Exhibition features ethnic minority kids’ art hinh anh 1Students of Tung Vai commune’s Primary School in Quan Ba district, Ha Giang provinces, paint on linen, an activity held as part of the Mountain Star Charity project (Photos courtesy of Mountain Star Charity project)

Hanoi (VNA) - Paintings on linen, by ethnic children from Quan Ba district in the northern province of Ha Giang, will be the highlight of the Son Luc exhibition.

The exhibition, also known as Viridity Peak, kicked off at the Fine Arts and Photography Exhibition Centre in 29 Hang Bai on October 21.

Works by over 30 Vietnamese artists participating in the fourth season of the Mountain Star Charity project will also be on display at the exhibition, which aims to offer a new breath of life to Ha Giang province’s linen products by combining local typical features with modern arts.

Mountain Star Charity project is initiated by Taiwanese postgraduate, Kuo Yen Wei, and jointly implemented by the Hanoi College of Art as well as Vietnamese associations of contemporary arts, such as Beef Shank Studio, Son Ta and Black, along with other volunteers from Japan, Germany and China.

According to artist Nguyen Truong Linh, a representative of the project, Mountain Star Charity aims at preserving and promoting local cultural values of the ethnic minorities, enhancing social elements in Vietnam’s contemporary arts and promoting Vietnamese arts.

Since its official launch in 2014, the project focuses on teaching arts to over 500 underprivileged children, aged from six to ten, across Vietnam’s mountainous and remote areas in Ha Giang and Quang Ninh provinces.

Mountain Star Charity project has also contributed to bettering the environment of local schools by decorating them with mural paintings, presenting the schools with teaching aids, as well as providing gifts and scholarships to disadvantaged students.

An exhibition featuring works by artists and children who are part of the project is held yearly at the Fine Arts and Photography Exhibition Centre at 29 Hang Bai at the end of the season, before being brought to Taiwan.

Before Viridity Peak, the project had organised three exhibitions showcasing 106 works.

The exhibition will go on until October 28.-VNA