Chinese painting show set at SM Lanang-A A +A
Saturday, October 6, 2012
AFTER its successful grand opening, SM Lanang Premier ushers in "So Much More" with exciting treats for Dabawenyo mall patrons.
Over a hundred original scrolled Chinese artworks and Chinese paintings on Chinese fans -- a first in the Philippines -- will be on display at the mall's atrium from October 13 to 26.
“We welcome the Chan Lim Family of Artists & Students' Chinese & Western Painting Exhibit to our newest pride in Mindanao -- SM Lanang Premier. The group is the very first featured artists to showcase their artistic talent and also share them to Dabawenyos in a free workshop on October 13," said SM Prime Holdings president Hans T. Sy.
The exhibit will also feature the original western paintings of Chan Lim family patriarch, Jose Lim. A prolific painter for over 50 years, Lim is recognized as one of the country’s master Chinese calligraphy artists.
To share their talent, a free Chinese painting workshop will be conducted by the artists beside the exhibit at the mall’s Atrium from 4 to 7PM on October 13. Interested parties may contact the organizers, Davao Dynamic Youth, at (082) 226-3171 or (082) 221-6004 for more details.
An On-The-Spot Chinese Painting demonstration, to be led by Dr. Alex Chan Lim, PhD, will also be held at Marco Polo Davao Hotel's Lobby on October 14, at 11 a.m.
"Marco Polo Davao welcomes the Chan Lim family of artists and students. Just as Marco Polo introduced the wonders of China to Europe centuries ago, our Hotel team is honored to participate in this unique cultural event in the vibrant City of Davao," said Carlos G. Dominguez III, chair and president of Halifax Davao Hotels, Inc. Marco Polo Davao is the artists' official residence with Philippine Airlines as their carrier of choice.
At least 20 of the exhibited Chinese paintings on Chinese Fans shall be donated to the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) which, in turn, shall be sold to the public to help their conservation efforts in ensuring the survival of the endangered Philippine Eagle.
"The exhibit offers the rare pleasure of enjoying Chinese artwork crafted using ancient hand-painting techniques while taking part in a global cause to save Philippine Eagles from extinction. Arts and philanthropy are powerful inspirations for humanity and so PEF is very happy to be a part of this initiative," says Dennis J.I. Salvador, Philippine Eagle Foundation executive director.
Donations to the Philippine Eagle Foundation are welcome. PEF's contact numbers are (082) 271-2337 or (082) 284-0568.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 06, 2012.