The Star, Jul 21, 2016
STARHILL Gallery Kuala Lumpur teamed up with Han Culture Centre Malaysia to present the first edition of “The Enchanting Orient” exhibition aimed at bringing visitors up close with ancient Chinese art and culture amid contemporary style and glamour.
The three-day event that took place at the Adorn Floor of Starhill Gallery featured “Lotus Series” by local calligrapher Prof Cheah Thien Soong; a prized collection of porcelains and paintings.
Another attraction was the dough art figurines that replicate the beauty of “Along the River During the Qing Ming Festival” by Foo Loke Kee.
The diligently crafted miniature dough figurines showcased the people and lifestyle of Bianliang from a bygone era.
With passion and attention to detail, the artist spent three years to complete the masterpiece.
A demonstration of Chinese tea drinking was also held as it is one of the most important elements of Chinese culture.
Meanwhile, during the private screening of Red Dust, guests were overjoyed when they got the opportunity to meet with Taiwanese former actress Hsu Feng and Malaysian film star Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh.
The private screening was held at the Indulge Floor of Starhill Gallery, set against a backdrop of 1980s style theatre.
Also present at the private screening were YTL Corporation Bhd managing director Tan Sri Francis Yeoh and Han Culture Centre Malaysia chairman Datuk Goh Hin San.
Francis highlighted the contributions made by Hsu Feng and Yeoh to the Chinese film industry.
“Movies and all these art forms bring forth the great Chinese culture.
“I hope we can continue this legacy to make more great movies that are rich in culture and history,” he added.