Dear Chiangmai Mail-
It’s difficult to find out correct information for
events here, so we naturally depend on your fine periodical, as I’m sure
other expats do. Please do us all a favor and get the information correct.
To wit: the time for the Flower Festival Parade- both last week’s and this
week’s edition said it was to be at night. That is unusual, but we figured
the powers that be finally figured out that the midday heat
was not good for flowers or people. To be sure, I called TAT only to find
out that the parade occurred this morning. Why is it so hard to get such
information correct? I really do not understand...
(Editorial reply. What can we say, other than sorry, and
whip us with some long stemmed roses!)
Theater Festival at Payap
Lomax donated 20,000 baht to the festival on behalf of FERC.
A Peace Corps volunteer organized theater festival will
be hosted at Payap University on the weekend of February 18 and 19. Merissa
Shunk, a volunteer working in nearby Sanpatong, says that about 200 Thai
students will participate. Working with other volunteers, she says that one
of the goals of the theater festival is to improve the students’ English
language skills. The festival will be open to the public on Sunday between 1
and 6.30 p.m. when the students will be performing. Tickets are 20 baht, and
audience can come and go at leisure.
The Foundation for the Education of Rural Children (FERC) recently
donated 20,000 baht to the festival. Samsara donated 5,000 baht. For more
information, contact Merissa at [email protected]
Art exhibition at The Pub
Suwanchaisri-Kittiyaporn Kanjam (Student Trainee MFLU)
Suveera, (right) and Grahame Quinn from The Pub (left).
Exhibition of works by the artist Surasak Suveera showcasing a variety of
artistic techniques including impressionist, landscape, abstract, and
portrait painting, was held on February 4-17 at The Pub restaurant. The
exhibition featured about 30 pieces both old and new works, in different
genres of painting.
A youthful Surasak showed early talent as a painter of
fine art, and was featured in magazines when he was 22 years old; and in his
25 year career has produced and sold more than 500 paintings to customers in
the United States, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Norway, India,
Surasak has made art his life’s work because he wanted all people to
pleasure from his special gift, saying, “I want to give people something
which is clean inside and special”. Adding, “Before I paint I have to
clean myself inside (mind and motives) before I can create my pictures. This
gives me the power to express in my paintings a special energy, which is my
goal to give to everybody.”