BACARART project to be completed with major exhibition Dec.10 (VIDEO)
In its second year, the BACARART Project supports and develops the creative skills of children from disadvantaged and low-income families. It is organized by YARAT and the State Committee for the Affairs of Families, Women and Children. On 10th December 2014, a major exhibition will take place at the Art Garden Restaurant in the Old City, marking the culmination of this year's project.
The project aims to develop the creative potential of talented children from all areas of Azerbaijan. Artists including Ramal Kazimov, Vusal Rahim, Sitara Ibrahimova and Reza Hazare took part in the project. Under their guidance, the young BACARART participants have mastered the basics of composition, drawing, collage and photography.
This year, the project has involved eleven areas of Azerbaijan: the regions of Goygol, Sabirabad, Ismailli, Zardab, Hajigabul, Zaqatala, Saatly, Qabala, Goranboy, Agdam and the municipality of Shuvalan. During the first phase of the project, fifty talented children and teenagers gathered in the two regional centers of Saatly and Goygol, organized by the State Committee for the Affairs of Families, Women and Children. Ten instructors from the Committee were involved in the process and supervised the work.
During the second phase, the participants continued to get to know each other at the summer school, organized at the resort town of Markhal (Shaki District). Over ten days they visited The Palace of Shaki Khans, situated just outside the town, The Gemsen-Geresen Fortress (18th - 19th centuries), The Dzhuma Mosque (18th century), The Kish Fortress and Mausoleum, The Yukhary-Chardakhlar Fortress (4th century BC - 5th century AD) and The Tower and Temple of Orta-Zeizit, as well as other architectural sites.
The picturesque landscape, the distance from the bustle of the city, and the relaxed atmosphere all contributed to help bring out the potential of each child.
As a result, 150 art pieces and over 80 photographs were produced; but for the official phase of the project, only the best 19 photographs and 41 art pieces were chosen.
The project will come to a close on 10th December at 19:00 at the Art Garden Restaurant in the Old City, where a major charity exhibition-auction will take place. The proceeds will be donated to the families of the thirty finalists, and will be used to further develop their talents.
The project participants will gather in Baku on the eve of the event. An exciting tour has been organized for them, during which they will see the historic parts of the city and visit the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center.
We invite you to visit the exhibition and support these gifted young artists!