In celebration of HM the King's birthday anniversary on December 5, 2015, Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) and Silpakorn University's Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts present a “Coronet, Colors, and Candlelight” art exhibition. Former Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai recently presided over the opening ceremony at the Thai Bank Museum located at the SCB Head Office. SCB President Yol Phokasub, Amrit Chusuwan, Dean of the Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts and Damrih Banawitayakit, Dean of the Faculty of Music, Silpakorn University also attended the event.
The exhibition's title refers to the Coronet Midget, the king's first camera, colors in the king's paintings, and Candlelight, the king's first musical composition. Highlighting the king's talent in photography, painting, and music, the exhibition features some 35 artworks by lecturers, alumni, and students at Silpakorn University's Faculty of Painting, Sculpture, and Graphic Arts, including reproductions of the king's paintings from research works by Panya Vijinthanasarn, a 2014 national artist in visual arts (painting). Visitors can sign a wish book for the king with sand drawing techniques and their wishes will be displayed on a projector. Along with the exhibition there are 3 half-day workshops conducted by instructors from Silpakorn University: Water Painting in November, Singing for Beginners in December, and Portrait Photography in January.
The exhibition runs until January 29, 2016 (except bank holidays), from 9.30 am – 5.00 pm at the Thai Bank Museum located at the SCB Head Office. For more information and workshop registration, please call 0 2544 4526 or 0 2544 3858.