Garden Party of the Friends of the Art Museum held at the Vice-Chancellor’s Lodge
30 DEC 2022
The Garden Party of the Friends of the Art Museum (the Friends) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was held on 10 December 2022 at the Vice-Chancellor’s Lodge of CUHK. Members of the Friends, as well as faculty members and students of the Department of Fine Arts of CUHK gathered on this special occasion and enjoyed a fruitful afternoon. The event was graced by the presence of Mr Edwin Mok, new Chair of the Friends; the host Professor Rocky Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and our special guests Mrs. Klara Jurcova, Consul General of the Czech Republic in Hong Kong and Ms. Anna Dupalova, Head of Economic and Commercial Section, The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Hong Kong.
In his welcoming address, Professor Rocky Tuan expressed his heartfelt gratitude for the staunch support the University has received from Friends over the past decades. “I trusted that the scholarships and grants are not only meant as the financial support for the awardees, but more importantly, as a form of encouragement for them to pursue their dreams,” said Professor Tuan. “And we look forward to the continued partnership with the Friends to nurture future art talents who hold dreams in their heart.”
Mr Edwin Mok thanked Prof Tuan in his speech for opening up his lodge and thanked CUHK for all the arrangements. He promised that Friends will continue to support young artists with exceptional talents and passion in Fine Arts, and collaborate with CUHK and the art museum by organizing more art activities in 2023, including oversea tours, online seminars and lectures, contributing to the promotion and appreciation of Chinese art in the Hong Kong community.
This year, 11 students have been selected to receive these prestigious awards. To express their gratitude to the Friends, the awardee representative Cheung Chu Yin, Cyrus presented thank you letter to Mr Edwin Mok on behalf of all recipients. Another highlight of the event today is the fund-raising silent auction. The proceeds from the auction will go towards the CUHK 60th Anniversary University Development Fund in support of the advancement of the University and the Art Museum.
The Friends was founded in 1981 to promote the study and appreciation of Chinese art and culture. Over the years, the Friends committed to supporting art education by generously offering scholarships to outstanding Fine Arts students of CUHK.