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Burgas was the Theme Interpreted by 15 Artists at the International Creative Art Workshop "Black Sea Palette"

Monday, 07 September 2015

The International Creative Art Workshop "Black Sea Palette" was held in the period August 27th - September 05th, 2015 and gathered painters from three countries that opened an exhibition with more than 40 paintings with sea motives from Burgas. The works of 15 artists from Komotini - Greece, Odessa - Ukraine and Burgas - Bulgaria were on display at the "Captain's" Hall of Bulgaria Hotel.

The creative art workshop and the exhibition are activities within the project "Black Sea Areal for Culture and Art" (BASACA), funded by the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2007- 2013.

Project partners are Municipality of Komotini - Greece, Association "Platform AGORA - branch Burgas" and Agency for Support of Cultural Initiatives "KusiCreaVision " - Ukraine.

At the opening on August 05th, 2015 at 06 pm were present the Chairperson of the Municipal Council of Komotini, Mr. Haralampidis Notis and the Burgas Deputy-Mayor for Culture and Education, Mrs. Yordanka Ananieva, as well as the Chairperson of the Association of the Burgas Painters, Mr. Mitko Ivanov, who cooperated to the initiative.

„In each of the paintings displayed here I can find a piece of Burgas and I believe the painters expressed that in their paintings. I hope when they go back home, they will take away a piece of Burgas in their hearts wishing to come back at our shore again and again", said Mrs. Yordanka Ananieva. She promised the creative art workshop to be included in the Cultural calendar of Burgas Municipality from the next year on as there was no such type of initiative yet.

For the duration of the creative art workshop, two more events under the project took place - Culinary Exhibition with Workshop "Tastes of the Black Sea" and creative workshop for children "Wonders from the Sea."

The paintings and objects created by the children guided by Pavlina Zenginova during the workshop were presented at the exhibition as well. They would be given away to marginalized children. The exposition included drawings and objects made with natural sea materials by the children who participated in the creative workshop "Wonders from the Sea". The most interesting ones are handmade dream catchers, letters in a bottle - decorated applying the decoupage method, jewelry and many drawings with sea motives. The youngest participant in the creative workshop was only 1,6 years old.

Exhibition Participants:

Bulgaria - Sevdalina Prodanova, Irena Ivanova, Lora Yaneva, Biser Prodanov, Vanya Apostolova - Zabunova.

Greece - Anna Pitelina, Milena Tcamurlidu, Varvara Tcitcira, Apostolia Tcausi, Nikolaus Mascofidis.

Ukraine - Eva Yatt, Yuliia Grachyk, Sviatoslav Gorbenko, Volodymyr Sakaliuk and Ievgeniia Sakaliuk.

The project is co-financed by the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) of the EU.

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