Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Our People, Our Home charity art exhibition

252, North Bridge Road, Raffles City Shopping Centre, #01-36E/F, Singapore 179103
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Monday-Sunday 10.30am – 10pm | Visit us online at www.odetoart.com

Our People, Our Home
July 25 – August 15, 2014
Friday, July 25th, 4pm
Ode to Art Platform

Young Local Artists Celebrate National Day in A Meaningful Way

Our People, Our Home Art Exhibition supported by Business Times Budding Artists Fund and Ode to Art Gallery
  • Ode to Art Gallery lends support to these young and passionate local artists by providing art platform and guidance to help them organizing their own exhibition.
  • Budding artists contribute back to Business Times Budding Artists Fund through “Our People, Our Home” exhibition.
  • Internationally renowned artist, Hong Zhu An personally mentors these youths during the grand opening event

Supported by Ode to Art Gallery and Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF), five young artists from The Little Arts Academy gather together to present “Our People, Our Home” art exhibition.

In the spirit of patriotism, these talents are coming together to celebrate not only Singapore’s birthday but also their passion for art. At the exhibition, they will be showcasing their artworks, which are threaded by the National Day Parade’s theme of “Our People, Our Home”.

Celebrated artist Hong Zhu An is also lending support to this exhibition. No stranger to accolades, Hong has exhibited his works in Southeast Asia, the USA and Australia. Originally from China, he has spent the past 20 years in Singapore. Much of his success he achieved during his time here. Hence, he feels a sense of belonging to Singapore and is thankful for the opportunities the nation has given him. He is giving back by personally mentoring young and passionate artists during the grand opening event.

“Our People, Our Home Art Exhibition” will feature five artworks by these young artists supported by BT BAF. It is a very good platform for these passionate young artists to present not only their artworks, but themselves too.
All sales proceeds from the paintings contributed by these young artists will be contributed back to BT BAF to help others in the organization.

About the artworks

Lost Time Memory
120cm x 86cm
Mixed media on Canvas
Tan Wen Hao, 16

To me, tradition prevents the world from being boring, as without tradition, there will not be Chinese New Year, Tanabata, Hari Raya, Deepavali, or Christmas. Due to tradition, there are festivals, events and carnivals. My artwork features different parts of old Singapore. Do the pictures trigger some memories? What is Tradition to you?

120cm x 86cm
Acrylic on Canvas
Fernandez Leong, 21

I had taken the opportunity to explore a personal tradition of my family’s. Every year, the maternal family- aunts, uncles, cousins- would all travel together during the holidays. No matter when we went, as long as everybody was there, the trip would feel exciting and I would spend weeks anticipating the day we leave. 

120cm x 86cm
Acrylic on Canvas
Kang Joo Soon, 17

Being able to catch a glimpse of how a kampong looks like made me feel very fortunate. I can imagine how Singapore of old may have looked like. Something young people of my generation do not get to experience. With a simple roof above their heads, a vehicle for them to get from place to place, a natural playground for kids to have fun and bond with their peers, the kampong attracts nostalgia and memories of how we interact with our neighbours. 
Puppy Love
120cm x 86cm
Acrylic on Canvas
Ho Ming Jie, Jay, 17

"Should I?
This short-lived, burst of euphoria...
Am I able to shoulder such responsibilities...
But what if it turns out well? What if we were meant to be, Together?"

120cm x 86cm
Acrylic on Canvas
Tan Chong Hui Charles, 16

This painting depicts the legend behind the moon cake festival. I painted this as my family and I used to make our own mooncakes and that was our only time we spent together. This mooncake, to me, represents ‘family’. It is also a time for the Chinese to celebrate the day which I believe most people know about, “Chang Er and Hou Yi.”

Thanks Zelene for taking photos! :D

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Alex Goot and Against The Current Live In Singapore 2014

For the first time in Singapore, YouTube sensations Alex Goot and Against The Current (Chrissy Costanza) will perform a co-headlining concert in Singapore.

Supporting acts: Gentle Bones and The Summer State

Date: 21 Aug 2014
Venue: SCAPE The Ground Theatre
Doors Open: 7pm


VIP (incl Meet & Greet): $108*  - SOLD OUT

Early Bird: $68*  - SOLD OUT
Standard: $78*
At The Door: $98*
Free Standing
*Inclusive of ticketing fee. All prices in Singapore dollars.

Tickets on sale now.

