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December 18, - December 24, 2007



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Young clarinettist returns home for festive concert

La Luna Gallery holds Triple 7 exhibition to welcome the New Year

A Tree House with a difference!

Young clarinettist returns home for festive concert

The musical career of clarinettist Charlie Suriyakham must represent the dream of many young Thai musicians.  Born in Chiang Mai, he began his musical studies here, and continued them after his move to the USA. He is now the first clarinettist in the United States Coast Guard Band, one of the premier military bands in the United States of America.
During his short visit home during the festive season, Charlie, together with Chiang Mai pianist David Wilson, invites us again for an interesting and enjoyable concert on January 2, 2008 at the AUA auditorium, Rajdamnoen Road. Concert begins at 19.00hrs. Tickets at 200 Baht (students 100 Baht) are available at AUA, and from Tananan Willson (081.881.9226) or at [email protected]

 

La Luna Gallery holds Triple 7 exhibition to welcome the New Year

The artists with the owners of La Luna, (l-r) Sommai Lumdual, Adi Kirketerp, Emily Scott, Siriwat Yaikrathok, Elzabeth Johnston, Joanna, Sakul Inthakul, and Lasse.

La Luna Gallery of Charoenrajd Road is saying farewell to 2007 with a flourish, having invited seven new artists to display their work, three Thai artists, three farang artists and Sakul Inthakul.

Art lovers John, Eleanor (GM the Chedi) with Laura and Bradley (Artspace) take a few moments to sample the wine and snacks.
Flower artist Sakul Inthakul has created three unique pieces especially for La Luna. All three are tailor made sculptures decorated with flowers, which can be renewed and replaced over and over again.  Sakul’s latest creation, a curled lawn with flowers, was used as a backdrop for photographing the movie stars attending the recent Rome festival.
Wittaya Pised (Taem) from Bangkok has increasing success with his paintings of temples, city details, flowers and birds on corrugated iron. Niran Chanhom creates almost alien stylized black and white people in everyday situations. Siriwat Yaikrathok from Chiang Mai uses strong colours to depict the characters and styles of people in his paintings.
Hua Hin based Elizabeth Johnston creates remarkable and beautiful Zen-like sculptures together with her husband Jon. American Emily Scott is already becoming famous in Chiang Mai for her unusually strong portraits of real people. Danish Adi Kirketerp, based now in Bangkok, is known for her abstract artworks using natural as well as recycled materials from banana leaves to plastic bags.
The Triple 7 exhibition will be open until the New Year.


A Tree House with a difference!

Award winning artist designs inspirational object for Chiang Mai

Wim Fagal, (left) GM Amari Rincome and Markus Heinsdorff are dwarfed by the bamboo house perched on the treetop.

Between now and 5the February, if you should find yourself in Soi 1, Nimmanhaeminda Road, don’t forget to look up! To your amazement you will see a tree house, built entirely of bamboo, modelled as a huge oval cocoon. Measuring 7 metres long by 5 metres wide and 3.6 metres high, it was designed and built by Markus Heinsdorff on the occasion of his UNESCO scholarship at CMU. Architectural students at the university assisted in its construction, finishing the project in February 2007. The tree house was recently moved to its present position in order to coincide with the 8th Nimmanheaminda Art and Design Promenade. The entire project was sponsored by the German Embassy in Bangkok and by the Amari Rincome Hotel, which has generously agreed to provide a home for the sculpture until next February.
The designer has a history of building highly original design objects worldwide, and has worked in China, Indonesia, the USA, and Europe. Born in Germany in 1954, he studied at the Academy of Fine Art, in Munich, and won the prestigious Schwabinger Art Award in 1989. He focuses on both permanent and temporary installations intended to be seen in public places and to provide inspiration. His next project in Chiang Mai will be a 9 metre Dome to be erected outside the city on the Rirkiff Land Foundation. The tree house is open to the public and will be lit up in the evenings, and will eventually be auctioned via the Internet. If anyone is interested in acquiring this unique object before then, please contact Markus on [email protected]



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