Monday, April 18, 2016

Kids' Guernica in Strongoli, Italy

March 23, 2016  
The Alcmeone  Alcmeone School, the Proloco of Strongoli, successfully organized a Kids' Guernica exhibition at the Museum of Strongoli Municipality in Italy. This wonderful exhibition couldn't be realized without the tremendous voluntary work of Francesca Iannotta of the civil service.

Kids' Guernica and Third Paradise from Nikko to Florida

April 2016      A collaborative project of Kids' Guernica and Third Paradise is going on. 

This collaboration started from Lamezia Terme, Italy  in March last year.  First, a symbol of Third Paradise project was drawn in the center of a Kids' Guernica size canvas. Then, it was sent from Italy to Cuba, Brussels, Bali Indonesia, Cambodia and Japan.  In each place, children added their images on the canvas. In Japan, it was moved to Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nikko. After the workshop in Nikko, it was sent to the United States. In Florida, an art teacher, Wafa Elska organized a  workshop of this collaborative project. Wafa reported that her students could learn a lot about respect of cultures, earth, people on working on this project. The canvas will be sent to Italy again soon. 

                                                    Previous Workshop in Nikko, Japan

Workshop in Florida, U.S.A.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

A Kids' Guernica in Nikko, Japan

March 20, 2016   A Kids' Guernica workshop was held in Nikko City, one of the famous resorts in Japan. Nikko is well-known as its cultural heritage and natural beauty in different seasons. The organizer thought a spirit of hospitality is the essential for a peaceful world and the painting represents it with various attractive elements of Nikko. From two-year old infants to more than seventy-year old grandmothers participated in making it. Kids' Guernica is an art project of kids but even adults who still have an innocent mind like a child can participate in it. After the completion, the painting was shown in a multi purpose hall for community on the municipal day of Nikko. A mini concert was held on the opening day and Kids' Guernica paintings from Italy and Poland were exhibited in the hall.