HCM CITY – The HCM City Fine Arts Association is hosting an exhibition showcasing paintings by Đào Minh Tri, its former deputy general secretary, to mark his 50-year career. Veteran painter Ca Lê Thắng said despite being a longtime friend of Trí, he was still surprised at his paintings. Tri, 73, graduated from the Việt Nam Fine Arts University in 1976. In the early 1990s, he joined Nhóm 10 Người và Triển Lãm Tác Phẩm Mới (Group of Ten and New Works) in HCM City who contributed to the “renewal” of Vietnamese art. He worked as an art lecturer at the HCM City University of Fine Arts.