Local artists to explore Muong ethnic culture

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An art camp is currently being held at the Muong Ethnic Group Cultural Space Museum in the northern province of Hoa Binh that aims to create a bridge between the local traditional culture and contemporary art.

According to artist Vu Duc Hieu, who founded the museum in 2007, the event will attract 21 local artists - 13 sculptors, seven painters, and one sound artist - who will work on their new art work during the camp, Saigon Tiep Thi newspaper reported.

Their completed work will then be on display at the museum during the traditional festival of the Muong Ethnic Group, which will begin September 30.

In addition, the artists, including Ly Truc Son, Dao Chau Hai, Nguyen Ngoc Lam, and Pham Quang Tran Minh, will pay two visits to Muong villages in the mountainous area of Hoa Binh.

Hieu said that both the museum and the workshop aim to preserve the group's cultural heritage and to offer local artists opportunities to improve their creativity in new environments. The camp will run until September 25.

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