The Kuala Lumpur College of Art (KLCA) Alumni Association held an art exhibition to showcase their members’ work.
KLCA’s Alumni Association chairman Edwin Teyat noted that since its founding in 1968 by renowned local artist and educator Cheah Yew Saik, the institution had grown by leaps and bounds.
Over the years, KLCA has produced hundreds of artists, potters, sculptors, art teachers, photographers and designers. It has made a significant contribution to the national and local art education scene.
“The KLCA exhibition is organised to mark this 50-year milestone,” said Cheah in his speech.
He quoted a Chinese proverb that it takes 10 years to plant a tree but a hundred years to educate a generation.
Together with KLCA adviser Datuk Sim Tiak Choo, he launched the opening at White Box, Publika Shopping Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.
The exhibition saw oil paintings, watercolour paintings, mixed medium paintings, Chinese calligraphy, photographs, ceramics and three-dimensional sculptures displayed.
Altogether, about 100 pieces from 75 alumni were showcased.