SM City North EDSA welcomes the Year of the Rooster with an exquisite exhibit of Plates and Scrolls by the Chan Lim Family of Artists and Students at The Block Atrium from Jan. 15 to Feb. 12, 2017.
Throughout the festivities, The Block’s Atrium will be decorated with over 100 beautifully designed hand-painted scrolls and adorned with 144 plates from Chan Lim Family of Artists and Students. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a grand Chinese pagoda accentuated with a Chinese oil painting of Koi fishes, which symbolize success, prosperity, longevity, courage, ambition and perseverance.
The celebrations at SM City North EDSA also coincide with the 80th birthday of the family’s patriarch, Chan Lim or Angkok to his students. Chan Lim is the name used by the family patriarch in signing all his artworks. The name is formed by combining the last names of the sibling’s parents. His real name is Jose.
It was also Jose Chan Lim who got the family interested in visual arts and painting. He mastered and preferred painting in oil but the Chan Lim siblings embraced their Chinese roots and learned how to use a Chinese brush on rice paper as early as 11 years old.
Surprisingly, none of the Chan Lim Family members have degrees related to the arts. The Chan Lim siblings Alex, Felix, Rolex and Jolex are licensed engineers and connected with multinational companies representing various industries. Innovation is an important focus area for the family. Coming from different fields and industries, the family was able to create artworks using fans, lanterns, scrolls, and porcelain plates as their canvas.
For 2017, The Chan Lim Family of Artists and Students have eight exhibits scheduled all over the country. The family travels together with their students nationwide to grace their events and also conduct free workshops on Chinese painting. Mallgoers can also meet The Chan Lim Family of Artists and Students at the Artists behind the Brushstrokes event on Jan. 29th at The Block Atrium.
Apart from the exhibit, SM City North EDSA welcomes the Year of the
Rooster with good fortune, good food, and of course, great cultural presentations like the traditional Lion and Dragon dances.
These include a Chinese New Year Astrological forecast by International feng shui expert Marites Allen, president and CEO of Feng Shui (WOFS) Philippines. Scheduled to be held on Jan. 22 at 5 pm at The Block Atrium, it’s a great way for mallgoers to find out what’s in store for them in the Year of the Rooster.
The Oriental Market, on the other hand, is a treasure trove of lucky charms for good luck, blessings, protection, and good fortune. These include Yin Yang charms; bead, crystal, & fortune bracelets; Buddhas, spiritual icons, bells and wind chimes, moneybags, and golden. This will be from January 15 to February 12 at the Block’s ground floor.
Other exciting Chinese New Year events include a Wushu Martial Arts Demonstration on Jan. 28th (5pm) at The Block. Not to be missed are the iconic Lion and Dragon Dances on Jan. 28 to welcome a prosperous Chinese New Year.
Welcome the Year of the Rooster at SM City North EDSA.
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