Painting exhibition and concert to raise funds for Japan

A painting exhibition, to raise money for Japanese disaster victims is being held at the Quynh Gallery in Ho Chi Minh City.

A peach blossom painting featuring 500 peach blossoms is made by 500 Vietnamese children. (Photo:Tuoitre)

Works by painters Bui Cong Khanh, Tiffany Chung, Do Hoang Tuong, Hoang Duong Cam, Dinh Q.Le, Nguyen Tan Cuong, Nguyen Kim To Lan and Nguyen Trung sold at the exhibition from US$300 to US$10,000.

All proceeds from the paintings will go to the Japan Red Cross.

The exhibition called “Tohoku’s friends” (Tohoku no Tomodachi) will run until April 29 at 65 De Tham Street in District 1.
A special fashion and music performance titled “Be strong Japan” held by Vietnamnet online newspaper to raise funds for Japan will be organized at the Ocean Club in Ho Chi Minh City on April 24.

Famous singers like Dam Vinh Hung, Quang Dung, Phuong Thanh, Thu Minh, Duc Tuan, My Le, Nam Khanh and some beauty queens and top models will join the event.

An auction of ao dai belonging to Thuy Dung- Miss Vietnam 2008, Truong Ngoc Anh- movie star and Huynh Bich Phuong-a top contestant of Miss Vietnam pageant 2010 will be held. A peach blossom painting featuring 500 peach blossoms made by 500 Vietnamese children, using Japan’s Origami paper folding art will be the highlight of the show.

All proceeds will be handed over to the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam to support Japan’s quake victims.

“Be Strong Japan” was also held in Hanoi on March 31, at the Hanoi Drama Theater.

Source: Tuoitre – Translated by Kim Khanh

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