Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Paintings on linen, by ethnic children from Quản Bạ District in the northern province of Hà Giang, will be the highlight of the Sơn Lục exhibition.
The exhibition, also known as Viridity Peak, will be held at the Fine Arts and Photography Exhibition Centre in 29 Hàng Bài today.
Works by over 30 Vietnamese artists participating in the fourth season of the Mountain Star Charity project will also be on display at the exhibition, which aims to offer a new breath of life to Hà Giang Province’s linen products by combining local typical features with modern arts.
Mountain Star Charity project is initiated by Taiwanese postgraduate, Kuo Yen Wei, and jointly implemented by the Hanoi College of Art as well as Vietnamese associations of contemporary arts, such as Beef Shank Studio, Sơn Ta and Black, along with other volunteers from Japan, Germany and China.
According to artist Nguyễn Trường Linh, a representative of the project, Mountain Star Charity aims at preserving and promoting local cultural values of the ethnic minorities, enhancing social elements in Việt Nam’s contemporary arts and promoting Vietnamese arts.
Since its official launch in 2014, the project focuses on teaching arts to over 500 underprivileged children, aged from six to ten, across Việt Nam’s mountainous and remote areas in Hà Giang and Quảng Ninh Provinces.
Mountain Star Charity project has also contributed to bettering the environment of local schools by decorating them with mural paintings, presenting the schools with teaching aids, as well as providing gifts and scholarships to disadvantaged students.
An exhibition featuring works by artists and children who are part of the project is held yearly at the Fine Arts and Photography Exhibition Centre at 29 Hàng Bài at the end of the season, before being brought to Taiwan as a cultural bridge between the two nations.
Before Viridity Peak, the project had organised three exhibitions showcasing 106 works.
The exhibition will go on until October 28. — VNS