December 3 will see the opening of the “Heart to Heart” art exhibition at Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa. The exhibition, which will last through December 10, is being organized through the cooperation of the hotel, Pattaya City Council and Pattaya Rotary Clubs.
Participants at the news conference announcing the Heart to Heart art exhibition (from right) Peter Thorand, charter president of the Rotary Club of Taksin Pattaya, Mayor Niran Wattanasartsathorn, Pipop Pornsangsilp, Kachorn Maleerat and Wattana Chankul Director of Baan Mabprachan School.
A press briefing was held on November 15 to describe the exhibition and its purpose. Amongst those attending was Mayor Niran Wattanasartsathorn, Peter Thorand, charter president of the Rotary Club of Taksin Pattaya, director of Baan Mabprachan School Wattana Janthakul, and renowned artists Pipop Pornsangsilp and Kachorn Maleerat.On the opening day of the exhibition, Pipop will demonstrate his painting skills by creating a painting in public. Leading cartoonist Aed of the Thai Post will draw for visitors. There will be an auction of paintings provided by leading Thai artists such as Pratuang Aemcharoen, Chalermchai Kositpipatt, Hongjorn Sanayngam, Manot Ngapee, Charlie Sudprasert, Niran Phaichit, Kachorn Maleerat and foreign artists like Allan Kingland, Paul McCarry and Ingrid Van der Heyden. Tickets for the opening day presentations will be priced at 500 baht.
Pipop Pornsangsilp, who is 62, was born in Nakhorn Sawan. He loves to travel and has used the same British-made motorcar he has named “Jao Aed” for the past 30 years to take him from place to place. Appointed as a Thai modern art ambassador, he has been invited to display his works throughout Europe in places like Vienna, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, which has helped to promote Thai modern art internationally.
Somsak Tanruangsri, general manager of Pattaya Marriot Resort and Spa, said that part of the proceeds from the exhibition would go to the “Spirit to Serve” project and the development of Baan Mabprachan School, which is under the care of the hotel.