HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presides over grand re-opening
of Chiang Mai Art and Cultural Hall
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on Tuesday (November 5) graciously presided
over the grand re-opening of the Chiang Mai Art and Cultural Hall. Chiang
Mai Municipality closed the hall temporary for renovation. Photo shows HRH
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presenting a souvenir to Chiang Mai governor
Pisit Katephasuk (left) during the re-opening ceremony held at the old
Chiang Mai City Hall.
Tools of Dr. Night
The latest art exhibition from the creative soul of Doris
Kraushaar is on view at Darling, the Wine Pub (opposite the Amari Rincome
Hotel), until the 16th of this month.
latest art exhibition from the creative soul of Doris Kraushaar is on view
at Darling, the Wine Pub (opposite the Amari Rincome Hotel), until the 16th
of this month.
Better known as a painter, Doris has this time used
photographs as her medium, cleverly combining images in collages to produce
a distinct work of art, often not related to the subject matter in the
The best method of viewing the exhibition is to stand a
little back from the artwork to see what the artist wants you to experience.
The item called “Python” is a good example of this,
the weaving pattern being produced by placing the same photograph of drink
containers on the backing material but alternating right and left.
Other items are often apparently disparate, but a look at
the title will give the reason why she has included each piece in the
It is an interesting combination of work, even including
bottles with photo labels or tumblers with attached photographs.
With this exhibition it is important to view it as art, and not an
exhibition of photographs. Doris does not claim to be a follower of Lartigue
or Henri Cartier-Bresson, but is simply an artist expressing herself in a
Lam still rains!
Last weekend saw a reunion of some of Thailand’s more
accomplished musicians at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, with an open-air
concert held in the new beer garden area behind the hotel. The group was the
V.I.P. Band with the lead guitar being virtuoso Lam Morrison, and lead
vocalist being Chaville Kampira.
guitar virtuoso Lam Morrison has a look at the new Chiangmai Mail, and gives
it the thumbs up.
With such a band getting together again (some of the
members had been performing together more than 30 years ago) it promised to
be a sell-out. However, many Chiang Mai residents missed this spectacular
concert because of the rain, but those who stayed, sheltering under
umbrellas, were treated to a wonderful night of music.
Chaville showed he had lost none of his enthusiasm for
the performance, belting out some great vocals, while Lam showed that he had
lost none of his fire, sliding a beer mug across the frets as his fingers
flew across the strings, in what was almost a ‘trade mark’ display.
the rain, Lam Morrison and the V.I.P. Band put on a great show.
Jim Morrison’s ‘Light my Fire’ was an electric
performance by his name-sake, Lam, which had the crowd on its feet demanding
By the way, the initials VIP stand for Various
Individualistic Personalities, not what you would have imagined. Well, that
is what Chaville told your music critic at 2 a.m. after the show!
No matter what the weather, do not miss the next opportunity to catch
9th CMU Book Fair to be
held November 25 - December 3
Book Worms celebrating
The Chiang Mai University Book Fair will be held daily
from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. from November 25 - December 3 at the main library
Organizers of the fair aim to attract students and Chiang
Mai residents who love reading, and give them the opportunity to chat with
writers, publication owners, and printers.
There is also a seminar entitled “Making dreams,
creative writings,” on Tuesday November 26 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the
meeting room, 3rd floor of the CMU Library, exploring writing potential with
Chart Kopchit and Paiwarin Khaongam, with Assist Prof Dr. Sompong
Wittayasakpan in the chair.
There will be 106 booths representing publications from
Bangkok and Chiang Mai, and souvenir shops and 46 booths for young readers.
For more information visit their website www.lib.cmu.
Computer Fair 2002 continues until November 10
Chiang Mai University and Chiang Mai Computer Club, in
conjunction with the Faculty of Engineering, is holding their fourth
computer fair, the “Chiang Mai Computer 2002,” which runs until November
Phuvakul (center), owner of Rattanapol Computer Co. chaired the press
conference at Westin Hotel, Chiang Mai to announce the “Chiang Mai
Computer 2002” computer fair, which continues until November 10 at the
Convention Hall at Chiang Mai University.
The fair is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Chiang Mai
University’s Convention Hall.
On display is the latest technology in computer hardware
and software, IT supplies and equipment, which is being showcased by a host
Products from IT giants Belta, Logitech, IBM, Sony, HP,
Toshiba, APC, Compaq, 3M and Aidata are on display, and well known suppliers
are offering special prices and special discounts at the fair.
Technicians are also on hand at some of the booths to
explain the new technology and how it can be of benefit in the home or
Organizers are predicting that this year’s fair is
likely the biggest of its kind in the northern region, and living up to its
billing as being of international standard.
The fair has achieved great success over the past four years and this
year organizers have no reason to doubt it will be every bit as successful.