Saturday, 5 November 2011

a little girl with a huge heart

the invitation read as follows:

"You are cordially invited to the debut art exhibition "My Dreams, My Wishes" by Gelyn Ong, one of Singapore's youngest budding artists at just seven years old. Featuring 25 of her latest paintings, the event is in aid of Make-A-Wish Foundation, a charity which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions"

We accepted this kind invitation from Juliana Tan from URA and Marina Bay, expecting to see some water colours and perhaps a few 'stick figure' drawings that a seven year old child is normally capable of, with the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Once again I was mistaken and had assumed wrongly.
Gelyn Ong is no 'normal' 7 year old child ..... Gelyn is a highly talented and confident young lady. In her speech at the opening she explained how much she enjoyed her art and that the funds will help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Before this, Gelyn’s works have also raised funds for several other charity organisations. To date, she has far raised more than S$90,000 for charity.

Her art work that is on display at the Fullerton Hotel are 29 of Gelyn’s latest pieces in what is her first solo exhibition, ‘My Dreams, My Wishes’. 

The exhibition was opened on 2 November 2011 by Minister of Transport, Mr Lui Tuck Yew during which Gelyn and Mr Liu jointly unveiled ‘My Beautiful World’. 
We strongly suggest that you visit the Fullerton Hotel to see this Art Exhibition for yourself, but to not view these images as an art critic would, but view them through the eyes of a young seven year old with a huge heart.

The exhibition will be at the The Fullerton Heritage Gallery & East Garden Foyer of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore until 22 November 2011.

the following links will also be of help to you:

The Long and Winding Road (blog of the event by Jerome)

Travel and Beyond (blog of the event by Rose)

The Make a Wish Foundation

Make-A-Wish® Singapore is an affiliate of a global organization which began in 1980.  Today, there are over  36  affiliates  worldwide.  Our  mission  is  to  grant  the  wishes  of  children  with  life-threatening  medical  conditions  to  enrich  the  human  experience  with  hope,  strength and joy.
The Fullerton Heritage

Dedicated to promoting local art and culture as well as infusing art within the cityscape, The Fullerton Heritage initiated ‘Art in the City” in 2009. The programme showcases art exhibitions and activities at The Fullerton Heritage precinct, which is rich in heritage and culture. Besides providing offering premier venues to host art and cultural programmes, ‘Art in the City’ offers publicity support and organises educational programmes to help both established and budding artists introduce their works to the public.

We would like to thank Juliana Tan from URA for inviting us to the  "My Dreams My Wishes" event and to PWC and The Fullerton Heritage.

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