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Vietnamese eighth-grader raises funds for needy peers via art exhibition

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 14:22 GMT+7
Vietnamese eighth-grader raises funds for needy peers via art exhibition
Lao Lai Minh Thu is pictured with her own paintings. Photo: supplied

An art exhibition featuring paintings by a 13-year-old girl in Ho Chi Minh City was held on Saturday to raise funds for children her age with less fortunate lives.

Lao Lai Minh Thu, an eighth grader at Le Quy Don Middle School, brought some of her favorite paintings to her Sense to sense exhibition, held at Juliets Garden art exhibition center, 97/5 Le Quang Dinh Street, Ward 14, Binh Thanh District.

The artworks, done using water colors, acrylic colors, and glitter pens, mostly depict daily lives, natural scenery, and animals seen from a child’s perspective.

Some of Lao Lai Minh Thu’s artworks. Photo: Ngoc Thuy / Tuoi Tre
Some of Lao Lai Minh Thu’s artworks. Photo: Ngoc Thuy / Tuoi Tre

The exhibition is about love and sympathy the young painter has for children her age that lost their parents or are disadvantaged.

The theme also represents Thu’s gratitude for life as she finds herself lucky to be a healthy child with a family.

The paintings were expected to be auctioned, with all proceedings going to the orphanage of Ky Quang 2 Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City.

Thu pursued painting ever since she found her love in the art at the age of nine. The 13-year-old has held an annual fundraising exhibition to give her passion a purpose over the last few years.

Lao Lai Minh Thu’s paintings of animals. Photo: Ngoc Thuy / Tuoi Tre
Lao Lai Minh Thu’s paintings of animals. Photo: Ngoc Thuy / Tuoi Tre

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