Mekong Delta art show to celebrate National Day

Update: August, 14/2015 - 10:13
Lovely lacquer: A visitor admires artworks displayed at the Mekong Delta Fine Arts Exhibition. — VNA/VNS Photo Huynh The Anh

MEKONG DELTA (VNS) — The new Mekong Delta Fine Arts Exhibition of 233 paintings, sculptures and other artworks has opened in Bac Lieu Province as part of the celebrations of the 70th National Day on September 2.

The event, organised by the Viet Nam Fine Arts Association and the province's Literature and Arts Association, showcases the latest products of 200 artists from the provinces and cities of the Mekong Delta.

The artworks are made of silk, lacquer, coloured powder or wood.

The organisers have awarded prizes worth a total of VND10 million (US$476) to eight of the best works, many of which highlight local people's life.

These include Su Doi lap Cua Cuoc Song (The Contrast of Life), an oil painting by Vo Thanh Lac from Dong Thap Province, and Giao Luu Don Ca Tai Tu (Don Ca Tai Tu Performance), an oil painting by Quoc Hung from Bac Lieu Province.

The exhibition will close on August 19.

Another exhibition featuring artefacts related to transport opened on Wednesday in Can Tho City to celebrate the National Day.

The exhibition 100 Nam Giao Thong Ve Can Tho (A Hundred Years of Transport Development in Can Tho) includes more than 200 photos, images and documents on the city's main routes and traffic construction sites. Vintage bicycles, automobiles and boats are also exhibited.

The event is open at the Museum of Can Tho City from Tuesday to Thursday until December. — VNS