have been invited for an exhibit. I mean, Art, paintings have engraved something in me, that I look forward to every opportunity where I could experience Art, discover and learn more and deeper.
According to Leo Tolstoy, “Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.” Another artist, Pablo Picasso, said that “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” Indeed, seeing so many hand-painted lanterns opened my curious mind once again. Every lantern that I saw gives a story, like what this particular artwork tries to tell me. The experience is enriching and offers vast of ideas. The feeling it gives you is overwhelming and yes, relaxing at the same time.
Chan Lim Family also conducted a workshop on Chinese brush painting and was participated by media, bloggers, vloggers, social media influencers and even mall visitors. My blogger friends and I, and even my officemate Vince (who joined the Exhibit Launch as well), enjoyed doing. In fact, I laughed hard at my work, but hopeful I could paint once again in the near future.
Below are the photos during the launching program:
Alongside hand-painted lanterns exhibit, sister-mall SM CDO Uptown also featured three giant fans of the same theme.