The exhibition of children’s drawings of Donbas will go abroad after Lisichansk
16:45 / 26 Jan. 2016 / 1236
January 26, 2016, it was opened an exhibition of drawings by participants and winners of “Peace and war through the eyes of Donbas children” contest in Lisichansk regional museum. It was carried out by community initiative «Restoring Donbas».
This exhibition has completed the series of the regional exhibition of children’s drawings. During four months, residents of Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Chernivtsi, Sumy, Kharkov and Kramatorsk familiarized with the drawings of Donbas children.
The opening ceremony of the event in Luhansk region was carried out by Vadim Kabakov – the deputy head of community initiative “Restoring Donbas”. During his speech he has noted the interest in the exhibition from residents of different Ukrainian regions.
“Children like no others strive to peace. That is why it is extremely important for them to be heard. We decided that the exhibition would go on a long journey after the exhibition in Lisichansk. Not only in Ukraine, but the countries near and far abroad. We really hope that children’s diplomacy would be more effective than adult’s, “- he added.
An important part of the event was a video message from children from different regions of Ukraine to children of Donbas, which saw the first visit of the previous exhibition, which took place in Kramatorsk.
Video message from children from different regions of Ukraine to Donbas children became an important part of the event. Guests of the previous exhibition, which took place in Kramatorsk, were the first, who have seen it.
It was a response to the children of Zhytomyr, Chernivtsi, Sumy and Kharkiv to appeal of Darina (7 y.o.) from Donetsk, which was demonstrated during each exhibition in these cities.
Sergey Shilin – a mayor from Lisichansk – took the floor with the with words of gratitude to the organizers during the opening ceremony. At the same time, he expressed confidence in further fruitful work of local authorities in Lisichansk and social initiatives with volunteers.
Pupils of Palace of Art “Diamond” prepared a celebratory concert for all the participants with the support of town council in Lisichansk.
Let us remind that children’s drawing contest “Peace and war through the eyes of Donbas children” was announced on May 9, 2015. By August 25 – the last day of the submitting the drawings –community initiative «Restoring Donbas» has received more than 300 works from children, who are living in Donbas, and from children-IDPs.
The jury included both the representatives of community initiative “Restoring Donbas” and invited guests. During the discussion of competitive works, members of the commission took into account both the artistic value of the drawings, their semantic content and emotional burden.
By the end of the competition, community initiative has prepared a collection of pictures of participants with their letters, comments of social network users, the explanation of the psychologist.
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