ART FESTIVAL THEME
Whatever the philosophical speculation or persuasion, ‘art’ is enmeshed and embedded in the human cultural activity from the daywe were born until the day we will perished.
The word ‘art’ may refer to several things to several people, depending on their appreciation of esthetical velues. It can be a study of a creative skill, a process of using the creative skill, a product of the creative skill, or the audience’s experience with the creative skill.
Generally ‘art’ as we understood today may refer to production of artworks (art as objects) that are compelled by a personal drive (art as activity) and convey a message, mood, or symbolism for the perceiver to interpret (art as experience). Therefore art is something that stimulates an individual’s thoughts, emotions, beliefs, or ideas through the senses. Works of art can be explicitly made for this purpose or interpreted on the basis of images or objects. Thus, by engrossing in art, the spectrum of human’s experience of dragging through life can be widen and diversified – beautified – adding meaning to otherwise mediocre and mundane space time continuum.
Here, in KKB, we would like to imagine and to dream of becoming a haven for artist and for arts whatever its forms and manifestations. probably ostentatious but adding meanings to human existence is certainy a colossal thing to contribute. Our salubrious KKB has a lot to offer considering our unique history in the cross cultural accidents that shaped our identity.
we are the final frontier in the the relentless invasion of heartless stones and faceless cements that are plaguing our landscapes.
Hence I thereby pronounce:
Art Haven in the Hills
ART FESTIVAL MASCOT
Ori Si Burung Kunyit
Ori The Black-naped Oriole
This delightful creature called the black-naped oriole (Oriolus chinensis) is a bird of the oriole family and is found in many parts of Asia. Sighted several times by lucky bird watcher enthusiasts in the vicinity of KKB and its surrounding hills and listed as a possible bird that can be found in this area in the upcoming Wings of KKB 2017, obvious this handsome bird has became our darling.
This bird is also immortalised by the evergreen song ‘Yellow Bird’, which was first popularised in the English speaking world by Arthur Lyman and lyric by alan and Marilyn Bergman.
There are several distinctive populations within wide distribution range of the species and in the past the slender-billed oriole (Oriolus tenuirostris) was included as a subspecies.
Therefore, it is with delectation to pick this obviously cute and handsome bird as inspiration for our mascot.