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Children's art for a worthy cause


An exhibit

"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Art Exhibition of the Students of Saumya Jayasekera's was held at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery recently. Under the patronage of Vice Principal of Ladies' College Eeesha Speldewinde.

35 students from Ladies' College, Muslim Ladies' College, Musaeus College, Lyceum International School, Nugegoda, S. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia, S. Thomas' Preparatory School, Colombo, The British School in Colombo, Methodist College, Gateway International School, A.B.C. Montessori School, Royal Institute, Asian International School and Colombo International School exhibited a collection of about 140 paintings. They have used mostly oil pastels and Acrylic paint. Some have done collages as well.

It is very obvious from their paintings that they love what they do at the Art Classes. Their choice of colour and subject portray their free spirit and spontaneity. For example, simple activities such as "off on a holiday," "To the Laundry", "Wetting our Feet" and


Eeesha Speldewinde with children

their visions of fantasy such as "Singing Fish", "Sleeping Beauty's Castle" are illustrations of colourful and uninhibited thoughts and feelings only a child is capable of having.

All the paintings that was exhibited are for sale and it is the desire of these little Artists to donate a part of the sale proceeds towards a project, the beneficiaries of which would be children with Cancer. (Last time's project, after the exhibition held in Oct/Nov. 2008, was the donation of a DVD player, DVD's, surround sound system, clothes, books, cupboards for books, etc. to the Children's Ward at the Cancer Hospital, Maharagama.

Here chief guest Vice Principal of Ladies' College, Colombo Eeesha Speldewinde and Art Teacher Mrs. Saumya Jayasekara view the exhibition.

Student of Saumya Jayasekara Ashfa Mussadiq delivering the welcome address.

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