Art enthusiasts in Thailand can now feast their eyes on an exquisite collection of artworks at the “Mountain to Sea” exhibition, which was recently opened by the Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. The exhibition, held at the Lao Hua Hin shop in Hua Hin District, features works by established contemporary artists like Tanupol En-on and Sunthorn Sinyang, as well as emerging artists like Rakchanok Chuaychuay and Mananchaya Lamatipanont from Project Young Khao Yai.
The exhibition also features works by senior artists like Mom Luang Pum Malakul, sourced from the private collection of a famous real estate developer dedicated to the event. Additionally, there are works by several amateur painters, including Panchana Wattanasathien and Sirima Sirijaru. Notably, the proceeds from the sale of the paintings will be donated to environmental charitable organizations.
One of the highlights of the exhibition is the restaurant Lao Hua Hin, which presents a combination of authentic Isaan flavors and contemporary decor. The restaurant’s founder, Khun Tae-Phanchana Wattanasathien, is Laotian and has successfully grown the restaurant from a small roadside shack into a famous Isaan restaurant in Khao Yai, which has now expanded to Hua Hin. At the event, Chef James-Patsakrit Thanajeem from the Young Khao Yai team created special menus, including rice crackers with spicy grilled pork neck and grilled chicken tacos with Korat herbs. Chef Ice-Panupong Wijitranont, the chef at Pen Lao Hua Hin restaurant, also presented delicious dishes from Pen Lao.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Achawan Kongkanan, Director of TAT Prachuap Office, expressed his pleasure and honor to witness the Mountain to Sea artwork. He noted that Prachuap Province is a popular tourist destination for both Thai and foreign tourists, and that the TAT’s goal is to deliver meaningful travel experiences to visitors to promote sustainable tourism. The art exhibition is meant to provide an experience of admiring works of art in another charming form, through the creation of artists, illustrators, and chefs who are artists in their own right.
The exhibition is open to the public from today until May 29, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Monday to Sunday. It is an opportunity for art lovers to appreciate the valued art collections from all artists and receive the value of art while also supporting environmental charitable organizations.