Leyla Aliyeva attends opening of art exhibitions in Baku

By: Nigar Orujova

Baku’s Heydar Aliyev Center has inaugurated two exhibitions with participation of Leyla Aliyeva, Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, on November 26.

The exhibition of talented children’s handicrafts was organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

The exhibition displayed drawings and other works of the talented children from the Rehabilitation Center of Persons with Down Syndrome, the “Origami” Public Association, the Children’s Rehabilitation Center “Gaygi”, and also various orphanages and kindergartens of Baku and the country’s regions.

About 400 works were presented at the exhibition.

An auction has been arranged here. The means obtained at the auction will go to the charitable purposes for the orphan children and children needing special care.

The exhibition also featured demonstration of video dedicated to the children. The children also performed dances, which aroused keen interest among the participants.

The purpose of the event is to support creativity of the talented children, develop their abilities, and present the works created by them to the public.

Leyla Aliyeva also attended the exhibition of Latvian artists entitled “Different Seas. One World” opened at the Center.

The exhibition features the works of famous Latvian artists Alexei Naumov, Kristaps Zarins and Andris Vitolins.

The opening ceremony was addressed by Center’s first deputy director Adil Karimli, Minister of the Economy of Latvia Dana Reizniece-Ozola and Ambassador of Latvia to Azerbaijan Juris Maklakovs.

Alexey Naumov (1955), a well-known master of landscape and an outstanding representative of modern Latvia plain air painting.

He is currently the rector of the Latvian Academy of Arts. He had more than 60 solo exhibitions and attended more than 40 joint exhibitions.

Kristaps Zarins (1962), vice-rector and professor at the Art Academy of Latvia. He had several solo exhibitions in Latvia and other countries. His works are in various museums in Latvia and Russia, in private collections in Europe.

Andris Vitolins (1975) is recognized as one of the representatives of industrial painting. So far, he opened more than 10 solo exhibitions and attended more than 40 joint exhibitions.

The exhibition will continue to the end of February.


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