BACARART project ends with major exhibition, project participants rewarding
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.11
The Art Garden Restaurant in the Old City hosted a celebratory evening dedicated to the results of the BACARART project, which is implemented for two consecutive years by the YARAT organization and the State Committee for the Affairs of Families, Women and Children of Azerbaijan, Trend Life reported.
The large-scale charity exhibition and sale was attended by Chairman of the State Committee for the Affairs of Families, Women and Children of Azerbaijan Hijran Huseynova, founder and head of the YARAT Contemporary Art Space Aida Mahmudova, culture and art, public figures, representatives of diplomatic missions and creative young people.
"The main objective of the project remains the development of creative potential of talented children from different districts of Azerbaijan," said the head of the State Committee Hijran Huseynova at the opening ceremony. "Our country has always been rich in gifted children, and the BACARART project, aimed at supporting the creative abilities of children from low-income families, helped to identify the talents of the gifted young artists."
Project participants were rewarded with diplomas and prizes. A video on the BACARART project implementation, as well as concert program of pupils of music school named after Bulbul was presented to the guests of the evening.
Artists including Ramal Kazimov, Vusal Rahim, Sitara Ibrahimova and Reza Hazare took part in the project in 2014. Under their guidance, the young BACARART participants mastered the basics of composition, drawing, collage and photography.
In 2014, 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, which are under the jurisdiction of 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 proceeds will be donated to the families of the thirty finalists, and will be used to further develop their talents.
An exciting tour will be organized for children, during which they will see the historic parts of the city and visit the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center.