Children’s art exhibition “Hellas” opens in Baku

Baku, March 7, AZERTAC

A children’s art exhibition entitled “Hellas” has today opened in Centro Italiano Baku.

The event was organized by the Embassy of Greece in Azerbaijan in cooperation with the Greek Community ARGO and Centro Italiano Baku.

The children’s artworks have been inspired by Ancient Greece, the cradle of European civilization. Under the guidance of Mrs. Galina Nikolayevna Churilova the students of “Children’s Studio of Ecological Posters” of the Tofig Ismayilov Children and Youth Creativity Centre have studied the ancient Greek art and embodied this knowledge to high level paintings, graphic arts, batiks and pottery.

On Sunday, March 6, during the opening of the exhibition, more than 150 pieces of art-painting, graphic art, batik and pottery- made by 28 students, 5 to 15 years old, have been presented. The event was declared open by Mrs. Paola Casagrande, the director of the Italian Center Baku and followed by the welcoming speeches of H.E. Mr. Dimitrios Tsoungas, Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to Azerbaijan, Mrs Portnova Nadejda Petrovna, Deputy Director of the Tofig Ismayilov Children and Youth Creativity Centre and Mrs. Churilova Galina Nikolayevna, director of the project. The children presented their inspired and colourful batik costumes in a delightful defile, accompanied by Greek music, which attracted everybody’s attention.

At the end of the event, all students, as well as the School and the project director have been awarded with a Certificate of Achievement and Excellence for their great art performance inspired by Greek civilization. A jury committee consisted of the Greek Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Dimitrios Tsoungas, Mr. Elchin Mirzabeyli, journalist and writer, Mrs. Elisabetta Salvatori, artist, Mr. Mahmud Mahmudzadeh, painter of Azerbaijan, and Mrs. Maria Dolka, Cultural Attache of the Greek Embassy, awarded five diplomas of Excellence.

Visitors and jury were amazed by the high level of art performance and the quality of art works of young Azerbaijani artists. The Greek Muse has inspired young Azerbaijani Artists to express their personal unique talent and contribute to world’s cultural dialogue.

The gallery is open to the public from Monday March 7 to Friday, March 11.

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