Concert and art auction raises funds for kids hinh anh 1Now and then, Tran Mai Anh and her adopted boy named Thien Nhan (Photo:
Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Vietnamese and international artists will perform at a charity concert entitled Look at The World at the Hanoi Opera House on October 16.

They include pianists Alessandro Marino from Italy and Nguyen Duc Anh, singer Pham Thu Ha, conductor Dang Chau Anh, Sol Art Choir and South Korean professor Sung Don-son.

The concert will include an auction of paintings by artist Van Duong Thanh.

All proceeds will go to the Thien Nhan and Friends Fund, which was founded in 2011 by Tran Mai Anh to support genital reconstruction for children in Vietnam.

In 2016, Anh, a mother of two, adopted a boy who had been abandoned by his own mother and attacked by wild animals, losing his genitals and right leg, in the central province of Quang Nam.

“I respect the fund,” said artist Thanh. “We hope that the audience will help handicapped children become more confident."

Thanh created the paintings Tinh Mau Tu (Mother's Love) and Hoa Mua Xuan Hanh Phuc (Happy Spring Flowers) for auction at the concert.

Mother's Love depicts a bird under the wing of its mother.

“I was moved by the story of Anh and her adopted child. It was emotional to paint the mother spreading its strong wings to protect the baby from life. The bird is a noble symbol of Vietnamese art, symbolising nobility and altruism,” Thanh said.

Artist Thanh had paintings included in the Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts collection when she was 20 years old. She has created nearly 2,000 paintings and has held 85 solo exhibitions. 

She has won awards, including the International Excellence of Art in 1995 and 1997 given by CFMI US-France.

The concert will be from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Tickets are sold online at from 100,000 VND (4 USD) to 1,500,000 VND. For further information call 0796384579./.