The light of Bethlehem

On 5th of April 2017 the ceremony of awarding the winners of the international contest «Star of Bethlehem» was hold in the International Fund of Slavic writing and culture. From year to year the contest confirms its high status not only with the works of young artists but also the participation of more than 750 talented children from different regions of the Russian Federation, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania and Serbia.

The presented drawings were very different: there were painting and drawing, embroidery and painting on fabric, sketches, stained glass and tapestries with the use of compositional and stylistic techniques of ancient painting. In their works, the young artists displayed not only biblical themes but themes of celebrating Christmas, the main points of Russian history and culture.

The competition jury is headed by chief of the Department of art history State Academy of Slavic culture, candidate of Culturology, professor Konenkova Alla. The jury also consisted of the deputy director for strategic development of Federal State Scientific Institution «Institue of art education and cultural studies», doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor Irina Kashekova and senior researcher of Federal State Scientific Institution «Institue of art education and cultural studies», the member of the Creative Union of artists Sevryukova Nadezhda.