Art shines In Her Eyes

July 25, 2017 by  
Filed under Don Ross, Events, Travel Logs

CHIANG RAI, 25 July 2017: An art exhibition by 26 female artists living in this far-north Thai province, underscores efforts to brand Chiang Rai as a “City of Art.”

The ‘In Her Eyes’ exhibition opened last Saturday at the town’s ArtBridge that has more than 300 members many of them artists in their own right and residents who support the arts. The exhibition runs until 20 August displaying more than 60 paintings.

Efforts to brand Chiang Rai based on its strong art community date back to 2015 when the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports funded an exercise to assist the province to discover a path to branding its tourism identity.

A series of seminars were held after the inaugural briefing and presentations at the town’s Legend Hotel. Nothing much came of the initiative until earlier this year, when it became apparent tourism officials had settled on the tag “City of Art”. Very little has been carried out since to present the branding to the province’s travel industry and the TAT office in Chiang Rai was conspicuous by its absence from the launch of the In Her Eyes exhibition. Read more

Danang encourages wall painters

October 6, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

DANANG, 6 October 2016: Danang plans to decorate a 1.5-km concrete seawall with paintings and ceramic mosaics to create an art space for the city.

Local media quoted the city’s Culture and Sports Department vice director, Nguyen Huu Chien, saying the project, would cover the seawall at My Khe beach and the project would cost USD506,000 mainly raised from sponsors.

Sculptors, architects and art students from Danang will paint scenes of the ocean, fishing villages, landscapes, people, history and lifestyle of Danang. Read more