Art ex­hibit show­cases Chi­nese vis­ual arts

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOSPTORIES! - BY IAN OCAMPO FLORA Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

CLARK FREEPORT— SM City Clark’s cel­e­bra­tion of the Chi­nese New Year kicked-off with a cel­e­bra­tion of Chi­nese vis­ual arts as the mall hosted the Chan Lim art ex­hibit on Fe­bru­ary 2.

Me­dia prac­ti­tion­ers, who at­tended the event, also took an af­ter­noon off from beat­ing their reg­u­lar dead­lines by par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Chi­nese wa­ter­color paint­ing lessons pro­vided by the Chan Lim fam­ily and stu­dents.

The event was part of the ex­hibit dubbed “An Ex­hibit of Chi­nese and Western Paint­ings” by the Chan Lim fam­ily of artists and stu­dents. The ex­hibit was par­tic­i­pated in by 40 artists and some stu­dents and en­thu­si­asts who joined the free Chi­nese paint­ing work­shop on open­ing day.

The Chan Lim fam­ily is one of the few re­main­ing no­table Chi­nese brush paint­ing artists in the coun­try to­day. Lead­ing them is their pa­tri­arch, Chan Lim, and chil­dren Alex, Fe­lix, Rolex and Jolex.

The me­di­a­men were given ba­sic in­struc­tion on the rudi­ments of Chi­nese wa­ter­color art as well as ba­sic tech­niques in go­ing about Chi­nese im­pres­sion­ism. They were also given paint­ing ma­te­ri­als as well as Chi­nese brushes to take with them and prac­tice at home. Lead­ing the demo was none other than Alex Chan Lim.

Mean­while, dozens of ex­quis­ite art­works done on Chi­nese rice-pa­per scrolls are on dis­play at the SM City Clark Main Atrium. The paint­ings were done by the Chan Lim fam­ily as well as some their stu­dents.The fam­ily of artists has al­ready con­ducted paint­ing ex­hibits and a num­ber of sem­i­nars, art work­shops and on-the-spot paint­ing demon­stra­tions for at least four decades now.

-Chris Navarro

ART LANTERNS. Shop­pers view the dif­fer­ent de­signs and col­ors of hand painted lanterns dur­ing Sun­day’s 36th Chan Lim ex­hibit at SM City Clark.

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