Last weekend the volunteers Ieva and Natalia hosted the second Saturday Event of 2014. The topic? Art.
Ok, I feel like I should expand a little more on this subject. The purpose of the event was to: promote Natalia and Ieva’s new project - Intergenerationart Dialogue, teach some drawing skills to the public of the event and, in the same page as last saturday event, test the public’s general knowlege of art with a quiz.
Natalia, our Spanish Picassa, iniciated the event with the quiz. The first part presented the public with several pictures of supposed paintings. We had to guess what paintings were created by known artists and what paintings were invented by Natalia and her amazing photoshop/MS Paint skills. This first part of the quiz was surprisingly (or not) difficult. This event showed everyone the huge resemblance between an acclaimed work of art and the work created in the time spent drawing on a computer by a Spanish EVS volunteer in Donetsk while still on her pajamas (there is something very wrong with the artistic world – at this rate she should be a millionare by now). The second part of the quiz consisted on various questions of multiple choice of general culture of the art world. It was a very interesting competition. A very loud Englishman and a louder Portuguese guy kept making noise troughout the quiz saying it was very easy and they would win it. Obviousy neither won. The winner was Oksana and the prize: a dinner with the two artists In their flat.
Finished the quiz, it was time for something very different. Ieva, the best Latvian artist living in Donetsk I’ve ever known in my entire life, started her part of the presentation by showing a small video explaining what a composition is, in terms of the visual arts. Finished the video, Ieva proceeded to give away two groups of paper sheets to the audience. One with pictures and the other, blank. The idea was to create a composition mixing both pictures. The result was interesting, to say the least.
Everybody had a lot of fun and learned something new and interesting. At the end of the event, Natalia spoke about her and Ieva’s new project, Intergenerationart Dialogue, which focuses it’s goals on helping younger generations understand the not-so-young generations and vice-versa, using the visual arts (and also, maybe, the not-so-visual arts) as a tool.
All in all, this last saturday has presented to everyone that appeared a very amusing, interesting and didactic event and showed the world the first official presentation of Intergenerationart Dialogue, a project with a future. And no, I’m not just saying this to make Ieva and Natalia less mad with me because of this review of their event.
Hope to see you all next saturday!