Short link: http://bit.ly/agsing

Retail Outlets (Standard Tickets available ONLY):
1) Inokii - Far East Plaza #03-30
2) ThOh Music School (Simei MRT) - Simei Street 3, #01-08
3) ThOh Music School (Katong Shopping Ctr) - 865 Mountbatten Road, B1-35/36

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Alex Goot is a one-man band from Poughkeepsie, New York. Alex began messing around on the piano at age 5 when his parents bought a piano. He started to get serious about piano by the age of 12. Alex performed his first gig when he was only 15 years old. He began recording music in 2004 at the age of 16. Alex soon gained quite a following after posting his songs on his MySpace website. In early 2010, Alex began posting videos of his covers of popular modern pop songs, and occasionally videos of his original songs. His popularity has continued to soar each time he posts a new video. Today, his YouTube channel has about 1,800,000 subscribers and his videos have been viewed over 200 million times and is now considered one of the top cover artists on YouTube. Whether his time is spent in his home studio self producing all of the audio and video for his releases, or touring the world- Alex is constantly bring new and noteworthy art into the world. Alex has just recently self-released his second EP Wake Up Call, the follow up 2012’s successfully crowd funded LP In Your Atmosphere.

Against The Current is a 3 piece pop-rock band from Poughkeepsie, New York consisting of front woman Chrissy Costanza, guitarist Daniel Gow, and drummer William Ferri. The band have been active members of both the traditional rock touring circuit and YouTube community since their formation in 2012, quickly amassing a sizable of following in both worlds. ATC released their first album the Infinity EP in the summer of 2014.

At a young age of 20, Joel Tan aka Gentle Bones has already been making waves in the local music industry with his style of folk-pop music. A recent Audiotechnica endorsee, his first two singles, Until We Die and Elusive, hit the #1 and #3 spot on the local iTunes charts respectively, both a day after its release. Gentle Bones is at the forefront of the musical movement among the younger generation in Singapore. Having played for the Mosaic Music Festival in 2012, Music Matters Live 2014, penned, recorded and performed a song for the upcoming 2015 SEA Games, Joel's future in music is looking extremely promising. Let his blend of acoustic, folk and pop music enlighten your ears and show what the new generation has to offer.

Following the success of their chart-topping debut EP in early 2013, The Summer State has emerged as one of Singapore’s finest pop-rock bands. The Summer State prides themselves in their performance, and their music abounds with infectious hooks and heartfelt lyrics. Having amassed a strong following after sharing stages with international acts and a series of festivals around the region, The Summer State is ready for the next phase and is currently working on their second EP.

Performance Highlights
  • Opening band for Mayday Parade (USA) & Eyes Set to Kill (USA) [Jul 2011] Yellowcard (USA) [Sep 2012], The Wonder Years (USA) [Sept 2012] & A Rocket to the Moon (USA) [Aug 2013]
  • Featured on 987FM ‘Home’ [Jul 2012] & 90.8FM OZ Radio Jakarta [Jun 2013]
  • Sold out The Summer State EP Launch in Singapore [Feb 2013]
  • KL Tour in Malaysia [Feb-Mar 2013]
  • Music Matters Live in Singapore [May 2013], Jakcloth Summer Fest in Indonesia [Jun 2013] & Ignite Music Festival at Republic Polytechnic in Singapore [Aug 2013]
  • On the Waterfront at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre in Singapore [Aug 2013 & Mar 2014)
Other Highlights
  • The Summer State EP #1 on iTunes Rock Chart in Singapore
  • Single “I Do, I Don’t (feat. Siti Zahidah)”  rotation on Class 95FM, Lush 99.5 and 987FM
  • Single “I Do, I Don’t (feat. Siti Zahidah)”  peaked at #7 on 987FM Top 20 Chart and #89 on 987FM Top 100 Chart (2013)
  • MV for “I Do, I Don’t (feat. Siti Zahidah)” garnered over 74,500 views on Youtube to date and trended in the “Most Popular” section
  • Single ‘Love, That’s What They Call it These days’ rotation on 987FM and Power 98FM
  • Upcoming Manila Tour in Late August 2014.

Comments about The Summer State EP:
-    “Very nostalgic vibe reminiscent of the early to late-2000s era of pop/punk music” – Other Sounds
-    “markedly mature outlook in terms of songwriting and right down to its little nitty-gritty technical details… 7.5 out of 10” – Poached Mag

-    “It is a clear sign that Singapore Indie pop is emerging from the murky depths" - Today Newspaper

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