“Art is another platform for children to learn. Through it, kids get to learn by touching, playing, sensing and imagining. It is another way for them to express their emotions. Parents can also understand their children more through their artwork. In this age of electronics, art is all the more important as it takes the kids out of their lifestyle that lacks activity and creativity,” said Dato’ See Thean Seng, guest-of-honour at the Amazing Art Festival 2014.
Being held at the school hall of SMJK Sam Tet, Ipoh, the three-day art exhibition from November 28 to 30 is the 8th annual art exhibition by pupils of ‘Childs Creation’, an art centre headquartered along Jalan Raja Permaisuri Bainun in Ipoh.
Showcasing the artwork of some 800 pupils of the art centre from 4 to 18 years old, the exhibition carries an eco-friendly theme, whereby 90% of the material used are recyclables. The exhibition is divided into three segments, from a display of Mother Nature, followed by the damage that we have caused her, and then, on how we can protect her by recycling.
Consultant for Childs Creation Chuah Heng Chun said, “Our art centre is celebrating its eighth anniversary this year. For this eighth annual art exhibition, we have chosen this theme in the hope that visitors will be encouraged to take better care of Mother Nature. In fact, all of us can do our part in our daily life by adopting the 3Rs of Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.”
During the launching ceremony of the exhibition on Friday, November 28, participants of the one-day Malaysia Junior Art Education Association art camp in Kuala Kangsar were presented with Certificates of Appreciation. Best junior artists were also awarded with prizes. The national level art camp was concurrently held on Malaysia Day at four venues across Peninsular Malaysia. A total of 1048 children participated.
Admission to Amazing Art Festival 2014 is free-of-charge. It is open from 8.30am to 6.30pm.