Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Looking out from the traditional Thai Pavilion towards the Cathedral of Learning at Assumption University.

Accommodations at Taewez Guest House

View of Bangkok

The Seven Art Gallery

Margie Berg and Rachel Konsella review Professor Wanrudee Buranakorn's work as they discuss the floor plan of the gallery.

Installing the exhibition will transform the empty Seven Art Gallery.

UWEC News Release


President of Assumption University, Bra. Bancha Saenghiran welcomes UWEC facutly and students to Assumption University Suvarnabhumi Campus, Bangkok Thailand. June 29, 2010

Professors Jyl Kelley, Wanrudee Buranakorn and Sean Ford with UWEC Group + Brother Bancha with Assumption University faculty.

UWEC Tours Assumption Media Communications facility

Brother Bancha, Jyl Kelley, Rachel Konsella, Margie Berg, Sean Ford, Wanrudee Buranakorn, Pichai Thurongnikon,
Kaleb- Daniel - green screen
Margie Berg tours Assumption University Student Photography Studio

Faculty and Student Lectures at Assumption University

Jyl Kelley introduces UWEC group
Kaleb Durocher
Wanrudee Buranakorn
Daniel Smith
UWEC students discussion with Assumption students
Rachel Konsella, Margie Berg, Kaleb Durocher, Daniel Smith

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Welcome to the UWEC-Bangkok Blogsite

 Photographs and information that documents our travels will be added soon here......

A group of students from the Department of Art & Design at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will travel with professors Jyl Kelley and Wanrudee Buranakorn from Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Thailand from June 24th to July 14th 2010 to embark on collaborative research in the arts.

On June 9th our group will present lectures at Assumption University, Department of Visual Communication Arts in Bangkok.  The plan is to introduce the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire’s Department of Art and Design as individuals present their own professional research.   In turn, students and faculty from Assumption University will present their School and professional research.

While in Thailand our group has several goals:
1.    To collaborate with Thai students and faculty in the installation of a photographic exhibition by Thai/American artist Wanrudee Buranakorn.  This exhibition entitled “Language In-Form” is curated by UWEC professor Jyl Kelley.

2.    To investigate each of our interests in Visual Art by comparing Thai culture and American culture on various topics.         

 “Language In-Form” is a retrospective exhibition of photographic imagery produced by Thai/American artist Wanrudee Buranakorn in the past 13 years.   The title suggests visual language meant to enlighten and also refers to the female form.  Buranakorn, who now lives and works in the United States will return to her homeland to display her artworks for the first time. This crossing of cultural boundaries is especially interesting to our group who seeks new cultural perspectives.   “Language In-Form” has become a catalyst for each of our  individual research interests in exploring visual art in Thailand.  An exhibition of student and faculty work will be scheduled in 2010/11 to present new works developed on this trip. We hope to show work both in America and Thailand.

The UWEC Art and Design students traveling to Thailand are Kaleb Durocher, Marguerite Berg, Daniel Smith and Rachel Konsella.