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International Water Painting Exhibition Held in Rangoon

Kyaw Phyo Tha The Irrawaddy

RANGOON — It would be better for art fans to expect diversity at Global Network of Watercolor Painters’ Southeast Asia Exhibition in Burma’s former capital.

The collaboration between Myanmar Artists Organization Central (MAOC) and Global Network of Watercolor Painters (GNWP), the exhibition is aimed to celebrate the addition of Burma as a new member of the global network, as well as the third Asia Watercolor Painters Network Exhibition.

The one-week art exhibition, which opened at Gallery 65 on Rangoon’s Yaw Min Gyi Street last Sunday, boasts 37 contemporary watercolor paintings from Burma, Japan and China, Korea, Thailand and Iran.

“As a celebration and commemoration of the addition of Myanmar as a new member, the founding Asian countries of GNWP came to a unanimous decision to hold this exhibition,” said Hiroshi Ueno, the general director of GNWP.

Maung Maung Hla Myint, the president of MAOC, said five artists from the organization are selected for GNWP membership this year, and hoped the Burmese artists will have more international exposure.

“With the membership, the Burmese artists would have more chances to meet their international counterparts that would be able them to share knowledge and experience among them,” he said.

GNWP was originally founded in 2010 as an organization where international artists with a passion for watercolor painting can interact and exchanged ideas. Now it has 14 countries as its member.

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City of Rust, a water painting by Thai artist Supmanee Chaisansuk. Click on the box below to see more paintings.