What more can you ask for?
Vut Borisuth of WineDirect was on hand at the
party to offer wine tasting for guests.
By Shana Kongmun
Punna Place on Nimmanhaemin Soi 6 is adding to its already bright
reputation as a great place to hang out with a new Wine Factory shop there
offering a happy 3 hours of sorts, it was also the site of a wine and food
party. A new delivery service was introduced and many of its providers were
on hand to offer food, treats and other items. The event was catered by
Pasta Paradise, always delicious and Vut Borisuth was on hand offering wines
from his wonderful WineDirect stock.
The party filled the place out although the area is already hopping with the
new wine shop as well as drinks on the terrace and live music. Many locals
and residents popped in to hear about the new delivery service as well as
try some of the wines with many vowing to come back to the Wine Factory for
a try of their 3 hour happy hour session from 6:30.
RoadRunner Food Delivery launched their new
service at the party as well.
Pim Kemasingki, Gail Lewis and Pawalee
Muninthorn chat over wine.
Visitors view photos of the
political and social events around South East Asia as documented by women,
including in Thailand.
By Shana Kongmun
Documentary Arts Asia held their second annual and very successful
Documentary Arts Festival from February 8-14. The event featured free film
screenings at Chiang Mai University Art Center and exhibitions as well as hands
on workshops and portfolio reviews, all celebrating the art of documentary both
in Asia and internationally.
The opening and closing parties were held at the CMU Art Center and the
documentary photos of contributing artists filled the walls. Additionally there
were portfolio works of artists. The gritty realism of many of the photos,
documenting war and famine around the world were a stark reminder of all that
goes on outside our charming town.
This festival included the Asian Women Photographers Showcase curated by Yumi
Goto, showcasing women photographers who turned their cameras to cover a broad
range of subjects from themselves to women’s issues and the consequences of
politics and history of their countries. Greenpeace was also on and to offer the
exhibition “Through a photographer’s lens - the environment: problems and
solutions”. Stunning and sometimes terrifying photos of climate issues in South
East Asia. .’Kashmir’ was also on display at the CMU Art center and was a
collaboration between Emaho Magazine and Documentary Arts Asia showcasing
contemporary work by Kashmiri photojournalists, a region largely unseen by the
All in all a stunning festival and one that everyone should anticipate for next
Students and visitors pour of the
many books on display.
The festival also featured 5
documentary films that were shown
at the CMU Art Center theater.