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Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong Creates Largest Zentangle®-Inspired Art Piece and Supports Operation Santa Claus

Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong Creates Largest Zentangle®-Inspired Art Piece and Supports Operation Santa Claus

In support of the annual Operation Santa Claus (OSC) charity fundraising project, Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong and Ms Fina Man, the first Certified Zentangle® Teacher in Asia, are joining hands to set a world record in creating the world’s largest Zentangle-inspired art piece in the hotel lobby to raise money for the needy.

From 1 to 28 November 2014, for every cash donation of HK$50 or more, donors will be given a Zentangle tile to draw their own preferred repetitive patterns according to Fina’s guidelines. When all tiles are completed and assembled on 5 December 2014, the largest collaborative Zentangle-inspired art piece in the world will be born in the hotel lobby, revealing the BIG theme hidden within it.

This enormous creation measuring 4.3 metres tall and 5.6 metres wide is believed to be the world’s largest Zentangle-inspired art piece with 3,024 Zentangle tiles and will be created for a good cause to contribute to the community in a merry and creative way. In addition to the proceeds collected through the Zentangle tiles, the art piece will be sectioned and auctioned off later or on the spot to raise more funds. All proceeds will go to OSC’s 20 beneficiaries in Hong Kong to help children, elderly and mentally or physically challenged people.

Individual, corporate, school and association donors are welcome to take part in this powerful, meaningful charity initiative and to carve out a beautiful piece of art together. Each donor will be given a certificate of participation issued by the hotel as a token of appreciation. The art piece will be on display in the hotel lobby until 24 December 2014.

“Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong holds highly its corporate social responsibility and believes doing every bit to give back to the community. This year marks our 12th year of support to Operation Santa Claus and we are elated to have an opportunity to work with Fina and so many donors to create an artwork of love and set a record,” said Ulf Bremer, general manager of Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong.

Zentangle

Zentangle is a creative expression of art through the Zentangle method, which is a timeless, easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured repetitive patterns. It increases focus and creativity, and unlocks artistic flair, in addition to other immediate and long-term benefits.

Certified Zentangle Teacher – Fina Man

Ms Fina Man, the first Certified Zentangle Teacher in Asia, has been drawing and teaching Zentangle since 2009. Over the past few years, she has helped hundreds of people aged 5 to over 70 learn to draw this new art form.

Operation Santa Claus

OSC is an annual fundraising event organised by the South China Morning Post (SCMP) and Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) and has taken place since 1998. All through December, corporations, clubs and individual donors put on a series of activities to raise funds for Operation Santa Claus. This year’s proceeds will go to 20 beneficiaries in Hong Kong to aid a wide spectrum of people in need, from children and the elderly to mentally and physically challenged people. 

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, an iconic flagship brand of the Shangri-La Group, currently operates over 80 deluxe hotels and resorts with a room inventory of over 35,000. Renowned for its distinctive Asian hospitality, the Company has properties in destinations of Australia, Canada, Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group’s award-winning Golden Circle loyalty programme extends to all properties of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts worldwide. For more information, visit www.shangri-la.com.