The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 01 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Art fundraiser for disaster victims in Mandalay

Patrons examine pictures at the ‘Mandalay Yenantthit 2’ exhibition December 25, 2012. (Si Thu Lwin/The Myanmar Times)Patrons examine pictures at the ‘Mandalay Yenantthit 2’ exhibition December 25, 2012. (Si Thu Lwin/The Myanmar Times)

Ninety-five artists from Mandalay took part in an exhibition to raise funds for earthquake victims last month.

The Mandalay Yenantthit 2 show was held from December 25 to 29 at Dhamma Tharla Hall in Chan Aye Thar Zan township and showcased 290 works, ranging in price from K30,000 to K1.2 million.

Most artists displayed two paintings larger than 4 feet by 3 feet and three paintings of smaller dimensions.

“Some artists donated the entire value of paintings and others donated 30pc. We are going to donate all the money we received to earthquake-stricken areas,” said U Myint Tun (Mandalay), who helped to organise the show.

Artist U Khin Maung Myint said the show was an opportunity to see the range of artwork being produced in Mandalay.

“I take pride in our artists from Mandalay. There are a lot of artists and normally it is not easy to see them all together like this,” he said at the opening on December 25.

In January, 2012, 10 artists organised the first Mandalay Yenantthit show at Thiriwitsa Art Gallery.

Translated by Thit Lwin