Lotus Art Project returns to the Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts on January 10th, 2020 following the success of its inaugural event last year. For its second edition, the charity arts exhibition will take over a new floor of the historic venue in order to support Rock-Paper-Scissors Children’s Fund for a night of art and inspiration. Lotus Art Project raises money to provide hands-on exposure to art and music for children from underprivileged communities across Vietnam, donating materials, lessons, and, above all, promoting art as a fundamental component of growth and development.
Following last year’s fundraising event, Stefanie de Regel of Lotus Art Project was able to see the profound effects of bringing arts education to children from all backgrounds firsthand.“When we visited the schools,” she says, “it truly brought to life the immense impact that art can have on the lives of young people—as not only a creative outlet that brings tangible joy but as a means to inspire children to keep exploring.”
The reception features works donated by the Vietnam Art Gallery from acclaimed artists placed directly alongside the projects of students whose work stems from the work of Lotus Art Project and the Rock-Paper-Scissors Fund. As the organizations emphasize art from across many mediums, attendees also have the chance to see live performances from young creatives who got their start with the program.
“The ability to showcase their work in such a beautiful, important space is another way we can show these students that anything is possible, that art is a way to propel yourself forward”, de Regel also notes. Not only are student beneficiaries given the chance to pursue new projects in the arts, the reception allows them to see that art is a worthwhile, lifetime endeavor and how impacting others with your creative work is within reach.
The fund supported by Lotus Art Project, Rock-Paper-Scissors, has expanded to include arts camps and workshops as well as to provide 22 students with access to weekly violin lessons. They work within a larger network of funds on the forefront of philanthropy in Vietnam, even collaborating with Michelle Obama’s Girls Opportunity Alliance. Lotus Art Project is also currently raising funds in order to buy a piano for a music school in Cam Duc in order to supplement the existing programs in violin and cello and expand the music curriculum.
The reception on January 10th combines the best of modern Vietnamese art with a vivid picture of the future, all in a stunning, elegant environment. To help celebrate the future of Vietnamese art, the event will bring together some of the best food and drink from around Saigon. Catering is provided by the new fusion tapas restaurant KIBA , with additional support from The Warehouse, Tê Tê craft beer, Annam Professional, and Belvie Chocolate.
Fundraising Art Reception
Friday, January 10th, 2020 at 7 PM
Tickets: 500.000 VND + optional donations