Monday, December 29, 2008

Yupha Mahamart - Printmaker

Me and Yupha Mahamart with her work.

This field is actually on campus, tucked away behind the gas station. If you look in the right direction it looks like you're in the middle of nowhere. I came to see this project around 5:45, just as it was starting to get dark. The light was really beautiful. From some angles you see the blue prints, and from others you see the blue sky reflected in the plexiglass.

The artist considers this project a sketch for a future, more complete piece.

Dogs in the Painting Office

Many local dogs wander freely in and out of the school - often stopping by for a visit in the painting office. Sometimes they sport stylish fashions.

Sexy dog with Kitti working at his desk in the background.

Monday, December 22, 2008


I visited Pai this weekend - about 2 1/2 hours from Chiang Mai. Somehow I didn't take any pictures in the town itself.

But I did take a picture of this sign - I love it!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Art Handlers

My students after the crit for "The Nude" in realistic painting.

This photo is of the same kids from a different angle.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Eating Lunch at Khun Churn

I love to go to the vegetarian buffet at Khun Churn in the Nimmanhaemin area of Chiang Mai. They have a wide selection of salad items and cooked vegetables that you can add your own sauces to (including delicious peanut sauce!), plus curries, brown rice, soups, dessert, and an unsweetened drink bar. Many of the drinks here in Thailand are too sweet for me, but at Khun Churn you can add your own sweetener to drinks like: iced tea, roselle, lemongrass, herbal black jelly, etc.

They also always have a deep fried vegetable with sauce - just in case you are feeling too healthy. Next time I'll take some pictures of the buffet too.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Songkran Soodham - Life and Chiang Mai Environment

Songkran Soodham, who also teaches in the Painting Department at Chiang Mai University, showed his paintings at the Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery. The show will up through December 12.

The artist with his work.

More photos.

More To Love: The Art of Living Together

A traveling art exhibition to fight stigma around HIV
Curated by Chattiya Nitpolprasert
with Hans Nefkens, founder of ArtAids
This show had an unexpected resonance to it - maybe because it was initiated by Hans Nefkens, who has been HIV positive since 1987. Not only is he deeply committed to HIV / AIDS issues, but he also has a genuine interest in Thai artists and plans to bring this exhibition to other countries to help their work become known outside of Thailand.

paintings by Nipan Oranniwesna

work by Arin Rungjang (nice use of suitcase)
on view until December 19, 2008