It’s a totally different experience for me seeing and meeting an artist, specially when they showed you and let you experience how to brush strokes.
I am referring to Mr. Chan Lim who just celebrated his 80th birthday and also a very auspicious milestone in the Chinese culture. I was invited to Chan Lim Family of Artists and Students event at the SM North EDSA The Block Atrium just in time to the Chinese New Year Celebration. I was able to meet and greet the artists behind the fine drawings on the porcelain plates, fans, lanterns and scrolls.
The Chan Lims’ exhibits feature pieces about nature, flora and fauna, mountains, and animals. Chan Lim’s masterpieces are definitely expressed how talented and creative their family.
Facts about Chan Lim Family of Arts and Students:
1. The very first Chan Lim Family art exhibit was held in 1995 in SM Megamall. The family has held 15 exhibits to date, both locally and internationally.
2. Chan Lim is the name used by family patriarch in signing all his artworks. The Pen name was crafted out of his and his wife last names.
3. None of the Chan Lim family members have formal degrees related to arts. The Chan Lim siblings Alex, Felix, Rolex, and Jolex are all engineers and are engaged with multinationals companies in various industries.
4. The Chan Lim family holds 5 Doctor of Philosophy degrees (Ph.D). These degrees are in the fields of engineering, educational technology and management.
To learn about their different painting classes by visiting Chan Lim’s Family of Arts and Students website and Facebook Page. To know more about the exhibit, also visit SM City North EDSA’s Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/smnedsa.