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La Residence Displays Denis Boywd Paintings for Children’s Charity
Hue’s most needy children to benefit from art exhibit at La Residence
By: La Residence Hue, Hotel & Spa
La Residence Hotel and Spa last week opened 'Breathtaking Vietnam', a charity exhibition featuring 13 acrylic paintings by esteemed French painter Denis Boywd.
On display from March 1 until the end of May 2012, all profits from the exhibit will go to Hue Help, a non-profit organization that operates a children's shelter and numerous educational programmes for disadvantaged children in Thua Thien Hue province.
Inspired by his extensive visits to Vietnam, Boywd's vibrant paintings capture day-to-day life, natural landscapes and fond memories held by the artist from his time in the country. Boywd donated the collection to Hue Help as a means of supporting the communities he became part of during his travels.
With French titles such as Les Joyeux Lampignons (the joyful lanterns) and A La Nuit Tombee (in the dark night), the 13 paintings on display range in price from VND 27,300,000 to VND 33,600,000.
La Residence Hotel hopes to collect up to 390 million VND from the sale of the paintings on behalf of Hue Help.
“As one of the most well-known gateways to Central Vietnam and an art-deco property itself, La Residence is the perfect platform for an exhibit that connects international travellers with Hue’s most needy children,” said Anthony Gill, the hotel’s general manager.
“Boywd’s endearing works are a testament to the beauty of this region and its lasting effect on visitors,” said Gill. “Besides being a one-of-a-kind memento guests can take home, each sale will go a long way toward improving the health, education and future prospects of these children.”
Founded in 2006 by American and British students together with Vietnamese NGO professionals, Hue Help sponsors 37 children at the Hue Children’s Shelter, coordinates international volunteer groups through its Volunteer in Vietnam programme, and teaches a Swimming for Safety class to children and adults in flood-prone Hue.
‘Breathtaking Vietnam’ will run at 5 Le Loi St. until May 31.