‘TNA TEUK’, An Art Exhibit
Another new year is in the offing here in Cambodia, a destination renowned for the magnificent Angkor Wat. Celebrated in April, Khmer New Year follows the traditional Buddhist lunar calendar. It marks the start of the ‘green season’, the peak of the harvest for this agricultural nation.
Navutu Dreams takes pride in ushering the most important holiday in the Khmer calendar with ‘TNA TEUK,’ an exhibit by gifted woman-painter, Koeurm Kolab. ‘Tna Teuk’ is a yellow-flowered grass which grows in paddy fields. Bright and brilliant flowers amidst a sea of green. Sturdy and incessant. It portrays very well the characteristics of the Cambodian women in the countryside, who have been known to till the land along with their menfolks.
An Exhibit Featuring Original Works by Koeurm Kolab
Koeurm Kolab, one of the few young and lauded Khmer women artists in Cambodia hails from Battambang. She graduated with a degree in visual arts from the prestigious art school, Phare Ponleu Selpak in her hometown. In 2011, she studied in France at the Gerard Pivaut School. Last January 2018, she was one of five (5) Cambodian artists whose works were on exhibit in Paris’ Millon and Salle VV.
Kolab’s ‘TNA TEUK’ Art Exhibit at Navutu Dreams
For her first exposition in Siem Reap, Kolab has chosen to portray in art something close to her heart – the strength and dignity of the local ladies whose lives have been dedicated bettering the lives of their families despite often times, being denied the opportunity to receive formal education. These beautiful, altruistic yet commonly unsung heroines and other glimpses into their daily lives are the subject of Kolab’s exhibit exclusively for Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat. The exhibit will formally open on April 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm and will last until June 8, 2018.
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