Penang Art Society Turns 65 槟城艺术协会 65 周年

PAS65_1.jpgThe oldest art society in Malaysia turns 65 this year and celebrated this auspicious milestone in style. An exhibition show-casing 160 works by 160 artists from various states and abroad was held at the Penang State Art Gallery. The President of Penang Art Society in his speech mentioned that the government should support the local art scene by collecting local art and also using art as gifts to foreign visiting dignitaries. He also took the opportunity to thank the support from the Penang Chief Minister, YAB Chow Kon Yeow, YB Yeoh Soon Hin and private donors such as Tan Sri Tan Khoon Hai, Dato Sri Khor Teng Tong, Lee Khai and many others that have contributed to the success of the event.

After the opening ceremony, artists and guests adjourned to The Top Penang to visit its latest attractions and enjoyed a lovely buffet dinner at The Top View Restaurant. Everyone joined in to sing Happy Birthday and a cake cutting ceremony was held in celebration of the 65th birthday of Penang Art Society.

PAS65_4.jpg

马来西亚历史最悠久的艺术社团今年正式迈入 65 周年,为了庆贺这项重大里程碑,160 位艺术家齐聚槟城艺术画廊的展览会,现场共汇集 160 件各州各地艺术家的艺术心血作品进行展出。

槟城艺术协会主席希望政府通过积极收藏本地艺术作品以示支持本土艺术行业,并将这些艺术品转赠外国贵宾作为倡导与推广用途。另外,他也借此机会感谢槟州首席部长曹观友、杨顺兴行政议员所提供的支持,并且由于得到丹斯里陈坤海,拿督斯里许廷忠与李凯等私人赞助也使这场纪念活动成功圆满举行。

开幕式结束后,艺术家和嘉宾们前往 The Top Penang 观景台参观美丽景点,并在 The Top View 餐厅享用自助晚餐,所有人都欢唱生日快乐曲子和参与切蛋糕仪式。

PAS65_3.jpg