A fine arts and music program for Agent Orange child victims featuring French and Vietnamese artists will take place at the Art House, 31A Van Mieu in Hanoi, on May 7.
|Painter Tran Nhat Thang|
Group of artists performing on the stage include French jazz guitarist Marc Behin and percussionist Veronique Carlier from Paris; Vietnamese French guitarist and singer Ho Hai Quang from the Reunion Island.
Marc Behin is the founder of the Jazz Bond Association, Paris, a non-governmental organization that provides musical training and workshops for children in France and Viet Nam. Veronique Carlier is a member of the Jazz Bond Association.
Ho Hai Quang is the president of Orange-Dioxine Association La Reunion, a non-governmental musical organization that helps Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange.
Vietnamese artists including abstract painter Tran Nhat Thang, sculptor Bui Thi Thanh Hang, oil painter Le Thi Minh Tam and body painter Phuong Vu Manh will also participate in the event.
As a special treatment, AO children victims also join in the art show.
All of the proceeds from the sales of the paintings will be donated to the Agent Orange Victims’ Fund, in order to give musical and artistic training courses to the children.
The show aims to calm the sufferings of AO children victims and mark the Dien Bien Phu Victory on May 7.