The 5th International Painting Festival for Ill Children
Dr. Nima Rezaei, TUMS Vice Dean of the International Affairs at School of Medicine, announced that the International Village of Arts and Games of Nations was set up at the Jam Center in Tehran from October 5 to 11, with the opening ceremony of the International Painting Festival for Ill Children on Thursday, October 10. In the festival, 100 Iranian children and adolescents were introduced and honored.
Children and adolescents whose work was among the 250 selected paintings were invited to enjoy the festival and display their works. These paintings were selected from the 1000 paintings received from 30 countries. The selected works will be honored in the closing ceremony of the festival, which will be held on Friday, November 6, at the Vigado Hall of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Hungary. This festival is sponsored by Semmelweis University.
“With the aim of increasing the sense of participation in the festival, four prize-winning paintings of each age group have also been displayed virtually and will soon be exhibited at about 40 centers in different cities of Iran and the countries partner in the festival”, Dr. Rezaei of TUMS School of Medicine added.
Dr. Rezaei described painting as a fun activity in childhood and as a basis for nurturing children's talents and creativity. He also stated that the idea of holding such a festival was put forward in order to promote the mental health of the ill children and to promote the mental health of these children.
This year, TUMS hosted the International Painting Festival for Ill Children in which paintings from other countries were received too, while Hungary, Ukraine and Italy hosted previous rounds of the festivals.
All adolescents and children from all over the world are invited to the festival and can send their paintings on the subject of “health” to the secretariat or e-mail of the festival during the annual call. Children who are unable to attend the opening and closing ceremony can view their work through the link https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OkbkqctJcO69S5S-jZxeZsUynid-Yz9Y.