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Ambassador of Greece and "From Hanoi with love"

Updated at Monday, 19 Jun 2017, 15:51
The Hanoitimes - The exhibition “From Hanoi with love” takes place from June 15 to June 25 in Blue Gallery (28 Trang Tien, Hanoi) is a love confession from 3 foreigners to the capital city.

Greek Ambassador to Vietnam, Nikos Kanellos along with two other Hanoi based professionals has held the painting exhibition to celebrate their deep love to Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam. Nikos Kanellos is known not only as a diplomat but also a music composer, a painter, a writer. His patinings belong to many private collections including eminent names around the world.
Colors of Hanoi - one of the paintings in the exhibition.
Colors of Hanoi - one of the paintings in the exhibition.

The exhibition takes place when Nikos’s ambassador tenure comes close to the end. So this’s also his lovely goodbye saying to Hanoi. Answering the question of what he would miss after leaving Hanoi, Ambassador Kanellos said: “There is nothing to miss because Hanoi is always in my heart”.
“Hanoi, a beautiful cultural center of Vietnam. The unique scents of the capital with the special lifestyle of simple people, an ancient green capital with warm hearts and true smiles. Hanoi became a part of my heart… A foreigner heart! A true Greek heart! I paint about Hanoi with color of Love and of Solidarity, for the symbol of Vietnam and for the People of Vietnam”, Kanellos said about Hanoi as his artistic inspiration.
 Square Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc - a famous site near Hoan Kiem Lake via the artworkd of Jeffrey Wandly
Square Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc - a famous site near Hoan Kiem Lake via the artwork of Jeffrey Wandly
An artwork full of comtemporary scent of William Badger
An artwork full of comtemporary scent of William Badger

Along with Ambassador Nikos Kanellos holding the exhibition are two other Hanoi lovers Jeffrey Wandly from Singapore and William Badger from America. They both want to share the love with Hanoi via their artistic expressions. While Jeffery is known as an architect, project management professional,co-found of Maya gallery in Singapore; William is marketing professional, musician who has lived and worked in Vietnam for 20 years. His artworks are full of contemporary scent. Combining from 3 sensitive hearts with endless passion of art, music and an unconditional love with Hanoi, the exhibition will be an attractive yard for Hanoi lovers to gather.
Tu Anh