Maya Gallery is thankful to be invited as the Official Art Gallery at the Singapore Business Association Vietnam (SBAV)'s Chap Goh Mei Dinner on 7 February 2020, at Fortuna Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam. It was a wonderful night of festivities to mark the last day of the Lunar New Year, foster deeper bonds between Singaporeans living in Vietnam and strengthen Vietnam-Singapore ties. Guests were greeted at the ballroom foyer with a showcase of Jeffrey Wandly's limited edition and framed fine art giclée prints. Postcards of his artwork were also placed at each seat across all tables in the ballroom. Officiated by Guest-of-Honour Catherine Wong, Ambassador, Singapore Embassy in Hanoi, the evening got off to a great start with a rousing performance of lion dance, followed by soothing live music including the ?àn tranh, a Vietnamese zither similar to a guzheng, erhu and flute.
Jeffrey Wandly, First Deputy General Director of BIDV Tower JVC in Hanoi, with more than 25 years of experience in Architecture and Project management in Southeast Asia, is also an EXCO Member of SBAV and artist/co-founder of Maya Gallery. Invited to the stage, Jeffrey shared with the audience about Maya Gallery, as a partner in the arts, with more than 100 artists and 80 exhibitions in 7 years under its belt since it was officially opened in 2012 by Ms. Janice Koh, NMP for the Arts, in a shophouse situated in the historic Kampong Gelam district. He also highlighted Maya Gallery's mission in promoting Singaporean artists and global outlook, the gallery's focus on heritage and culture and its strong contribution to Singapore's arts scene.
The night saw Jeffrey's giclée prints receiving enthusiastic responses from the guests, with some sold to Vietnam-based Singaporeans. Part proceeds from the sales will be donated to the SBAV Gift Fund.
Hanoi Opera House, Opera Business Centre
Ink, acrylic on canvas
120 x 120 cm