Siamese Connection 2: Rediscover hits Brooklyn
Posted on July 30, 2011
On 28 July 2011, Consul General Piriya Khempon of the Royal Thai Consulate-General in New York was the guest of honor at the opening reception of Thai Artists Alliance’s second installment of their Thai arts and design showcase Siamese Connection 2011: Rediscover. The four-day event under the Thai-U.S. Creative Partnership featured a total of 31 Thai artists and designers working in fine art, design, photography and film under the chosen theme of “Rediscover”. The event was held at The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, New York. The evening saw over 600 people in attendance and included individuals from the Thai community and Thai businesses of New York as well as local residents and art enthusiasts of the surrounding residential area.
Highlights included a lively dance performance by Siras Nitithansanakul and Friends, short film screenings and a variety of Thai food and refreshments in the adjoining garden area. Works on display featured a number of sculptures, installation and multimedia pieces that visitors could get up close and interact with.
Siamese Connection 2011: Rediscover is supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand under the Thai-U.S. Creative Partnership, the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington D.C., and the Royal Thai Consulate-General in New York. The Thai Artists Alliance is a non-profit arts organization formed in October 2009 in New York that is dedicated to supporting and providing exposure to Thai artists and designers in the U.S.