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“Signs and symbols” at the dental clinic

Amazing chocolate factory comes to Grade 3 at Nakorn Payap

“Signs and symbols” at the dental clinic

Michael Vogt

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.

Prof. 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.

Prof. 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 in February.

“The idea was from the book written by Roald Dahl, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ and the students’ imaginations,” said Mr. Stephen.

Shooting 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.