This Friday we painted in dry and oil crayons, inspired by the theme 'Composition with a Cafeteria'. We have tried to reproduce the colourful cafeterias at the entrance of the park where young mothers with their toddlers and teenagers were enjoying the beautiful summer day.
On 3 July 2015 the clients of the Worlds Day Care Centre attended the A to JazZ Festival in Sofia's South Park, where they enjoyed fantastic jazz performances and danced and had fun to their heart's content.
The clients of the Worlds Day Care Centre organised a surprise party for the talented Iliana who is a member of Bulgaria's Special Olympics team and will participate in the World Summer Games for people with disabilities in Los Angeles. Iliana has been taking horse riding lessons for more than 5 years. This is her first appearance in a major world sports event.
A second group of clients of the Worlds Day Care Centre visited the Square 500 Gallery. This time, they were joined by young people with intellectual difficulties from the Annunciation Centre of Caritas Bulgaria.
Our artist, Gergana Tabakova, has opened an interesting discussion about the works of art, explaining the materials and expressive means used.
The participants shared their impressions with great enthusiasm and requested another visit to the gallery. We encouraged them to organise similar events independently at their leisure.
Do come and visit us at the unique café—indeed the only one of its kind in Sofia—where clients are served food and drinks by young people with intellectual difficulties. Enjoy a cup of fragrant coffee and home-made cookies and pastries in a quiet and pleasant environment. Our main principle is hospitality, which enables people with intellectual difficulties to communicate with others, practise and develop their work and communication skills and feel useful.
Our task in the park is to paint a dream. It was these dreams that Miryana Malamin-Siriyski, Programme Director at Maria's World Foundation, and Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Sofia, spoke about in an interview for the Bulgarian National Television (BNT). http://bnt.bg/part-of-show/zaedno-v-parka
The summer shower on 19th June meant that the art activities under project 'We are Part of the Community', financed by the Metropolitan Municipality under the Europe 2015 Programme, had to take place on the premises of the Annunciation Day Care Centre of the Caritas Foundation.
The team and clients of Annunciation warmly welcomed us into their colourful ateliers.
Some of the party drew paintings with the professional artist Gergana Tabakova whilst the other participants in the plein air made and coloured clay figurines in the ceramics atelier. Our clients were strongly impressed by the potter's wheel, seeing how movement and thought combined gave birth to a different object every time. Victor's comment was that one only needed to dream about something and it became a reality in one's hands.
The clients of the Day Care Centre visited the Square 500 Gallery, where they received a warm welcome from the curators Vesela Radoeva and Lyudmila Klasanova. Under the supervision of the professional artist Gergana Tabakova they enthusiastically discovered paintings and sculptures of renowned Bulgarian and international artists, including Tsanko Lavrenov, Genko Genkov, Jules Pasquin, Gustave Courbet, and August Rodin. The young people with intellectual difficulties were particularly impressed by the gallery of paintings of Vladimir Dimitrov — The Master.