This coming Chinese New Year, the Chan Lim Family of Artists and Students will be exhibiting artworks at SM City North EDSA. Over 100 hand-painted lanterns are on display until February 11 at The Block Atrium.

The extensive collection of lanterns is the first activity for the Chinese New Year festivities. Lanterns are a traditional Chinese decoration and the students of the Chan Lim Family of Artists and Students have beautifully created some wonderful designs for our viewing pleasure.

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The first exhibit was held in 1995 at SM Megamall and 21 years later their strong partnership continues.

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The Chan Lim Family of Artists and Students exhibits more than 1,000 artworks every year in different venues across the country. They have been actively involved in the arts for more than four decades.

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The family patriarch, Chan Lim, has dabbled in Western art, specializing in oil and watercolor. The Chan Lim siblings Alex, Felix, Rolex, and Jolex are all engineers by profession and are actively engaged with multinational companies. They are one of the few remaining notable Chinese brush painting artists in the Philippines. Art classes are conducted in their family studio located in Pasig.

Mr Alex Chan Lim was present at the opening of the exhibit and did an on the spot painting demonstration.

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Surprisingly, none of the Chan Lim family members have degrees related to arts. As Mr Alex Chan Lim said, painting is a desire and is something he makes time for.

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The Grace Christian College Chinese Orchestra performed at the opening of the exhibit.

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After Mr Alex Chan Lim’s demonstration, we were able to try our hand at painting. It’s not as simple as it looks! We were helped out and taught different methods in creating bamboo, leaves and flowers.

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More exciting activities to expect:

Golds of Fortune
January 24- February 11, the Block Ground Floor and the Annex Ground Floor
Chinese goodies for the first 100 customers!

Oriental Classics
January 30, 2pm, the Block Atrium

Chinese Wushu Arts
January 31, 5pm the Block Atrium

Oriental Culture Market
February 2-15 during mall hours
Cite Center East and West Mall 2nd floor

Chinese Arts in Letters Calligraphy Workshop
February 6, 2pm, the Block Atrium

Astrological Forecast with Marites Allen
February 7, 5pm at the Block Atrium

Chinese Court & Folk Dances
February 8, 2pm, the Block Atrium

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