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Artists raise funds for flood victims through exhibition of their works

Artwork by Ni Po Oo will be showcased at fund raising event for flood victims at River Ayeyawady Gallery.—Photo: Ko Latt
Artwork by Ni Po Oo will be showcased at fund raising event for flood victims at River Ayeyawady Gallery.—Photo: Ko Latt

Yangon, 3 Aug—River Ayeyawady Gallery will organize an art exhibition to raise funds for flood victims in conjunction with a book sale from 5 to 7 August, the gallery’s founder U Nay Min Latt said Monday.
“Donors can make contributions for flood victims by buying any work displayed at the gallery for only K100,000 (around US$100) per painting,” said the event organizer, who expects to raise at least K3 million through this event.
All money earned from both events will go to funds for flood victims in need of emergency supplies through a social organization led by writer Daw Than Myint Aung, U Nay Min Latt said.
Torrential monsoon rains during June and July have caused severe floods and landslides across wide parts of the country, especially in the four regions and states of Chin, Rakhine, Sagaing and Magway.
“The gallery could collect more than 30 original contributions from partner artists, some of whom promised to provide their works via Facebook and phone,” he told The Global New Light of Myanmar.
He went on to say that the works may cover a wide range of subjects including modern art, with roughly 100 paintings being featured. “Currently, about 20 oil and acrylic artworks have already been received.”
The gallery founder said:  “This is an opportunity for both local and foreign collectors as artists normally sell their handiworks at a higher price.”
The River Ayeyawady Gallery is located on 35th Street (middle block) in Kyauktada Township in downtown Yangon. GNLM

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