“Beauty Heals” charity exhibition makes a link between modern Bulgarian art and healthcare in this country. The exhibition was presented in the towns Gorna Oryahovitsa and Pleven and will soon move to the cities of Veliko Tarnovo, Varna, and Sofia. The exhibition can already be seen on the web site www.modernartbg.com. It includes works by 11 contemporary Bulgarian artists, who created most of them during a recent plein air session in the village of Gostilitsa near the town of Dryanovo. The exhibition is part of the Modern Art of Bulgaria charity campaign, which started in the beginning of the year. It aims to make donations to Bulgarian hospitals. Organizer of the campaign is Bulgarian Ginka Georgieva who has been living in the US for the past 15 years. “What made me organize such an event is my desire to help Bulgaria in some way,” she says and adds.
"Dawn 2" by Iskra Penkova
“The artists donated a number of works and created more during the plein air event. More than 80 works will be put on display across Bulgaria. These paintings will be sold on the Internet in order for Bulgarians living abroad to buy them. The money will be used for buying necessary equipment for Bulgarian hospitals.”
Landskape by Vasko Vassilev
A number of Bulgarian artists including, Minyo Bonev, Vasko Vasilev, Stefan Georgiev, Iskra Penkova and icon painter Dimcho Dimchovski take part in the campaign. Here is what Mr. Dimchovski told Radio Bulgaria.
Contemporary Bulgarian artists donated paintings for the charity cause Beaty Heals
“The iconography association supported the idea and many of its members decided to take part in the event, as the aim is truly humane. When Ginka Georgieva called me from the US to tell me about the idea, I asked her if foreigners living in the beautiful village of Gostilitsa and interested in painting could participate. She said that they couldn’t take part in the campaign, as she wanted only Bulgarian artists to do it in order to show that Bulgarians can help themselves. I thought the idea was great and the artists from the association also welcomed the initiative. The days of the plein air sparked true friendship among artists and I hope more will join the idea.”
As part of the charity campaign, a book entitled “Contemporary Bulgarian Art – Artists and Works” will also be published.
English: Alexander Markov