The Art No Wall Project, an art work event by foreign and Thai artists began on Monday February 6, 2107, with the artists joining a study trip to cultural and archeological sites around Khon Kaen in order to absorb and learn Thai art and culture before transforming their thoughts and feeling into art works at the Art Studio, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, KKU. The event went on until February 10, 2017 with exhibitions for everyone to appreciate in the late afternoon.
The opening ceremony was presided over by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Niyom Wongpongkham, Dean of the Faculty. A lot of artists and art-interested people participated. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Niyom said, “The differences in thoughts, nationalities, religions, traditions, and cultures of the countries in the Me Kong Sub-region and ASEAN Community had created a psychological wall from the ethnic multiplicity. This problem can be solved through various approaches and one of these is connection by means of art works where creativity is incorporated. The Art No Wall Project is believed to coordinate relationships gracefully and bring unity to the society.”
Asst. Prof. Tawatchai Changkwian, Associate Dean in Planning and Quality Assurance, the project president said, “The Art No Wall Project has been continuously held for 7 years. The initiator was Ajarn Khongsak Kulklangdon and the first event was held in Bangkok. From then, it has been held every year in Khon Kaen, with regular assistance from Ajarn Khongsak. During the first years, Khon Kaen Municipality provided monetary support, and later the project has been subsidized from KKU budget through the Office of Academic Services. Artists who join the project have been screened. Most of the regular artists are from Korea, Vietnam, China, and Japan. This year participants included 2 Koreans, one Taiwanese, and one Chinese. China, in particular, signed an art agreement at Zhen Tu University. The finished art works will be partly given to the Youth Center.