SINGAPORE — A book featuring the works of 50 members of a local art group was launched on Saturday June 18, marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Life Art Society.
Pieces include calligraphy and India ink, watercolors and oil paintings.
The book, Life Art Society’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, was launched by Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth Low Yen Ling at the society’s anniversary dinner at the Singapore Swimming Club on Saturday.
The Life Art Society, a non-profit organization formed by its current president Tan Khim Ser in 1972, aims to create greater awareness of local art and develop artistic talents.
Over dinner, Ms Low said that over the years the society has held exhibits suitable for families and people of all ages and races.
She added that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the company continued to organize activities such as an eight-hour livestream showcasing painting and calligraphy ahead of Chinese New Year, online art demonstrations and videos to guide viewers on how to do the Mid-Autumn Festival. lanterns.
These activities have stimulated people’s interest in traditions and culture, while helping people ease their emotions through art while locked at home, she said.
As part of the society’s celebrations, she launched a five-part online painting and calligraphy exhibition in March, which included calligraphy and paintings in ink, watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings with a wide range of themes such as lotus, plum blossom, orchid, bamboo, seasonal landscapes, goldfish, carp, peaches and more.
Earlier this month, he also posted a video recapping the company’s 50-year history.
The exhibit series and video can be viewed on the company’s Facebook and YouTube pages.