The Carrollwood Cultural Center and Tampa Bay Art Promotions are pleased to present two exhibits portraying Central Asia and India. The artworks can be viewed from January 7 through February 2, 2014.
The Local Featured Artist, Michele Miley, has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1983. Her eclectic photography exhibit “Altai-Himalaya: Asia through the Eye of an Artist’s Lens” shares her journey through China, Tibet, Mongolia, India and Nepal.
The Corridor Gallery will display three international Mongolian female artists’ oil paintings of their ancient culture, “The Daughters of Genghis Khaan: Winged Horses and Shamanic Skies”.
Tour the exhibits on display in January with Tampa Bay Art Promotions (TBAP). TBAP will be giving guided tours on:
• Saturday, January 11 at 10-11:30am
• Friday, January 17 at 5:30-7pm. (Special performance by local Tampa Bay Mongolian musician, Sundui Chimidkhorloo. See below for details.)
Contact Michele Miley at [email protected].
Sundui Chimidkhorloo: A Local Tampa Bay Mongolian Musician will perform at the Carrollwood Cultural Center Fri., Jan. 17 from 5:30pm- 7pm accompanying an Altai-Himalaya guided art tour.
This event is produced by Tampa Bay Art Promotions in collaboration with the Carrollwood Cultural Center. Sundui will perform during a guided art tour of the exhibits entitled “A Taste of the Silk and Spice Roads”. Please see venue website for further information on the two art exhibits; Featured Artists link. https://carrollwoodcenter.org , 4537 Lowell Rd., Tampa. (813) 269-1310.
Sundui Chimidkhorloo is a Palm Harbor resident and native of Mongolia. His childhood was filled with music. After graduating high school, he studied for eight years at the Music Teacher’s College and the National Art & Cultural University. Sundui accomplished a Masters Degree of Music.
Since Sundui and his family moved to Tampa Bay, he has been invited to perform live concerts and events throughout the United States. Sundui performed the National Anthem of the United States “The Star Spangled Banner” at MacDill Air-Force base in Tampa, FL. He is a member of SPIFFS organization and has performed at their International Folk Fair main stage for the last 2 years. Most recently, he performed at the “UN’s Day of Peace” concert in 2013.
Sundui plays a special instrument originating from Mongolia called a Horse Head Violin (Morin Khuur). Horse head violin is a two-stringed instrument played with a bow. The strings are horse tail hair. The violin has a rectangular shaped body and a beautifully carved horse head on the top of the neck. This instrument plays Horse Walk and Camel Story, native and nomad Mongolian daily life, nature’s sounds, and the relationship between animals and herdsman. The horse hair violin accompanies the Mongolian Long Song and traditional tribal dances.
Sundui has recorded a Horse Head Violin CD called “Sound of Earth” and performed a live concert at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg, FL. He not only plays traditional pieces; he also performs the European classical pieces and his own compositions, which inspires audiences to stand on their feet.