“Signs and symbols” at the dental clinic
Obvious reasons to see your dentist are either a routine
check-up, or simply pain. Not necessarily so here in Chiang Mai, where at
the Dental Art Clinic an exhibition was opened earlier this week.
Reichart giving first-hand information to the interested visitors.
Peter A. Reichart, a dentist and professor at the Faculty
of Dentistry, brought a carefully selected number of collages and prints to
be exhibited at Dental Art Clinic, run by one of his former students, Dr.
Pathawee Khongkhunthian and his wife Dr. Sakornrat.
Reichart with Dr. Pathawee Khongkhunthian (center) and Assoc. Prof. Virush
Patanaporn, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, CMU.
In his short opening address, Prof. Reichart explained
that all his life he always painted for fun, starting at the age of 18, and
thoroughly enjoyed having two or three exhibitions each year. For this
particular exhibition in Chiang Mai, Prof. Reichart selected very special
range of paintings, reflecting signs and symbols, tales, mythology and
Buddhist art, sometimes mixing even more difficult substances such as oil
and water for certain special effects, and he purposely leaves spots and
fingerprints on the canvas, as it reflects action and activity during the
process of creating the piece.
The 24 artifacts are also for sale, with portion of the proceeds going
towards the assistance of HIV infected children in locations around Chiang
Mai. The exhibition will run till March 31, 2005, and Dental Art Clinic is
located on 191/5 Chiang Mai-Hod Road.
Amazing chocolate factory comes
to Grade 3 at Nakorn Payap
Nat Vikset, Journalism Student
NIS third-graders and Stephen Lenhart, the third grade
teacher, made our dreams come true! The first NIS chocolate factory opened
“The idea was from the book written by Roald Dahl,
‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ and the students’
imaginations,” said Mr. Stephen.
the ‘Bubble Gun’.
Third-graders got the idea to change their classroom into
Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory after reading the book. In the room, there
were seven kinds of chocolate-making machines made from boxes, paper,
cardboard, candy, and cool technology such as the Bubble Gun, Chocolate
River and Lollypop Garden.
The story of the chocolate factory is about an amazing
chocolate maker, Willy Wonka, who had his own chocolate factory. For the
first time in a decade, Willy opened his doors to the public, but only five
people could come. The lucky five who found a Golden Ticket in their Wonka
chocolate bars would receive a private tour of the factory. For young
Charlie Bucket, this dream came true. He got the Golden Ticket! Well, the
adventure began. “I really enjoyed it. I loved the chocolate and the idea
of this event, it got students to work together,” said Kaimook
Laohajaratsang, a visitor from the fifth grade. “It was cool. I liked it
especially the machine that had a student hidden inside...cool cool,” said
Yong Saejia, another fifth-grade visitor.
It was a bubble-making machine made of purple and yellow paper, boxes and
one student. The student had to go inside and shoot the Bubble Gun! You
could select the level of the bubbles by turning a dial and bubbles would
float out from a funnel.