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In search of new designers

Lookthoong Siam team wins junior dancer contest

Fan and umbrella painting and 100 years Yuparaj exhibition

In search of new designers

Collection wins the first prize.

Pongsak Wangsamer (centre) and committees with the six winners.

Preeyanoot Jittawong

Northern SMEs organized a seminar titled “Lanna Handicraft Designer Development” and “Handicraft Design Contest”, looking for six trainees to let them continue learning at a well-known design institute in Thailand.

A hundred designers competed and the six best designers were chosen. Their work will be presented at Thailand’s Innovative Design Exhibition and Conference (Design Next), September 1-4 in Bangkok.


Lookthoong Siam team wins junior dancer contest

Nopniwat Krailerg

Channel Kids Club, Kad Suan Kaew Department Store jointly with Chiang Mai municipality held a junior dancer and Lookthoong karaoke competition. Children between 7-10 years from various schools in Chiang Mai attended the contest but only five teams passed to the final round.

Children at the junior dance competition.

The winner was Lookthoong Siam and the runner-ups Baan Top-dream Safe House and Chiang Mai International Natasilp School. Lookthoong karaoke best singer was Kantaya Onsome while Jatuporn Panwiset and Chutima Hongsapangpong were first and second runners-up.

Channel Kids Club provided booths encouraging children to be creative and to improve their skills. Children also enjoyed performances of puppets and cartoon characters.


Fan and umbrella painting and 100 years Yuparaj exhibition

And another chance at double pricing

Nopniwat Krailerg

Not to be missed is the whirl exhibition to be held in August at Phoom Panya Lanna Room, Chiang Mai Art and Culture Gallery. There will be a fan and umbrella painting demonstration more usually seen in Baan Baw Sang in Sang Kamphaeng, Chiang Mai. It will be given by Siripong Pornsukanwit, an umbrella painting expert.

An additional treat will be the 100 year Yuparaj whirl exhibition, presenting important events in 100 years of Yuparaj Wittayalai School. Kings Rama V, VI and VII attended the school and some of their belongings, such as their pens, would be shown.

Call at the Chiang Mai Art and Culture Gallery located behind the Three Kings’ Monument or ask for more information at the public relation counters service or call at 0-5321-9833 on weekdays from 8.30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (except Monday). Ticket prices for children and adults are 10 and 20 baht respectively, except for foreigners, who will be charged 40 and 90 baht for the privilege.