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Foundation Gala evening a resounding success

Thai print fonts exhibit at CMU

Foundation Gala evening a resounding success

The Foundation for the Education of Rural Children held its fourth annual fund-raising gala evening in the garden of Twelve Gables. The Amari Rincome Hotel catered for the affair, which began with recognition of dignitaries and foundation board members.

One of the performers of the night in her beautiful costume.

An impressive array of donated items was displayed for a Silent Auction. Items ranged from jewelry and carved jade to antique decorative pieces. Guests bid on the silent auction items throughout the evening with the highest bids winning the items at the end of the evening.

Anne Dawson, mystery chef who would be auctioned off, was introduced by auctioneer, Mrs. Holly Rose. The money raised will be used to fund the foundation’s scholarship program and to build a dorm at the Pang Hin Fon School.

Dr. Amnuay Tapingkae and Gary Dilley present Cindi Novkov the door prize: 2 round trip tickets Chiang Mai - Hong Kong. Cindi was more than delighted as she accepted the main prize at the 4th Annual Gala Foundation for the Education of Rural Children.

Entertainment consisted of a bamboo dance performance by Karen Students from Mae Jaem, a dance entitled “The Four Elements” choreographed by Dr. Dtoy, and a comical interpretation of an old Thai song about a jilted lover. Several guests joined in the bamboo dance, with varying levels of success, but all enjoyed the fun.

A live auction was also held, featuring auctioneers Holly and Jerry Rose, with two hot air balloon rides, a beautiful wool Turkish carpet, and a two-night stay at the elegant Regent Resort up for grabs.

The lively bidding became all the more lively when the five “guest chefs” took center stage, auctioning off the services of Chef Adrian of the Amari, Chef Gary Dilley, Chef Frank Weicks, Chef Nat Chowmuang and Chef Anne Dawson which brought smiles to everyone.

The evening concluded with giving out the door prize of two round trip airline tickets to Hong Kong and the launching of kham loys and dancing to the music of Daeng Fantastic.

The Board of the Foundation for the Education of Rural Children would like to extend its grateful appreciation to donors, performers and guests. Further information on the Foundation and its projects is available at its website, www.thai-rural-education.org

Thai print fonts exhibit at CMU

Society and printing changes over 200 years

Nuttanee Thaveephol

The 10 Fonts and Thai Society Exhibition will run until December 22 this year. The Feature Magazine, SC Matchbox Company Limited and Advance Info Service Company (AIS) are arranging the Thai print exhibition at Chiang Mai University Art and Culture Exhibition Hall with the opening hours between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The colorful variety of Thai prints is attracting many young people.

The exhibition is displaying old Thai print styles created during the reign of King Rama 3 running through until the present day. It shows the parallel between Thai fonts and Thai society by displaying the prints from the “bullet coin era” in the old public printing house to the “digital era” on our computer desktops.

The display also shows the technology in font creation, art and significance of the Thai prints by selecting 10 Thai type styles and relating these with politics, economy and culture through the ages. Thai fonts have a history going back more than 200 years.

Booths are set up for selling and displaying exhibition items.

The Art and Cultural Exhibition Hall is located near Ton Phayorm Market, opposite the Chiang Mai University Convention Hall on Nimmanhaeminda Road.