As part of its effort to promote traditional Chinese culture, MGM has presented a wide range of programs to popularize ink art in the community. The Company recently partnered with the Macao Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM) to organize two color ink painting programs, namely “Chinese Lantern Workshop” and “Color Crush Workshop”, at ‘M Art of MGM COTAI to celebrate the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day. The festive cheer aims to inspire people to unleash creativity with strokes of ink and help foster the inheritance of traditional Chinese culture.
With three classes in September, the “Chinese Lantern Workshop” is hosted by celebrated painter Van Keng Vai and open to anyone aged 5 or above. It began with a parent-child class for a target group of FAOM on September 19, where 10 children learned ink painting techniques and took inspiration from Mid-Autumn Festival to paint on a Chinese lantern with the help of their parents. Another two classes will be held on September 26 and 27, which also promise to be a fun-filled event for all ages. Adults can decorate a lantern with ink paintings to make a wish for a joyful reunion with their loved ones. Children will learn the symbolic meaning of Mid-Autumn Festival and be impressed by the variability of color when they adorn a lantern with an ink brush.
“Color Crush Workshop” will be held on October 3 and 4 to prolong the cheer of National Day. Instructed by another renowned painter Lam Tak Cheong, participants aged 12 or above will draw a panda, China’s national treasure, with color ink painting techniques to symbolize the patriotic fervor of Macau people. This workshop also presents an opportunity for them to explore the possibilities of traditional Chinese culture.
Sharing the same belief in promoting Chinese culture, MGM and FAOM have been working closely on art and cultural programs. MGM won full support from FAOM when it launched the “MGM Art and Solidarity in Action for Wuhan” campaign in April, receiving over 100 artworks collected by FAOM as part of a friendly gesture to cheer for frontline medical personnel in Wuhan. Last December, a Chinese ink painting and photo exhibition organized by FAOM and Qingdao Federation of Trade Unions was held in MGM MACAU Art Space, demonstrating MGM and FAOM’s concerted effort to foster art and cultural exchange between Macau and Qingdao.
MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau.
MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first mega-size complex project in Macau to achieve the China Green Building Design Label Three-Star Certification.
MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.
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