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Saturday, 25 November 2017 22:49

An Exhibition of Lacquered Artwork

Mother Ngoc took our children of OBV to an exhibition of lacquered artwork honoring artist Tinh Truc Gia last Saturday. The artwork was a tribute, with all of Tinh Truc Gia's student gathering to display all they had learnt from their teacher. It was beautiful and deep, and the presentation that accompanied the pieces left the children feeling hopeful and full of admiration.

On that particular day, Mother Ngoc was especially proud of little U, one of OBV's newest family members, talking very politely to the mother of one of the artists. 

The children shared their experiences and thoughts and feelings about the exhibition with Mother Ngoc through their journals. 

"Mother wants me to learn that sick and disabled people can still be creative and create beautiful paintings to support others. Education is a key to success in life, and I will try hard to imitate them".

"Thank you for giving us an opportunity to see the show. I am a 'normal' person...I have all 5 of my senses, and my mental health has not been affected in any way, however I have never drawn a picture of my country. But those artists have. They drew their mother land, their country people. They have always affirmed their existence in life, stood on their own feet, while I relied on other people, expecting to always live under others' protection. This trip has been really meaningful to me".

To all my children, I am very pleased when I read these words and it's worthy to show you off to everyone, exactly how far you have come.

DP OBV Vietnam

October 10th 2017

Translated by Jaqueline Huynh and Mr. Phung.  The original version in Vietnamese entitled "Đi Xem Triển Lãm Tranh Sơn Mài"

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