Journey of Sight Art Exhibition

In conjunction with World Sight Day, Save Ones Sight Missions Berhad launched its first art exhibition at Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur on the 13th October 2012. The exhibition themed 'Journey of Sight' was officiated by Tan Sri Dato' Lee Lam Thye. 

An opening speech was also presented by Stevens Chan, Founder of SOSM and organizer of the event. Stevens spoke wholeheartedly on using creative arts as a way to convey to the public on this cause.

The purpose of the event was to create awareness on various eye diseases and eye-care through artworks contributed by visually impaired and non-visually impaired artists. The featured prominent artworks are by The One Academy Sunway and Penang students as well as renowned Australian photographer, Andrew Follows, who is also visually disabled. Other works consist of visual designs by local high flying graphic designers, contained messages meant to convey to the public on this social awareness.

Tan Sri Dato' Lee Lam Thye's arrival
One of the main attractions of the event was a Black Box created by one of the contributed artists- Philip Wong, Malaysia's famous artist. The Black Box was created for visitors to experience Braille Art. Another on-going was free eye check ups for the public.

Most of the artworks are for sale, and all proceeds will go to the Dogs for Sight campaign, a mission to bring in well-trained and lovable guide dogs to help the Blinds in Malaysia to be more agile and independent. 

Following the launch, Tan Sri Dato's Lee Lam Thye and Stevens Chan presented Certificates as a recognition to all artists whom have contributed to the event with their prominent artworks.

Last but not least, it was the first time for me to appear in public as The Artsy Craftsy, and it is also an honor to have received the Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of my work in copywriting for the event's materials.

The featured artworks

Other on-goings

Launching followed by the Certificate presentation ceremony.
The Artsy Craftsy blogger was rewarded.

 Main attraction

Visitors experienced Braille Art in
complete darkness in this black box

It is said that there might be more plans to come for more JOS art exhibition appearance, so look out for the next and support the cause. We hope to see more of this event on the roadshow too. For more information, or like them on Facebook to show your support on http://www.facebook.com/JourneyOfSight

Link to photo album here

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