Dr. Naris Chaiyasoot, Chairman of Special Olympics Thailand, has unveiled an inspiring event that promises to make a significant impact on the lives of Thai athletes with intellectual disabilities. Titled “Charity Art for Special Olympics Thailand by Hong Kong Artists,” this event is a heartwarming collaboration between leading artists from Hong Kong’s Art Infinity Studio and Special Olympics Thailand.
Set to take place at the prestigious Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) from October 27th to 29th, 2023, this event will showcase 30 masterful artworks by top Hong Kong artists. Notably, Mr. Owen Wong, also known as Wong Kai Wai, one of the world’s Top Ten modern artists and Mr. Tai U Sin, Master of Fine Arts whose works have been sought by international art collectors, will lead the delegation of artists traveling to Thailand. Joining him are renowned artists such as Dr. Chan Kwai Ying, Ms. Karen Chung, Ms. Esther Lo, Ms. Lean Ta, Ms. Christo Chew and Ms. Jessica Kwok.
The event comprises two key programs:
1. **Art Exhibition (Public Viewing)** From October 27th to 29th, the BACC’s 5th floor will host a spectacular art exhibition open to the public. On sunday, October 29 th, there will be a special Opening Ceremony and Presentation, presided by Somdet Phramaharajamongkolmunee (Thongchai), who will not only witness the artistic creations, but will also engage in showcasing works by water colour artist Sompote Singthong, the stories of Special Olympics Thailand through artworks created by Thai Special Olympics athletes and GMMTV artists, Earth and Dew, with appearance of Louis Thanawin and Ohm Pawat.
Discerning art collectors will have the opportunity to select and purchase artworks. In addition, beautiful commemorative shirts featuring design of the Hong Kong artists’ combined artworks which include the Narayana on Garuda emblem will be on sale to all visitors. These shirts will be personally endorsed by Somdet Phramaharajamongkolmunee himself and guests will be invited to take individual photos with the venerable monk during the event. All proceeds support Special Olympics Thailand program and all donations are tax deductible.
2. **High Tea on Sunday October 29th, 13:00-16:00 hrs. ** The Charity Art program culminates in a High Tea Reception and Art Auction at the Arnoma Grand Hotel, led by Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul, a member of the International Olympic Committee and President of the Badminton Association of Thailand. For generous donors, this event offers a chance not only to own artworks by renowned artists, but also to benefit from tax deductions.
Finally, Dr. Naris Chaiyasoot emphasizes the immense value of the carefully selected artworks on display. He invites the public and art enthusiasts to admire these creative works, become their proud owners, and, most importantly, contribute to the well-being of adults and children with intellectual disabilities. The act of giving to this noble cause will directly impact the intellectually disabled community, reflecting the spirit of compassion and promote social inclusivity in Thai society.
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