Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Penang International Art Festival
Art, Life and Vision
1st International art festival in Penang in commemoration with the 1st Anniversary of the UNESCO listing of George Town, Penang as world heritage site aims to promote the understanding and appreciation of art and culture. With the theme Art, Life and Vision, Art International Penang 2009 features a myriad of artistic expressions
through various mediums including visual art, performing arts, educational art workshops and forums, symphony orchestra music.
Official Launching Ceremony
YAB Lim Kuan Ying, the Right Honorable Chief Minister of Penang has kindly consented to officiate the opening ceremony at Penang Town Hall at 10.30 pm. The Penang Symphony Orchestra will perform the theme Music composed by Wen Loong Shin , renowned music composer cum conductor from USA who is also the guest conductor . Music Director - Mastro Woon Wen Kin
Theme exhibition - Art, Life & Vision
100 Excellent Artists Exhibition
The theme exhibition features the artworks by 100 international artists that reflect the individual artist’s thoughts and concepts related to “Art, Life and Vision”.
The aim is to promote the contemporary concept of globalization of art market. The idea is not to confine to only contemporary art, traditional Asian art such as Batik, Chinese paintings and ceramics will also be promoted.
Penang State Tourism Development, Culture, Arts & Heritage
Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP)
Exhibition - ArtGroup International
Art Workshop - Conservatory of Fine Arts
Music - Penang Symphony Orchestra
Drama - Cape Poetics
Art interaction: Pusat Pengajian Seni USM
(Fine Art Center, Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Forum - Xiao En Cultural Foundation
coorganizer- JCI Bayan
Hospitality & Cultural coordinator:
Pesatuan Pelukis Melayu Pulau Pinang( Malay Artists Association)
Art Auction Dinner - jointly organized by
Xiao En Cultural Foundation & WDO Georgetown
Art Festival Committee Chairperson
YB Koay Teng Hai, A.D.U.N Pulau Tikus
Corporate Sponsor/Project Manangement
Xiao En Cultural Foundation.
Junior Chamber International Bayan (JCI Bayan)
Art Auction Dinner
Venue:Grand Ballroom, E & O Hotel
-Award for Best Cultural Dress