First exhibition of young Lahu artist, Winai Chaso, in Phuket.
On May 22 2009, Winai Chaso, a young Lahu artist from Chiangrai and made his first exhibition in Phuket.
Invited by &Joy Gallery to exhibit 25 of his hill tribe ceramic sculptures, the exhibition was the first of its kind in Thailand's best known island.
Winai Chaso was still a student when the Chao Phya Abhai raja Siammanukulkij Foundation decided to support him in 2006.
At that time, a French sculptor, Paul Beckrich was invited to Thailand by Count Gerald van der Straten Ponthoz, Chairman of the foundation.
This project not only inspired Winai, but also changed his life.
From a remote village of the Thai/Myanmar border, Winai made his way to a brighter future.
Pictures of the opening here: http://insiithaihouse.com/expophuket1.htm
Full size pictures for the press here: http://insiithaihouse.com/expophuket2.htm
Website of & Joy Gallery here: http://www.enjoy-studio5.com/index.html
Website of the Chao Phya Abhai Raja Siammanukulkij Foundation here: http://insiithaihouse.com
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