Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hanoi 1000: Contemporary Art from Vietnam

September 9, 2011 to September 30, 2011
McFeeley Gallery
Arts Club of Washington

Washington, DC — A Vietnamese contemporary fine arts exhibition has opened in Washington, DC, hosted by the Arts Club of Washington. Present at the opening ceremony were Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Nguyen Quoc Cuong.

On display are works by six Vietnamese painters: Dang Thao Ngoc, Dinh Thi Tham Poong, Phung Pham, Trinh Tuan, Vu Dinh Tuan and Vu Thu Hien, all of whom live and work in Ha Noi. The paintings were made in 2010 when Ha Noi celebrated its 1,000th anniversary, and all are drawn from a collection of over 800 contemporary works of Vietnamese fine arts of Israeli parton-of-the-arts Raquelle Azran.

The exhibition has previously toured through New York and Miami in the US, and Singapore, as well as Israel, the Netherlands, and the UK.

Azran told a Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Washington that she wished to bring to American art lovers the unique and diversified arts of Viet Nam as well as to introduce the wonderful visions and people of Viet Nam.

Azran said she loved Viet Nam very much, especially Ha Noi, which she called "one of my homes along with New York and Tel Aviv" .

Vietnamese artist Trinh Tuan expressed his thanks to Azran who, he said, loves Vietnamese arts and speaks Vietnamese well. She has brought many Vietnamese artists and their works to international arts events. During the exhibition, which runs through September 24, Tuan will hold a one-week course on lacquer painting.

Lacquer Painting Technique - Demo
Technique - Demo

Lacquer Painting
-an ancient Vietnamese art form-

1 hr. video - demo of materials -discussion
by Master Painter Prof. Trinh Tuan

Fee $9
-includes refreshments-
(free for weekend workshop participants )

Thursday, September 15th, 6:30 - 8:30[ information 202-549-7245 ]

Arts Club of Washington
2017 I Street Northwest
Washington D.C., DC 20006-1804

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