IKBLC Presents the Art Exhibit Generation: 1

Generation:1 is an exhibit which showcases local Asian artists and their artworks in the community at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.  Since 1996, the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society has endeavoured to explore the diversity of Asian Canadian life and culture and promote the discussion of relevant issues and concerns within and beyond the Asian Canadian community.  Year 2011 is the second anniversary for VAHMS to host Generation:1 Art Exhibition at UBC’s Irving K. Barber Centre.

This year Generation:1 will collaborate with both professional and emerging artists to carry out an art exhibition that strives to foster communication among artists from different Asian regions and generations. From May 2nd to June 25th, a group of featuring professional artists will exhibit their work in the main hallway of Irving K. Barber Centre. From May 2nd to June 5th, there will be the First Wave of artists from Dimasalang III group and UBC’s Visual Art students displaying their artworks on the walls of the IKE’S CAFE. Starting June 6th to June 25th, the second wave of emerging artists who submitted their entry form prior to May 15th may also be able to participate in Generation:1.

As an encouragement for the second wave of emerging artists, VAHMS will give out cash prize of $100 each for three artists who can collect the most votes during the period of exhibition. These awards will be presented to the winning artists at our closing ceremony.

Submit your application for Second Wave

Featured Artists:

Raymond Chow
Raymond Chow an internationally renowned artist based in Richmond, British Columbia. He won early recognition in his teenage years when many art dealers would come knocking on his door with cash in hand, eager to buy a drawing. Since then, he has exhibited with some of the most prominent contemporary artists in the world including AJ Casson, Andrew Wyeth, and many more. Raymond Chow’s artwork has gone from art galleries across Canada to as far as the Royal Palace of India in Rajasthan with some of his collectors including Indira Gandhi, Sir Roger George Moore, Raymond Burr, and Samantha Eggar.

Yuk-man Lai
Yukman was born in China in 1949. He received his BA degree from the University of East Asia in Macau in 1986 and Diploma from the Hong Kong Robert Black College of Education. He won the First Prize at The Whole of China Taipei Cup Competition of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy in 1989 and has also been listed among the “Outstanding People in Art of the 20th Century” by The International Biography Centre, Cambridge, England in 1999. Yukman Lai has also published several painting albums, including “Painting, Calligraphy and Seals”, “My Rockies, Landscape Paintings” and “A Sentimental Journey, Landscape Paintings”

SYM [Sofronio Y. Mendoza]
The founding leader of Dimasalang Artists. Better known by his initials SYM, Sofronio Ylanan Mendoza, is a multi-awarded, legendary artist highly esteemed by his peers and colleagues in the art community. He loves to share his vast knowledge on all nuances of art, and finds great joy in mentoring aspiring artists. SYM’s devotion and passion to art is evidenced in his prolific masterworks. The only Filipino artist who switched, even at the height of his successful career, from traditional to abstract art. Introducing a new concept he calls “neo-classical cubism”. SYM continues his high level of commitment to art, reflected in his works.

Wayne Wong
In 1984, wayne Wong studied oil painting at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. Later on in 1989, he graduated from the Sculpture Department of Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in China. He received a BA degree in 1989 and worked in the Guangdong branch of Chinese Arts Association in various parts of China. He received several art awards, and in 1993 he moved to Canada with his family.

Edgardo Lantin

Internationally known contemporary artist, Edgardo Lantin received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Fine Arts at the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines. He pursued his passion for portraiture by studying under accomplished artist, SYM Mendoza; and furthered his studies at the Art Student League and New York Academy of Art through a scholarship program. Lantin’s dedication and commitment to each painting he paints are revealed in the elegance and sophistication of the finished artwork. This multi-awarded artist best known for his portrait paintings of dignitaries and personalities, is highly respected and recognized in his field. As an active signature member of the Dimasalang III International Artist Group, he is a major influence and inspiration to many young artists in Vancouver. Also, as a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (SFCA), he presents lectures and demonstrations at select workshops.

This exhibit at IKBLC can be seen in Learning Centre foyer and Ike’s Cafe Gallery, from 7am to 1am, Mondays to Sundays.

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