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Workshop in HCMC offers free exhibit space for young new artists

Update: March, 26/2016 - 13:16

HCM CITY-- A small but unique coffee shop located in downtown HCM City is attracting art lovers not only for its quality drinks but also for its exhibitions of young painters.  

The owners of The Workshop work with artists to organise exhibits every month that give young artists a chance to show their work to the public.  

Artist Lý Hoàng Diệp Anh, Phạm Hồng Như and Satoko Osiro have all taken part.  

At The Workshop, customers can take home a work after negotiating with the dealers on the price.

Young amateur artist Phạm Thị Hồng Loan, who worked as an accountant before becoming involved in painting, has shown 24 of her works, mostly still life and portraits.

Loan began her career in 2006, but she could not find public places to display her works. Luckily, she was able to make her public debut at The Workshop this month.   

“Young artists find it hard to open a showcase at professional galleries. They need a place like The Workshop to introduce their art,” said Huỳnh Phú Hà, head of the Hồng Hạc WS Point, a group of young artists who often cooperate with The Workshop.  

“I don’t care about sales. I’m just concerned about the display,” Loan said. -- VNS 

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