Noted to be among the few remaining notable Chinese brush-painting artists in the Philippines today, artist Chan Lim and his family of artists, students and engineers opened the Year of the Wooden Horse with a special exhibit of beautifully painted porcelain plates.
Held at the Mall Atrium of the SM Aura in Taguig City, the group impressed art aficionados and regular mall goers alike with the intricacy of the Chinese art form. They presented a total of 97 porcelain plates for the show, whose focal point comprised two giant porcelain plates with Chinese brush paintings of horses in celebration of Chinese New Year.
Chan Lim and his group have conducted numerous art classes, workshops, seminars, on the spot painting demonstrations to further the painting technique, and have also staged a total of 10 group exhibits to date, both locally and in other parts o the world.
Among those who graced the Chinese New Year exhibit were prominent Filipino-Chinese personalities including Grace Christian College owners James and Judith Tan, Henry Co, Tomas Tan TiangSiong, and Antonio Sy. SM Prime Holdings president Hans T. Sy welcomed the Chan Lim group together with SM assistant vice president for operations Perkin So and SM Aura regional operations manager Bernice Baculi.
The Grace Christian College Chinese Orchestra provided the evening’s entertainment with well-loved Chinese pieces, such as “The Moon Represents My Heart”, “Colorful Clouds Chasing the Moon,” “Whispers of Sprint” and “Welcoming the Spring Flower.” They were followed by well-applauded performances from the Chiang Kai Shek Youth Choir.
Complementing the exhibit was a spread of Chinese delicacies featuring dessert specialties from Eng Bee Tin, Polland, Salazar Bakery, Tin Hao and Little Store.