"Burma Rising", a fund raiser and exhibition of 14 Myanmar artists from River Gallery, was held in The Hamptons, just outside of New York on Long Island , on July 14th this year. George and Joan Hornig, noted philanthropists, generously opened their beautiful house and invited their many friends and contacts along to the event. It was the first time that many of these New Yorkers had experienced Myanmar contemporary art, and the reaction was overwhelmingly positive. "We didn't know there were som many great artists in Burma" was a typical comment. The Cetana Educational Foundation benefited from a percentage of art sales and donations from the guests.
Ceil Miller Bouchet, journalist with The York Times, visits the country and is intrigued by the contemporary art scene, producing this article which brims with her own enthusiasm for the country and its artists.
One of our most successful and accomplished artists of the younger generation, Khin Zaw Latt's talent is matched by his desire to help his fellow artists and be an ambassador for Myanmar art on a global stage. This article in the May edition of Asian Art News talks to him about his career and his art, describing how he won the 2011 National Portrait Award in Myanmar.
THIS PROMISES TO BE A MAGNIFICENT EXHIBITION AT THE ROSEWOOD YANGON FROM NOVEMBER XX TO YY. RIVER ARTIST HTEIN LIN WILL BE SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY. READ MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION IN THE ARTICLE HEREhttps://www.irrawaddy.com/culture/arts/high-definition-da-vinci-exhibition-display-digital-versions-leonardo-masterpieces.html