BACARART project presents final exhibition

By: Nigar Orujova

The BACARART project that supports and develops the creative skills of children from disadvantaged and low-income families will present its major exhibition marking the culmination of this year’s project on December 10.

The results of the second year will be shown at a major charity exhibition-auction in the Art Garden Restaurant, Old City, at 7 p.m.

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 in Shaki.

Over ten days they visited The Palace of Shaki Khans, situated just outside the town, the Gelersen-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 end with the charity exhibition-auction. 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.

Everyone is invited to visit the exhibition and support these gifted young artists.