August 19, 2016

Exhibition to raise funds for flood victims

Works to be displayed at the River Ayeyawady Gallery. Photo: Ko Htike
Works to be displayed at the River Ayeyawady Gallery. Photo: Ko Htike

A charity will host an exhibition of works by local artists and photographers on 25-27 September.
The fundraising show will be held from 25 to 27 September at River Ayeyawady Gallery on 36th Street in downtown Yangon.
Around 35 paintings and 10 photographs donated by artists using a variety of media and styles will be featured during the three-day event, said U Ko Htike from the Poet, Music, Artist Member Organisation.
Subjects will include traditional themes, still life, landscapes and ethnic diversity in Myanmar.
Exhibited paintings will be for K100,000 (US$75) per work, while the prices of photographs will range from K10,000 ($8) to K50,000 ($38), U Ko Htike told The Global New Light of Myanmar.
“All the money earned from the show will go to charity. We plan to donate to rehabilitation facilities for flood victims from villages in Bago Region, where about 200 households and 1,000 residents are housed,” said U Ko Htike.
The organisation was founded after Cyclone Nargis in 2008 to help victims of natural disasters and needy artists.
He added that villagers are in urgent need of water supply facilities, as their tubewells were badly damaged in the flood.
River Ayeyawady Gallery founder U Nay Min Latt said the gallery will also host a series of art events in the coming months, including a solo exhibition next month.


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