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Shennel Trading Group/Aris.A 30th Anniversary Gala Appreciation Dinner


Garrison Shen, Peter Eckert, Princess Karen Cantrell, Aris Ai, Harrison Engle, Jing Xu, and Joey Zhou


Los Angeles, California, USA. 8th February, 2023. Shennel Trading Group/Aris.A founders Aris Ai, President, and Garrison Shen, Vice President, hosted a gala appreciation dinner at Culina Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel for the lead organizers and distinguished guests of their 30th Anniversary Gala on December 30th, 2022. A special ceremony was also held to appoint LABA Blue-chip artist, Jiannan Huang, as the Senior Advisor of International Art Design at Shennel Trading Group.


Garrison Shen, Aris Ai, Harrison Engle, and Councilman Michael A. Cacciotti


The attendees included members of the organizing committee: Aris Qun Ai, President of Shennel Trading Group, Garrison Haiying Shen, Vice President of Shennel Trading Group, Jing Xu, Managing Director of Shennel Trading Group, Joey Zhou, Master of Ceremonies and Chief Show Director, and Harrison Engle, filmmaker and President of Signal Hill Entertainment Group. Other distinguished guests were Councilman Michael A. Cacciotti, City of South Pasadena, Sandra Tung, Chairman of the American Chinese Exchange Assoc., Princess Karen Cantrell, Chairman of the Royal Society of St. George, California, and Peter Eckert, Entrepreneur.


Sandra Tung, Garrison Shen, Jing Xu, Princess Karen Cantrell, Peter Eckert, Harrison Engle, Councilman Michael A. Cacciotti, Aris Ai, and Joey Zhou


LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang attended the special ceremony by video conference where he was presented as the Senior Advisor of International Art Design at Shennel Trading Group. His appointment letter was framed for him and will be sent to him in China. TV host Joey Zhou, founder of the Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA), presented a gift from Jiannan Huang to Aris Ai and Garrison Shen - a large calligraphy painting that said "Tian Dao Chou Qin," which is the Chinese proverb, "Fate rewards those who are well prepared."


Garrison Shen, Jing Xu, Sandra Tung, Aris Ai, Peter Eckert, Princess Karen Cantrell, Councilman Michael A. Cacciotti, Harrison Engle, and Joey Zhou


Harrison Engle with LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang attending by video conference


Princess Karen Cantrell, Joey Zhou, Harrison Engle hold the calligraphy painting by Jiannan Huang that is being presented to Shennel. Joey Zhou points to the calligraphy characters, "Tian Dao Chou Qin," meaning "Fate rewards those who are well prepared."


LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang


Jiannan Huang is one of the world's finest artists, specializing in Western oil painting and Chinese ink. He is ranked third on the 2020 Hurun China Art List and 19th on the Hurun Global List with sales of $29 million. Jiannan holds several positions - Director of the Chinese Traditional Culture Promotion Association, member of the French National Artists Committee, art consultant for the World Low Carbon Cities Alliance, and France Jiny City Gold Medal Honorary Citizen. He was awarded the title of "Earl" by the Indonesian Royal Family and in 2021, he was given an honorary membership into the Royal Society of St. George (RSSG), California Branch. In 2022, he received the RSSG "Master of Arts" Award and the LABA Most Influential and Most Valuable Artist Award.


Aris Ai and Joey Zhou toast wine glasses


Garrison Shen, Princess Karen Cantrell, Peter Eckert, and Aris Ai


Harrison Engle, Councilman Michael A. Cacciotti, Aris Ai


Sandra Tung, Garrison Shen, Princess Karen Cantrell, Peter Eckert, Jing Xu, Harrison Engle, Councilman Michael A. Cacciotti, Aris Ai, and Joey Zhou toast to Shennel Trading Group/Aris.A in celebration of a successful 30th Anniversary Gala event









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