60 children’s works illuminate the NEF ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ Hall

Among them the drawing that received top award at the 52nd International Children’s Art Exhibition in Japan

On 2 November 2022, the inspiration of children will take over Prof. Vasil Gerov Hall of the ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ National Endowment Fund. An exhibition of over 60 paintings and drawings by 31 pupils of the Artino Atelier will be on show.

 

One of the works, ‘Night over the City’, won a high distinction—an award from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan—at the 52nd International Children’s Art Exhibition (ICAE).

 

The drawing was one of 10 prize-winning works among more than 35,000 entries submitted from about 130 countries around the world.

 

This is what Maya Stoilova, head of Artino Atelier, had to say:

 

‘The school has been running now for six years and I am very happy that we managed to survive during the pandemic, when group extracurricular activities were impossible. We have children of different ages—from 4 to 14 years old—and they will all be taking part in our exhibition at the NEF ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ Hall. The works will be mostly paintings, but we also work with clay, and we also set applied art tasks.

 

‘We have been taking part in the world competition in Japan for several years. At the latest edition, we won three awards: two bronze medals, and a grand prize for 8-year-old Yulian Shaklev. Unfortunately, he is away on a Go Green School campaign, and we will not be able to present the award to him in person at the exhibition’s opening. We hope that at least his sister will be able to attend as his representative,’ concluded Maya Stoilova.

 

Since the winning works are to remain in Japan, visitors to the exhibition, which will be on at the Prof. Vasil Gerov Hall until 20 December, will be able to view a reproduction of the prize-winning drawing, along with over 60 other works by the children .

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