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Special event to remember artist Silpa Bhirasri

Sep 02. 2019
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By The Nation

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The Thai-Italian Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Baan Ajarn Farang (Silpa Bhirasri), Silpa Bhirasri Research Centre, Craftsman Roastery and Dante Alighieri Society Bangkok, has organised a special event titled “Corrado Feroci and Siam – A grumpy Tuscan man in the Land of Smiles”, on September 15 from 11am to 8pm at Baan Ajarn Farang, 153 Rajvidhi Rd, Dusit, Bangkok.

Recognised as the father of modern art in Thailand, the event is to commemorate the great Italian artist Silpa Bhirasri, who was born Corrado Feroci 127 years ago in Tuscan on September 15, 1892.

The organising committee will hold an exhibition and highlight the life of Silpa through storytelling by Italian film director Valerio Morini in collaboration with ML Chittawadi Chitrabongs, Sawet Thesdharma, National Artist, visual arts (sculpture), Songkas Bunyasai, Piemsuk Rhienrungrueang and Wichit Aphichatkriangkrai. There will also be a rendition of Santa Lucia by assistant professor Pongsak Arayangkura. These activities will be held on the second floor of Baan Ajarn Farang from 3pm-5pm.

In addition, international products with food and beverages will be sold at "reasonable prices". There will also be a zone for children’s activities.

Those interested in displaying/selling their products at the event can call (02) 255 8695 extn 106, or email membership@thaitch.org, or contact Orn at Baan Ajarn Farang via (085) 055 8511.

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