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Encore Encounter: Recycled Art of Poramit Thantapalit

April 15, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Encore Encounter in Gallery Two

Recycled Works by Poramit Thantapalit

April 15 – June 10, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 15, 2pm – 5pm

Free to the Public 

Please join Rockland Center for the Arts for the opening Encore Encounter: Recycled works by Poramit Thantapalit in Gallery Two.

Encore Encounter features the works of Poramit Thantapalit.  Poramit’s work is inspired by the relationship and connection between humans, nature and the surroundings such as trees, flowers, the ocean, people and animals.  The artist focuses on using both recycled and non-recycled materials to create his artwork.  Discarded shopping bags, cereal boxes, and plastic bottles that were once considered “trash” are altered into unexpected visions of beauty such as coral clouds hanging from the ceiling and bluetanica gardens growing on the wall .  Poramit’s artwork is created from small parts and are uniquely assembled like puzzles.  Each piece can stand alone as an individual object or together to create a large installation.  Cyanotype prints are often made of the recycled objects of art.  Beautifully created sculptures, installations, mixed media and drawings exemplify just how much waste we generate.  It also His work inspires viewers to protect our environment.


A native of Thailand, Poramit Thantapalit has a degree in journalism and a master’s in computer graphics from New York Institute of Technology.  He has over 15 years experience as a graphic designer, artist and photographer with global marketing organizations.  His installations and artworks have been exhibited at the Arcadia Earth Museum, National Academy Museum, the James Rose Center, IPCNY Print Fest at Robert Miller Gallery, the Jersey City Theater, and the Sodertalje Arts Gallery in Sweden.  His installation “Masked Arts” that he created during the pandemic was featured in the New York Times Sunday edition in May 2021.  Poramit now lives in New Jersey.


Please also join Rockland Center for the exhibit opening with an artist reception on Saturday, April 15th, 2:00pm – 5:00pm.  The exhibit will be on view through June 10th, open Mondays – Saturdays 11am – 4pm, (closed Sundays).  Free to the Public.  For more information call (845) 358-0877 or visit www.rocklandartcenter.org.

RoCA gratefully acknowledges support for its programs from The Rea Charitable Trust, ArtsWestchester, Sarah and Stephen Thomas, The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation, M&T Bank, The M&T Charitable Foundation, The Dorothy Gillespie Foundation, Walter Cain & Paulo Ribeiro, Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman P.C., QuietEvents, the Estate of Joan Konner, Lighting Services Inc.,, the Mark and Jessie Milano Foundation, Zaklin Family Charitable Fund, The County of Rockland, Art Services Group, RoCA members, donors and business members.

RoCA’s programs are made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. Funding is also made possible by the County of Rockland.








April 15, 2023
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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