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Thai-Vietnam contemporary art exhibition on at CMU

100 Years of Rotary, 100 Delights of OTOP

Chiang Mai Street Carnival 2004 (Mardi Gras)

Thai-Vietnam contemporary art exhibition on at CMU

Autsadaporn Kamthai

The 5th Thai-Vietnam Contemporary Art Exhibition was opened on October 8 at the Chiang Mai University (CMU) Art Museum. The exhibition comprises works of lecturers of six universities in Vietnam and Thailand, including CMU, Maha Sarakham University, Burapha University, Hue College of Arts, Hanoi Fine Arts University and Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts University.

Chiang Mai Deputy Governor Prinya Panthong along with Amnuay Kunta-in, dean of Faculty of Fine Arts, CMU and lecturers from Vietnamese universities attending the opening ceremony.

The contemporary art exhibition between the fine arts schools of Vietnam and Thailand was established in 1985 by Hue College of Arts and Chiang Mai College of Arts. It is organized every two years alternating between the universities of the two countries.

The exhibition is not only a cultural, academic exchange, mutual study of art creation but also denotes greater significance of friendship and cooperation between Thai and Vietnam colleges of arts.

Music in the park entertainment.

The official opening ceremony was witnessed by Chiang Mai Deputy Governor Prinya Panthong and Amnuay Kunta-in, dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, along with lecturers from Vietnamese universities.

The exhibition will run until October 31. Afterwards, it will go to the Jampari Art Gallery, Maha Sarakham University in the Northeast from November 8-30 and at Eastern Center of Art and Culture, Burapha University in the Gulf of Thailand from December 6-30.

100 Years of Rotary, 100 Delights of OTOP

The Rotary Club of ThinThaiNgam of Chiangmai will organize a fundraiser called ‘100 Years of Rotary, 100 Delights of OTOP’ November 5-7 in the Chiangmai University Grand Hall on Nimmanahaeminda Road.

Event Chairwoman Waewdao Limlenglerd

The event focuses on five smart product groups: food, woven fabric, wood items, herbal products and handmade paper.

A fantastic Saturday evening gala dinner will be held with 100 models showing off dazzling Thai silk and cotton fashions.

The models represent the top 100 businesswomen of northern Thailand. All the proceeds of the three-day event go to continue the humanitarian service projects of Rotary Club ThinThaiNgam of Chiangmai.

There are still some booths available for rent. More information can be obtained from event chairwoman, Waewdao Limlenglerd at tel. 0 5322 0999.

Chiang Mai Street Carnival 2004 (Mardi Gras)

Music unites the world

Staff reporters

As the planning continues, the Chiang Mai (Mardi Gras) Street Carnival 2004 is proposed from December 9 – 12, and is becoming a huge international affair and will also incorporate the first International Music Festival in Chiang Mai.

The objective is to present the variety of cultures, societies, traditions and customs, as well as musical history and styles from different countries around the world and to present world unity with the sound of the world’s music.

The Planet Music Festival “Asian Vibrations” as part of the Chiang Mai Mardi Gras will start with a dance parade with people of different nationalities from all over the globe. Each country will provide a float playing their typical national music, with dancers and performers in traditional costumes.

Musicians and bands from different countries and various music styles will be represented, including rock, pop, reggae, salsa, and blues.

This will hopefully encourage the public and the young generation to understand the theme - Music unites the world!

The festival program will run from 7 p.m. daily until late, with music performances on three stages.