1 February 2018
Opening night of Treasures of a Straits Chinese art exhibition at G Hotel Gurney Penang
Treasures of a Straits Chinese, my first solo art exhibition opened on a very auspicious day, the day after the extremely powerful super blood blue full moon eclipse.
It was a full house and I am extremely thrilled by the turn out. Many of my friends travelled from Singapore and from KL. Friends from my childhood days, new friends and the media.
I have compiled a short video so you can have a glimpse of the event.
I am truly grateful and it has been an honour to be able to share my work with such a beautiful audience.
I had been so stressed leading up to this big day but finally i can breathe again. I learnt many things this week and i had to give a speech in front of a crowd which made me panic into sleepless nights. I was in denial not wanting to write the speech but luckily my best friends who were staying with me the few days leading up to the show sat me down the night before to write the speech which I thought I could get away by winging it! Clearly not cos I am not a natural speaker.
Here’s part of the speech
A little story…
On the day of my opening a Malay Muslim security guard walking by his rounds was drawn to the butterfly painting. I gave him a few moments to contemplate on the work and to read the description as he was about to move on, I walked over and introduced myself and asked him what he thought of the painting.
He replied, “i understand what you mean. We have the same in our culture.” Thank you i said and he walked away.
I was moved because of all the paintings that is the one that connects me with my mother. He picked that one probably because it connects him with his loved one.
The description reads:
I dream of you. Butterflies symbolise love and long life. I was once told that the butterfly carries the soul of our departed loved ones.
I was moved by this interaction. The artwork has served its purpose. It connected two complete strangers from different backgrounds to share a moment of reflection, uniting two cultures and hopefully it has made his day a little happier, like he made mine.
The exhibition runs until 30 April 2018
Venue: G Hotel Gurney Penang, Malaysia
February 19, 2018 at 18:30
Wa eh peng yu.
(I wil later try to sort out what each specific word/syllable means… always useful)
Bonne semaine Wa eh peng yu.
February 19, 2018 at 09:13
Kam siah. Wa eh peng yu 🌼♥️
February 14, 2018 at 19:51
Thank you. I appreciate. I will try not to… mention it too often. We have to move on. But I appreciate. Cam siah mon amie. (How do you say mon amie in Hokkien?) 🙂
February 13, 2018 at 04:16
My heart goes out to you and your family every time i hear this story. Big hugs 🦋
February 12, 2018 at 19:13
You did look happy. I’m glad.
I thought about you last week. There was a Papillon fluttering in the garden. Large. Yellow and black. It was the 7th of Feb. 9 months after my daughter and I flew in a panic to Los Cabos to “rescue” her fiancé who was then only missing. Little did we know. Sorrow takes a long time to scar. But thank you for the idea of the butterfly. It was nice to see that one last week. 🙂
February 12, 2018 at 10:29
Thank you very much. The paintings look good in the space and i was very happy with the opening night. Vivent les papillons !!!
February 7, 2018 at 01:33
Thank you for sharing this great moment with us. 🙂
You gave an excellent speech. Your dress was fantastic.
And I like the way the paintings are displayed. I think it does them justice.
Et vivent les papillons…
February 6, 2018 at 04:19
Thanks so much, Tiffany ❤
February 6, 2018 at 03:16
You are welcome…. 🙂
February 6, 2018 at 03:15
Thanks Bela and i do hope seeing the butterflies made you smile and get some inner peace peace. My deepest condolences 🌹
February 6, 2018 at 03:13
Thanks for the support 🌹
February 6, 2018 at 03:03
It’s great to see your work…. Congratulation….!! ❤ 🙂
February 6, 2018 at 00:32
Congrats on the completion and challenging yourself!
And maybe I knew this about butterflies. A friend died on Saturday, and I saw SO many butterflies today when I felt his spirit near. Interesting!
February 5, 2018 at 15:43
Thank you. It’s all good timing x
February 5, 2018 at 15:04
Congratulations Tiffany ! 🙂
February 5, 2018 at 14:28
February 5, 2018 at 13:59
Thank you for your kind words. It took a whole village to get me here including you 🙏
February 5, 2018 at 08:32
Looks like you were a hit! But, we knew that already! So happy for you, Tiffany, and you looked amazing. Great dress! Now enjoy the spotlight! 😉 ❤
February 5, 2018 at 00:14
Thanx Brad. I am happy to have the exhibition there. There is no better place on the island to be honest.
February 5, 2018 at 00:13
You’re hired Ralph!
February 4, 2018 at 21:01
Awesome venue and video M’lady ! BTW, what a slave driver of a boss and terrible working conditions you have at BulanLifestyle HQ 🙄 …… I WANNA WORK THERE ! ❤
February 4, 2018 at 19:44
Wow. Congratulations. You and your art are evolving nicely. 🙂 That looks like a wonderful venue and celebration to kick off your art show. May you and your art flourish, Brad
February 4, 2018 at 19:13
Merci Louise 🌹💝🌷
February 4, 2018 at 18:37
Tout simplement BRAVO !!!
February 4, 2018 at 17:46
Clap clap clap !
February 4, 2018 at 17:36
A physical metaphor to your paintings.
February 4, 2018 at 17:31
Thank you very much. I felt the love for the first time seeing so many coming to support my work. I am truly grateful.
February 4, 2018 at 17:29
Thank you so much 🌹🌷
February 4, 2018 at 17:29
The one in red 💝🌷
February 4, 2018 at 16:56
all of the people coming to see your work is a reflection of who you are. Congratulations on living a well lived life!
February 4, 2018 at 16:28
It looked lovely! Congratulations!
February 4, 2018 at 16:15
Where is the Crazy Bag Lady on the picture ?