Saturday, October 20, 2012

Wonderful Exhibition in Gernika, Spain

October 15, 2012

The Kids’ Guernica exhibition in the town of Gernika successfully ended. The Gernika Peace Museum held the exhibition from June 28 to October 14 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Gernika. More than twenty Kids’ Guernica peace murals were displayed throughout the town and this exhibition itself expressed a strong wish for peace.

Kids' Guernica at St. Hilda's School in Tokyo, JAPAN

October 06, 2012
A Kids’Guernica peace mural was created at St. Hilda’s School in Tokyo, Japan. During the school festival, it was displayed with another mural of Haiti and Japan.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Kids’ Guernica at Seiryo Junior High School in Japan

September 29, 2012
A Kids’ Guernica peace painting was completed by the ninth grade students of Seiryo Junior High School in Kyoto, Japan and it was exhibited in their school festival on September 25. The main theme of the school festival was “Bonds”. 31 students of the ninth grades expressed their wish to create bonds across borders for a peaceful world through this Kids’ Guernica painting. The blue sky of the painting indicates “beyond borders”, the bridge of rainbow shows “connecting peoples’ hearts” and the smile of children symbolizes “peace.” In July, they made a basic concept of this painting and worked very hard to complete it during summer holidays. Each student’s individual vivid expression can be seen in the different styles of drawing a variety of faces and clothes.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Kids' Guernica in Kameoka, Japan

September 17, 2012
A new Kids’ Guernica peace mural was completed in Kameoka City, Kyoto, Japan. Children started creating this mural in July and it shows their full energy. It will be exhibited in an art festival in October 6 in the city.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Kids’ Guernica Mural is Exhibited in Fukushima

September 04, 2012
A Kids’ Guernica mural is exhibited at Namie Elementary School in Fukushima, Japan. The mural was created by children of Nakateshima Elementary School, Osaka last year to show their support to the affected areas in the north-eastern part of Japan.
The town of Namie is located very near to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant and all the students of Namie Elementary School had to evacuate to Nihonmatsu City, 50 km far away from the power plant. Currently, Namie Elementary School is in Nihonmatsu City.
Photo by Mr. Hideyuki Yokoyama, Editor in Chief of Education Division Shougakukan Publishing Company, Board Member of Renaissance of Japanese Education 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Kids' Guernica at Aikawa High School in Japan

September 01, 2012
A Kids' Guernica peace mural was created by art club students of Aikawa high school in Japan.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Kids’ Guernica to Support Two Affected Areas by the Earthquake of 3.11 in Japan

August 08-09, 2012
24 students of Hioka Junior High School in Hyogo Prefecture visited two affected places by the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami of 3.11 in Miyagi Prefecture in Japan to create two Kids’ Guernica murals.One was painted with children living in a temporary housing community in Higashi Matsushima City. And the other one was completed with students of Arahama Junior High School in Watari Chou. There have been continuing exchange programs between Hioka Junior High and Arahama Junior High School since the earthquake of 3.11. The image of handshake expresses the importance of solidarity.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

3D Guernica in Vitoria- Gasteiz, Basque Country in Spain

August 21, 2012
An eight years old group of forty pupils from the “ López de Gereñu” school in Vitoria- Gasteiz, Basque Country in Spain created a unique art work in three dimensions with recycled material on the occasion of the anniversary of the bombardment of Guernica.
The flashing lights stand for the flames of the incendiary bombs, and the sound evoke that of the bombs. The whole work is placed in one of the corridors of the school and has obtained congratulations from the town council of Guernica.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Kids' Guernica Exhibition in Nagasaki

August 9, 2012
A Kids' Guernica exhibition is held around the ground-zero area of Nagasaki, Japan for the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city. This exhibition shows Kids’ Guernica peace paintings from Germany and Cambodia as well as paintings by Nagasaki children.

Two paintings were sent from Germany. One is from Thüringen and another is a collaborative painting with children from different countries: Turkey, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Germany, and White Russia and from different religions: Islam, Christianity, Orthodox, Buddhism, and Hinduism.

Two more collaborative peace paintings are also exhibited. One was created by Jewish and Palestinian children. Another painting was completed by children of Haiti and Japan, which were hit by catastrophic earthquakes. This exhibition shows a strong message for world peace from the ground zero.

Collaboration with Haiti and Japan

July 29, 2012
  The half of the canvas was painted by children of Cesla School in Bon Repos, Haiti which also suffered a great disaster by earthquake in 2010. The painting was completed last summer and sent to Japan. The other half of the painting was completed by children of Natori community near the Sendai airport swallowed by the tsunami of 3.11, last year. They are still living in a temporary housing even one year after the disaster. This Kids’ Guernica is a collaborative work with children in the both countries hit by earthquakes and shows a message of the necessity of cooperation to struggle for revival after the earthquakes.

Exhibition in Gernika Peace Museum

A winderful Kids' Guernica exhibition is held at Gernika Peace Museum in Spain.
For this exhibition, new Kids' Guernica peace paintings were created in the town of Gernika.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Kids' Guernica at the Museum of President Jacques Chirac in France

June 2012   Within the framework of the exhibition Guernica at the museum of President Jacques Chirac, we proposed works of plastic art to the pupils of the Corrèze.from February till April, 2012.About 300 pupils collaborated to this educational project. In the term of these works, 258 children's works around the theme of the peace were created. During 4 days, pupils realized the last phase of the project by realizing a fresco in the size of the original board of Pablo Picasso.

In September, 2012, the monumental work will circulate in schools having participated in this project in Corrèze.

RigauI Vincent
Directeur adjoint