MHCC Fireplace Gallery Presents Paintings that Depict ‘Old Siam’

Posted: October 29, 2014

Fireplace Gallery Presents Paintings that Depict ‘Old Siam’The Fireplace Gallery at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) is hosting a free art exhibit by Fasai Streed, “The Old Siam,” Nov. 1 – 29.

She calls her collection The Old Siam because it depicts old Thai/Siamese village life, culture and traditions. There are 11 scenes in the exhibit: paddy-field, harvest, rice threshing, rice hulling, fish trap, fishing, picking oranges, picking lotus, floating market, rafting and Sunday market.

“The Old Siam is more than exquisite paintings; it is a family art, a simple way of life and a dose of nostalgia. It reminds me of my roots, my childhood and my mom," says Streed.

“I grew up with a single mom who was a teacher and a painter. She taught me to draw and paint when I was in high school in order to help her meet gallery deadlines,” she says. “I never thought that I would be a professional artist until I moved to Portland. I chose to paint about Thai village life because it reminds me of my parents’ work.

Gallery Hours Monday through Friday
The Fireplace Gallery is located in the Student Union on the Gresham Campus, 26000 S.E. Stark Street. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Parking on all MHCC campuses is free, no permit required.

People requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the Disability Services office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD). Please call at least two weeks prior to the event.

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