Fallen Nargis trees carved into sculptures

Mar 5, 2009 (DVB), An art exhibition featuring over 700 sculptures carved from the wood of trees that fell during cyclone Nargis has been planned for Rangoon.

An organiser of the show, 'After the Storm', said it would feature creative art work from 300 well-known sculptors from Rangoon, Mandalay, Bago and Dapain. The auction would start at around $US10000.

The exhibition was organised by the government's Central Coorporative Limited and Kaung Myanmar Aung Co. Ltd, and is to be held later this month.

He added that invitations for the show have been sent out to foreign organisations, embassies and hotels in Rangoon and other townships. The profit made from it will go to charities and victims of the cyclones.

Reporting by Shwe Aung

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