The weather in Chiang Rai is staying in the current pattern of cold, foggy mornings, hot days, and pleasant nights. We remembered Thanksgiving after the fact, but will have a turkey dinner on Sunday.
The ‘Zany Day’ song was “Hoochie-Coochie Man” by Muddy Waters. It’s time for ‘Old School Friday’ and it’s gonna be an easy one, I hope. “She comes on like a rose, but everybody knows. She’ll get you in Dutch. Now you can look but you better not touch. __ __, __ __. Late at night when you’re sleepin’ __ __ comes a-creepin’ around.”
Hint: Hmm, there’s a plant involved, disguised as a person. Or is it the other way around. By a group that’s known for their ‘Zany Day’ tunes.
The big news today is that the exhibit is set. We spent the morning unwrapping the artwork and placing it in various positions. Before that happened we moved ‘walls on wheels’ around the room, looking at different ways to maximize the impact of the presentation. Each piece of art was set on the floor in the spot we thought was best. Then we’d walk around and move things like chess pieces. We settled on a layout and went home. In the afternoon we returned to Art Bridge for an evaluation by Khun Sompong, one of the senior artists here in Chiang Rai. He has a lot of experience in setting exhibits and his judgement is highly regarded. He came in and moved a wall, shook things up and made it all make sense. When we left, everything on our check-list had been done.
This evening we went to a small exhibit at The Curry Hut, where we saw small photos, mostly from around Chiang Rai. There were some familiar places in some of the photos, but the way they were taken gave us a different perspective. The folks at the Hut have been promoting Lisa’s exhibit and many of the guests tonight are coming to the opening tomorrow.
Walking into Big C tonight, we came upon this display for a wedding production company. Who knew there were Unicorns in Thailand?
Tomorrow night is the big night. We’ll make one last check of things in the morning, and then try to relax until the evening. The opening ceremony has speakers, translators, greetings from the artist, a video of Lisa’s father talking about his art, and the presentation of the artist by Dr. Kobchai, the owner of Le Meridien Hotel. A ribbon will be cut and everyone will go to the new, upstairs gallery. There will be photos next week.
Have a Wonderful WeekEnd. Time for the ’Funnies’.