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Concert and art auction raises funds for kids

Update: October, 15/2019 - 14:11
Impressionist-style painting Tình Mẫu Tử (Mother's Love). 

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese and international artists will perform at a charity concert entitled Look at The World at the Hà Nội Opera House on October 16.

They include pianists Alessandro Marino from Italy and Nguyễn Đức Anh, singer Phạm Thu Hà, conductor Đặng Châu Anh, Sol Art Choir and South Korean professor Sung Don-son.

The concert will include an auction of paintings by artist Văn Dương Thành.

All proceeds will go to the Thiện Nhân and Friends Fund, which was founded in 2011 by Trần Mai Anh to support genital reconstruction for children in Việt Nam.

Now and then, Trần Mai Anh and her adopted boy named Thiện Nhân. — Photo

In 2016, Anh, a mother of two, adopted a boy who had been abandoned by his own mother and attacked by wild animals, losing his genitals and right leg, in the central province of Quảng Nam.

“I respect the fund,” said artist Thành. “We hope that the audience will help handicapped children become more confident."

Thành created the paintings Tình Mẫu Tử (Mother's Love) and Hoa Mùa Xuân Hạnh Phúc (Happy Spring Flowers) for auction at the concert.

Mother's Love depicts a bird under the wing of its mother.

“I was moved by the story of Anh and her adopted child. It was emotional to paint the mother spreading its strong wings to protect the baby from life. The bird is a noble symbol of Vietnamese art, symbolising nobility and altruism,” Thành said.

Hoa Mùa Xuân Hạnh Phúc (Happy Spring Flowers). — Photos

Artist Thành had paintings included in the Việt Nam Museum of Fine Arts collection when she was 20 years old. She has created nearly 2,000 paintings and has held 85 solo exhibitions. 

She has won awards, including the International Excellence of Art in 1995 and 1997 given by CFMI US-France.

The concert will be from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Tickets are sold online at from VNĐ100,000 (US$4) to VNĐ1,500,000. For further information call 0796384579.  VNS

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