Ascott Gurney’s Art Soiree Celebrates Local Ingenuity: Ooi Viv’s Brushstrokes of Penang


GEORGE TOWN: In a bold move to champion local artists and invigorate the vibrant art scene of Penang, Ascott Gurney Penang proudly presents their inaugural Ascott Art Soiree. This captivating event promises an immersive experience that tantalizes the senses, featuring an eclectic array of artistic expressions, particularly captivating paintings. Meticulously curated, these artworks elegantly capture the essence of Penang’s picturesque landscapes and landmarks.

Ooi Viv’s art pieces at Ascott Gurney Penang’s lobby.
2 more art pieces from Ooi Viv at Ascott Gurney Penang’s lobby.

Ooi Viv, a talented local artist, has meticulously curated a collection that showcases Penang’s iconic locales. From the enchanting Blue House on Campbell Street to the charming Wooden House on Lintang Slim, Jelutong, and the captivating Atap House on Perak Road, Jelutong, these vividly colored paintings whisk you away on an artistic journey through Penang’s distinct charm. The hotel’s lobby also proudly features a captivating centerpiece, offering a sneak peek into the world of art that awaits within.

Ooi Viv with Dato’ Seri Dr. T. Devaraj, Chairman of Penang Hospice Society
Erin Ooi & Sue Ann of Penang Hospice Society with Ooi Viv

In a heartwarming gesture of support, a selection of artworks displayed at Ascott Gurney Penang is available for purchase, with fifty percent of the proceeds benefiting the Penang Hospice Society. This remarkable organization extends compassionate care to individuals battling serious illnesses, notably cancer, ensuring their comfort and well-being in the familiarity of their homes.

The Art Soiree set its vibrant tone with a captivating kickoff – participants gathered to paint their visions onto a collaborative canvas, symbolizing the fusion of creativity and community. As strokes of individual artistry converged, a tapestry of shared inspiration began to unfold, encapsulating the spirit of the event.

Dato’ Seri Dr. T. Devaraj of Penang Hospice Society delivering his welcome speech.

Soon after the collective artistic endeavor, the spotlight shifted to an equally significant moment as Dato’ Seri Dr. T. Devaraj, the esteemed Chairman of Penang Hospice Society, stepped forward. With an air of reverence and anticipation, he delivered a heartfelt welcome speech, setting the tone for an event of artistic celebration and meaningful connections.

Sharon Ang, General Manager of Ascott Gurney Penang sharing her thoughts on the Ascott Art Soiree.

Sharon Ang, the dedicated General Manager of Ascott Gurney Penang, shared, “On behalf of Ascott Gurney, we believe that we can have a greater positive influence on communities. We want to create resilient, thriving communities where we operate that are rooted in strong community support and cultural legacy. In conjunction, we hope that the way we execute this Ascott Art Soiree will benefit the communities we serve.”

6 of the 7 main course choices from the Weekdays Set Lunch at Timor Cafe

Guests were served the delectable Weekdays Set Lunch at Timor Cafe. With a tantalizing array of choices, including Crispy Chicken Chop, Nasi Ayam Penyet, Spaghetti Mee Mamak, Fish & Chips, Pasta Alle Vongole with Clams, Crunchy Chicken & Waffle, and Parmigiana Fish Fillet with Potatoes, every palate found its delight. Complementing this culinary journey was a free flow of the soup of the day and a delightful dessert of Soya Bean Curd with Gula Melaka.

Art enthusiasts and cultural aficionados are encouraged to embark on an artistic journey at Ascott Gurney Penang, where creativity meets heritage in an enchanting fusion of visual narratives.

The art piece that was sold today.

Notably, a significant milestone was achieved today, as one of the remarkable paintings titled “Tanjung Tokong Beach” found its new home, selling for RM1,200 — a testament to the event’s undeniable impact.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of the captivating tapestry woven by Ascott Gurney, Penang. The remaining art pieces can be viewed at the Lobby of Ascott Gurney Penang at your leisure. Experience the enchanting fusion of art and purpose that will linger in your heart and mind.

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