The Youth Culture House in downtown Ho Chi Minh City recently hosted the opening ceremony for the ‘Coi Nguon’ (Origin) exhibition, organized by the calligraphy club.

The exhibition showcases a collection of over 160 exquisite calligraphic works created by talented calligraphers from 24 cities and provinces across Vietnam. These include renowned locations such as Ho Chi Minh City, An Giang, Kien Giang, Dong Thap, Ben Tre, Long An, Binh Duong, and Dong Nai. Visitors will have the opportunity to appreciate the skill and artistry of these works firsthand.

The art of calligraphy can be beautifully displayed on a variety of mediums, including silk, wood, and canvas.

The art of calligraphy often revolves around themes such as patriotism, familial love, and the appreciation of ca dao, which are traditional Vietnamese folk poems.

The purpose of the event is to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the establishment of the house.

Nguyen Hong Phuc, the Director of the Youth Culture House, has announced the commencement of an exhibition showcasing a range of activities to celebrate the noteworthy milestone of 48 years since the establishment of the house.

According to Phuc, the exhibition is the largest of its kind ever seen in the city.

“Calligraphers aim to impart spiritual values through their artistic creations,” he stated.

A young female calligrapher performs at the Vietnamese calligraphy exhibition launched in Ho Chi Minh City on August 16, 2023. Photo: Hoai Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A female calligrapher performs at the Vietnamese calligraphy exhibition launched in Ho Chi Minh City on August 16, 2023. Photo: Hoai Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Calligraphy Club

Pham Van Nguyen, Head of the Calligraphy Club, has confirmed that the club boasts a membership of over 120 individuals.

The club dedicated a year of preparation to organize the exhibition.

Calligrapher Nguyen Thanh Son

has dedicated over 23 years to the art of Vietnamese calligraphy, driven by his unwavering passion.

“I am profoundly moved by the dedication of numerous young individuals who are actively pursuing the ancient art of Vietnamese calligraphy. Their unwavering efforts not only contribute to the preservation of this exquisite form of writing but also help in popularizing it among both local residents and international visitors,” he expressed.

It is truly delightful to witness the appreciation and embrace of calligraphy by numerous young individuals, as expressed by the esteemed calligraphy master, Tuyet Nhung.

Calligraphy has played a significant role in the advancement of education by harnessing the power of visually appealing messages. The art of calligraphy has the ability to inspire and guide individuals to better behavioral conduct.

The exhibition, scheduled to conclude on Sunday, will showcase a collection of captivating activities, including a program on calligraphy-gifting and interactive discussions with esteemed calligraphers.

The Youth Culture House will be organizing a diverse range of 70 programs to celebrate its 48-year anniversary since its establishment. These exciting events will include a calligraphy festival, street music shows, interactive workshops, and thrilling sports competitions.

Various programs will kick off within the framework of the Ho Chi Minh calligraphy exhibition to amaze visitors. Photo: Hoai Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Various programs will kick off within the framework of the Ho Chi Minh City calligraphy exhibition to amaze visitors. Photo: Hoai Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A visitor takes a look at a work by calligrapher Hoa Nghiem, former head of the calligraphy club at the Youth Culture House. Photo: Hoai Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A visitor takes a look at a work by calligrapher Hoa Nghiem, former head of the calligraphy club at the Youth Culture House in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Hoai Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A workshop on calligraphy will be organized at the Youth Culture House in downtown Ho Chi Minh City on August 20, 2023, as a part of the ongoing calligraphy exhibition. Photo: Hoai Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A workshop on calligraphy will be organized at the Youth Culture House in downtown Ho Chi Minh City on August 20, 2023, as a part of the ongoing calligraphy exhibition. Photo: Hoai Phuong / Tuoi Tre

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