On the afternoon of 28 August, Ms. Le Thi Bich Tran, wife of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, and Mrs. Ho Ching, wife of Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, visited the Vung Art Cooperative (Van Phuc, Ha Dong, Hanoi). ,
Van Art is a collective economic model, founded in 2017 by Mr. Le Viet Cuong, a disabled person.
Van Art was born with a desire to preserve and present traditional culture, create jobs for people with disabilities, and use materials left over in the production process to protect the environment.
Van Aart adapted folk paintings into canvas paintings on the principle of being faithful to the original, but not for the reason that it forced experiments that could create new aesthetic values according to people’s tastes.
In addition, Vun Art also organizes tutorials and training on the profession of mosaic painting for people with disabilities with the participation of leading Vietnamese artists.
Here, the two women toured the production facility, where artisans from the cooperative created unique products to offer to the public.
The artisans presented the two women with a painting of Uncle Ho, which was in the process of being completed. Both the women were deeply impressed by the meticulousness and perseverance of the artisans in the process of creating the artwork.
Von Art’s craftsmen also made paintings adapted from the idea of Orchid Pham Le Tran Chienh.
It is a new species of orchid in Singapore, a gift from the country when Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his wife Le Thi Bich Tran visited Singapore in February 2023.
After visiting and attempting to create the mosaics, the two women shared their appreciation for the works created by Von Art’s handicapped craftsman.
Both the women also expressed confidence that this model will continue to grow and help many people in distress.
Both the women said that the persistence and effort that goes into creating each product at Wun Art represents the desire, energy and spirit of each craftsperson here. It is a feeling of overcoming difficulties, being integrated with the community and making a positive contribution to the society.
Notably, the creative use of rags also helps protect the environment, demonstrating sustainable business growth.
“You have contributed to saving this earth,” said the wife of Singapore’s prime minister.
(TagstoTranslate) Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hien Long